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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Professional staff take home trophies from awards ceremony

Staff from across the Faculty of Science were honoured at the Sheffield Professional Awards. At a ceremony in the Octagon Centre on Thursday (26 March) a total of 21 awards were given out across six categories. The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Team of Mel Stapleton, Anne Holland, Sarah Noble and Tom Hill won the One Team award, for a team who are exceptional in the way they […]

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Work experience student wins national young scientist award

A secondary school student who did work experience in Biomedical Science has been named UK Young Scientist of the Year. Sarah Sobka, who attends Sheffield High School, was given the award as part of the National Science and Engineering Competition at the annual Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. During a four week placement, she helped examine Lubiprostone, a drug which is commonly used to treat women with Irritable […]

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Cross-country cyclists tot up charity total

The team of University staff who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help fund hearing research in Biomedical Science have revealed how much money they raised. Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff banded together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) in September. The ten day challenge has raised a total of £43,808.25 from 1119 donations. Professor Tony Ryan, team leader and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for […]

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Literary support for Sheffield biologists

The Royal Literary Fund has boosted the support it offers to students and researchers in the Faculty of Science. Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology currently have Writers In Residence Frances Byrnes and Kerry Young three days a week to help staff and students improve their writing skills. This support will soon be increased to four days a week, with Kerry covering two […]

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New network for researchers working to combat pain

Researchers who work on pain research are being invited to sign up to a new professional network. Sheffield Pain Network will hold its launch event at the Edge in Endcliffe Village on Thursday 4 December. The event and Network is aimed at staff with an interest in pain research from clinical and pre-clinical perspectives, or those who work in areas related to  pain treatment and management. It will […]

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Sheffield Rides Across Britain

A team of twenty from the University of Sheffield has recently completed the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2014 The Team, comprising lecturers, researchers, support staff, professional services, a student and the Students’ Union Sports Officer took on the challenge to raise money for deafness research, a subject which many of them have experienced first-hand. Team SUFFER (Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) undertook the 969 […]

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Researchers plan conference to bridge the gap between science and policy

Early career researchers at the University of Sheffield have organised a conference around the role of science in policy. The Science In Policy conference on Friday 7 November is aimed at researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants and academics) in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and geography, as well as people working in other fields where science and policy meet, and others who may be interested. Is […]

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Ride Across Britain guest post: George Rees

George Rees, Business Development Director for the Faculty of Engineering and Team SUFFER member says a few thank you’s on behalf of the cyclists. Meet the riders Make a donation to Team SUFFER “In addition to the initiative of the University, the excellence of the event organisers and the generosity of our sponsors the epic ride would not be possible without the support of many unsung […]

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