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: 22 January 2019 17:15-19:00
    Event summary: event to support teachers with their teaching of spectroscopy
    Event Venue: University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 24 January 2019 16:00-18:30
    Event summary: School competition featuring practicals and multiple-choice questions
    Event Venue: Royal Grammar School, Guildford, GU1 3BB, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 29 January 2019 16:00-18:30
    Event summary: This hands-on workshop, designed for science teachers, explores a series of microscale experiments that can be taken back and used in the science classroom to engage and enthuse.
    Event Venue: University of East London - Stratford Campus, London, E15 4LZ, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 5 February 2019 16:30-18:30
    Event summary: Opportunity to for primary and secondary teachers working in STEM subjects in the region to look at the importance of employer engagement. Refreshments will be available upon arrival.
    Event Venue: Bott Limited, Bude, EX23 8LY, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 7 February 2019 16:00-18:00
    Event summary: Amaze and engage your students with this fascinating demo. You will make your own polydensity bottle to take home and use in lessons.
    Event Venue: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2SA, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 7 February 2019 15:00-16:30
    Event summary: Training in microscale chemistry
    Event Venue: Bradley Stoke Community School, Bristol, BS32 9BS, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 12 February 2019 10:30 - 26 February 2019 15:30
    Event summary: The Royal Society of Chemistry is working with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Wellcome Trust to run a new chemistry teacher mentoring scheme in 2019.
    Event Venue: Cambridge and Leicester, Cambridge and Leicester, tbc, United Kingdom