Chemistry taster session

Date: 30-Oct-2020

Time: 09:45-12:45 

Target year group: Year 13

Information: Analysing and modelling aspirin

A free virtual taster session for students studying A Level Chemistry with an interest in studying Chemistry at university.

In this interactive session, we will explore how chemists analyse their samples, using aspirin as an example. We will discuss infrared (IR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and you'll get the chance to use molecular modelling software to visualise aspirin in 3D as well!

After a quick break, there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a chemistry student at the University of Sheffield, as you take part in a Q&A. You will have the chance to talk to some of our current undergraduate students and a member of our admissions team, who will all be on hand to answer any queries you might have about studying chemistry at university. If you’d like to have a go at making aspirin virtually before the session, why not try this simulated experiment from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Benefits of attending this event: Our online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

How to book a place: To book your place you will need to complete a google form which can be found on the event page linked here:

In the event that there are more applications than there are available places, the Taster day team will assess all application forms and make decisions on the most suitable candidates based on predetermined scoring criteria. 

Any steps required to confirm your attendance with the university running the event: To confirm your attendance at this event please email including the session you attended and the date it took place.