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Welcome to Stepping Up to Chemistry - the place to go for all students who want to brush up on their academic skills before starting university, covering everything from mathematics to note-taking in lectures.

This site has been specially designed by Chemistry students at York, sharing with you tips and advice based on what current students found most difficult when beginning the course.

To make the transition into University teaching that bit easier we have divided this guidance into different sections shown below, with additional practice problems for each section to help you test your understanding.







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We thank our undergraduate chemists who helped develop this project, in particular Katie Lee for instigating the project, Elizabeth Wilcock for expanding the material and for work on the web (part-funded by the Careers Service) and more recently, Paige Boxhall and Jon Perrett for updating the site as part of their departmental summer vacation bursary.

You might like to take a look at our Maths Skills Centre site, which includes some online resources. For chemistry, the algebra and calculus topics are particularly useful.

It is also noted that our Year 1 recommended textbook, Chemistry3, has an online resource centre, including over 90 Chemistry videos, that you may find useful. 

The University launched a range of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in January 2017. Our Chemistry MOOC, ‘Exploring Everyday Chemistry offers a short, interactive, higher education experience and the chance to be part of a global learning community.

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