An introduction to studying Chemistry. Including reasons to study Chemistry courses, application tips and careers. With Manchester Metropolitan University and Higher Horizons.
16 June 2020 at 15:00
This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Dr Alex Tansell, STARDOME Officer at Higher Horizons+ and Dr Vittorio Caprio, the Admissions Tutor for Chemistry Programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University. Chemistry at university: Tips and tricks to make the most of your choices
Alex speaks about the A-Level’s you need to study chemistry at degree level, and whether there is any flexibility on entry requirements. He goes on to speak about virtual open days and how you can make the most of them to ensure the university and course is the right one for you.
Alex shares tips and tricks to make the most of your university choices, and the differences amongst chemistry courses you should consider such as laboratory work and whether the course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
It is important to look at the way you will be assessed on the course to see if these methods are how you perform your best. He goes on to speak about what scholarships and bursaries are and how to apply for these. Finally, Alex touches on other things you should consider such as optional modules, partner universities and the course content. An introduction to studying chemistry courses at university
Vittorio talks about why chemistry is an important degree that is essential in everyday life from the pharmaceutical side to cleaning fluids and materials used around the home.
He explains why chemistry is the central science which overlaps with medicine, environmental science as well as physics and mathematics. The chemistry industry is the nation’s largest manufacturing exporter, explains Vittorio, and has great employability prospects for graduates. Career options include lab technician, toxicology and forensic science as well as opportunities in other sectors such as law and IT. Vittorio touches on the type of content you can study including specialised chemistry and explains what MChem courses are and how long they take. Finally, he reveals things to look out for when applying for chemistry at university. Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.
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The live event is for post 16-students. Those aged 15 or under will have access to the event recordings which will be provided on this page as well, after the event.
Of course teachers, careers colleagues and support staff are very welcome to attend as well - for their own CPD purposes.