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Chemical Cultures

The School of Chemistry recently ran a Chemical Cultures event. This was designed to bring together our staff and students from different countries and showcase food and drink from each.

Fifteen different countries were represented at the food stalls and around ten teams took part in the quiz in what proved to a be a vibrant and successful evening.

We look forward to hosting more in the future!

Chemistry at the Commonwealths

Corrie Scott competed in the 50m breaststroke, winning bronze and breaking the Scottish record in the process. Richard Schafers got to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle and narrowly missed out on a 4x100m medal, with the Scottish quartet finishing 4th.

The pair were part of an elite group of athletes from The University of Edinburgh who competed for Team Scotland at this year's games. 3 of the students in the team won medals.

Chemistry Student One of Four Scholarship Winners

Adam Bennett, a second-year undergraduate student, has received one of just four ??600 bursaries as part of the inaugural 1st Formations Business Scholarship Programme, which rewards managerial aptitude and entrepreneurial initiative.

Adam wowed scholarship judges with his broad business background and clear managerial ability. He is currently working towards a degree in Medicinal Chemistry ??? after which time he plans to develop a unique coffee-delivery business.

ChemSoc Burns Supper 2015

The Annual Chemsoc Burns supper was held this year in the ballroom at The Roxburghe Hotel. Staff and students alike donned their formal kilts to celebrate the life and poems of Robert Burns. The evening started with the piping into the room of the ceremonial haggis to which Lewis Fenton gave a spirited reading of the classic poem "To a Haggis".