Undergraduate News



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. 

St Catherine’s College 150th Anniversary Lecture Series

St Catherine’s College 150th Anniversary Lecture Series

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the college, St Catherine’s is hosting a series of panel discussions and talks on Saturday 14 September. Lectures are open to Oxford University students and places are free.

We ask that you sign up by following the link. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more information about the lectures, please click here to see the talk abstracts and speaker biographies. Please contact development.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk with any queries.

Some of the day’s highlights are summarised below:Panel Discussion: Climate Change: Urgency & Opportunity


In this discussion, our panellists will discuss the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, and the opportunity for a new and different form of development that it presents. They will address the need for international action, the challenges of developing portfolios of clean energy and the feasibility of UK zero-emissions targets. They will also discuss issues surrounding public engagement and awareness, and the behavioural reasons affecting action on climate change. Speakers include Master of Balliol College, Dame Helen Ghosh, and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, who has held roles including Chief Economist at the World Bank, Head of the Government Economic Service and Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury.

Speakers: Dame Helen Ghosh (Chair), Dr Vivienne Cox CBE, Professor Geoff Maitland CBE, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Dr Tim Stone CBE

Keynote: Professor Eleanor Stride


Despite extraordinary advances in the development of new drugs and biotechnology, cancer continues to represent one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In many cases the problem lies not with the drugs but rather the difficulty in successfully delivering them to the site of a tumour. In cancerous tumours, cell division and growth is unregulated, leading to a chaotic blood vessel structure and regions of tissue with little or no blood supply. Consequently, when drugs are ingested or injected into the blood stream not all parts of the tumour are treated and there is a high risk of recurrence. Catz Fellow, Professor Eleanor Stride, will discuss her research developing new methods for delivering anti-cancer drugs using micro and nanoscopic bubbles as delivery vehicles. Eleanor will present the new techniques that have been developed used to fabricate and characterise these bubbles; and how they are being applied for the treatment of cancer.

More information HERE

Jonny Murphy | Events Officer
St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ
+44 (0) 1865  281 596


The Times University Manager 2019/20 Opportunity

The Times University Manager 2019/20 Opportunity

High Fliers, in association with The Times newspaper, is looking for a University Manager at the University of Oxford. Each year, we recruit a University Manager at each of the UK’s 34 leading universities to coordinate a variety of campus-based market research and project management tasks based on the graduate job-hunting experiences of final year students.

The chosen University Managers will be invited to our London offices in September for a full induction day to demonstrate how each task will be conducted. The induction day will have all expenses paid, including a welcome drinks reception.

Following the training session the University Managers will be supported, led and remotely managed by the Research Manager who will keep in regular contact to ensure the University Managers have all the resources necessary to tackle the tasks set. 

Tasks will include:
- Conducting a brief campus research project to help us better understand your university
- Orchestrating a series of focus groups over a two-week period
- Encouraging students to sign up to our paid online surveys
- Recruiting, managing and supporting a team of 30+ students to act as Interviewers for The Times Final Year Student
  Survey 2019/20

Successful candidates will ideally be:
- Well connected around university, with good links to societies, clubs and other students
- An outgoing individual with excellent communication skills
- Able to commit to 2-10 hours a week, depending on the time of year

The role will provide you with a competitive pay rate, flexible working hours and an unrivalled insight into the graduate recruitment industry.
To find out more and apply, please follow the link:


Trashing...what a waste...

Yes, it’s that time of year again...do have fun but please consider this too...https://sustainability.web.ox.ac.uk/article/trashing-what-a-waste

Have fun, stay safe...!


Disability Advisory Service- Thursday Drop-in sessions

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