Chemistry events for schools Chemistry events for schools

For any general information about our events for schools, please contact Carl Harrington.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Formerly known as "Discover Spectroscopy" this scheme has become part of the RSC's national project and been rebranded "Spectroscopy in a Suitcase". The scheme has been very successful since its launch in September 2008, with great demand from schools all over the region of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, as well as interest from further afield in Sussex and Bedfordshire.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase is a project that aims to introduce practical-based analysis activities for both GCSE and A-level students. The students are encouraged to participate in a hands-on way, getting access to techniques in school that usually would require a visit to a university chemistry department. An experienced team of six specially trained postgraduate students from UEA provide a unique experience which can be set up and taken down again in half a day.

The feedback received from the events is overwhelmingly positive, praising the demonstrators' delivery and the interesting activities. We reached many schools in our region last year, and the project has been funded until July 2012

If you would like the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase team to come and host an event (fully funded and free to schools) at your school in the Spring or Summer please register your interest, with some preferred dates if possible, now at and we will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule a mutually convenient date.

Bespoke Events

We are always interested to hear ideas for events that would be useful to you and have flexibility to offer bespoke events tailored to your requirements. Please get in touch if this is something you would like to know more about.

Interested but not sure about the dates?

Although some events are number limited, we may be able to offer other dates if these prove popular. Please enquire about alternatives if this is the case.

Travel a problem?

We may be able to bring some events to your school or region rather than you coming to UEA. Please contact us if this option is of interest.