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 will be asked 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 to link graduate […]

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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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Maths lecturers in the running for top teaching prize

A radical new approach to teaching mathematics has earned the School of Mathematics and Statistics a place in the shortlist for a major higher education award. The School has been nominated for the Teaching Excellence prize at the Guardian University Awards 2015, which takes place on Wednesday 18 March. Last year, lectures were scrapped in one of the engineering maths courses for first years. To replace them, […]

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Mentoring scheme for professional staff is launched for 2015

A mentoring scheme for professional services staff in the Faculty of Science has launched its programme for the coming year. The GROW Programme runs for six months each year. Beginning in February, it is aimed at helping staff in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science to enhance their skills, maximise their potential, expand their networks and consider their career paths by working with […]

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Equality awards for five departments

Five departments in the Faculty of Science have earned major awards for their work on gender equality. Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics are among eight University of Sheffield departments recognised by Athena SWAN today. The five in science have been given Bronze Awards by the organisation, which monitors academic institutions to ensure that their employment […]

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Three Faculty professors elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Three professors from the Faculty of Science have achieved one of the greatest accolades in science by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society. Professor Steven Armes, Professor David Beerling and Professor Tom Bridgeland are named in a list of 50 new Fellows, released today. Professor Armes has been in the Department of Chemistry since 2004, becoming Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry. He is currently Director of the Sheffield Polymer Centre […]

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Faculty research stars present findings in Parliament

Rising academic stars from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences and the School of Mathematics and Statistics will today present their research in Parliament. PhD students Chris Nelson, Daniel Toolan, Hannah Mumby and Helen Southern were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to take part in SET for Britain – a poster competition for early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists held in the House of […]

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New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events

Academics have developed a new method which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately. Research led by Professors Paul Blackwell and Caitlin Buck from the University of Sheffield’s School of Mathematics and Statistics and Professor Paula Reimer from Queen’s University Belfast has resulted in a new, internationally agreed radiocarbon calibration curve which will provide improved accuracy to archaeologists, environmental scientists and climate […]

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Women in STEM celebrated for Ada Lovelace Day

Women in the Faculty of Science are being celebrated today as part of Ada Lovelace Day – a national celebration aimed at raising the profile of women working in STEM subjects across the globe. Often described as the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace was a leading 19th century mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She left a lasting legacy as a role […]

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