The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at Birmingham

By Rosie, Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham As a Chemist, I spend a lot of time in the CTL. CTL stands for ‘Collaborative Teaching Laboratory’ and it’s a £45 million pound state-of-the-art facility. Labs are a fundamental part of the Chemistry course: they are a way of bringing the Chemistry … Continue reading “The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at Birmingham”

The Impact of Covid-19

By Rosie, Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Coronavirus seems the unavoidable topic of choice for my April blog given that it is the primary focus for everyone now, causing a tragic loss for many and putting our lives on hold. We are living through an unprecedented point in history which … Continue reading “The Impact of Covid-19”

Welfare and Wellbeing Support

Starting university is a huge adjustment for most people: living in halls, being more self-reliant (doing your own washing! getting up on time!!), homesickness maybe, finding your tribe, let alone starting a degree. Your brain is bombarded with lots of new information very quickly and furiously processing the new environment can be absolutely exhausting. Some … Continue reading “Welfare and Wellbeing Support”

Why I chose Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

Hi! My name’s Rosie and I’m a second year Chemistry student. I was very unsure about what I wanted to study at University until about a month before the UCAS deadline; at some point Maths and Philosophy, Surface Pattern Design and Law were all in the melting pot.  I remember agonising over the choice and … Continue reading “Why I chose Chemistry at the University of Birmingham”

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