The day was an excellent way to promote chemistry and the study of chemistry at QMUL and the student evaluations showed that while ~50% of the students had only an average or below average interest in chemistry at the start of the day, by the end >90% expressed an above average interest, with 42 students describing their interest in chemistry as "excellent" – an increase of 200% compared to that at the start of the day.
The comments by the students were overwhelmingly positive.
The day made me consider taking chemistry A level.
As I have interests in having a career in chemistry I’ll definitely consider coming here.
It was all smiles as the students left with rucksack goody bags in the dark blue of QMUL. These had been specially printed with an image of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev to mark UNESCO’s celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table.