Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. 

The RSC's contribution to the National HE STEM Programme covers four project areas:

  • delivering outreach
  • improving the school-to-university transition
  • developing teaching and learning at HE level
  • enhancing employer engagement.

This builds on projects and resources that were developed as part of the previous initiatives Chemistry for our Future and Chemistry: The Next Generation.

Through Spectroscopy in a Suitcase, students are given hands-on experience of cutting edge spectroscopic equipment, bringing spectroscopy to life through practical context-based learning.

The Teacher Fellowship scheme aims to bridge the school-to-university transition by using school teachers’ knowledge and experience to inform undergraduate courses and approaches to teaching and learning.

Context- and problem-based learning aims to develop students' higher-level skills by applying their learning to solve real-world chemistry problems in short, group-based projects.

The RSC are also developing projects to increase and enhance engagement opportunities between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and employers.

Programme contacts at the Royal Society of Chemistry

To see all of the projects support by the Royal Society of Chemistry please click here.