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Green Chemistry Transferable Skills - CHE00004M

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Glenn Hurst
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

Transferable skills are a range of practices which are valuable to the modern chemist but are not necessarily chemistry based. Such skills include communication ( e.g. for oral/poster presentations), research methods, writing for publication, IT skills and interacting with a non-technical or inexperienced scientific audience. This module will enable you to develop these important personal skills.

Module learning outcomes

  • Prepare and present a poster based on a topical research subject
  • Write an article for a newsletter
  • Communicate science to others
  • Provide real-word scientific contextualisation of your research project
  • Prepare a CV and participate in interviewing
  • Acquire relevant IT skills


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Poster Presentation
N/A 30
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Public Awareness Events
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students are given written feedback after each assessment

Indicative reading

General Background

Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text
M. Lancaster, Royal Society of Chemistry, Edition 3 2016, Print ISBN 978-1-78262-294-9, ePub eISBN 978-1-83916-294-7

Handbook of Green Chemistry, Green Processes, Designing Safer Chemicals
P. Anastas and P. Trevorrow, 2013, ISBN 3527326391

Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes
A. Lapkin and D. Constable, 2008, ISBN 9781405159685

Sustainable Solvents: Perspectives from Research, Business and International Policy (Green Chemistry Series)
J. H. Clark, A. Hunt, C. Topi, G. Paggiola and J. Sherwood, 2017, ISBN 1782623353

Sustainable Catalysis (Green Chemistry Series)
M. North, J.H. Clark, 2015, ISBN 1782620583

Alternative Energy Sources for Green Chemistry (Green Chemistry Series)
G. Stefanifis, A. Stankiewicz, J.H. Clark, A. de la Hoz, J. Fan, R. Mato Chain, J. Santamaria, 2016 ISBN 1782621407

Green Chemistry for Surface Coatings, Inks and Adhesives: Sustainable applications (Green Chemistry Series)
R. Höfer, A.S. Matharu, Z. Zhang. 2019, ISBN 9781782629948

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.