The cohort will be split into groups that will work together to share knowledge and understanding of an area of contemporary polymer chemistry with the aim of writing a proposal to address a challenge within this area. The proposal will be written and also presented orally at a specially arranged session. The proposals will then be peer-reviewed by the other groups against strict criteria.
The aim of this module is to make students aware of how the material from the preceding modules needs to be integrated in order to be applied to real polymer science problems. Essential parts of the module are critical problem analysis, independent literature research, evaluation of a programme of experimental work, preparation of progress presentations and reports. These tasks are tackled in small teams.