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School of Chemistry Mentoring Programme

The School of Chemistry mentoring programme is run in conjunction with the Trinity Alumni Office and the Careers Advisory Service. The programme aims to develop current Junior Sophister students’ knowledge of the labour market and career paths, by connecting them to alumni mentors with experience in a range of careers.

What's involved?

Alumni can sign-up to be a mentor for the programme during our call-out to mentors in August/September of every year. Mentors should have a degree from the School of Chemistry (Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry with Molecular Modelling, Nanoscience- Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials or Computational Chemistry). As a mentor you can choose to work individually with a student or with a small group. You can decide to meet directly with a student or e-mentor a student by email or Skype. The focus of these networking sessions is generally professional development and other career-related topics.

How do I sign up?

This year, the School of Chemistry will participate in Mentoring events run in conjunction with the Alumni Service and the Careers Services. Details of the events can be found here.

The School of Chemistry is happy to provide more details of the event to interested alumni. Please contact by our Global Officer Niamh McGoldrick.


2019 Activities

School of Chemistry Alumni to Student Networking Reception 2019


The School of Chemistry will be holding its annual Alumni to Student Networking reception with our Junior Sophister students. If you are a graduate from our Chemistry, Chemistry with Molecular Modelling, Medicinal Chemistry or Nanoscience- Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials with two years or more work experience, we would be delighted to have you back to the School for on March 12th 2019 from 6-9 pm.

The event will begin with refreshments and a welcoming reception, followed by an alumni panel discussion where each graduate will give an overview of their career path to date to current Junior Sophister students. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal networking session, enabling students to ask follow-up questions about entering the workforce. Alumni will be encouraged to provide any follow-up communication by email or via our new alumni mentoring platform, Trinity Alumni Online.

Alumni who are interested in this event can register by following the link below

If you have any questions about the event, please email Dr Niamh McGoldrick, the School of Chemistry Global Officer at

Previous years

9th April, 2014: Dr. Gemma-Louise Davies (Ph.D. 2011) and Dr. David Scanlon (Ph.D. 2011) were invited to the Royal Society in London to meet President Michael D. Higgins as part of his historic State visit to the UK. Dr. Davies and Dr. Scanlon were invited as representatives of Early Career Academics from Ireland currently working in the UK. Photograph credit: The Royal Society.

Dr. Davies & President Higgins    Dr. Scanlon & Predsiident Higgins