You could be #MakingTheDifference
Society’s biggest challenges need chemical scientists to develop solutions. Climate change, human health, sustainable energy… these issues impact us all.
Chemical scientists all over the world are working on these challenges, not just in isolation, but working alongside other disciplines, like biology and engineering. Teams of researchers are making important discoveries all the time and we recognise many of these through our prestigious Prizes and Awards.
What if you could work on ground-breaking chemistry research?
Just imagine. You could help develop a life-saving vaccine. Or invent a new way to cut air pollution. Or create a new type of biodegradable plastic. Studying chemistry can take you down many different paths, some of which are featured on our careers website, A Future in Chemistry.
Find your inspiration
Are you curious about the world around you? Do you like to know how things work? Do you ask questions?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these, the chances are that studying chemistry is a good choice for you. And, like any professional scientist will tell you, conducting your research before coming to a conclusion is essential.
A Future in Chemistry is great starting point. It’ll help you to explore your study options and the different jobs you can do with a chemistry qualification.
You can also take inspiration from others, like our community of Prizes and Awards winners. For this article, we asked them what advice they would give to a young person considering chemistry as a career (and they were only too happy to help!)