Ever wanted to know what we get up to on the RSC graduate scheme? In this blog, members of our graduate scheme describe some of the interesting (or unusual!) activities and projects they are working on, as well as what it is like to work in a variety of departments across the RSC.

Find out more about the RSC Graduate Scheme here

Geri - Education

Almost at the end of my first rotation in schools and colleges and it doesn’t seem all that long ago that I started!

During my time working in the schools and colleges department at the Royal Society of Chemistry I have had the opportunity to get involved in a number of different projects. One of the main things that I have spent my time working on is the Chemistry and Art exhibition to go alongside our theme this year, ‘Chemistry of Art’. For this I have been sourcing different work to exhibit (including some exciting artwork from a project in Australia, Insight Radical), liaising with various people from museums, and generally curating and organising the exhibition. This has been both exciting and busy and we are now over half way through the exhibition which, so far, is going well!


As well as the exhibition I have been involved in sourcing and organising some of the multimedia content for our online CPD for teachers tool. This has meant that I have had days filming experiments or editing films in studios and helping with voiceovers (exciting but not quite as glamourous as it sounds!), to uploading resources and multimedia to the website platform.

The schools and colleges department are really keen on ensuring that you get a feel for the whole department and not just the immediate team that you are a part of. This means I’ve also had the opportunity to shadow our education coordinators, help out at some of the teacher training scholarship assessment days, and work with the outreach team to plan Burlington House’s part in this years’ Open House London.
I have really enjoyed my time working in the schools and colleges department and despite looking forward to what my next rotation will be I will be sad to leave.

Geri is a Graduate currently working in the Schools and Colleges Team on the Royal Society of Chemistry's Graduate Scheme. To see if we are currently recruiting for the RSC Graduate Scheme click here.

Posted by Geri Kitley on Jul 23, 2014 11:14 AM Europe/London

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