Chemistry at Swansea University finally coming to fruition after thirteen years.

The unique facilities at the new Chemistry hub are now nearing completion. With the final touches now being made in readiness for the new cohort of students in September, the team in Swansea are gearing themselves up to take Chemistry to another level.

Flume cupboard

With three teaching laboratories designed to the highest standard they will offer students blended e-learning and pre-lab simulations to ensure they have the confidence to perform their experiments with safety and efficiency.  There are also break out areas available to brief students on practical experiments and provide feedback on pre-lab simulations.

 

 

 

 

Professor Simon Bott who co-leads the new department of Chemistry with Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas, said, ‘This really is an exciting time for us where we are on the verge of opening the doors to Chemistry at Swansea for the first time in thirteen years.  The facilities will provide the opportunity for high quality Chemical teaching to be done with our students being at the heart of everything we do.’

‘This will be accompanied by a brand new curriculum that has been built up with three ideas: transition into University so that you make the most of your time here; the idea that when you are finished you need a good job to go to and while you are here you need to appreciate all the aspects of Chemistry.  So, all of our modules have been designed with those three ideas in mind.’

Picture: One of the new fume cupboards in the new Chemistry Department, College of Science, Singleton Campus, Swansea University.  

 

Video: Dr Jenny Stanford, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry in the new teaching lab in the Chemistry Department at Swansea University