All Careers guidance articles

  • A photograph showing Tom Welton
    Interview

    ‘I went on my first anti-racism march when I was 14’

    2020-10-08T09:00:00Z

    Meet Tom Welton, RSC president, ionic liquid guru and vocal advocate for inclusion and diversity in the chemical sciences

  • An illustration of people climbing DNA strands out of lab equipment
    Feature

    Raise your students’ aspirations

    2020-09-29T08:19:00Z

    Try these effective strategies to inspire pupils to pursue STEM subjects and careers

  • A photo of a desk with stationary and a tablet computer
    Q&A

    Classroom questions: advice for new teachers

    2020-09-03T11:03:00Z

    Experts answer questions about planning, pandemics and practicals from trainee, newly qualified and early career teachers

  • Marta Melchiorre at her desk in front of a computer at The National Gallery
    Interview

    ‘To work with paintings is my dream job’

    2020-07-21T13:03:00Z

    Meet Marta Melchiorre, a scientist who supports the conservation of paintings at the National Gallery in London

  • An image showing Lee Goodwin in a lab at contract research organistion Covance
    Interview

    ‘Science doesn’t always work in the way you expect it to’

    2020-07-10T09:59:00Z

    Meet Lee Goodwin, a bioanalytical chemist who helps unpick what our bodies do with the drugs they are given, such as antivirals as treatment for Covid-19

  • An image showing a student at a crossroads
    Feature

    Technical study to a T

    2019-12-09T11:01:00Z

    With T-level teaching commencing this autumn, what awaits students who turn away from A-levels in favour of this technical qualification?

  • An image showing an archive of ice cores
    Feature

    Frozen in time

    2019-11-06T09:56:00Z

    What chemical clues locked away in ancient ice tell us about Earth’s history

  • An image showing a collage of pharmacy related objects
    Feature

    Why you need A-level chemistry to study pharmacy

    2019-10-03T13:44:00Z

    Why chemistry is essential to understand and manufacture safe, effective medicines

  • A hand with a marker pen writing on a transparent board: Career and words related to the Gatsby career benchmarks
    Analysis

    How to tackle careers guidance

    2018-11-09T11:48:00Z

    Does your school meet the Gatsby career benchmarks?

  • Chemistry bookshelf
    Resource

    Chemistry in our community

    Ready-made Careers Presentations: Chemistry in our community

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    Chemistry careers in SMEs

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario: Your students will explore working for a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) in the Chemical and ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Brian Handy

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. In these videos Brian Handy explains what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. He describes some of the challenges, ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Patrick Regan

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. In these videos Patrick Regan explains what it is like to work with the media. He explains why and how scientists should ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Peter Ivanov

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. In these videos Peter Ivanov explains what it is like to work as a radiochemist. He describes the role of solvent extraction ...

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    SME videos: Kristina Paraschiv

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Kristina Paraschiv explains what it is like to work for an SME. She explains some of ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Martin Freer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. In these videos Martin Freer explains what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. He describes some of the issues ...

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    SME videos: Dr. Matthew Tozer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Matthew Tozer explains what it is like to work for Peakdale Molecular. He gives us an ...

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    SME videos: David Williamson

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos David Williamson explains what it is like to work for both an SME and a multinational ...

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    SME videos: Dr. Catherine O'Leary-Steele

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Catherine O’Leary-Steele explains what it is like to work for LHASA. She gives us an indication ...

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    Naproxen videos: Dr. Matthew Tozer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Matthew Tozer explains what it is like to work for Peakdale Molecular. He gives us an ...