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Chemistry BSc(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Annie Rae

Name: Annie Rae
Course: Chemistry BSc(Hons)
Level: Graduated 2018

"The chemistry course itself involves a large amount of contact hours including a large amount of time spent doing practical work in the lab. There are roughly 2 or 3 lab sessions a week each lasting 3 hours.

Due to the amount of contact hours on the course you are taught an extensive range of material that is put into context with regular sessions in the lab.

Kingston University is a great place to study due to the high level of teaching delivered and the large amount of support given in conjunction with this. The University has invested a large amount into brand new teaching labs and equipment making practical sessions.

The staff care a lot about the students and are supportive throughout anyone's time here, the personal tutor scheme is fantastic if you're having any kind of problems, whether university-related or personal. The lecturers also have an open-door policy; if you're having any problems with coursework or lecture material any lecturer is happy for you to visit them in their office or arrange a time to go over anything you're struggling with.

Don't compare yourself to your others on your course. Chemistry is an amazing subject with a variety of topics; different people will excel in different areas so if you don't do as well as everyone else in one thing, don't worry, there's plenty of other opportunities for you to succeed!"

 

Name: Steven Merritt 
Course: Chemistry BSc(Hons)

"The lecturers at Kingston genuinely care about their students and always seem available to assist you. I've had responses to emails near midnight for questions I've asked before deadlines! It's this attitude to lecturing which makes Kingston a great university."

 

Name: Daniel Elford
Level: third year

"As someone who has always wanted to join a scientific profession, I knew from an early age that chemistry was what I wanted to study. Now as a third-year student, I can say with ease that Kingston was definitely the right choice; the labs and equipment accessible to you is great and with a teaching staff to match, you really can't go wrong!

Even though there are other universities in London that teach chemistry, Kingston University appealed to me the most because of the practical application of what you learn in the classroom. Whether you are looking to do MChem with an industrial placement or the BSc(Hons) degree, the hands-on experience will more than prepare you for industry.

The big question many people ask themselves is "what can I do with a chemistry degree?" Well the possibilities are endless. Britain's first woman prime minister and the first Briton in space both had chemistry degrees, so don't think it's all about lab work! The broad range of skills learnt on the course sets you up for many career paths outside of science.

Furthermore, Kingston as a town is a very nice place to live. Situated on the outskirts of London, it still has a lot to offer but is not so busy and 'in your face'. However, if venturing into central London is something that appeals to you, there are two train stations situated near the University. If not, there are many parks and facilities to go lose yourself in including bowling, shopping centres, a cinema, restaurants and much more.

For studying chemistry, you can't go wrong at Kingston University. With the broad range of theory taught and the large amount of hands on experience, a Kingston chemistry degree will set you up for a successful future."

 

Sophia Shah

Name: Sophia Shah
Course: Chemistry BSc(Hons)

"The Chemistry BSc(Hons) course at Kingston stood out to me because of the balance between lectures, workshops and practical sessions, as well as the great location of the university. Throughout the course I have enjoyed the practical sessions the most because it gave us a chance to experience firsthand what we had learnt in lectures, and to try it out for ourselves.

After I graduate, I intend to stay on at Kingston to complete my PGCE in secondary science. This would only have been possible with the support of my lecturers, and the education I had received at Kingston."

 

Naffy Said Ali

Name: Naffy Said Ali
Course: Chemistry BSc(Hons)

 

"I chose to study in Kingston because it is a very multicultured location. The place is beautiful and with the River Thames flowing through it, makes is a nice place to relax and just spend time with your friends. Kingston is a very warm and serene place to learn.

The lecturers and facilities are great. They were very helpful when it came to industrial placement – with CV workshops and mock interviews to help me with my application. I am planning to further my studies into masters in drug design and hopefully go into the research field one day!"

 

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