Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer chromatography.
What are the requirements for the Practical Day?
Participants must be in in Year 12 and studying A-level Chemistry. Schools may book up to 35 students.
All visitors must abide by our health & safety procedures. Lab coats, safety spectacles and any other personal protective equipment will be provided.
What are the planned activities?
Participants can expect to try out different analytical techniques and experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer chromatography.
Where does the Practical Day take place?
Activities will be held in the School of Chemistry on the University of Leeds campus.
This event is usually over-subscribed therefore we ask that you only request the number of places you can fill. Schools that cancel at short notice, or bring significantly fewer pupils than booked may be excluded from future events.
Please review our Cancellation Policy prior to confirming your attendance.
Participant Code of Conduct
Please review our Participant Code of Conduct prior to confirming your attendance.
The risk assessment will be emailed along with arrival information.