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We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive culture within our department. We have an equal split of male and female undergraduate students and more than 70% of our students are BME. We want to make sure that we represent the cultural and ethnic diversity that surrounds us in the heart of central London whilst providing a stimulating learning environment. In order to do this, we are trying to create close collaborations with local schools and form lasting relationships with students to support them on their academic journeys into higher education.

Our aims are to:


  • Students who are unsure about pursuing science to A Level/university/careers
  • Students from non-traditional backgrounds 
  • Students from socio-economically deprived areas and schools


  • Using relevant, topical activities to help students and teachers understand the world around them
  • Options open to them with respect to careers in science


  • Providing free, curriculum linked, practical work experience opportunities
  • Delivering personal statement workshops 
  • Maintaining a relationship with students and schools to ensure we are meeting your needs

Please note that, due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be no in-person, on-site events for the foreseeable future. Please see below for information about our PyMol experiment and our Open Access page, that has been updated with two experiments, all of which you can do from home. 

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Out the Box Thinking: PyMol experiment

To highlight the collaborative nature of chemistry and get students excited about where a chemistry degree can take them, we will be releasing a series of ‘lab in a box’ experiments based on research happening in our department as part of our #outtheboxthinking project.

Our first experiment is entirely online and can be done at home using open source software. The experiment delves into the career of a computational chemist and how they can predict interactions with small drug molecules and proteins. This experiment is based on the ground-breaking research being carried out in the King’s Chemistry Department on COVID-19.

Please make sure you complete our pre- and post- experiment questionnaires so we can assess the success of our project!

Out the Box Thinking OTB logo Chemistry

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Open access labs

Open access labs

Find out if an Open Access Lab session is suitable for your students.

Work experience

Work experience

Find out about work experience opportunities in the Department of Chemistry.




Find out more about the Department of Chemistry, King's College London.



Find out about upcoming events in the Department of Chemistry.



Find out about undergraduate courses in the Department of Chemistry.