For Schools

The spectroscopy in a suitcase instrument
The Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme is an outreach activity which gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience.
An automated NMR machine
This project offers access to NMR workshops for high school teachers as well as access to the measurement of high-resolution NMR spectra to Scottish high school students.
Gloves in a glovebox
Book a Scientist is an initiative aimed at Primary and Secondary Schools to enrich the students' experience of their curriculum without having to leave the classroom.
The teaching labs at Edinburgh University School of Chemistry are among the best in the UK. They are routinely used by undergraduate students supervised by postgraduate demonstrators.
Every year we offer schools the chance to come in and use the facilities in the undergraduate teaching laboratories to run their Advanced Higher chemistry experiments.
The School of Chemistry is involved in many Widening Participation Projects that aim to raise aspirations and educational attainment among prospective students from under-represented groups.
The Lothians Equal Access Programme promotes higher education amongst young people whose school careers have been affected by adverse economic or social circumstances or who come from communities with little or no experience of higher education.
As part of the Pathways to the Professions project, Higher Chemistry revision sessions are offered in the School of Chemistry in the Easter holidays.
Kickstart is a week long Summer school which is free to attend and is designed to provide a fun and useful taster of studying at University.
We run two work experience weeks a year, one in May and one in November.
Every year some of our staff take on school students during the summer to do a 6 to 8 week research project.
Inspire pupils with these simple experiments you can try in the classroom.