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 are being asked to consider 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 […]

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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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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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