Posted on 25 April 2016
I am delighted to see this outstanding recognition for the Department. Our staff work very hard to ensure that, against the backdrop of high-quality, world class research, their innovative approaches to teaching and learning provide an excellent experience for our undergraduates, equipping our students for the next stage in their lives and careers.
Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of Department
The excellence of the Department of Chemistry at York has been recognised by the 2017 Complete University Guide, which sees York entering the Top 5 for Chemistry, achieving an outstanding 4th place.
This independent and trusted league table rates departments for Research Quality, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Prospects and Entry Standards, with the department gaining high scores across the board.
The department has a unique ethos of supporting all of its staff and students, enabling them to succeed in a collegiate and caring environment, as recognised by the recent renewal of its Athena SWAN Gold status. In terms of teaching, the department listens carefully to student feedback and responds pro-actively in order to make improvements to the student experience.
With outstanding new research buildings and teaching laboratories, the department is well-placed to build on this success, and aims to continue improving both research and teaching yet further in the coming years.