Festivals of Chemistry 2022

In 2022 Festivals of Chemistry introduced a three-stage, blended approach that included both online elements and the reintroduction of in-person events hosted at universities in the United Kingdom.


Stage 1 – Explore Chemistry Careers

Videos and Careers lesson plans with corresponding resources delving in to chemistry as a subject, its application in the real world and the career pathways it offers.

Stage 2 – Discovery Days

10 Regional Discovery Days took place on-site at universities across the UK. The days consisted of an inspiring speaker, a hands on practical chemistry experiment and a careers panel. On the day there was also CPD provision for teachers attending.

Stage 3 – Chemistry for Good Challenge

A nationwide challenge exploring using Chemistry for Good which launched this summer.

Students aged 14-16 years old work in teams of up to 4 to create innovative solutions to make the world a greener place through improving or reducing waste. Learn more here.

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  • 626

    students took part in a Discovery Day during 2022.

  • 67

    schools from all four home nations took part in our Discovery Days in 2022.

  • 1,721

    hours of practical work were completed in June 2022 by students attending Discovery Days.

Explore Festivals 2021

In 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we took our Festivals of Chemistry online. The content is still live and can be used for future teaching and learning. Go on virtual campus tours, work through pre-recorded experiments, enjoy insights into student experiences, engage in interactive shows and much more.

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