How to get involved in the ChemSTEP project

If you are an employer in the chemical sciences and would like the opportunity to talk to local schools about your work to showcase the breadth of opportunities available, please get in touch with us at chemistry-chemstep@strath.ac.uk and we would be delighted to connect you to schools in your area.

We have a track record of establishing links between schools and employers for careers events and feedback from both employers and schools on the experience shows that it is a mutually beneficial experience.

If you would also like to participate in our project by providing short career themed videos for use by school students, teachers and parents/carers to promote careers in the chemical sciences, do get in touch. View the variety of career-themed videos which have already been provided and are being used in schools.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the ChemSTEP project!

The ChemSTEP project is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry through their Chemistry for All outreach grants scheme. This scheme aims to deliver several two-year programmes of chemistry-focused interventions that show explicit attention to the findings from Chemistry for All.

In the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, we have an established track record for successful chemistry outreach, however, we are cognisant of the persistent need for widening participation in Chemistry in higher education. The aim of our ChemSTEP project is to establish an integrated Student-Teacher-Employer-Parent network that is able to co-ordinate the provision of Chemistry-relevant career information to students, at all years of secondary education, with particular attention to areas of low social-economic status. This collaborative approach will ensure that students' intrinsic motivation for Chemistry is reinforced from multiple sources, including the unique approach of enhancing parental involvement.