Taster Day

Are you currently in year 11 or 12 with an interest in studying chemistry at the next level? Join us for a taster day where you will experience life as an undergraduate chemist by carrying out practical experiments in our teaching labs, exploring the campus and speaking to current staff and students in the School of Chemistry.

This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided.

All inquiries can be directed to l.crabtree@leeds.ac.uk.

Applications are now open for the Taster Day on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July.
Apply here!

What are the requirements for the Taster Day?

You must be in in Year 11 or 12 and planning to study, or currently studying A level chemistry.

You must have permission to attend from your teacher and parent/carer.

All visitors must abide by our health & safety procedures. Lab coats, safety spectacles and any other personal protective equipment will be provided.

Where does the Taster Day take place?

Activities will be held in the School of Chemistry on the University of Leeds campus.  Participants will be responsible for travel to the University, though travel bursaries are available to students who meet Access to Leeds criteria.

What are the planned activities?

A sample itinerary for the Taster Day is below.

09:45  Arrival
10:00  Welcome and Introduction
10:15   Synthesis and Analysis of Paracetamol
12:00  Lunch and Campus Trail
13:15   Drug Design Workshop
14:15   Leeds loves Chemistry! Current Student Talk
14:45  Departure

Are there travel bursaries available?

Travel bursaries are available to students who meet Access to Leeds criteria.