The Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Group (RSC HEG) represents practising colleagues with an interest in chemical sciences education within (but not limited to) higher education. We promote the dissemination of effective teaching and learning practice through support of the RSC Higher Education Chemistry Teaching Network and the annual ViCEPHEC conference.
You can find out more about our work through this website and by following us on Twitter @RSC_HEG .
- RSC HE Teaching Network meetingWe are pleased to circulate joining information for the RSC HE Teaching Network winter meeting. This year, Dr Linnea Soler and Dr Smita Odedra at the University of Glasgow will be our hosts of the meeting entitled “Finding the Fun in Higher Education Chemistry“. The meeting will take place on Friday 5th March 2021 via … Continue reading RSC HE Teaching Network meeting
- Discipline-based STEM education webinarsThe second Cardiff–UCL Discipline-based STEM Education Research Webinar serries is now open for registration: http://bit.ly/CardiffUCLstemwebinars Based on reports of the first series, there were very interesting discussions on the present and future directions of STEM Education innovation. The events are sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics Higher Education Group, … Continue reading Discipline-based STEM education webinars
- vViCEPHEC content going liveThe Variety in Chemistry Education/Physics Higher Education conference website is now being populated with recorded talks and posters, along with discussion forums and information on our live capstone event on Friday 21st August. Please take a look at the programme and register for the live event here. If you have any suggestions for social activities that the steering committee … Continue reading vViCEPHEC content going live
- Bursaries for vViCEPHEC20The RSC Higher Education Group has a limited number of bursaries available to support participation by RSC members in the virtual Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (ViCEPHEC) between 17th and 21st August 2020.
- Notice of AGM, 25th August 2020This year, owing to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, our AGM will be held online at 1pm on Tuesday 25th August. Joining details will be circulated closer to the time.
Bites are short ~5 minute reads contributed by our membership, sharing ideas and thoughts about chemistry in higher education. We aim to post a number of these each month. To contribute, please contact the Communications Officer or message us through Twitter (email address redacted for spam purposes!).
- Second EuroVariety 2019 Bursary winner reportDr. Roy Lowry MRSC CChem FHEA (website) of the Centre for Chemical Sciences, University of Plymouth, is another recipient of a RSC Higher Education Group bursary to attend the EUChemS Eurovariety in Chemistry Education conference 2019, held in Prato, Italy. This is his account of the experience and the benefit of attendance.
- Report: Eurovariety Bursary winner 2019Dr Tom Anderson MRSC FHEA (@DrTomAnderson1) of the Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield was awarded a bursary by the RSC Higher Education Group to attend the EUChemS Eurovariety in Chemistry Education conference 2019, held in Prato, Italy. This is his brief account of the experience and the benefit of … Continue reading Report: Eurovariety Bursary winner 2019
Articles are longer ~5-10 minute reads contributed by our membership, sharing ideas and thoughts about chemistry in higher education. We aim to post one of these each month. To contribute, please contact the Communications Officer or message us through Twitter (email address redacted for spam purposes!).
- PeerWise ACCESS (All-Ireland Collaborative Chemistry Education Shared Space).Barry Ryan (@CBS_Lecturer) of Technical University Dublin gives us a written overview of the PeerWise ACCESS programme; a multi-institutional strategy to support asynchronous student learning as they transition to third-level education.
- Extended Student IntroductionsSummarising from her presentation given to the “Supporting University Students in Chemistry during Hybrid Teaching” meeting (Online, 17th July 2020), Claire McDonnell (@clairemcd_chem) of Technical University Dublin gives us a written overview of the scheme.