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How can I prepare myself in the summer for starting a chemistry degree?
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relax, because later you wont know what it is anymore 🤣
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CheeseIsVeg should be able to offer some advice!
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How can I prepare myself in the summer for starting a chemistry degree?
hi :hi: I am going into my 3rd year of studying Chemistry
The best preparation you can do for starting a chemistry degree, is little to none.
You should take plenty of time to relax over this period :hugs:

But should you wish to do some reading etc. I would recommend getting Physical Chemistry 5th edition or above by Atkins
If I remember correctly, lots of chemistry first years struggled with Physical Chemistry
We do lots of thermodynamics and also energy level/jablonski diagrams etc. ie: it's quite physics-based so if you're not a fan of that I'd recommend that book!

Also if you're not the biggest maths fan - Maths for Chemistry by Monk + Monroe may also be a read for you :borat:

Otherwise check your course - sometimes they give you pre-reading or summer homework etc.

To spark your interest, some cool chemistry books you can find on the shelves include: Very Short Introductions - (there are a few good chemistry volumes I enjoyed) and various others - I'll leave that for you to search!

Hope this helps
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P.S Feel free to fire questions at me

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CheeseIsVeg should be able to offer some advice!
:ta: :hugs:
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How can I prepare myself in the summer for starting a chemistry degree?
Hi Anonymous!

Top advice as always from CheeseIsVeg!

We always encourage enjoying your break. You've earned it!

If you are looking for something to pass the time however, there is some great books that Cheeseisveg has suggested, there are some others on the RSC virtual library, and a number of free resources for transitioning from A-Level to undergraduate on our higher education learn chemistry website.

Hope they are useful and good luck as you take the next step in your chemistry career.

If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us at any time!

All the best,

Gareth
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relax, because later you wont know what it is anymore 🤣
What does that mean lol
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What does that mean lol
you will be sooo busy you wont have time for relax 😁
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you will be sooo busy you wont have time for relax 😁
Are you sure? Cos I heard if you manage your time properly its fine
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if you want 1st class degree it's different story😁 and work along studies🙄
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if you want 1st class degree it's different story😁 and work along studies🙄
What about a 2:1? Also how do u know this? Are u a chem student?
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I've already done my bachelor's degree, 1st class. and I've been working part time.it was intense. in the and of writing final paper i thought I'll end up in mental hospital 🤣
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I've already done my bachelor's degree, 1st class. and I've been working part time.it was intense. in the and of writing final paper i thought I'll end up in mental hospital 🤣
What do you plan on doing now?
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What do you plan on doing now?
I'm starting my MSc chemical research at QMUL in September 😊
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I'm starting my MSc chemical research at QMUL in September 😊
Do most people go onto to do further studies? I’m starting a chemistry degree in September but I’m having doubts because I enjoy chemistry however I’m not too sure where it can take me
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oh well. even before graduation I got a job at Fisher Scientific.than left it, moved in UK, got a job at other big pharmaceutical company.now leaving again and will do my masters hopefully following PhD🧐
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Please if anyone has any extra advice I am in the same position and would really like to know because exams have now been canceled I really do want to prepare for my chemistry med chem degree
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