Outreach

GENERAL EVENTS

SPECTROSCOPY IN A SUITCASE AND CHEMNET

Sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) who have generously provided the equipment, this interactive facility allows students to get firsthand experience with modern IR and UV and NMR spectroscopic techniques.

Please use the RSC SIAS website to arrange a SIAS visit.

If you experience any difficulties with the website or have further queries, please contact the RSC Regional Co-ordinator Declan McGeown.

Other RSC support activities are available at CHEMNET.  

If you wish to organize a CHEMNET event as a local Area Learning Community activity please contact Declan McGeown.

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

ENGINEERING PARENTS’ EVENING
9 November 2017
CHEMISTRY AT WORK 21-22 November 2017
UCAS OPEN DAY
6 December 2017

TEACHERS' CONFERENCE

January 2018

UCAS OPEN DAY 7 February 2018
EPS FACULTY REGIONAL SPRING EVENTS 20-23 February 2018 
  20 February 2018- Foyle Arena, Derry-Londonderry 
  21 February 2018 - Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena 
  22 Fubruary 2018 - Newry Leisure Centre, Newry
  23 February 2018 - Omagh Leisure Complex, Omagh
EPS FACULTY UCAS OPEN DAY 10 March 2018
SCIENCE AT QUEEN'S 21 March 2018
SALTERS’ FESTIVAL OF CHEMISTRY May 2018
HEADSTART 17-21 June 2018

EVENTS FOR 2017-2018

ENGINEERING PARENTS’ EVENING, 9 November 2018, 6.30pm - 9.30 pm

REGISTATION WILL OPEN SOON

For parents of pupils in Years 12-14 with information on careers in Engineering and the range of degree courses offered by Queen’s, including Chemical Engineering. For any advance queries please contact Louise McIlvenna.

This event is for parents of pupils in Years 12-14.


CHEMISTRY AT WORK, 21-22 November 2017, Whitla Hall QUB

APPLY ONLINE

This RSC-sponsored event is aimed at GCSE chemistry students (Years 11-12) and comprises a series of short, interactive talks from local companies who use chemistry in their business activities.

The main aim of ‘Chemistry at Work’ is to show the many and varied ways in which the chemistry studied by children at school is used in the everyday world.

The Exhibition will provide pupils, aged 14-16, with the chance to see chemical based companies and institutions presenting easily understood demonstrations of their use of chemistry at work.  Children will be encouraged to participate (under supervision) in the demonstrations which will be lively and interactive.  It is hoped that this experience will stimulate an interest in chemistry, particularly in industry, and will show some aspects of the importance of chemistry in our society.

 

BOOKING FOR THE EXHIBITION

You are invited to send at least one group of up to 25 pupils to the exhibition which will be strictly programmed. The number of groups to be accepted is limited and allocations will be made in order of receipt of applications.  If numbers permit, it may be possible to accept more than one group from a school.

Each group MUST be accompanied by a teacher and will spend 15-20 minutes at each of six exhibits during a 2½ hour session.

Sessions will last from 9.40 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

School groups MUST arrive at the Whitla Hall ten minutes BEFORE the starting time.

Teachers will be briefed at the beginning of each session.

EARLY APPLICATION IS ADVISED 

Places for this popular event are limited, so please be sure to complete the ONLINE APPLICATION as soon as possible, but no later than 10 November 2017.

For further information please contact Ken Pringle.

This event is for pupils in Years 11 and 12, and their teachers.


UCAS OPEN DAY, 6 December 2017, 12:30pm - 4.30pm

An early opportunity for UCAS offer holders to visit the University, student facilities and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.  During your visit to the School you will have the opportunity to learn more about the chemical disciplines, career opportunities and our teaching programs, conduct hands-on experiments, speak directly with academics and current students, and tour our teaching and research facilities. Students will be contacted directly by Queen’s closer to the time, and you will then be able to register your intention to attend this event with the School using our ONLINE FORM.

This event is for pupils holding UCAS offers, and their parents or guardians.


TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE, January 2018, 9:00am - 3:30 pm

A CPD day on the general theme of Inorganic Chemistry will be run for chemistry teachers. More details will be available closer to the event.

For early expression of interest in attending please contact Dr Sally Montgomery.


UCAS OPEN DAY, 7 February 2018, 12:30pm - 4:15pm

An opportunity for UCAS offer holders to visit the University, student facilities and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. During your visit to the School you will have the opportunity to learn more about the chemical disciplines, career opportunities and our teaching programs, conduct hands-on experiments, speak directly with academics and current students, and tour our teaching and research facilities.  Students will be contacted directly by Queen’s closer to the time, and you will then be able to register your intention to attend this event with the School using our ONLINE FORM.

This event is for pupils holding UCAS offers, and their parents or guardians. 


EPS Faculty Regional Spring Events, 20-23 February 2018

20 February 2018 Foyle Arena, Derry-Londonderry
21 February 2018 Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena
22 February 2018

Newry Leisure Centre, Newry

23 February 2018

Omagh Leisure Complex, Omagh 


These events are open to Year 11- 13 students.  At these events your students will be able to see how their A level subjects relate to degree choices and ultimately their future career.  Staff and students from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering will be present at all these events in order to deliver mini seminars, workshops, demonstrations and experiments. Further information and registration details will be sent to schools by our Faculty Office.


EPS FACULTY UCAS OPEN DAY, March 2018

An opportunity for UCAS offer holders to visit the University, student facilities and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering within the context of our Faculty Open Day for UCAS offer holder.  Students will be contacted directly by EPS closer to the time and there will be a link for pupils and parents to participate in our School-based talks and activities where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the chemical disciplines, career opportunities and our teaching programs, conduct hands-on experiments, speak directly with academics and current students, and tour our teaching and research facilities.

This event is for pupils holding UCAS offers, and their parents or guardians.

Registration details will be sent to offer holders by our Faculty Office.


SCIENCE AT QUEEN'S, 21 March 2018

Following the success of the inaugural Science at Queens in 2017 our Faculty will once again host this information event for Year 11-13 students and parents.  Science impacts on every part of our daily lives, with new breakthroughs in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and Technology happening every single day. The aim of this event is to dispel some of the myths that exist about pursuing careers in these fields and provide your students with inspiration for possible career prospects.  Chemistry will be one of the featured.

Our Faculty office will be in contact with schools prior to the event with further information and details on how to book places.


SALTERS’ FESTIVAL OF CHEMISTRY, May 2018, 9:30am - 3:30pm

This popular event for Year 8 and Year 9 students will be running again this year.  Information about the event will be sent to schools directly by the Salters’ Institute.  If you are not on their circulation list then please contact the Institute or visit the Salters website.

This event is for pupils in Years 8 and 9 and their teachers.


HEADSTART, 17-21 JUNE 2018 (4 nights residential)

This event is specific to Year 12 students who are interested in pursuing a chemistry / chemical engineering degree at university level. Students are immersed in the academic side of university life through lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments, demonstrations and design projects which bring the chemical sciences to life. Further information available here.

This event is for pupils in Year 12.