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"Run by students and designed to inspire the next generation of scientists"

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement Update:

As a result of the global pandemic, we have had to temporarily suspend our regular services, to ensure the safety of our volunteers and the local community is prioritised.

The decision has been made to cease all interactive workshops for the 2020-2021 academic year, due to the close-contact nature of these activities. Further to this, our assembly style science demonstrations have been postponed until further notice. We will continue to follow government guidance closely, and will review our capacity to safely fulfil these low-contact activities in the spring.

We wish you well in these exceptional circumstances.

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Our Mission

We are Warwick ChemSoc Outreach, a volunteering programme run by university students and designed to inspire the next generation of scientists. We provide a range of engaging, science-focused activities to help young minds discover their potential and possible future in STEM. Whilst our foundations are rooted in chemistry, we do embrace all science subjects. Our project enables students currently studying at The University of Warwick to volunteer, working with local schools both on campus and in the school setting. We aim to facilitate valuable learning experiences for our volunteers as well as the students we deliver our workshops to.

What We Do

From primary right through to sixth-form, we are able to cater our talents to suit your requirements. We have several convenient programmes ready to demonstrate – from household chemistry to fruit batteries, we think hands-on activities are the best way to understand science and further your knowledge. We have recently introduced a macro science workshop for secondary schools, investigating polymers, electricity, pH and more. This has been very successful so far and we are continually trying to expand our repertoire of secondary school experiments, so we hope to have 3 or 4 new activities we can offer next year.

Demonstrations

As well as interactive workshops, we also deliver assembly style demonstrations (mainly to younger students, for safety reasons); our biggest hit is dry ice which captivates young and old alike! We can educate students on the properties of materials; the different states of matter, and the transitions between them. We delve into the nature of carbon dioxide and how its transition between solid and gas is a little different. Through a variety of practical methods, we can generate wonder from creating a smoking volcano to capturing carbon dioxide in bubbles.

Higher Education

With a vast range of expertise on university life, we offer careers and higher education talks for older students, in preparation for UCAS applications and finding employment. If these aren’t for you, we can work together to create a unique project to compliment the curriculum. Usually we aim to supplement the learning of students, encouraging learning through active participation.

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ACORNS

We also provide support for the wonderful ACORNS event held at The University of Warwick and aimed at A-level students, so be sure to check that out!

Give Us A Try!

And remember, this is all provided free of charge! Whatever age, we would be more than happy to demonstrate any of our experiments, or any of your own. We are here to inspire students and we don’t mind travelling to you and providing all materials so we can achieve our goal.

Want to get involved? Fill out the application form here.

If you are interested in finding out more information, or to get in contact with our Outreach Officers please contact outreach@warwickchemsoc.co.uk

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our outreach projects or helping us expand our operations, please contact treasurer@warwickchemsoc.co.uk

 

Alternatively, fill out the form below and we'll forward your query onto the right person.

© Warwick ChemSoc 2020