Social and economic inequalities are limiting the aspirations and career choices of some young people and widening the education gap. That's not right.
We believe that every child should have access to high quality chemistry education, and yet there are barriers preventing many from participating.
Our five-year Chemistry for All outreach study has shown that targeting students from less advantaged backgrounds can draw them into the chemistry pipeline and strengthen their identification with chemistry.
In our summary report, we include the calls-to-action for the people and organisations who have the power to make chemistry more accessible for all.
Chemistry for All highlights some of the challenges outreach providers face when working to widen participation, but these are not insurmountable.
In our summary report you can read about:
what effective outreach looks like
ways in which outreach providers can work with schools to create meaningful and lasting outreach programmes
the comparison of attitudes towards science/chemistry of students who did and didn't take part in Chemistry for All