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MChem students present placement research

Published: 1 May 2012

Fourth year Masters in Chemistry (MChem) students have recently taken part in a poster display presenting their research results to the rest of the learning community in Southampton.

Their work was reviewed by students, staff and some industrial partners who also helped in judging the overall standard of the work.

Students have been placed within a range of organisations as part of their degree, some doing research within Southampton's laboratories, some in industry and commercial businesses and others travelling to work in organisations abroad. The rich diversity of their work came across strongly throughout the afternoon event.

Dr Jeremy Hinks, says: "The fourth year placements are experiences where everything ‘gels' for our students - the purpose of all their studies in the junior years, and their more advanced studies, become very relevant and are put into context as they work on real research projects within the university or with external companies. The subsequent poster event provides the opportunity for students to present their findings in a format that is new to them. Representing their work in a short poster and then discussing its content with colleagues is a culmination to the hard work associated with their projects. It is a great experience for them to communicate their findings to each other and to our industrial partners. They find out the diversity of opportunities available from each others' work and they develop communication skills that are so important to their eventual employers."

Christine Darby

MChem research experiences

Click the useful downloads below to listen to some of our students talk about their placements and the research.

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