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Chemistry: Idea to Market The Business Skills for Chemists module: a mechanism for actively engaging Industry in curriculum design. Dr Patrick McGowan*,

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1 Chemistry: Idea to Market The Business Skills for Chemists module: a mechanism for actively engaging Industry in curriculum design. Dr Patrick McGowan*, Dr Stephen Maw & Dr Samantha Pugh Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences School of Chemistry FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

2 Chemistry: Idea to Market Outline Module concept The rationale Industry experts Case studies The assessment Pilot Study Student feedback Teaching – the story so far… New developments

3 Chemistry: Idea to Market A simulated case study Team-based project Taking a new invention to market Closely emulates project management in the Chemistry-related industries

4 Chemistry: Idea to Market Chemists know how to make things Chemists dont know how to make money! Students need to develop: Commercial awareness Team working skills Presentation skills Persuasive skills

5 Chemistry: Idea to Market

6 Sustainable Shampoos Sustainable Shampoos Water treatment Water treatment water UV Printing Inks Controlling ship emissions

7 Chemistry: Idea to Market Group Pitch to the Board Emphasis on persuasive style, supported by evidence Group Portfolio Tracks progress Weighted marks Personal reflective summary Comparison between start and finish of module

8 Chemistry: Idea to Market Seven level 2 students participated Feedback: Feedback … I really gained.. how to work effectively, not just within a team [but] how to get the best out of each person to work towards a common goal Like that they done it as a pilot rather than introducing it without any student feedback, saying this is what were going to do.

9 Chemistry: Idea to Market 40 Students taking the module 8 groups of five 4 case studies Interactive workshops VLE Challenges

10 Chemistry: Idea to Market Industrial Advisory Board Recently established Wide sector representation Advises on curriculum developments Chemistry: Making a Difference Using knowledge of chemistry for societal benefit Preparing a social enterprise business start-up.

11 Chemistry: Idea to Market Patrick McGowan and Stephen Maw Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences


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