Spectroscopy in a Suitcase Enquiry Form

    Thank you for your interest in Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS)
    Please be advised that we are currently experiencing a high demand and that several of our service providers are now fully booked for the 2018/19 academic year.

    Consequently, we are operating a waiting list in the following regions: 
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland (except North West)
  • London
  • East of England
  • Devon and Cornwall
    To avoid disappointment, please submit your bookings as far in advance as possible.

    Note: Currently Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) is available for booking in the UK and Ireland only.

    SIAS Workshop
    By using this form you are requesting a FREE Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy in a Suitcase visit to your school. A SIAS workshop usually lasts 1.5-2 hours and includes use of a portable spectrometer. Most universities can run an FT-IR workshop, some may also offer UV-visible. A small number of universities have access to NMR. The activity will be delivered by trained University staff and/or students. Please note that the exact content and access to equipment will vary and is dependent on the University coordinating your visit.

    Borrow SIAS Kit
    In some cases a SIAS kit can be loaned to your school for a defined time period. Please note that teachers will require training prior to borrowing the kit and this option may not be available at busy times.

    We will do our best to accommodate your preferred date; however, kits are managed by Universities who may not be able to accept requests at short notice and some kits are shared, so certain dates may not be available. Please book at least two weeks in advance and note your booking will not be confirmed until you receive an email from your local SIAS university coordinator.

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Visit Type * SIAS Workshop
Borrow SIAS Kit

Name of School Contact *

Name of School *

Address Line 1 *

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City *

County *

Country * UK Ireland

Post Code *

Email Address *

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Contact Telephone Number *

Date of Visit Requested *
The requested date of visit may not be possible, therefore please detail two other additional suitable dates.

Time Of Visit *
If you would like more than one session in the day, please include this information in the Additional Information box below. Please select 'All Day' for borrowing kit; kit will be loaned for a set time period.

Number Of Students *
Suggested numbers are: Minimum 10 students and maximum 30 students per session

Age Range *
For other age ranges please detail in Additional Information

Have you had a SIAS visit or borrowed SIAS kit before? * Yes    No

Additional information

  • Please also provide preferred lesson times (most workshops will take 1.5 - 2 hours).
  • If there is any further information you would like to add please note this here. For example, you may wish to give a preference for a specific activity, or details if you have more than one class/year group and therefore would like to request multiple sessions

What do you hope to gain from a SIAS visit to your school?*


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Terms and conditions

By submitting this form you are agreeing to the following...

Requirements from the school for a SIAS workshop

  • It is essential that the students have been introduced to the spectroscopic techniques to be covered BEFORE the session;
  • Access to the room at least 15 min before and after the session to set up and clear down;
  • Access to a computer and projector;
  • A teacher must be present during the entire session and be responsible for behaviour management;
  • A parking space near the entrance/lab where session(s) are taking place may be required;
  • You may need to provide a trolley to transport equipment and chemicals to the lab or access to the lift if available.

Data protection

  • Any personal details or data that you provide as part of this booking form will be collected and processed by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on the lawful basis of legitimate interests in order to provide further information and arrange for a SIAS workshop to take place, or alternatively on the lawful basis of contractual obligation in order to arrange for the loaning of SIAS kit equipment to your school.
  • The RSC will share your personal details or data with its SIAS coordinators who are located across the UK and Ireland. A SIAS Coordinator will process that personal data in order to contact you (by email or phone usually) to arrange the visit.
  • Records of SIAS visits are kept by the SIAS Coordinator and the RSC for audit, financial and KPI reporting.
  • The RSC may contact you following your SIAS visit to request feedback.
  • Your personal details or data will not be added to our mailing lists for direct marketing.
  • Further information on how the RSC may process and store your personal details or data can be found in our privacy statement.