On this page, you will find some recommendations on what to watch, read, listen and do to engage with your subject. As well as feeding your intellectual curiosity, these links may provide useful material for your UCAS statement. Once you have engaged with the links, make sure that you practise putting your thoughts into words with the writing activity at the end.
25 Chemistry Experiments in 15 Minutes
Supercharged: Fueling the Future
How is pollution changing the ocean’s chemistry
Is fire a solid, a liquid or a gas?
Cryo electron microscopy – a Nobel Prize winning new technique
The story of alchemy and the beginnings of chemistry
Elemental: The periodic table at 150
Brian Cox and Robin Ince in The Infinite Monkey Cage
Jim Al-Khalili’s podcast Life Scientific
Podcasts on chemistry from the University of Oxford
The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast
Award winning podcast The Naked Scientists
- Learn about the Green Fluorescent Protein by exploring the multimedia around the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Expand your understanding of chemistry by exploring resources, books, news and events with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Take part in a chemistry lecture during the annual Cambridge Science Festival, the UK’s largest free science festival.
- To apply to university, you need to demonstrate that you are well informed about the subject and have a strong interest in studying it at greater depth. To get started, practice writing about your subject interests by composing short responses to the following questions:
- What have you watched, read or listened to that has inspired you?
- Why was it interesting?
- What new issues did you learn about?
- What do you want to find out next?
- What excites you about the subject?
- Why do you think studying the subject is important?