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The School of Chemistry is housed primarily in the Bedson Building, with the laser spectroscopy facilities being located in the adjacent Herschel Building. Purpose-built laboratories, most of which have undergone extensive renovation over the past 12 months, are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for synthesis, characterisation, X-ray crystallography, computation, spectroscopy and surface science. Research is underpinned by excellent resources.
The School is highly competitive in attracting research funding and has benefitted from major investments by the Regional Development Agency and from the Strategic Research Infrastructure Fund. Substantial research funding is provided by the UK Research Councils, including EPSRC, and BBSRC, the European Commission, the Leverhulme Trust, and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
We have strong links with many leading UK chemical companies and with the Royal Society of Chemistry. The University Research Centre in Catalysis and Intensified Processing is a joint venture with the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. There is a lively student chemistry society, Nu:Kem, that organises a series of formal and social events. The Faculty Graduate School seeks to ensure that all postgraduate students complete their studies within a period of 39 months. Our successful postgraduates are in high demand and, with few exceptions, find appropriate employment immediately upon graduation.