Variety in Chemistry Education (ViCE) and the Physics Higher Education Conference (PHEC)

The Variety in Chemistry Education (ViCE) and Physics Higher Education Conference (PHEC) meetings have for many years been the principal conferences in Chemistry and Physics education at tertiary level in the UK. They provide opportunities to present curriculum developments and research investigations and to share best practices within the discipline. After many successful years being organised and run by the HEA UK Physical Sciences Centre.

This combined conference offers an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and sharing of practice in relation to learning and teaching in chemistry and physics in higher education. ViCE/PHEC will also provide a forum for the dissemination of research into pedagogy and innovative learning.

These meetings are friendly and informal, and are very accessible for people just starting out in educational development and research.  If you haven't done this sort of thing before, or are just curious, why not come along and see what is happening.  People are always happy to share their experiences and discuss ideas.

Bidding to Host Variety in Chemistry Education - Physics Higher Education Conference 2018

This is a notice to representatives of the institutions bidding to host ViCEPHEC in 2018 that details of costs, facilities provided and transport connections need to be received by Tertiary Education Group secretary by 17:00 on Friday 6 October 2017.

You are asked to consider the following points before making a bid:

  • In the event of multiple bids, the organising committee may use the proposed location of the conference as a deciding factor
  • Bids with joint representation from chemists and physicists are particularly welcome
  • Hosting institutions must be able to provide a space for practical demonstrations to take place at the conference or on the day of the satellite events.


Capacity to host satellite IOP/RSC meetings: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Conference: 23 - 24 August 2018

Dr Dylan Williams MRSC