With a new semester rolling around, a new opportunity will arise. Course organizers will soon be asking students to volunteer as class rep. It’s a great opportunity to add to your CV, develop some transferable skills, and get to know your
A melting point is a characteristic physical property of a substance. So melting point analysis is one of the simplest and most useful techniques for identification of a chemical substance. Melting Point Depression Melting point (m.p.) analysis can also provide information
“How to Write a Scientific Literature Review” This course has been awarded 5-star reviews from academic staff and students and is recommended as essential training for anyone about to start a Ph.D. degree. Ask your PI to consider it
This is the 2nd article in our series on ‘errors’ and a continuation of the article ‘All About Errors‘. The ambition is that this article should be self-contained. However some concepts, such as standard deviation, are discussed in more
Updated by Dr. Allison Kirsop, November 2016. With exams just around the corner, here are a few tips to help you get the best grades you can. Procrastination and student life seem to
Taking your own notes is a skill you need to develop while you’re an undergrad. So if you’re in your early years, don’t rely on printed handouts for the rest of your degree.
We asked 5 different students who all achieved first-class grades in 3rd year to explain how they use different revision techniques. We found that different methods work for different people. Which one works best for you?
Blogging has given me a new set of skills. Now that I’m applying for an industrial placement, I’m wondering how this will benefit me in a working environment. Five years ago, student author Hayley Russell started a
Writing your first literature review can be daunting, and getting started is often the hardest part. This article explains how to approach your first literature review and gives some tips on what to include and what to avoid.
Writing for KirsopLabs – why do it? Why on earth would writing for a blog be so important? Why would you even bother? As an undergraduate looking to get ahead of your peers in the interview stakes,
Tutorials, labs, and lectures can quickly build up as the academic year progresses and things get more intense. Labs are 30% of your final chemistry 2 marks, so it’s important that you take them seriously.
How do you choose the best optional (or elective) courses in your 1st and 2nd year? It’s highly likely that your preferred flavour of chemistry will be different from mine. And that goes for interests outside of the discipline too.