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PhD Led Outreach Project Secures RSC Funding

Workshop in a Box (“WiaB”) is an outreach project developed and managed by a team of PhD students (Emily Goddard, Katie Grant, Daniel Cutler and Ailsa Geddis) in the School of Chemistry and was founded in late 2020 with support from the RSC Outreach Fund. This project aims to allow Scottish secondary school chemistry pupils from all backgrounds access to hands-on experience of real laboratory equipment.

Dr Jenni Garden Presenting at RSC Plastics and Climate Change Panel & RSC Podcast

In the run up to COP26, the Royal Society of Chemistry are holding a series of online events including a series of Expert Panels on topics ranging from air quality and water climate to agriculture.

On the 29th of September, Dr Jenni Garden participated in a panel on Plastics and Climate Change, which explored the issues of plastic waste and opportunities to develop sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Seminar for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and to mark this the EDI committee organised and hosted a seminar covering the lived experiences of staff and students with autism, touching on raising awareness and providing support to neurodivergent people in higher education.

The event featured three speakers to share their stories as neurodivergent people, presentations from the Disabled Staff Network and Student Disability Service and finished off with a Q&A with the speakers and two students who attend Autism Spectrum support from the Student Disability Service.