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As I sit here in self-isolation following contact with COVID-19, it’s hard to not write clichés that have been told 100 times over in the last 15 months, so I will reflect on the semester gone instead.

Following the January exams, we launched our virtual ‘EPS Running Festival’ on 25 January. It was amazing to see so many of you from across the College of EPS take part and raise money for our selected charity - Mind. In total we raised £7817.40! This is truly incredible, and we cannot thank enough those that ran and donated. 


On 10 March, ChemSoc hosted a Women in Chemistry event as part of the 'Meet Your Alumni' series; this showcased the careers and future hopes of four of our alumni guest speakers. It was great to see how they were getting on and how they and their companies were adapting in the pandemic.

In May, we held our AGM for the voting for the next ChemSoc committee. The committee members for 2021-22 are as follows:

  • President - Lucy Walker
  • Vice President - Isaac Burnell
  • Treasurer - Billy Grey
  • Social Secretaries - Emily Cramp and Zoe Wright
  • Social Media and Marketing - Kate Hadley and James Vincent
  • Careers Rep - Ben Bliss
  • Sports Rep - Kaja Glazer
  • Diversity and Inclusion Rep - Caitlin O’Connor
  • Outreach rep - Emily Hanover

As we all know, this year we haven’t been able to do a fraction of what we hoped we could, nevertheless we here at ChemSoc have endeavoured to provide many new and exciting events and opportunities. This is reflected in the six EPS Societies’ Awards we have been shortlisted for this year, which is more in one year than ever before! We await the awards night on Thursday 22 July with bated breath.

As we have come to the end of the academic year, we at ChemSoc would like to congratulate you all. We hope you have received the results you duly deserve; it has been no mean feat to get where we are now. 

For now, we hope you all have a nice and relaxing summer and we will see you in September.

Speak soon and stay safe,

ChemSoc Vice President

To find out more about ChemSoc visit their society website.

There are 41 student groups in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. To learn more about their projects and activities head to the EPS Societies homepage.