I would like to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry and congratulate you on your recent achievements – I know that the last few months have been difficult, and I look forward to working with you all during your time at Bath. Our entire teaching team have been working hard to make your time here enjoyable.

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, during your time here.

However, one of the main talents that you will have to develop quickly is that of time management – now more than ever. 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 and getting to know you over the coming years.

Matthew Jones Director of Teaching