Interest groups

Royal Society of Chemistry interest groups are networks run by RSC members. Each group focuses on a specific area of interest.

Interest groups may run a series of annual events for both their members and the wider community; organise their own portfolio of awards for contributions to the field; or offer grants for travel or events.

Membership of our interest groups is open to all Royal Society of Chemistry members. There are four education-focused interest groups:

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Educational Techniques Group

The Educational Techniques Group has been at the forefront of chemical education for the last 20 years and was involved with the creation of several major innovative and exciting projects which saw nationwide release. Today the group is moving forward into the 21st Century and is always looking for members' involvement and enthusiasm.

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Secondary and Further Education Group

The Secondary and Further Education Group aims to promote and develop the teaching and learning of chemistry, both academic and work-based, to 11-19+ year olds in secondary schools and 6th form/FE Colleges. We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities.

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Higher Education Group

The Higher Education Group represents practicing colleagues with an interest in chemical science education. We provide a forum to discuss teaching and learning of chemistry at a higher level, support and promote the development, dissemination and wider use of effective teaching and learning activities, and promote wider recognition of good work in chemical education at this level.

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Chemical Education Research

The Chemistry Education Research Group is concerned with promoting research at all levels of education and disseminating research findings to members of the Group. Members of CERG can help one another by sharing research expertise and locate others with similar interests.

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