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.

Widening Participation

Networking session for secondary school teachers, with STEM Ambassadors and chemical industry.
Inspire to aspire, build strong partnerships with schools in the West and the North of Scotland.
As a continuation and building on the previous success in 2017 and 2018, the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh held Edinburgh School of Chemistry Autumn Programme of Experiments (ESCAPE) supported by Afton Chemical and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
New in 2021: pilot project
One day Chemistry event held at universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland.
The Sutton Trust is an educational charity in the United Kingdom which aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantage.
In collaboration with the Scottish Wider Access Programme East we welcomed 78 SWAP students.
Mature students Study Skills: Preparing for University day.