I would like to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry and congratulate you on your recent exam achievements. I look forward to working with you all during your time at Bath.

We offer you a full programme during Welcome Week to help you familiarise yourself with the Department and University.

Apart from academic studies, being at university also offers you the chance to enjoy a wide range of artistic, social and sporting interests. Make the most of these opportunities and perhaps try something new.

However, one of the main talents that you will have to develop quickly is that of time management. Getting the balance right between study and other activities at university can be difficult, but it’s the secret to being successful. Most people find that they have 'the time of their lives' at university - I hope that you are one of them.

I look forward to meeting you when you come to Bath.

Matthew Jones Director of Teaching