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Countdown Octochamp Competing on Monday

Innis Carson, a fourth year undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry has won his first round of the special 30th Birthday Countdown. Championship, beating series 41 winner Adam Gillard by a score of 116-91. During the heat Innis managed to use a chemistry word (sulfates) in one of the letter rounds!

Previously, Innis was an octochamp on Countdown in 2009, winning all eight of his heat games in series 61.

Tercentenary Graduation

We marked our Tercentenary year with a special graduation ceremony on Saturday the 29th of June, celebrating 300 years of achievement for the School of Chemistry.

As well as a very special Tercentenary cake our graduands and their families were able to sample some of the Tercentenary beer. There was also a performance by our choir, made up of staff and students from around the School!

As well as recognising the academic achievements of our students we also celebrated many personal achievements from the past year, including:

Periodic Table of T-Shirts

The evening was organised by two undergraduate students, Angielyn Ng and Xiaofan Feng.

This involved creating T-shirt designs for the elements on the periodic table and enjoying our very own special Tercentenary Beer, brewed by Stewart Brewing.

We still have some elements to go in our periodic table and T-shirts and pens available to do this. Please get in touch with Jenny Bos if you would like to contribute to our periodic table of T-shirts.

Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Corrie Scott, our 3rd year Commonwealth bronze-medal-winning undergraduate, has been awarded this year??????s Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.

This award is given to the student in any given year who, in the opinion of the Principal, has done the most by their conduct, example, scholarship or sport to enhance the reputation of the University. 

This is the second time in the last 2 years a Chemistry student has won this award. Sarah Thomas was a winner in 2013.