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York chemist elected Education Group Chair

Posted on 15 August 2017

Dr Glenn Hurst has been elected Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Tertiary Education Group. Glenn will succeed Professor Simon Lancaster in this position (president elect of the Education Division Council).

This important membership group of the RSC aims to:

Provide a forum for the fruitful discussion of the teaching and learning of chemistry at Higher Education level

Support and promote the development, dissemination and wider use of effective teaching and learning activities

Promote the wider recognition of good work in chemical education at this level

As Chair of the RSC Tertiary Education Group, Glenn aims to improve communication between and support for related RSC interest groups with the specific objective to enhance the link between secondary and tertiary chemistry education. Glenn hopes to also nurture existing and initiate new relationships with societies and industries internationally to develop and share best practice. In doing so, it is hoped this will contribute towards raising the profile of chemistry education with inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of these efforts.   

Having joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of York in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer, Glenn was promoted to a Lectureship in 2017. His role includes developing innovative teaching and scholarship within the Department, the School of Natural Sciences and the University.
The Department of Chemistry is committed to teaching excellence and high quality research as demonstrated in our second place ranking in the 2018 Guardian League Table.

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