The Chemistry Clinic: collaborative teamwork to achieve innovative solutions

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Combining the authors' interest in developing student employability skills through authentic assessment with the desire to embed knowledge exchange activity into the curriculum led to the development and delivery of an innovative and unique module created at the University of Strathclyde. This model can be utilized by colleagues in the field of higher education in their own setting. Development occurred through existing research into the enhancement of employability skills, the importance of authentic assessment, and the knowledge exchange experience of the authors. This chapter describes the development of the Chemistry Clinic approach to enhancing student engagement with industry. Elements in the design of the module are discussed; their inclusion is justified based on existing research. This study will be a useful model for lecturers, tutors, career advisers, and other practitioners involved in work integrated learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Enhancing Student Transition Into Higher Education and Beyond
EditorsDebra Willison, Emma Henderson
Place of PublicationHershey PA
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781668481998
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2023


  • employability skills
  • students
  • higher education
  • chemistry
  • curriculum development


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