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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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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Fundraising marathon in memory of colleagues

Fundraising marathon in memory of colleagues

The 24 Hour Inspire is returning for another marathon series of lectures in memory of two inspirational colleagues. Between 5pm and on Thursday 16 April and 5pm the following day, there will be non-stop talks from dozens of lecturers in the Hicks Building, helping to raise money for worthy causes. Talks will include ‘An insider’s guide to Wolf Hall’, ‘3,000 years of condoms’, ‘What bad novels can […]

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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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Researchers inspire next generation of scientists at Discovery Night

Families explored the weird and wonderful world of science as the University of Sheffield opened up its laboratories and lecture theatres for a hands-on evening of activities. On Friday (13 March), Discovery Night welcomed visitors of all ages to exciting demonstrations and mini lectures from science, engineering, medicine and dentistry. Visitors heard about quantum computing, saw inside a molecular biology lab and watch research robots and 3D printers in action. Budding […]

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SALTS helping to shine spotlight on best tutorial practice

The University’s Student Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching (SALT) scheme provides students with the opportunity to influence and enhance learning and teaching in their Faculty, through a year-long project. Below, Biomedical Science SALT Joanna Barry discusses the team’s current project to assess best practice for tutorials in Science “This year the Faculty of Science SALT team are assisting in the enhancement of the current system of personal and […]

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Students take early opportunity to boost their careers

Dozens of first year students went along to Mappin Hall yesterday (23 February) to find out about different work experience opportunties. In total, 230 students from across the seven science departments went along to the Careers Service’s Work Experience: Science event to see what opportunities are available. There, they could find out about different ways to put their scientific skills into practice while they study, […]

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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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Prizes for exceptional staff contributions

Staff in the Faculty of Science have been handed prizes in recognition of their exceptional contributions. At today’s Faculty Forum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan presented Dr David Finger with the 2014 award Prize for Best Researcher. David works in Chemistry with Professor Jane Grasby. He was awarded the prize for the wide range of departmental duties he has taken on – from mentoring and training students to helping maintain […]

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