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. 

Research into studying choices and views about chemistry

Information for students

The UCL Institute of Education is working with the Royal Society of Chemistry to find out more about why people study chemistry at university and why people may or may not enter chemistry careers.

We hope that you can complete a questionnaire now and tell us about your experiences and views. We hope that you could also complete another questionnaire in a year’s time to see how your experiences and views may have changed.

The questionnaire asks some questions about you, why you chose your course, how you feel about your course, and about your future plans, as well as your wider views about chemistry. The questionnaire also asks whether the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting or has impacted your studying and your career plans. You do not have to answer questions if you do not want to.

As a ‘thank you’ for those completing the questionnaire, you could be randomly selected to receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

We are also seeking volunteers to be interviewed to talk about your experiences and views in more detail. Everyone who is interviewed will receive a £15 Amazon voucher. You can volunteer to be interviewed and provide details as part of completing the questionnaire.

How can I take part?

You can complete the online questionnaire here:

The questionnaire can be completed anonymously, without having to give your name or any other personal details. You can optionally provide your name and/or email address.

If you would like to have the chance to be randomly-selected to receive a £15 Amazon voucher as a ‘thank you’ for completing the questionnaire, we will need to know your email address to send you a voucher if you are selected.

If you would like to be interviewed and/or to complete another questionnaire later, we will need to know your name and your email address in order to arrange this. Everyone who is interviewed will receive a £15 Amazon voucher.