The Chemistry Department is committed to providing a fulfilling, productive and happy place in which to learn, teach and carry out research. These goals are included in our Academic Strategy‌ and our Academic Opportunities programme is a central part of this commitment.

PhD student The Academic Opportunities Programme is delivered by a variety of mechanisms including leadership from the Head of Department, Professor Oscar Ces, acting as champion for Supporting Young Academics both within the Department and across the College, the Department Equality and Diversity Committee, and the Postdoc Development Team 

The Department was awarded a Gold Athena SWAN award for good practice in supporting academic women in September 2013. This award recognises the good practices already in place for supporting women at all stages, including undergraduate, post graduate, post doctoral, and early career academics through to professional level.

The Department of Chemistry also welcomes Fellowship candidates from the UK and overseas.