Bristol ChemLabS

Bristol ChemLabS (Bristol Chemical Laboratory Sciences) is a UK Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. It was established in 2005 following an award to the School of Chemistry from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and significant further investment from the University.

This investment resulted in the refurbishment of the school's teaching laboratories, which opened in 2007 and now offer state-of-the-art, professional standard facilities for the teaching and learning of chemistry's core practical elements.

The remaining investment was used to provide a greatly enhanced in-lab experience for the students through the development of e-learning software, in association with Learning Science Ltd. This has transformed the student experience of practical chemistry at Bristol.

Central to our success has been the development of the innovative web-based, online, fully interactive Dynamic Laboratory Manual (DLM) which contains video and virtual instrumentation and equipment, as well as inbuilt pre- and in-laboratory e-assessment.

The A-Level Chemistry LabSkills range of products, which were developed from the ChemLabS DLM, is having a similar impact in schools throughout the UK and abroad.

Here at Bristol we know that chemistry is an exciting, evolving core science, central to the quality of modern life and that its health is dependent on a vibrant scientific education sector able to project and develop the subject.

As a result of the Bristol ChemLabS experience, we believe that chemistry education at Bristol is both excellent and dynamic and remains very popular with students at pre-university, access, undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD levels.

A student in the Bristol ChemLabS Teaching Laboratories

A student in the Bristol ChemLabS Teaching Laboratories

Bristol ChemLabS

As a result of the Bristol ChemLabS experience, we believe that chemistry education at Bristol is both excellent and dynamic and remains very popular with students at pre-university, access, undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD levels.

Bristol ChemLabS website