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Showcasing Projects with Industry

Showcasing Projects with Industry. Image: University of Strathclyde

It is beneficial for industry and students to collaborate in industry-relevant projects. For this reason a new innovative class, “Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry”, has been created that allows students at the University of Strathclyde’s, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department to benefit from industrial experience as part of their postgraduate programmes. The class enables students to work with industry and the business community, developing valuable transferable professional skills for future employment, whilst gaining credits towards their degree.

As part of Engage with Strathclyde, forty collaborative projects with industry will be on show, including carbon audits, treatment of land contamination, environmental management, Green Network Strategy and hydrogeology projects overseas.

Taking place on Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, the event will have poster presentations and provide a networking opportunity to share the outcomes of collaborative work with industry. Attendees will also be able to vote for the best poster. Posters relate to the work of nine different programmes, including: LLM Construction Law; MSc Environmental Engineering; MSc Environmental Entrepreneurship; MSc Global Energy Management; MSc Global Sustainable Cities; MSc Hydrogeology; MSc Sustainability and Environmental Studies; and University PhD programmes.

The event includes the outcome of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Carbon Clinic - an innovative collaboration between the Carbon Trust and the University of Strathclyde. Dr Elsa João, Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Course Leader of the MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship, has championed this project since 2012. The Carbon Clinic aims to provide support to SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their costs. In addition, it gives postgraduate students across the University practical experience on environmental responsibilities within a business as part of the class “Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry”. Elsa João commented “The chance to work with industry and experience a hands-on-project is a great opportunity for students and gives them a window into the working world”.

The University of Strathclyde has always been proud of its industry links. The postgraduate courses on offer build on this tradition with placements with a wide range of companies and organisations, which combined with expert teaching and state-of-the-art laboratories, helps ensure graduates have the edge in the jobs market.


Look-out for more posts from Engage with Strathclyde participants on the Glasgow City of Science Blog in the coming days and weeks and follow them on Twitter @EngageStrath

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