School of Chemistry

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REF Results 2021

The School of Chemistry (UoA8) maintains a position in the upper half of the UoA, with an increase from REF2014 in the percentage of both ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world-leading’ outputs, with more than a doubling of the percentage assessed as ‘world-leading’.  All of the impact case studies submitted were viewed as being ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’, and the percentage that is ‘world-leading’ has also increased. The school’s research environment is also recognised being at least ‘internationally excellent’, with an increase to 75% ‘world-leading’ compared to REF2014. 

  • Excellence in teaching: 98% of MSci Chemistry students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey, 2019)
  • State-of-the-art teaching laboratories
  • A thriving research environment with 160 postgraduate students and 60 post-doctoral fellows from all corners of the globe
  • Fully committed to providing a positive and supportive learning and working environment
  • Outstanding engagement with the community through demonstration lectures, events with schools and colleges, and the award winning Periodic Table of Videos
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The Sir Jesse Boot Chair of Organic Chemistry 

2020 was the 100th anniversary of the Sir Jesse Boot Chair of Organic Chemistry. 

The century covered by the Sir Jesse Boot Chair in Organic Chemistry has seen an enormous expansion in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, going from 8 academic staff and around 40 full and part-time students in 1920, to 50 academic staff and more than 800 fulltime undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in 2020. 

Read more about the Chair and its incumbents

The history of the School of Chemistry

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