Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

6th December 2018

SALTERS Festival of Chemistry - Applications Open

In 2019, Oxford will be running two separate festivals, one for Y7/8 (20th March) and one for Y9 (21st March).
Note that students who have attended the Y7/8 festival may not do so the following year, but the are eligible to attend the Y9 festival.

Applications should be made before 31st January.

3rd December 2018

UNIQ 2019 - Applications Open


UNIQ is an access programme for Year 12 students in their first year of A-Levels (or equivalent) at UK* state schools/colleges/sixth forms/academies.

Successful candidates will come to Oxford for five days, stay in a college, attend an academic programme in a subject of your choice during the day, and take part in social activities in the evenings. You’ll get first-hand experience of life at university, meet like-minded people and gain deeper understanding of a subject that interests you.

1st October 2018
UK Chemistry Olympiad - Registration Open

Help your post-16 students to develop higher order thinking and problem-solving skills. Applications are open from 1 October until 21 December 2018.

Run annually, the Olympiad is an opportunity for teachers to challenge their chemistry students, helping them to develop creative thinking, and apply their existing knowledge in new and interesting contexts.

The competition is made up of three stages, starting with a written test and ending with four students representing the UK at the prestigious International Chemistry Olympiad

Full details here

1st October 2018
Website Improvements
We are currently updating the website to add content and make it easier to navigate.  Please bear with us.

25th September 2018
New Schools Liaison Officer

Head and shoulders photo of Soozy SmithFrom September 2018, Soozy Smith has taken on a full time role in the department delivering and developing our outreach programme.  Soozy has extensive experience teaching chemistry at KS3/KS4/KS5, and has worked with primary teachers and students to develop science teaching from Foundation stage upwards.


25th September 2018
New Teaching Labs Update

We've all been working hard getting the new teaching labs ready for the new term.  Outreach workshops will be reduced for the rest of 2018 as we settle in and iron out the inevitable difficulties with a new building.  Workshops and events will be running from 2019, with an increased capacity.  Please get in touch if you'd like to book a workshop for next year.

Artist's impression of the new teaching labs


Soozy Smith
Schools Liaison & Outreach

Chemistry Teaching Laboratory
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PS

E: outreach@chem.ox.ac.uk
T: 01865 281510