Undergraduate News

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Welcome to the news listings for the Chemistry Undergraduate students.

The purpose of these pages is to share information that may be of interest to all Undergraduate students. 

Two-year salaried Graduate Training Programme

Teach First are a charity who aim to tackle inequality in the education system. They currently have places available on their graduate programme.

This is a two-year salaried Training Programme where graduates are trained and teach in schools in areas that pupils need them the most. You would gain a fully-funded Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE) too.

Over 50% of the places in the programme are now filled. Subjects and local regions will close as they fill so this is the best time to start an application at https://www.teachfirst.org.uk/training-programme

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, or the range of possibilities aimed at 1st to 3rd years including a paid internship, then you can book tickets for the Teach First presentation and networking event on evening of the 29th October 2019.

Tickets are available here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-first-presentation-for-students-in-oxford-tickets-72070668309?aff=CR


The Stubbs Society - DSTL Careers Workshop and Cyber Security event

The two following events may be of interest...

  1. DSTL Careers Workshop, 30th October 2019, Britton Room, Trinity College - 17:00 - 19:00

          For further details, see HERE

   2.  'Can technology save us from technology?', 5th November 2019, Cohen Quad, Exeter College - 18:00 - 19:00

          For further details, see HERE

To register, please follow this link: https://www.stubbssociety.org.uk/events


Royal Society of Chemistry Autumn Visit

On Monday 28th October the Royal Society of Chemistry will be visiting the department to offer membership to Chemistry students.
As a student member of the Royal Society of Chemistry you can gain access to a wealth of class support, careers advice and placement information, as well as deals and discounts on books, apple products and more.

Visit their stand in the PTCL foyer area next Monday to find out more and sign up for membership. For more information, see HERE



Looking to gain key employability skills this Michaelmas Term? The Micro-Internship Programme has you covered!

Applications for this term’s micro-internship opportunities are now open, with placements taking place in Week 9 (9-13 December) and Week 10 (16-20 December) of Michaelmas Term. Placements last 2-5 days and come with expenses. Please note that you can make up to two applications per term.

We have over 175 opportunities in a variety of sectors on offer this term to all matriculated students (including those who are due to matriculate in the next few weeks). These include, but are not limited to, an internship as an Anti-Doping Scientist at Morgan Sports Law; an Analyst Micro-Internship at BlondeMoney, a Publishing and Research Internship with Lantana Publishing and even a Policy Advisor Micro-Internship at Government of the Netherlands, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands. For a full list of opportunities on offer this term, please click here.

Simply upload your CV and a 300-word supporting statement via CareerConnect to be considered for your chosen opportunity. Please note that you can make up to two applications per term.

If you’d like further advice and assistance with your application, the Internship Office are offering 15-minute support sessions which can be booked on CareerConnect.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

Hurry though, the deadline is 12PM mid-day, Monday 28 October


Nightline is an independent listening, support, and information service run for students, by students.  We aim to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence – students can ring us on 01865 270270, Skype us at 'oxfordnightline', or visit our office at 16 Wellington Square. 
We don’t pretend to have all the answers, or try to solve people's problems, but we care about whatever is on your mind and we will listen to whatever you want to talk about without judging or telling you what to do.  

Every term we run a training course for people who wish to join our team of volunteers.  This teaches the listening and support skills you will need to work for us.  Training requires commitment, but is a rewarding and worthwhile experience.  It consists of three one-day sessions, either on the Saturdays of 26th October, 2nd November and 9th November (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 27th October, 3rd November and 10th November (Oxford University 3rd-5th week).

If you would like to train to become a Nightline volunteer, please fill out a training form here: http://oxfordnightline.org/volunteer.
If you would like more information about the training process, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at training@oxfordnightline.org.

We are also always looking for new volunteers to join our Publicity, Fundraising and Outreach team (PFO). PFO volunteers act as ambassadors for Nightline by talking to students and organising events in their colleges and departments.  If you've got a flair for publicity or an interest in charity PR, please get in touch at publicity@oxfordnightline.org - we'd love to hear from you!

Oxford Nightline Training Organisers
16 Wellington Square, Oxford
01865 (2) 70270, 8pm - 8am


Disability Advisory Service- Thursday Drop-in sessions

Please note the change in time to our term-time Thursday drop-in sessions – they are now 2-4pm  (not 1-4pm).
On all other weekdays in term-time the drop-in session still runs 1-2pm.

The information below is taken from our website: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability/aboutdas

Drop-in sessions
Our disability advisors offer weekly drop-ins to current students during term (weeks 0-9). The drop-ins allow you 10 minutes with an advisor to discuss quick queries such as:

 •        Should I register with the DAS?

•         What support is available?

•         Is my medical evidence sufficient for me to register with the DAS/apply for Disabled Students'
           Allowance (DSA)?

•         How do I apply for DSA?

•         How do I fill out my DSA application form?

•         I have a letter from my funding body about my DSA application but am not sure what to do

•         I want to drop off some paperwork

Drop-ins are held between 1 and 2pm every weekday, or between *2 and 4pm on Thursdays during term (weeks 0-9). Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to be registered with the DAS to attend.

Drop-ins are not an alternative to a meeting with your advisor. If you need to discuss something more in-depth, such as study support arrangements, changing study support requirements, or SpLD assessments, then please book a 30 minute appointment with your advisor.

Directions: http://maps.ox.ac.uk/#/places/oxpoints:52399451