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Current Postgraduate Students

 

Postgraduate Education in the Department of Chemistry is based on core topics running annually and other specialist topics running on an ad hoc basis, providing each student with at least one opportunity to attend each of the courses during their time here. To keep up to date on courses available, regularly check the University Training Booking System. The Postgraduate Education Team will provide with regular updates via email so please keep a look out! If you have any suggestions or ideas on course provisions that you would like, please contact Dr Aruna Reddy.

The Department of Chemistry aims to provide all with equal support, regardless of your funding stream or programme.  Our training programme has evolved over the last few years and will continue to do so based upon feedback/ consultation:

  • Student feedback;
  • Recommendations from the Postgraduate Education Committee;
  • Consultation with each RIG followed by discussion/ decision making at the Faculty Meeting.

Here's what is on offer:

  • A selection of annual courses, some of which are compulsory and optional but highly recommended;
  • A selection of optional specialist courses (for example Philosphy for Chemists and many more). Please keep an eye out for emails and regualrly check UTBS for new courses;
  • Careers Programme;
  • Researcher Development.

Some courses are categorised based on course type. Below are the abbreviations for these catergories:

  • Information Systems (IS)
  • Foundation Skills (FS)
  • Careers Programme (CP)
  • Characterisation Techniques (CT)

Materials for courses offered within the Department will be available on Moodle where possible, under 'Graduate Education'. Sometimes the course materials will be uploaded before the lectures occur but most often, you will find that they are uploaded after the event has taken place. If you cannot gain access to the Postgraduate Education section, please e-mail the Postgraduate Education Team to request premission; if you cannot find the file you are looking for, please e-mail the person who gave the course to request that they upload it, copying in Postgraduate Education.

We strongly recommend that you take advice at a very early stage from your Supervisor on the best selection of courses and training, that will be best suited to you. Making the right, informed decisions early on will help plan your time effectively and enrich your overall experience during your time here.