West of Scotland Meeting for Teachers of Chemistry

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry hosts a one-day meeting for Teachers of Chemistry in January each year. The aim of this conference is to update teachers on recent developments in the subject.

The programme includes a mix of talks on current educational issues and interesting areas of chemistry and practical laboratory sessions (more lab details here) and is also a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss relevant topics with other teachers.

These meetings have proved popular since they began in 2001 and normally attract around 100 participants. Delegates come mainly from the Glasgow, Paisley, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Falkirk areas and we are always happy to welcome participants from further away.


2021 UPDATE:

The meeting did not run as normal this year due to public health restrictions, so we have assembled a short programme of speakers for an interim online gathering to be held this summer. The meeting will consist of a mixture of short talks and discussion sessions, and is free to attend.


Dr Kristy Turner (University of Manchester): Why do students find balancing equations difficult?

Dr Jane Essex (University of Strathclyde): What will next year’s probationary chemistry teachers have been able to do during their PGDE?

Dr Stephen Hendry (Royal Society of Chemistry): RSC educational support during COVID-19 – Learnings & insights.

Dr Patrick Thomson (University of Strathclyde): University practical work during COVID-19.


The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021,   4 - 5.30 pm

To register an interest in the meeting, please send an email to chemistry-teacherscpd@strath.ac.uk and you will be sent login details shortly before the meeting is due to start.


Meeting Downloads

WoS 2021 Programme


Previous years:

WoS Brochure 2020

WoS 2019 Brochure

WoS 2019 Video of Talks

WoS 2018 Brochure 

WoS 2017 brochure

WoS 2016 brochure

WoS 2015 Brochure

WoS 2014 Brochure


Next meeting: June 8th 2021
4-5.30 pm