Why aren’t there enough chemistry teachers? In the latest in a series of articles on RSC policy work, Annette Farrell from our education policy team considers some of the issues affecting teacher recruitment and retention in the UK.
Our ChemSci Pick of the Week describes a metal oxide photocatalyst that can efficiently use sunlight to produce hydrogen from water, which could help tackle environmental issues and resource shortages.
As part of our series on RSC policy advocacy work, Education Policy Manager Danièle Gibney highlights some of the big themes coming up in 2020 – including T-levels, the Leaving Certificate, and qualifications at the age of 16 in Wales.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced the launch of Materials Advances, sister to Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C. The new journal will be free to read and free to publish in for two years.
A few months ago, Professor Nick Norman came to the end of his two-year tenure as Chair of Heads of Chemistry UK (HCUK). He gives us a personal perspective on matters affecting university chemistry departments in the UK.