Supporting practicals and events

Supporting practicals and events

We want to promote practical work in schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland; here we highlight the support you can get for practicals in your area.

We provide free access to equipment via the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme, and support the popular Salters Festivals of Chemistry. We also offer educational grants for practical activities outside the school timetable.

We advise on policy to support science education and the development of practical skills, and we have a range of documents – including lists of glassware and equipment – to help you plan and budget.

Join the Learn Chemistry Partnership for free to find out about regionally relevant events and make the most of our activities and resources.

We promote, fund, and provide an extensive programme of schools outreach, and we want teachers and event organisers to get involved. Join our community on Talk Chemistry to promote your activities, and keep users of this page posted on how you’re promoting practical work in your school.

Events organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Event dates: 1 March 2018 16:30-18:30
    Event summary: Secondary Science Teacher Session exploring Time Saving Resources from the RSC and support available from the STEM Ambassador programme.
    Event Venue: University of Worcester, St John's Campus, Worcester, WR2 6AJ, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 8 March 2018 17:00-19:00
    Event summary: A special evening dedicated to showcasing STEM in Cornwall, providing an excellent networking opportunity for teachers from both primary and secondary schools and colleges.
    Event Venue: Truro and Penwith College, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3XX, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 9 March 2018 14:00-16:30
    Event summary: Join the Royal Society of Chemistry and Catherine Smith for a resource development talk and workshop. Hear tips on developing resources. Collaborate with other teachers to develop activities.
    Event Venue: Folkestone Museum, Folkestone, CT20 1DY, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 14 March 2018 16:00-18:00
    Event summary: This twilight session will look at ways to prepare yourself and your students for the upcoming exam season.
    Event Venue: Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, Plymouth, PL5 4AA, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 19 March 2018 16:30-18:30
    Event summary: Twilight session on practical chemistry
    Event Venue: Christ the King College, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, PO30 5QT, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 21 March 2018 16:00-20:00
    Event summary: The North East Regional heat of the RSC Schools Analyst Competition takes place at the University of Bradford on Weds 21st March. The winners will then compete in the national final at Bangor in June
    Event Venue: University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 10 April 2018 13:00-20:00
    Event summary: An event for undergraduates, postgraduates and early career researchers in chemistry and related disciplines to explore the varied career paths open to those with a background in these areas.
    Event Venue: University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom