£29 million phased redevelopment for Chemistry

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Chemistry at York - TOP 5 in the 2014 Guardian League Table

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Distinctive interdisciplinary research structure founded on core chemistry 

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A leading university chemistry department for both research and teaching

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96% student satisfaction in the 2014 NSS

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Rated extremely highly in the most recent Research Assessment 

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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry. We are proud of our achievements.

One of the UK's leading Chemistry departments - internationally recognised for teaching and research. We offer a diverse range of degree courses in a friendly and supportive academic community enabling our students to achieve their full potential and develop into employable graduates.

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Professor Richard Taylor 
Head of Department

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Chemistry at York holds an Athena Swan gold award and was the first Department in the UK to achieve this highest level

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Beyond the paper CV and developing a scientific profile through social media, altmetrics and micropublication

An overview of networking and collaborative sites available to scientists and ways to expose your scientific activities online


Building Sustainability into your Business: The Case for Bio-Based Chemicals

Presentations will look at both commercial and scientific topics, from the pros and cons of using bio-based chemicals to examples of what is already happening in this area.


KMS Seminar and Year 2 PhD Poster Session

PhD KMS prize winners talks and Year 2 poster session


UCAS interview afternoon

Part of the 2014/15 interview season

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