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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Get involved! Call to all own growers to measure their harvest.

Get involved! Call to all own growers to measure their harvest.

From window boxes and growbags to greenhouses and allotments, scientists in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (APS) need your help to measure the amount of own-grown fruit and vegetables across the UK in the first national estimate of the 21st century. The MYHarvest survey, which will be the first since the famous Dig for Victory campaign during the Second World War, will assess […]

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Faculty researchers to be awarded Biochemical Society medals

Faculty researchers to be awarded Biochemical Society medals

Two photosynthesis researchers in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology will be awarded prestigious Biochemical Society medals as part of the organisation’s 2018 awards. Dr Matt Johnson will receive the Colworth Medal, which is given each year to an outstanding biochemist in the first ten years of their career, and Professor Neil Hunter FRS has been invited to give the Keilin Memorial Lecture. The Biochemical […]

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24 Hour Inspire

24 Hour Inspire

24 Hour Inspire is back and it’s here to raise a bunch of money for cancer charities in Sheffield.  30-31 March, 17:00-17:00, Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks Building, University of Sheffield. Tickets on the door, minimum donation £2 per lecture/£7 for the full programme.  This fun annual event brings together biomechanics with biblical literature, Brexit and brain science, and any number of other research topics from […]

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The Big Walk 2017

The Big Walk 2017

Text from email (2 March 2017) from Development, Alumni Relations & Events. We invite you to take part in The Big Walk 2017 to raise funds for the Sheffield Scanner, which will transform our understanding of serious conditions such as cancer, dementia, heart and lung diseases, MND, Parkinson’s and stroke and the way we treat them in the future. You may know that since 2014 hundreds […]

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University of Sheffield named among best places to work in UK for second year in a row

University of Sheffield named among best places to work in UK for second year in a row

The University of Sheffield has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for a second year running by The Sunday Times. The institution has also been awarded a Best Companies two star accreditation status, which recognises outstanding levels of employee engagement at the institution. The accolades are part of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies, an annual ranking and […]

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NHS-recommended mental health apps need proper evaluation, research shows

NHS-recommended mental health apps need proper evaluation, research shows

Study finds digital mental health provision landscape isn’t well defined across England The NHS could potentially be wasting money on e-therapies that haven’t been properly evaluated Mental health apps need to be based on established guidelines and evidence   The NHS could potentially be wasting money on e-therapies that have not been properly evaluated, says a new study by the University of Sheffield. The study, […]

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Director of Joint Institute takes up post

Director of Joint Institute takes up post

The University of Sheffield has appointed Professor Mark Geoghegan as Director of the Joint Institute of Nanjing Tech University and the University of Sheffield. Professor Geoghegan, an academic in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will work between the two institutions and provide the strategic lead on behalf of the University of Sheffield. Professor Wyn Morgan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, made the announcement saying, […]

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Chinese honour for University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor

Chinese honour for University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sir Keith Burnett awarded Individual Performance Excellence award – national honour presented by the People’s Republic of China. Award recognises outstanding personal service to increasing the understanding of Chinese language, peoples and culture. Honour was presented by Vice-Premier Liu Yandong at 11th annual global conference of the Confucius Institute in Kunming in China. In an unusual recognition of his efforts to build closer educational […]

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