MERCIA is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting chemistry across the MERCIA designated group of universities.

We hold an annual scientific meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to inform our members. We welcome presentations and posters in all areas of chemistry. This might include past work, an overview of an academic’s area of research, PGT-student research, PhD student research, or something to stimulate collaborations. Anything goes if it is chemistry. We have had chemists at all stages of their careers present their work.

We organise regional training events for staff and students at post-graduate level or above.

We facilitate collaboration and seek to inform about funding opportunities.

We collate equipment and infrastructure information.

We promote excellence and opportunity in chemistry among our members.