King's College London Widening Participation Chemistry Summer School is here to help pupils answer some of these questions: Do I want to go to university? I like lab work, but what will it be like to study science at university? What is it like being a King’s College London student?
This opportunity is open to students who:
- Attend non-fee paying schools
- Have been unable to access similar opportunities elsewhere
The main aim of this summer school is to encourage and support students from marginalised groups to come to King’s College London to study chemistry. Students who complete the summer school will be given a contextualised offer to study chemistry at King’s College London. Priority will be given to Black and mixed Black heritage students who are interested in studying chemistry at King's College London.
This week-long, non-residential Chemistry Summer School will involve lab and campus tours, lectures, and hands-on workshops. You will enhance your technical knowledge of the undergraduate chemistry laboratories: as well as your communication skills as student scientists. These skills will be developed in sessions on academic poster creation and presentation sessions. During lab sessions you will synthesise your own sunscreens, characterize them using IR and NMR as well as test the effect of chemical structure on UV-absorption. For the final day your parents and teachers will be invited to see your presentations and experience at the Guy's Campus first hand.
Great news, our summer school is going ahead in person this year. The Summer School will take place 4 - 8 July 2022. Please click here to apply; applications close 25 April 2022.