Events and activities Events and activities

The School of Chemistry runs a wide range of events that are for schools and the wider public. There is a team who are dedicated to engaging all ages, from primary school children to the members of the University of the Third Age.

The School of Chemistry runs the following events every year:

  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase – the portable IR and uv-visible spectrometers can be booked to be taken out to schools with postgraduate ambassadors.
  • Salters' Festival of Chemistry – a day of practical competition for Yr 7 and 8 pupils.
  • Young Analysts Competition – the area heats of the National Royal Society of Chemistry Young Analysts Competition for Yr 12 pupils.
  • Workshops in the Chemistry and Pharmacy summer school.
  • Science in Norwich – a day of fun for all the family in the Forum to which the Chemistry School contributes.
  • Café Scientifique – colleagues often contribute to the local programme of informal scientific discussions.

Sixth Form Conference - 21st June 2019

An opportunity for Year 12 students to find out more about university and the courses on offer.  Students can join a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors, take part in interactive subject-specific sessions and get advice about student finances and UCAS.

Event information:

  • Capacity 350 students
  • 10.00am - 15.00pm (registration from 9.15am)
  • FREE event
  • Individuals book your place to attend 
  • Schools can book a maximum of 50 places (where available).  

22nd June information and booking.

25th June information and booking.

Years 12 and 13 Chemistry Taster Days

Our first taster day in 2019 will be for Year 12 students and take place on 11th April.  It will celebrate the Year of the Periodic Table and will feature a lecture and hands-on laboratory session. See here for the 2019 event programme.  The Year 13 Taster Day will take place in October, and registration will open in May.

Outreach workshops

In addition to this we run workshops for events organised by our Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing department – in the last year we ran workshops as part of the "Bringing Scientists to You", the East Norfolk Triple Science Network event and Student Life Sciences Conferences at the John Innes centre, and the five day Headstart Summer School.

Find out more

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Community University Engagement (CUE)

UEA has a small dedicated Community University Engagement team who are on hand to advise staff and students about different aspects of their engagement activity including ideas, planning, evaluation and impact. Financial and practical assistance is also available via a Small Expenses Fund and the loan of equipment such as audio recorders. You can find more information and case studies on the Community University Engagement website.