Chemistry at the University of Central Lancashirec

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  • Before I go on to talk about this course, I’d just like to take you through some of the facts about UCLan and the kind of institution we are.So in terms of key facts...A University community of over 35,000 students and 3,000 staff makes us the 5th largest University in Britain. About 20,000 students study here in Preston, accounting for a sixth of the city’s population during the academic year. The rest study in our other campuses in Burnley and on Cumbria’s Energy Coast; at partner college institutions across the country; and around 3,000 study UCLan courses at institutions across the globe. Our commitment to growing our international reach can be seen in the fact that we are currently building actual UCLan campuses in Cyprus and Thailand.120 nationalities are represented in the student body.Over 680 courses covering pretty much the full spread of academic disciplines. The only subjects we don’t currently offer are medicine and veterinary science. 96% of first year students satisfied/very satisfied in our 2010 UCLan Student Survey.We’re the only UK Modern University to appear in the QS World rankings.National research league table position improved by more than 20 places thanks to our performance in the most recent Research Assessment in 2008.
  • Chemistry at the University of Central Lancashirec

    1. 1. SCHOOL OFFORENSIC &INVESTIGATIVESCIENCE16th June 2012Dr Rob SmithMChem, BSc(Hons) Chemistry and ForensicChemistry
    2. 2. CHEMISTRY&FORENSICCHEMISTRY
    3. 3. ALL ABOUT UCLanTHE BASICS
    4. 4. As the largest School of its kind, we offer a diverse range of programmes in forensic investigation, policing and criminal investigation, fire and explosion studies, chemistry, forensic chemistry, anthropology and archaeology.. In 2007 UCLan re-launched a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry, the first new chemistry course to be opened within the UK in the last 10 years.THE SCHOOL OF FORENSICAND INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCES
    5. 5. Mchem & BSc(Hons) Chemistry BSc(Hons) Forensic ChemistryEntry Requirements: 280 points Entry Requirements: 280 pointsTo-date:~ 80 U/G students across both courses~ 20 P/G students (MSc or MPhil/Ph.D)~ 20 academic and support staffAll chemistry graduates (2010) offeredjobs before awards days.All chemistry graduates (2011) in full timeEmployment or higher education (MSc/Ph.D).GENERAL INFORMATION
    6. 6. THE PERFECT COURSES
    7. 7. BSc(Hons) & MChemCHEMISTRY
    8. 8. The Degree is unique in that it has a theme of Green Chemistry running through all 3 years. An integrated approach to the delivery of the branches of chemistry is taken. An average of 9 hours of laboratory classes every week. Small groups given a high level of training. The chance to use complex state of the art equipment in a professional environment.WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY AT UCLan
    9. 9. University of CentralLancashire (UCLan) has state-of-the-art science facilities that reflect the changing needs of students today. These fantastic new facilities range from a dynamic, interactive new library thatfacilitates group working, to ahigh-quality sports centre that The signature chemical sciencesalso provides nursery facilities facility home to Chemistry; for students and staff with J.B. Firth Building. young families.J B FIRTH BUILDING
    10. 10. MChem ChemistryProfessional four year qualification which is pre-requisite to aChartered chemist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry.The MChem provides you with:• Extensive research project.• In-depth knowledge in selected subject areas. MSc MSc Instrumental Analysis MSc Forensic ToxicologyMSc Synthetic Organic ChemistryMChem & MSc PROGRAMMES
    11. 11. Year Skills for Introduction Introduction Experimental Introduction Advanced 1 Chemists to the to Green Techniques to Chemical Skills Synthesis and Chemistry in Concepts for Analysis of Chemistry Chemists Organic Compounds Year Elements of Laboratory Green Physical Tools for Concepts 2 Inorganic and Studies of Chemistry Chemistry: Green in Organic Chemical in Action Theory and Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Concepts Application in Analytical Science Year Research Chemistry Advanced Exploration Medicinal & 3 Topics Project Concepts in of Natural Chemistry Chemical Product Green Energy Processes ChemistryBSc(Hons) ChemistryCOURSE CONTENT
