School of Chemistry

The University of Birmingham is home to one of the most dynamic and best-equipped Chemistry departments in the UK.  Our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories are run by an innovative and award-winning teaching team. In 2023, the School of Chemistry will move into the new  Molecular Sciences building. This is currently the largest building project on campus and will house world-leading research laboratories alongside purpose-built working spaces for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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16 June 2020

Using Jenga to explain lithium-ion batteries

Tower block games such as Jenga can be used to explain to schoolchildren how lithium-ion batteries work, meeting an educational need to better understand a power source that has become vital to everyday life.

22 May 2020

Birmingham, STEM Ambassadors and Me

Yvonne Baker, Birmingham graduate and Chief Executive of STEM Learning delivered the 2020 EPS Distinguished Lecture. Best known for creating STEM Ambassadors, she is passionate about STEM education opportunities for all.

20 May 2020

Remembering Dr Colin Patrick

It is with great sadness that the University of Birmingham has learned of the death of our much-loved friend and former colleague Dr Colin Patrick, aged 90.

11 May 2020

Spring Term with SATNAV

This term saw SATNAV branching out as a society, hosting a joint event with ChemSoc and interviewing the Chief Executive of STEM Learning, Yvonne Baker.

11 May 2020

WISE: Equal and inspiring

This year has been fantastic for WISE! We held our very first collaborative event with oSTEM and BEaMS, continued our WISE Inspire! series, expanded our award-winning outreach scheme and collaborated more than ever.

05 May 2020

An event-filled Spring Term with BEaMS!

After ending 2019 with a bang, BEaMS reached new heights in their events – from hosting a joint games night with BEMA to holding a networking dinner with the Careers Network! Their Outreach Officer Gloria tells us more.

29 April 2020

MRI scanning assists with next generation battery design

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide an effective way of supporting the development of the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.

27 April 2020

Hello from Plastic-Free UoB!

One of the University's newest societies, Plastic-Free UoB's aim is to spread awareness about the dangers of single-use plastic in our environment. Co-Founders Harriet and Sarah tell us what they're all about.

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