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1 Discover Chemistry [Name, Organisation]

2 What do chemical scientists do? Research Investigate Discover Analyse Calculate Experiment Test Measure Monitor Study Examine Sample Prove Observe Interpret Create Invent Synthesise Detect Learn

3 I’m a chemical scientist -An example of a typical day -The best thing about your job -A problem you have solved -An interesting project you have worked on You may like to include a photograph of yourself at work

4 Careers in chemistry Environmental chemist Food scientist Marine chemist Agricultural chemist Analytical chemist Medicinal chemist Forensic scientist Biochemist Polymer scientist Industrial chemist Atmospheric chemist Chemical engineer Formulation chemist Materials scientist Toxicologist Crystallographer Computational chemist

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6 Life in the Lab Labs are everywhere! No two labs are the same Chemists often concentrate on a specific area of chemistry Research can have a big impact outside the lab

7 Life in the Lab – Day to Day Team player vs. lone ranger? DIY – experimental design and risk assessment Keeping notes Technology rich and poor The ‘uniform’

8 16-18 study Higher Education Postgraduate Study whilst working Routes to study chemistry Intermediate apprenticeships Part time and distance learning courses study GCSEs / Standard Grades/ Intermediates NVQ/SVQ level 1-2 A Levels (AS and A2) / Highers and Advanced Highers Baccalaureate (International / Scottish / Welsh / AQA) BTECNVQ/SVQ level 3 Undergraduate degree (BSc, BA, MChem, MSci) HND, HNC Foundation degrees, Access to HE courses NVQ level 4 Masters (MSc, MA) PhD/MRes PGCE/PGDE NVQ level 5 Advanced Apprenticeships Higher Apprenticeships

9 How much could you earn?

10 Vocational routes Apprenticeships Part-time study You don’t have to go to university..

11 What else can I do with a chemistry qualification? Transferable skills Practical Numerate Creative Team workers Good communicators Problem solvers Analytical

12 You could… Advise on science policy Sell scientific equipment Become a science writer Analyse data for reports Help people protect their ideas What else can I do with a chemistry qualification?

13 Darren Smyth - Patent Attorney Darren helps companies protect new products by writing patents Patents give companies a monopoly on their product for 20 years Patents can be for a wide range of products such as drugs, foods, batteries and plastics Darren uses his scientific knowledge every day He also has to communicate complicated ideas

14 How can the Royal Society of Chemistry help me? Cutting-edge chemistry Further study and career advice Inspiring events Lab and university visits Help with your studies

15 How can the Royal Society of Chemistry help me? Thousands of resources to help you learn chemistry like the Visual Elements Periodic Table, Chemistry in your Bathroom, and Mechanism Inspector!

16  Top of the Bench  Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication  International Chemistry Olympiad  Schools’ Analyst Competition How can the Royal Society of Chemistry help me?

17 Any questions?


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