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Studying Chemistry at UCL
UNDERSTANDING THE PAST  CHALLENGING THE PRESENT  SHAPING THE FUTURE

Why UCL, why UCL Chemistry, why London? Course Structure
What you’ll do; timetable; assessment From being taught to deep learning

Opportunities

Why UCL?
UNDERSTANDING THE PAST  CHALLENGING THE PRESENT  SHAPING THE FUTURE

History
Oldest university (1826) outside Oxbridge in England First inclusive UK university Founded on principle of educating anyone who would benefit Non-CofE, women!

First to teach practical sciences

Top 3 in UK – Research & Teaching Assessments
Ranked 4th in the World by THES 2009 (research based ranking)

The original and largest College of the University of London 12,000 undergraduates, 7,000 postgraduate

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Why UCL?
UNDERSTANDING THE PAST  CHALLENGING THE PRESENT  SHAPING THE FUTURE

Multi-faculty
Ancient History to Zoology Biochemistry to Viking Studies Chemistry to Architecture [optional courses available to all students]

Internationally renowned
Staff Students

Commitment to Learning
Teaching and Learning driven by cutting-edge Research Continuous evaluation of teaching methods and staff

Why UCL Chemistry?
UNDERSTANDING THE PAST  CHALLENGING THE PRESENT  SHAPING THE FUTURE

Longest tradition of chemistry in England
First undergraduate laboratories

National & International Reputation
Excellent RAE profile for all staff High research income per staff member in UK Chemistry 2008 Small for a 5* Chemistry Departments - 45 full-time staff (80 student intake per year)

Four fellows of the Royal Society Highest proportion of female staff – 20%, most female professors

Commitment to Teaching & Learning
48 full-time staff (100 student intake per year) Teaching fully integrated into a Research environment Research fully integrated with teaching Taught by all academic staff

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Why UCL Chemistry?
UNDERSTANDING THE PAST  CHALLENGING THE PRESENT  SHAPING THE FUTURE

Personal Attention to Undergraduate Students
Pastoral care : Academic care 48 full-time staff
supported by 4 fully-trained teaching assistants

Flexible course structures tailored to your developing interests and needs

ONLY ~100 new undergraduates per year Diverse intake : Common outcome The best education for you Identify and develop your full potential

Why UCL Chemistry?
Develop from being taught … to being someone who thrives on learning Deep not surface learning Varied Teaching Methods Lectures Laboratory classes Tutorials Workshops Web-based learning material

Varied Assessment Methods
Exams Laboratory work Problem sheets Essays Posters & presentations

Research-driven learning - Venture into the unknown
MSci : 20% of degree mark is based on your research ability : 50% of final year dedicated to research

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Why UCL Chemistry?
A community
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Researchers 


Academic Staff 

Support Staff 




Undergraduate Students 

Postgraduate Students 

One Building Common room – the Nyholm room

Chemical Physical Society (CPS)
Oldest student/staff society in the UK lectures, visits, dinners, sports day

Why UCL Chemistry?
Ask the students…
"The atmosphere within the department is open and relaxed." “After going to all of my interviews, I decided that UCL had friendly, non-creaky lecturers who knew what they were talking about…” " the academic staff are very approachable.” “The Chemistry Department is large enough to have lots going on but small enough for undergraduates to be individuals. If you need any help or guidance academically or pastorally there is always someone you can talk to.” "I enjoyed chemistry at A-level but I also wanted some variety in my degree." “UCL, by reputation, facilities and location was the obvious choice.” “UCL provides students with a truly multi-cultural experience with students from all over the world." “And where am I now ..... I work for Sainsbury's as Business Sponsor for Knowledge Management. So, from...
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