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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Congratulations to our new Higher Education Academy Fellows

The Faculty of Science is pleased to be able to congratulate its new Higher Education Academy Fellows, who have achieved their fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. New Associate Fellows (AFHEA): Kate Adkins – Psychology Emiliano Cancellieri – Physics & Astronomy Nicola Galley – Molecular Biology & Biotechnology If you too are interested in becoming recognised for your teaching and/or support of […]

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The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honours leading astronomers and geophysicists

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honours leading astronomers and geophysicists

On the 14th September 2015, almost exactly 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence, gravitational waves were observed for the first time. Now, almost a year after the announcement of the discovery on 11th February 2016, The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team have been awarded the 2017 Group Achievement Award in astronomy from The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). The Royal Astronomical Society said: “The […]

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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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Science researchers compete for policy prize

New researchers working in science found out how to apply their expertise to the political process by taking part in a University competition. The University’s Science In Policy group organised a contest for interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate and early career researchers. They were tasked with producing a POSTnote: a four-page briefing document similar to ones produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The winning team was […]

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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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University launches world’s first photographs taken with telescope made by 3D printing

The University of Sheffield has released the very first photos of space ever taken with a telescope that has been made using a 3D printer. The telescope in question costs just £100 to make and is constructed from parts readily available on the internet. The entrepreneurs responsible, Institute of Physics member, Mark Wrigley, and University of Sheffield Physics and Astronomy research associate, Andy Kirby, have […]

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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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Scientists develop pioneering new spray-on solar cells

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield is the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help cut the cost of solar electricity. Experts from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have previously used the spray-painting method to produce solar cells using organic semiconductors – but using perovskite […]

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