From explosively fun custard rockets to hi-tech spectrometry kits, our interactive activities, academic-led masterclasses and free-to-hire equipment have been specially designed to engage young minds as well as meet syllabus requirements.

At Lancaster University, we’re proud of our position as one of the country’s best departments for aspiring chemists. With multi-million-pound facilities and a top-ten ranking in research output quality, student satisfaction, and in the Times/Sunday Times 2018 Chemistry tables, we’ve established ourselves as leaders in modern chemistry. Now, we’re aiming to share our passion for chemistry with the next generation – offering you some extra resources and activities to help you inspire your students.

We specialise in a diverse range of research, from new developments in the fundamental science that underpins our understanding, to projects with direct application in our everyday lives. All of which informs our teaching and engagement activities. It’s an exciting time to be involved with chemistry, for both teachers and students. Everyone in the Department relishes the chance to engage with schools and colleges like yours – we’re looking forward to working with you.




Our range of masterclasses offer students in Years 12 and 13 the chance to experience first-hand what learning in our multi-million-pound facilities is really like.

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Free Specialist Equipment

We know that budgets are tighter than ever, and that schools are being asked to achieve more with less. So we understand that not all schools can afford the kind of specialised equipment that makes such a big difference in introducing students to chemistry.

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Take part and take the prize!

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

Gail Sheldrick
Recruitment, Conversion and Marketing Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
Faraday Building
Lancaster University

E: g.sheldrick@lancaster.ac.uk

T: 015245 94931