Frequently asked questions

What is Bunsen used for?

Bunsen lets school teachers reserve sets of equipment for lessons. These reservations can be displayed to other teachers in your department, or to support staff, such as technicians, preventing double-bookings.

How is Bunsen free for schools?

Our equipment scheduling app is completely free for schools. If you choose to purchase equipment from our marketplace, which lets you easily compare prices between suppliers, we receive a small commission - but this is completely optional. All prices on Bunsen Marketplace are identical to or lower than those listed on supplier websites. We're also backed by a UK Research and Innovation (government) grant.

Can I belong to multiple Bunsen school/department accounts?

Yes. If you have been invited to join multiple Bunsen school/department accounts, you can switch between them using the settings menu.

How much does Bunsen cost?

Bunsen is free for schools.

Can I use Bunsen on my phone?

Yes, visiting the usual app or marketplace webpage loads a mobile-optimised version of Bunsen.

Where can I get more help?

Please visit our helpdesk, which contains detailed guides on using Bunsen's features, and forms that you can use to contact us for further assistance.

Does Bunsen prevent equipment clashes?

Yes, if you associate your practicals with the equipment that it requires, Bunsen will prevent teachers from reserving more equipment than is available.