Teaching facilities and support

Learning spaces

Most of our teaching takes place inside Main Building, a historic building central to other University facilities and Cardiff city centre.

Though it may look traditional from the outside, our teaching spaces inside are anything but. Many of our learning spaces have undergone a transformation to ensure that they are fit for modern study, providing a spacious and engaging learning environment for all. The spaces that have undergone refurbishment provide:

  • plenty of power sources for your devices
  • lecture recording systems and microphones
  • a reliable WiFi service covering the whole University campus.

The main library for chemistry students is the Science Library, located adjacent to the School in Main Building. It houses many physical resources, such as books and journals, but also has a wide range of electronic materials available online.

Computer suites and group learning rooms are located within the School, Science Library and across the University campus in order to facilitate group and independent study.

What our students say

The University buildings are grand and inspire learning. I personally love the location of the School of Chemistry, situated in the Main Building of the University and complemented with a superb Science Library. The course is challenging and a good amount of time is spent in lectures, labs, tutorials and workshops. So far I’ve developed many skills and attributes not only as a future chemist but also as candidate for graduate employment in an increasingly competitive market.

Samuel D'Angelo

Learning resources

We are fully committed to providing you with the best resources for learning about all aspects of chemistry.

We are keen users of educational technology and have been one of the University’s early adopters of Panopto, our lecture capture software. Many of our lecture theatres are fitted with the latest technology to record audio, video and multimedia. We encourage staff, where possible, to use these facilities and make the content available on the University’s virtual learning environment along with any relevant course materials. This means less paper waste, but is also a great tool for revision or revisiting lecture content.

We strongly encourage use of computing in our chemistry degree programmes. Undergraduate students are taught how to use the latest software and molecular modelling packages. Any software that is essential to the course is provided by the School free of charge.

Year tutors

Each year of study is allocated their own year tutor to support your learning. While your personal tutor is your contact for any pastoral needs, your year tutor should be your first port of call if you have any questions or issues with your studies. They can provide you with guidance on University procedures and advise you on academic or organisational queries. Our year tutors all attend the staff student panel and report to our Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Year One Tutor

Dr Mark Elliott

Dr Mark Elliott

Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Deputy Director of Learning & Teaching

Email:
elliottmc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4686

Year Two Tutor

Dr James Redman

Dr James Redman

Lecturer in Chemical Biology

Email:
redmanje@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6273

Year Three Tutor

Dr Nancy Dervisi

Dr Nancy Dervisi

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Email:
dervisia@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4081

Year Four Tutor

Dr David Miller

Dr David Miller

Research Fellow in Chemical Biology

Email:
millerdj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4068