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Reply 1
Who has applied for Chemistry this year?

Has anyone got any offers yet?
Original post by McGinger
Who has applied for Chemistry this year?

Has anyone got any offers yet?

Hey! I'm applying. All the forums for Chemistry seem so empty.

I've not applied yet because I'm trying to get my predicted grade up for chem but I'm hoping my application will have been sent off by Christmas..
Where are you looking to apply?
I've applied for
Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry - Newcastle University (with partners programme)
Medicinal Chemistry - Univesity of Liverpool and University of Leeds
Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry - University of York
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry - University of Nottingham

My predicted grades are AAA in Biology Chemistry and German :smile:
I submitted my application last Thursday but my college only sent it forward to UCAS today
I'm pretty much certain I'll go to Newcastle for various reasons so just waiting on an offer
Currently a third year chemist (former medicinal chemist) at Liverpool, if you have any questions then feel free to ask :smile:
Original post by Snobster 101
Currently a third year chemist (former medicinal chemist) at Liverpool, if you have any questions then feel free to ask :smile:

i’ve applied for medicinal chem at liverpool and have an offer- what made you switch?
Original post by gabriellamadelyn
I've applied for
Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry - Newcastle University (with partners programme)
Medicinal Chemistry - Univesity of Liverpool and University of Leeds
Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry - University of York
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry - University of Nottingham

My predicted grades are AAA in Biology Chemistry and German :smile:
I submitted my application last Thursday but my college only sent it forward to UCAS today
I'm pretty much certain I'll go to Newcastle for various reasons so just waiting on an offer

I've applied for:
Chemistry w/ Industrial Placement Year @ Bristol, St Andrews, Newcastle, and Leeds.
Chemistry w/ Integrated Foundation Year @ Manchester

My predicted grades are A*AB in English Lit, Chemistry, and Biology.
I think I like Bristol the most so hoping for an offer from them :smile:
Reply 7
Who has offers for Chemistry ...?
Original post by McGinger
Who has offers for Chemistry ...?

I’ve got an offer from Leeds for the MChem w/ year in industry- AAB
Reply 9
Son has offers now from Bath (AABB), Warwick (AAA) and Southampton (AAB). Pending interview for Imperial and awaiting the outcome of Oxford interview (unlikely to get an offer). Likely to need one to two A stars to meet any offers from those two. Predicted 3 x A stars (Maths, Phys and Chem) and 1 x A (FM). He’s glad he’s not doing maths or economics or CS as offers are very high for those subjects.
Reply 10
Original post by Snobster 101
Currently a third year chemist (former medicinal chemist) at Liverpool, if you have any questions then feel free to ask :smile:

@Snobster101, what are job prospects like at the moment for graduate chemists? Are you doing a postgraduate course to further specialise?
Tagging in @Snobster 101 again as the tag in the above post didn't work. :smile:
Reply 13
Thanks @normow and @McGinger
Reply 14
Original post by Grgy
Thanks @normow and @McGinger

I study Chemistry at bath. Any qs lmk :smile:
Reply 15
Hello everyone idk if this is relevant to this thread but I was wondering what's an average ratio of practical/lab work to theory in general in chem? And does that ratio change for each year?
Original post by Grgy
@Snobster101, what are job prospects like at the moment for graduate chemists? Are you doing a postgraduate course to further specialise?

Sorry this is so late but not really looking for jobs rn, plan on doing an MPhil after this but we’ll see how that goes. From what I have seen and been told the number of people apply to chemistry degree’s has been pretty low in recent years so I assume that that will help in the job market but I’m really not the best guy to ask…
Reply 17
Original post by p_4
Hello everyone idk if this is relevant to this thread but I was wondering what's an average ratio of practical/lab work to theory in general in chem? And does that ratio change for each year?

Im a first year so can only give you information for first and second year rly. First year semester 1 will be 1 day 9-5 in the lab, simester 2 is 2 days 9-5 in the lab and then 9-12 ish the day after. Year 2 then increases again to 2 days in the lab. Not sure for 3rd year as most chemists in bath go on placement but it most likely increases again. Most unis all have the same amount of lab work as all rsc accredited courses have a minimum of I think 100hrs of lab work per year as a requirement. Also you don't have to be in the lab 9-5 you just stay there for how ever long the labs takes so it varies quite a bit. I've had computational labs that were 2 hrs and physical labs that were 8. Ratio wise I have about 20hrs worth of lectures a week so it is still a lot of lecture work basically a 9-5 job. Not to mention the pre and post lab work :frown:
Hope this helps :smile:)
Original post by p_4
Hello everyone idk if this is relevant to this thread but I was wondering what's an average ratio of practical/lab work to theory in general in chem? And does that ratio change for each year?

To add to the other persons post Liverpool is 2 x 9-5 lab sessions a week. For all three years.
Reply 19
Original post by Snobster 101
To add to the other persons post Liverpool is 2 x 9-5 lab sessions a week. For all three years.

Nah that is criminal the post labs must be trauma

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