    12. 12. Year Skills for Introduction Introduction Experimental Introduction Advanced 1 Chemists to the to Green Techniques to Chemical Skills Synthesis and Chemistry in Concepts for Analysis of Chemistry Chemists Organic Compounds Year Elements of Laboratory Green Physical Tools for Concepts 2 Inorganic and Studies of Chemistry Chemistry: Green in Organic Chemical in Action Theory and Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Concepts Application in Analytical Science Year Methods in Research Advanced Exploration Research Medicinal & 3 Organic Methods Concepts in of Topics Natural Synthesis Chemistry Chemical Product Processes Chemistry Green Energy Year Sample Preparation and Separation Science and Research Applications in 4 Screening Mass Spectrometry Project Organic Synthesis Elemental and Surface Molecular Spectroscopy AnalysisMChem ChemistryCOURSE CONTENT
    13. 13. BSc (Hons)FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
    14. 14. Forensic Chemistry is one of a number of scientific disciplines, collectively called ‘Forensic Science’, which is the use of science to analyse evidence in matters relating to the law. Many people actively engaged in the field consider Chemistry to be the single most important discipline to underpin Forensic Science.WHY STUDY FORENSIC CHEMISTRYAT UCLan
    15. 15. Broadly speaking a mixture of Chemistry and Crime Scene Science. While the chemistry covers most major subject areas there is a stronger emphasis on organic chemistry and chemical analysis as this is most relevant to the field of forensic investigation. Crime scene science provides training in the management and processing of crime scenes, in the collection and analysis of evidence. The University boasts some of the best crime scene facilities of any UK university.WHAT WILL I STUDY
    16. 16. Year Chemistry Crime Aspects Skills for Experimental Introduction Skills for 1 For Scène of Forensic Techniques to Chemical Chemists Forensic Science Forensic Scientists in Concepts Science Science Chemistry Year Elements of Laboratory Forensic Physical Criminalistics Forensic 2 Inorganic Studies of Chemistry Chemistry: Practice and Chemical Theory and Organic Concepts Application Chemistry in Analytical Science Year Applications Dissertation Advances Forensic Advanced Exploration 3 of Forensic in Toxicology Concepts in of Chemical Science Forensic Chemistry Processes ChemistryCOURSE CONTENT
    17. 17. Search and Recovery Laboratories Forensic Chemistry Laboratories Fire & Explosion Laboratories and Facilities Crime Scene Houses Vehicle Examination Area Moot CourtFORENSIC CHEMISTRYINVESTIGATION
    18. 18. ACADEMIC STAFF
    19. 19. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
    20. 20. THE OPPORTUNITY
    21. 21. Outreach Helpers Course Representative Help teach school children Speaking on behalf of the chemistry students Summer Schools RSC RepresentativeHelp on week long projects with Going to RSC meetings British and European students Supporting the chemistry students at these meetings Lab Based Summer ProjectsCome in and work with an active Chemistry Website researcher on a novel project Ideas, making movies, photo shoots, etc…CV ENHANCEMENT
    22. 22. STUDENTS ENTERPROFESSIONALS LEAVE
    23. 23. The course team are to be congratulated on successfully delivering an interesting and suitably demanding chemistry degree programme with a good diversity of content and methods of assessment. Having had the opportunity to now review in detail the work of the first batch of final year students, I’m happy that the knowledge and skills they have acquired will allow them to stand up well in comparison with students graduating from well established courses at comparator institutions. This student feedback concurs with my own feelings that the staff have put in an exceptional effort to develop this new chemistry programme and their enthusiasm and professionalism is very evident to their students.EXTERNAL EXAMINER REPORT
    24. 24. The course has a good mix of lecture, set assignment and laboratory based learning and includes elements of more innovative approaches such as open book exercises and peer assessment in addition to the more traditional formal examinations and lab reports. The students themselves are enthusiastic about their course and appreciative of the effort put in by the staff. One who had transferred to the course from elsewhere compared it very favourably to his earlier experiences.EXTERNAL EXAMINER REPORT
    25. 25. ANY QUESTIONS?

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