Empty scales, weighed down on one side

Teaching workloads and pay don’t add up

7 November 2017By Ross Colman

A bursary and training support eased my transition into teaching, but the work-life balance after two years made me look elsewhere

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You are what you wear

3 November 2017By

Does donning a lab coat mean more to us than we realise?

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Why should chemistry students learn to code?

26 October 2017By Cate Cropper

How the University of Liverpool is training students to meet the demands of industry

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Adopting an open minded approach to interdisciplinary science

17 October 2017By Joel Loveridge

Students reject topics they see as outside their own discipline, but researchers and educators are guilty of it too

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Elizabeth Fulhame: the scientist the world forgot

10 October 2017By

Ida Emilie Steinmark investigates a forgotten figure who made fundamentally important discoveries in chemistry

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The possibilities are endless

6 September 2017By

Helping students see their future in chemistry

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Decision time

25 August 2017

A former admissions tutor reveals what students should really care about when choosing an undergraduate chemistry course

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Low pay means losing school technicians

8 November 2017

The level of skill required for technicians is not reflected in their salaries, say teachers. Practical work will suffer without them.

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Up to £6k more for chemists to train as teachers

13 October 2017

Larger financial incentives for training are announced, but many want a greater focus on keeping teachers in the profession

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This year’s chemistry Nobel prize made simple

9 October 2017

What is cryo-electron microscopy and how has it changed the world?

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Challenges for practical science teaching highlighted by new report

27 September 2017

Pressures on schools and teachers are sidelining lab time for students

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Poor literacy skills hold disadvantaged students back in science

22 September 2017

Reading skills are crucial for closing the attainment gap according to a new report

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Low pay means losing school technicians

8 November 2017By

The level of skill required for technicians is not reflected in their salaries, say teachers. Practical work will suffer without them.

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Practical advice for practical work

11 October 2017By Vikki Cantrill

A recent study details what is needed for world-class practical experiences for schools. We look into the priority recommendations.

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Are corrosive substances in your school safe?

8 August 2017By

Chemicals supply is under scrutiny following rising numbers of acid attacks

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Why participate in CREST awards?

3 August 2017By Kathryn Roberts

We find out how and why schools take part in this investigative project scheme

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A perfect formative assessment primer

Using formative assessment to enhance learning

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Why do scientists do what they do?

A site to help students understand the scientific mindset

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Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry

A well-structured guide for undergraduates

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An introduction to medicinal chemistry

This textbook for undergraduates is now in its 6th edition

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Making every science lesson count

Six principles to support great science teaching

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Research-linked classroom experiments

A new resource site from the University of Birmingham

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