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Schools Outreach Programme @ Warwick Chemistry

What is Outreach?

Warwick Chemistry has an active outreach programme for both primary and secondary schools, coordinated by our enthusiastic outreach officer Nick Barker.

For many years, we have invited groups of school students to our department for days in the teaching laboratories, tours, tutorials and workshops and we remain happy to visit schools to give lectures about some of the research going on here or to teach the fundamentals of the subject to younger students as part of a practical demonstration lecture.


The outreach work undertaken by Nick for this academic year totalled 89 individual events and engaged with 9,700 young people.

How much does it cost?

We do not currently charge for our outreach activities. However, it would be much appreciated if you could make a small voluntary contribution (eg: £25 for a demonstration lecture at a school).

More information?

Nick's diary is now booked up for the remainder of this academic year (2017/18) in terms of the school visits and laboratory visits for schools which he organises.

If you would like to have more information about our range activities please contact Nick Barker.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

Warwick Chemistry is pleased to host a Regional Education Coordinator for the Royal Society of Chemistry. Mrs Selina Kermode will be back with us in Summer 2018 and all enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ruth Patchett. Contact details below.

What age groups do we work with?

All age groups from any school. Key Stage 1 onwards.

Mr Nick Barker

Schools Outreach Programme

N dot M dot Barker at warwick dot ac dot uk

Phone: 024 7657 4449


Mrs Selina Kermode

RSC Education Coordinator

S dot Kermode at warwick dot ac dot uk

Mobile: 07469 020722

Please contact Ruth Patchett

Selina Kermode


Dr Ruth Patchett

RSC Education Coordinator

R dot Patchett dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk