The Schools Analyst Competition is an annual national competition coordinated by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analytical Division. On the 17th of February 2017 the University of Wolverhampton are hosting a regional heat. The winner of this heat will compete in the competition final which will be held at Sussex University on the 21st and 22nd of June 2017.
The competition is an opportunity for students to use analytical equipment not usually available in schools, gain additional practical experience and apply their knowledge of chemistry to solve problems. Instructions will be given and students will be supervised but help from staff will be limited to ensure a fair competition. The competition is open to those currently studying AS (year 12) chemistry or equivalent. Each team will consist of 3 students from the same school or college. A maximum of 3 teams are allowed from each school or college.
Prizes (in the form of gift vouchers) will be awarded to individual students and schools whose teams are placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in this regional heat. Details of prizes can be provided on request.
9.30-10.00 Visitors arrive in MB Foyer
10.00-10.15 Students are provided with PPE (lab coat and safety goggles) and an introductory H&S talk
10.15-13.00 Students will complete practical work in the chemistry laboratory
Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss their outreach requirements with a member of staff from the University of Wolverhampton in a nearby room
(Each visiting student and teacher will be given a £5 lunch voucher to spend on campus)
14.00-14.30 Winners announced and presentation of prizes
14.30 Visitors depart
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS - please register per team (of 3 students). Schools are limited to registering a maximum of 3 teams. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. At least one teacher is required to accompany the students from their school or college.
For more information about the RSC’s Schools Analyst Competition please visit http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Analytical/SchoolsComp/
Junction 10 of the M6 is the nearest motorway junction. The University is split into two sites - City Campus North and South - both of which are signposted from the Ring Road and the A449.
Although there is only very limited metered parking by the main reception on Wulfruna Street, there are a number of public pay car parks within walking distance.
Of these, the Civic Centre car park, at the end of Wulfruna Street, or the long-term car park off Whitmore/Broad Street are the closest.
- General parking spaces are indicated on the uow_wolv_street_map.pdf (PDF 245K, Downloads file) (PDF - 128k - includes directions - opens in new window).
- Details of the type of parking (public, disabled or staff) can be found on our interactive campus map.
- Parking for minibuses is available at Faulkland Street. WV1 1JN. The council charges up to 4 hours: £2.50, per day: £4.50
The drop off point for coaches is Stafford Street outside the Rosalind Franklin Building
Buses come into the city centre from all over Wolverhampton and the West Midlands.
The train station is on the main London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh lines. The station is on Railway Drive, just outside the Ring Road.
The Midland Metro offers a service every 10 minutes throughout the day from Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton St Georges terminus via West Bromwich.
The City Campus is right in the centre of Wolverhampton. It is a seven-minute walk from both the train station and St Georges Metro terminus, and a five-minute walk from the main bus station.
- From the train station - as you exit walk straight ahead and veer right across the road bridge going over the ring road.
- From the bus station - walk straight ahead as you exit, past WH Smiths on your left and continue to the crossroads.
- At the cross roads continue straight ahead down Lichfield Street, you will see the Britannia hotel and The Grand Theatre on your left as you continue down the road.
- At the next junction where you reach Indi bar and the Royal London Buildings turn right – you will see The George in front of you. This is the beginning of the 'University Quarter'
- From the Metro - upon exiting the Metro station, walk towards Primark, cross the road and then take a right alongside Marks and Spencers
- Continue along this road - it will bend slightly to the right and then back to the left. Keep going until you reach a crossroads - you will have Indi Bar on your left.
- Cross over and continue on the same direction around the Royal London Buildings. You should now see The George in front of you. Continue walking straight head keeping The George on your left hand side. Continue until you see a glass fronted building. This is the Rosalind Franklin building. Enter the building and wait in the Foyer to be greeted by a member of staff from the University of Wolverhampton.
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University of Wolverhampton - Rosalind Franklin Science Building