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O           xford Chemists Inspire a New Generation of Young Scientists










              Celebrating our Student Ambassadors


































              The Department offers a wide range of outreach activities   efforts to raise the aspirations of school students and inspire
              and our programme of events continues to grow to engage   the next generation of young scientists.  Congratulations to
              with students and their key influencers throughout the   Robert Rossiter, our Undergraduate Student Ambassador
              student lifecycle from Primary Science Days to courses that   of the Year.  Robert trained as an ambassador whilst a third
              bridge the gap between school and university with a packed   year undergraduate and has delivered workshops to over
              programme of events, practical activities and residential   10 schools and assisted in further developing the RSC
              course.                                            Spectroscopy workshop, ‘Rob did a great job of introducing
                                                                 the problem solving activity and gave an excellent review of the
              We are delighted to be one of the host institutions for the
              Royal Society of Chemistry’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase   techniques. He was saying that he is thinking about teaching
              Project which involves us taking out hands-on workshops   as a career - he certainly showed the skills needed and tell him
              to schools. To support our efforts we train a number of   to apply to here if a job comes up.’ - Chemistry Teacher, New
              our undergraduate and postgraduate students as Oxford   College, Swindon. Rob graduates this year and will begin
              Chemistry Ambassadors to deliver a range of our activities   teacher training  – we wish him well.
              and have introduced bespoke training for several of our   One of the areas we are aiming to develop further in
              graduate training programmes. This has resulted in further   outreach is our provision for Teachers and further support
              development of our outreach activities to include balloon   of our excellent ambassador programme. If you would like
              modelling VSEPR and forensics activities to take out to   further information on any of our schools outreach efforts
              schools as well as interactive tours of our research labs. The   please contact our Schools Liasion & Access Officer, Jayne
              latter has been delivered as part of Teacher CPD sessions   Shaw
              with the aim of enriching the science curriculum in schools
              allowing teachers the opportunity to enthuse the next        jayne.shaw@chem.ox.ac.uk
              generation about current research in the department.       http://outreach.chem.ox.ac.uk/
              This year we held our Inaugural Student Ambassador        https://twitter.com/ChemOutreachOxf
              Celebration, supported by Shimadzu, to recognise the        https://www.facebook.com/
              contribution our excellent ambassadors make towards our       OutreachChemistryDepartment


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