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Undergraduate Prize Winners

We recently held our prizegiving ceremony for undergraduates, recognising the achievements and excellence of our students. The full list of winners is below.

Well done to everyone!

Class Medals

2017 Chemistry 1 Prize and Crum Brown Medal

Awarded to most distinguished student in Chemistry 1A/C1B

  • Finlay Clark

2017 Chemistry 2 Prize and Class Medal

Awarded for excellence in Chemistry 2

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Helen O'Connor, from the Brechin group, who has just completed her Edinburgh Teaching Award (category 2) and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to professionals who are able to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. Fellows demonstrate:

Publication Awarded ACS Editors' Choice

A new publication published by Dr Michael Seery has been awarded ACS Editors' Choice.

Each day one publication from all American Chemical Society publications is selected. This article explores a framework for school practical work with a focus on development of practical skills and verbal discussion with teacher and peers. The study was conducted with Mrs Naomi Hennah of Northampton School for Boys.

Circuits! in Rwanda

In collaboration with the University of Glasgow, engineering workshops and activities have been delivered in five Rwandan secondary schools.

The programme - called Circuits! - focuses on innovative ways of teaching. Workshops included basic computer programming and diagnostic bio-sensing.

Higher Education Academy Fellows

Congratulations to Dr Mariolino Carta and Euan Doidge who have just become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body which champions teaching excellence.  They work with governments, ministries, universities and individual academics in the UK, and around the globe.

Associate Editor Position for Dr Seery

Dr Michael Seery has been appointed as Associate Editor of Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP), joining editor Prof Keith Taber from the University of Cambridge. 

CERP is the world's leading chemistry education journal, published quarterly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It is a journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners in chemistry education. CERP is free to access thanks to sponsorship by the RSC's Education Division. 

Advanced Higher Practical Days

The school of chemistry welcomed 130 new Advanced Higher chemistry students from 11 different schools to our labs between the 15th and 30th June 2016. The students (and their teachers) worked on a variety of experiments to get their practical chemistry skills off to a great start.

Well done to all, and good luck when the new school year starts!

What the pupils said:

"I have learnt how to do recrystallization, quick titrations, gravimetric analysis, using the heating apparatus."