Our Outreach Provision

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Our dedicated Chemistry Outreach Laboratory Over recent years, the School has been increasingly committed to delivering a wide range of quality outreach activities, all of which aim to foster closer links with both local and regional schools and the wider community.

A flyer which summarises the key features of our outreach programme for schools and colleges can be viewed here.

This provision was further strengthened by the appointment of Dr. Peter Hoare in September 2009 as our dedicated Outreach Officer, following on from his very successful Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellowship secondment in the previous academic year. The recent confirmation of Dr Hoare as a permanent member of staff in the School of Chemistry further demonstrates the School's commitment to a sustainable chemistry outreach programme across the region.

Our new dedicated Chemistry Outreach Laboratory facility, which opened in April 2010, will further enhance both the quality and quantity of practical laboratory sessions we will be able to offer to local schools on a regular basis in the future.

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We can offer a selection of placements, presentations, A-level revision workshops, laboratory facilities, spectroscopy tours and careers talks to secondary schools and 6th form colleges, and we can also provide both middle and primary schools with support for your science activities. We also offer teachers CPD sessions, especially those to support the teaching of A-level Chemistry, both our own in house and increasingly those in conjunction with the North East Science Learning Centre.

Please click on a link on the left for further information about our range of core outreach activities, most of which are available on demand throughout the year and, with the exception of our A-level Revision Workshops, are completely free of charge to all schools.

We also offer other activities at fixed times of the year, e.g. our very popular AS & A2 Chemistry interactive Revision Workshops in December and around Easter each year.

An AS Chemistry Revision Workshop

We actively welcome requests for bespoke or ad hoc activities from local schools or other interested groups working with young people to promote science.

For further information or to be added to our e-mailing list or to make a booking please contact:

Dr Peter Hoare

Dr Peter Hoare
Chemistry Outreach Officer
E-mail: peter.hoare@newcastle.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 208 8542

Or our Admissions and Outreach Secretary in the School Office: chemistry.outreach@ncl.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 208 7069