Outreach and Public Engagement

Welcome to our Outreach and Public Engagement webpage where you can find information on the various activities that the School of Chemistry undertakes and participates in to communicate and engage with the public on the work that we do, whether it is through written articles, public events or interactions with schools.

Our activity forms part of the wider work undertaken by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and colleagues from across the University in explaining why the research that we do matters.

Public Engagement with Research

The School of Chemistry has an exciting and active programme of research that covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from fundamental science to those geared towards applications of direct relevance to our everyday lives.  For a flavour of some of our current research activity, take a look at the following articles:

Please also browse the popular science articles written by Dr Simon Cotton and get regular updates from our Chemistry news webpage. Simon regularly writes Molecules of the Month for the Bristol MOTM site, which encompasses a vast range of themes, found everywhere from foodstuffs to medicines; explosives to toxins.

Proforma for recording public engagement activity (staff and student password protected).

Services for Schools

The School of Chemistry is keen to provide a range of resources to support students and teachers involved in the study of Chemistry.

Please visit our partners at the West Midland's Centre for Teaching Chemistry.