Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

The SIAS programme was discontinued in 2020

We thank all the providers, teachers and students who have participated in the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) programme over the course of more than a decade.

During the 2019/2020 academic year we carried out a thorough evaluation of SIAS and its impact to ensure we offer the best outreach to inspire students and support teaching. While the report showed many valuable aspects of SIAS, it recommended a fundamental re-appraisal and overhaul of our approach to this form of activity.

Taking this into consideration, combined with Covid-19 restrictions, we took the decision not to continue with SIAS and to focus our resources on other types of support for schools and colleges.

We are open to new ideas, whether around spectroscopy or other aspects of chemistry, and welcome suggestions by email.

Updated June 2021

Spectroscopy resources

Electromagnetic wave


Explore the principles and practice of spectroscopy and other analytical methods

IR spectrometer

Spectroscopy videos

Chemistry education videos on a range of spectroscopic techniques