Cardiff University is in the top tier of The UK’s research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. World-leading research is conducted across every academic school. The University is among the top 5 in the UK in 14 research areas, and the top 10 in a further 11 areas. With a >26,000 student enrolled, it is the 12th largest university in UK. Within Cardiff University, the School of Chemistry attracts over 250 students from around the world every year (180+ students to undergraduate MChem and BSc programmes, 30 students to MSc programmes and 45 to postgraduate research). With a recent investment of over £14 million, our extensive facilities enable research in all branches of core and interdisciplinary chemistry. The School is home to the recently established Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), a University-supported initiative for supporting an internationally leading center of excellence for catalysis within the UK. In the REF 2014 research assessment exercise the school was ranked 9th in the UK and all of our research output was rated at least internationally recognized, with more than 95% ranked internationally excellent or world-leading. In 2012, 89% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduation, and this high proportion has continued in recent years. In 2016, the School was awarded the first prestigious Regius Professorship in Wales by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition for a long track record of exceptionally high quality research and teaching and its role in driving growth and improving productivity in the UK.