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 September 2017 - 20 January 2018
    Event summary: This national competition is for 14 - 16 year old students studying chemistry. These regional heats will commence with a quiz, successful teams will then be invited to event on Sat 20th January 2018.
    Event Venue: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 1 - 30 November 2017
    Event summary: Chemistry Mastermind is a competition for year 9-11 school pupils to select the team to represent the Essex section in the National RSC Top of the bench competition.
    Event Venue: In schools throughout Essex, Essex, Various, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 22 November 2017 09:15-16:00
    Event summary: ​This FREE event is open to those currently studying A2 Chemistry. Visiting students must be accompanied by their teacher.
    Event Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1NA, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 22 November 2017 11:00-14:00
    Event summary: Pupils in S2 & 3 are invited to design and present a poster on the theme 'Local Chemistry Goes Global'.
    Event Venue: Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 22 November 2017 15:00-16:00
    Event summary: A demonstration lecture aimed primarily at a secondary schools audience.
    Event Venue: Newcastle University, Bedson Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 22 November 2017 18:00-19:00
    Event summary: a demonstration lecture aimed at the general public but schools are also welcome to attend.
    Event Venue: Newcastle University, Bedson Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 25 November 2017 10:00-14:00
    Event summary: Compete to become the North Staffordshire Top of the Bench Champions!
    Event Venue: Keele University , Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom