UAS Newsletter – July 2007

UAS Newsletter – July 2007

Dear Colleague

Welcome to the Summer edition of the UAS Newsletter.

We would like to thank everyone involved with a UAS module this year and we hope that the experience of participating in the scheme has been both enjoyable and rewarding for all concerned. The 89 departments that ran a UAS module this year sent 600 undergraduates into schools throughout the UK.

Undergraduates have undertaken a wide range of exciting and innovative projects in schools and they have had the opportunity to explore teaching as a possible career whilst gaining important transferable skills which will enhance their future employability prospects.

We are very pleased to announce that we now have 100 departments signed up to run UAS modules in 2007/8 with more departments set to join them in coming weeks. We are very pleased to welcome the department of chemistry from the University of Edinburgh as our 100th department.

We would ask new departments planning on participating in UAS next year to return your sign-up letters to us as soon as possible. Please contact Brian Lockwood at Brian.Lockwood@uas.ac.uk if you require a sign-up letter or if you require further information about the scheme.

We are very pleased to report that funding from the RSC – BMCS is helping us. New chemistry departments have been recruited and many others are considering implementing a UAS module in the near future. The funding is principally aimed at providing £1000 a year for the first 2 years (£2,000 total) to help with setting up costs, but existing UAS chemistry departments have also benefited from this funding. If you know of any chemistry department not already involved in UAS who you think might be interested please let us know and we will follow it up. Thanks again go to the BMCS.

Wishing you all an enjoyable and sunny summer!

We hope you have found the information provided in this newsletter of interest. For further details about any of the above, or if you have any information to contribute for the next newsletter, please see www.uas.ac.uk or contact Ray.dInverno@uas.ac.uk or contact Brian.Lockwood@uas.ac.uk

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