Lancaster University regularly holds visits to various schools all over the UK as well as welcoming school and college students on to campus for our tailored events.

We are interested to meet our future students and hope to be able to kindle an interest in chemistry in school students around the country.

Students are given a tour of our 560 acre campus, including facilities such as the Library, Learning Zone and College social spaces, as well as having the opportunity to speak to current students. The Department of Chemistry runs one-day masterclasses for schools, including a talk from one of our academics and a tour of our campus and cutting-edge facilities.

Salters' Festival of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University is delighted to be one of a number of university departments hosting a Salters' Festival of Chemistry.

The Festival at Lancaster University will take place on Wednesday 24th May when teams of four year 7 or 8 students will visit the University to spend the full day in the laboratory, on two experimental challenges with prizes awarded to the winning teams in each challenge.

The day is rounded off with a Flash Bang demonstration lecture.

For more information visit http://www.saltersinstitute.co.uk/festivals/


A day at Lancaster University giving students the opportunity to tour the Department, experience a lecture in current research provided by an academic, complete a lab based activity and analyse chemicals as required.

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Bring the magic of chemistry to your school with an interactive demonstration lecture. Presented by our Outreach Team, this year the theme is "what has Chemistry ever done for me?"

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Work Experience

For students, experiencing working life in an environment of their choice can provide life changing insights and develop unique skill sets.

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STEM Club Support

We have trained and DBS checked STEM ambassadors within the department, who can arrange visits to your school and organise for some of your students to visit the University.

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Join in our video or analytical challenges. Show off your love for Chemistry and win prizes.

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If you would like any more information, or would like to arrange an event for your school, please contact:

Rachel Bashforth
Chemistry Schools Liaison Officer
Department of Chemistry
Faraday Building
Lancaster University

Email r.bashforth@lancaster.ac.uk