Faculty of Science News

L’OREAL Fellowships for Women in Science

L’OREAL Fellowships for Women in Science

Great opportunity for early career researchers! L’Oreal’s fellowships for Women in Science are now open for applications and if you are eligible we would strongly encourage you to apply. We are proud to say that only last year one of our PhD students – Rebecca Arnold from the Department of Physics & Astronomy – won theL’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science poster competition. We believe that […]

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Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Professor Kathryn Ayscough is someone who is on a mission to create opportunities and ensure they are available to everyone. Since becoming Head of the Department of Biomedical Science (BMS) at the University of Sheffield in 2016 she has been creating staff structures and working patterns that are allowing more people to get involved in developing the department’s teaching and research activities. She is also […]

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Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

The head of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology is Professor Glenn Waller. He joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 and became Head of Department in the summer of 2016. Psychology at the University of Sheffield has got a new shine about it. From what is being taught to where it is being taught, there are new developments that are benefiting students and […]

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Congratulations to our recent grant winners

Every quarter we would like to take a moment to congratulate and celebrate the recent grant successes across the Faculty of Science. We know how much work goes into preparing a successful (and many unsuccessful) grant applications, so we are delighted to announce the following grant wins in the Faculty of Science: Sasha Tartakovskii, PHY, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, Microcavity polaritons in atomically […]

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Student recruitment focus

Student recruitment focus

At the start of the summer, the Faculty Communications and Marketing Team quadrupled its student recruitment marketing support, by moving from having one part-time member of staff to two full-time members of staff focussed on student recruitment. We now have some great plans in the pipeline to build on our work to date and take a new, strategic focus. As a snapshot, in the 2016/17 […]

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Introducing the Faculty of Science Seminar Series

Introducing the Faculty of Science Seminar Series

The greatest opportunities often arise from surprising sources! At the beginning of 2018 the Faculty of Science will be launching its new cross-Faculty seminar series. This seminar series will host scientific stars from across the Faculty’s disciplines with a view to engaging and fostering relationships with leading international researchers by providing a showcase for scientific or stakeholder speakers who are high-flyers in their field. We […]

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Building the Sheffield Graduate

The First Science Teaching Network event is to be held on Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 1130 until 1330 As part of programme level approach work, departments will be asked how effectively the Sheffield Graduate Attributes are incorporated into their programmes. This workshop, facilitated by Juliet Storey (LeTS) provides an opportunity to consider and share approaches to teaching and assessing graduate attributes ways to link graduate […]

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HOLD THE DATE: Science Graduate School Showcase

HOLD THE DATE: Science Graduate School Showcase

The Faculty of Science Graduate School Showcase is back and it’s time to drop it into your diaries so you don’t miss out. Tuesday 17th April 2018, 9:00 am -12:00 pm The Octagon, Sheffield The 2017 event (the poster day) was hailed as a huge success so we are keen to make sure all students and staff in the Faculty of Science, indeed across the University […]

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Simon Foster begins role as Faculty Director of Research and Innovation

The Faculty of Science is delighted to announce that Professor Simon Foster is the new Faculty Director for Research and Innovation (FDRI). Simon is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and he is based in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. His research focusses on the molecular physiology of Staphylococcus aureus, strains of which are well known for causing hospital infections such as MRSA. He started […]

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Congratulations to our new Higher Education Academy Fellows

The Faculty of Science is pleased to be able to congratulate its new Higher Education Academy Fellows, who have achieved their fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. New Associate Fellows (AFHEA): Kate Adkins – Psychology Emiliano Cancellieri – Physics & Astronomy Nicola Galley – Molecular Biology & Biotechnology If you too are interested in becoming recognised for your teaching and/or support of […]

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