Faculty of Science News

HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day 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 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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New spin-out launched from Department of Chemistry

Enabling pharmaceutical industries to develop life-saving medicines and securing the future of UK chemistry research are the two main focuses of a new spin-out company launched today by the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. Formed with input from industry leaders, the spin-out, Redbrick Molecular Ltd, will partner closely with universities to identify commercially valuable chemistry before licensing and manufacturing compounds for use […]

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Our departments in Science receive numerous requests each year from school pupils wishing to undertake some form of work experience, either as part of the compulsory period in Y10 or on an individual basis i.e. A-level students that are looking to bolster their C.V./UCAS application. Pupil experience, ability and motivation usually varies greatly but, in general, the one thing that all the applicants have in common […]

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New Higher Education Academy Fellows announced

The Faculty of Science is pleased to be able to congratulate its new Higher Education Academy Fellows, listed below, who have achieved their fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. New Associate Fellows (AFHEA): Mohamed Elghazaly – Biomedical Science Helen Hicks – Animal & Plant Sciences Anna Leyland – Psychology Sophie Turnbull – Psychology New Fellows (FHEA): Alice Baillie – Animal & Plant […]

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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: STRUTT DI DAVID IAN (DAVID), BMS, WELLCOME TRUST (THE), The molecular mechanisms underlying […]

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Outreach and Widening Participation – what is it and how do we do it?

Outreach and Widening Participation – what is it and how do we do it?

In its latest strategic plan the University affirms its commitment to ‘increasing the range and type of widening participation activities’, but what does this mean? How do we widen participation? The Faculty of Science runs a varied programme of widening participation and outreach activities, working with pupils who are ‘most able, least likely’ to progress to University. School students of all ages visit the University […]

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Nobel Prize winner explains universe’s most elusive particles

Nobel Prize winner explains universe’s most elusive particles

A Nobel Prize winner explained the importance of the universe’s most elusive particles at a special event at the University of Sheffield earlier this month. Professor Takaaki Kajita, the Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research which led to the discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Neutrinos are nature’s ghosts and […]

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Celebrating the work of mentors

Celebrating the work of mentors

The work of the Faculty’s mentors has been recognised and celebrated via a University of Sheffield website. Each year academics from across the University, including many from the Faculty of Science, offer time to mentor early career research staff as they find their way around life as an academic.  The Mentoring for Researchers programme runs each year over a six month period and pairs early […]

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Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows – April 2017

Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows – April 2017

Congratulations to the Faculty of Science’s new Higher Education Academy Fellows who have recently achieved their Fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. To find out more about becoming recognised for your teaching and/or support of learning at the University of Sheffield please visit www.shef.ac.uk/lets/cpd/ltprs New Associate Fellows (AFHEA) Rasha Elghaba – Psychology New Fellows (FHEA) Victoria Earley – Molecular Biology and Biotechnology […]

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