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We have an active programme of activities for schools outreach, encouraging young learners and public awareness.

Our staff have developed a range of presentations, from exciting demonstrations of chemical reactions to interesting and informative public lectures.

Dr David Willock, the director of engagement for the school of chemistry oversees the engagement programme.

Dr Dayna Mason, the Royal Society of Chemistry's Education Coordinator in Wales is a member of staff at the School. She helps us maximise the educational benefits of these programmes.

2017-2018 Programme

We have a range of activities suitable for primary, secondary and sixth form students. We also attend public events and provide lectures.


Potions is our primary school outreach activity delivered to schools across Wales. It provides pupils with an opportunity to conduct their own chemistry investigation.

Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension

Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension is an immersive 3D chemistry workshop delivered through our portable 3D cinema. These workshops are most suited for KS5 students however we can deliver a shorter version for KS3/4 students.

Salters' Chemistry Festival

Salters' Chemistry Festival is an annual event hosting over 15 schools from across Wales. It provides year 7 and 8 pupils with a fun-packed opportunity to experience practical chemistry in a university environment.

Public lectures

Experts in their field deliver topical, interesting, thought-provoking and informative lectures aimed at public audiences.

Chemistry Captured

Chemistry Captures is a valuable e-learning resource of high quality videos of chemical reactions that would be difficult to demonstrate in schools. Produced by Cardiff's Professor Peter Edwards and Mr Peter Hollamby in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Open days

Whether you are a prospective student or just interested in what we do, why not visit us on one of our Open Days?

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

The School of Chemistry attended the 2017 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to showcase our research to thousands of visitors.

Watch the 2017 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.