In the words of Peter Atkins, “Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements, which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject.” Chemistry impacts every aspect of our lives: from the food we eat and the medicines we use, to the fuel we use in our vehicles and the materials we use to construct them. The in-depth study of the properties, synthesis and analysis of matter can help us answer questions ranging from the nature of atoms to what makes up the universe.
Chemistry is a practical subject, and the practical component of our Chemistry courses will be delivered in the laboratories of our multimillion pound Rosalind Franklin Building. With six storeys and more than 6000 square metres of floor space, housing modern teaching laboratories, research laboratories and advanced specialist equipment, it will provide an education and research environment ideal for developing and inspiring enquiring minds. To find out more about this state-of-the-art facility, visit: wlv.ac.uk/franklin