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Students don’t appreciate what chemistry can do

22 June 2018By

Is this causing the dip in applications to university chemistry courses?

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What does an effective department look like?

8 June 2018By Emily Howe

We want to know: what are the elements of a supportive school department?

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The ‘new’ chemistry A-level better prepares students for higher education

1 June 2018By , Giorgio Chianello

No evidence for concerns students now do fewer practicals, say QMUL lecturers

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Six changes that could transform teachers’ jobs

16 May 2018By

Towards a truly manageable and engaging profession

Network of people

Building networks is vital for teachers

11 May 2018By

How even an introvert can enjoy making new contacts

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Same old story?

4 May 2018By

Chemistry can make us think things through from a new angle

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How can I best prepare for the next academic year?

25 April 2018By

I need an opportunity to discuss this with others

All Opinion

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The RSC President’s Award 2018

18 May 2018

What makes this team of six teachers and one technician so inspirational?

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More students report doing regular practical work

17 May 2018

Contrasting some earlier fears, schools have not deprioritized practical since A-level reform

Golden stars

Rewards for contributions to chemical education

8 May 2018

Find out who has been awarded the 2018 RSC education prizes

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Policymakers are misusing international education rankings

6 April 2018

Statisticians call for more subtle analyses of data

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5% pay rise needed to fix science teacher shortage

3 April 2018

Report calls for early career pay supplement

All news

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Students don’t have to stick to lab projects during chemistry degrees

6 June 2018By

They can gain valuable employment skills in other ways

John Holman

‘I do tend to say yes ... ’

22 May 2018By

We ask John Holman how writing a textbook snowballed into invites to work on the national curriculum, a national education research centre, and more

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Students win prizes for homemade spectrometers

22 March 2018By

Inspired chemistry projects

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Gender inequality problems remain in higher education

28 February 2018By

In 2015, only 9% of chemistry professors were women

All analysis

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Controversial science

Six different biochemical topics with videos and activities

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Free online CPD: CERGinars

A teacher’s review of webinars in chemical education research

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Chemistry, Lewis and Evans

A thorough textbook for students on vocational and access courses

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What else can a teacher do?

Help for teachers to remain in or leave teaching

Calculations in chemistry, front cover

Calculations in chemistry: an introduction

Packed with questions and problems for undergraduate students

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Strange chemistry

The stories your chemistry teacher wouldn’t tell you

All reviews

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