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. 

GSK Residential Chemistry Training Experience

*This opportunity is primarily aimed at students entering Part II in AY 2020/21 

This year we shall be running our Residential Chemistry Training Experience from Sunday 13th – Friday 18th September 2020. This fully funded week gives participants an excellent opportunity to find out what the chemist does in the pharmaceutical industry. They spend at least two days in a laboratory receiving personalised tuition from one of our graduate chemists and they also receive training in cv writing, interviewing, and compiling/delivering presentations.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 11th June 2020.

Flyer HERE

Application Form HERE


Nightline Training - Hilary Term 2020

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. 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 1st February, 8th February, and 15th February (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 2nd February, 9th February, and 16th February (Oxford University 2nd-4th 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.  It is not a large time commitment – you can do as much or as little as you have time for – and there are lots of opportunities to learn valuable skills and play a leading role in informing our publicity strategy.  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!


ICFO - María Yzuel Fellowship Awards - talented women

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (http://icfo.eu), aims to attract outstanding, talented women to undertake an ambitious research project with an ICFO research group and launch an exciting career in frontier research. ICFO is currently offering the María Yzuel Fellowship Awards for:

Undergraduate and Masters Students:
Up to 5 fellowships available for outstanding female undergraduate and masters students to conduct a Research Internship or Master Thesis.
Program details and applications are available at: http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=461

PhD Students:
Maria Yzuel Fellowship Awards– Up to 4 PhD fellowships co-financed between ICFO and the ENLIGHTEN MSCA program.

The deadline for application is January 19, 2020.  In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at jobs@icfo.eu.  
Up to 4 PhD-fellowships co-financed with the ENLIGHTEN MSCA program available for outstanding women to undertake a PhD with one of the ICFO’s research groups.

For PhD Fellowship Program details, please visit http://phd.icfo.eu. Submit your application at http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=465


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