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Highlights of our Anniversary Year

Posted on 8 February 2015

Our Departmental Chemistry Admissions and Chemistry Highlights newsletters show what an exciting and successful year we have had, on our Golden Anniversary.

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The 2014-15 academic year is a landmark for the Department as it marks our first fifty years. It is remarkable to see what has been achieved at Chemistry@York in such a short space of time.  Our recently produced 2015 Chemistry Admissions and Chemistry Highlights newsletters (prepared by our undergraduate admissions team), further illustrates our continued success in both teaching and research.

Notable achievements have included the official opening of Block F (housing our Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence of our new undergraduate teaching laboratories) and our Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories, which are part of a recent £29 million investment in Chemistry@York. The newsletters also feature some of our award winners, including RSC research prizes, RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry, University of York Faces for Fifty, the AkzoNobel UK Science Award, and YUSU Excellence in Teaching awards. Some of our teaching developments are mentioned, including the expansion of our MChem Year Abroad scheme (which now includes placements in New Zealand and, uniquely, in India), as are a number of our research highlights: from grant awards, to high-impact publications and our standing of 7th in the REF 2014 Research Power Table.

Our UCAS offer holders will be posted a copy of Chemistry Admissions and our undergraduate chemists will receive Chemistry Highlights. Our Admissions Newsletter is also available on the web.

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