CLEARS

Chemistry Laboratory Engagement and Assessment of Risk and Safety 

Project Leader(s): Katherine Haxton and Laura Hancock

The development of laboratory safety skills and good laboratory citizenship are key subject specific graduate attributes for a Chemistry degree programme. This project will design, implement and evaluate several innovative safety activities including risk awareness activities, safety focussed pre-laboratory exercises designed to test understanding as well as awareness of common safety procedures, student-led safety teams in laboratories and an ‘attitude to risk’ questionnaire to evaluate the change in attitude of students from the start of their degree through to their final year project

Funded through Keele’s Teaching Innovation Project Scheme, 2012.

Presentations: HEA STEM 2013 (poster)