The Chemistry for our future (CFOF) programme was a £3.25 million pilot project, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) from September 2006 to August 2008.
The project aimed to help ensure that there is a sustainable chemical science base within higher education which will attract able students from all backgrounds and provide chemical science courses appropriate for students and employers in the 21st Century.
The project received a further £1.65 million in the extension phase from HEFCE to run for an additional year and the project officially ended on 31 July 2009.
Aspects of the CFOF programme are being continued as part of the RSC's contribution to the National HE STEM Programme. To find out more about the current activities that the RSC are involved in please visit the HE STEM pages.
A HEFCE/ HEFCW-funded programme aimed at widening participation in STEM subjects in higher education
Chemistry for our future strands and resources
University and industry outreach to schools including the widening participation project Chemistry: The Next Generation (CTNG) and Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS)
Supporting Key Educational Interfaces, Higher Educational Chemical Sciences Curriculum Development and Widening Access to University Laboratories
Cross-Cutting Themes - Careers and sharing good practice
NFER evaluation of CFOF Pilot Phase
National Foundation of NFER have carried out an independent evaluation of the pilot phase of the CFOF programme, 2007-2008
NFER evaluation of CFOF Extension Phase
National Foundation of NFER have carried out an independent evaluation of the extension phase of the CFOF programme, 2008-2009
NFER evaluation of CFOF Extension Phase - Appendices
Evaluation of Chemistry for our Future - Extension Phase Appendices
NFER evaluation of Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS)
National Foundation of NFER have carried out an independent evaluation of Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) project, 2008-2009
NFER evaluation of e-mentoring scheme Future Blogs
National Foundation of NFER have carried out an independent evaluation of the e-mentoring scheme Future Blogs, 2007-2008
PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader
Contact and Further Information
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0WF, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623