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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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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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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The hidden potential of our brains

Psychology lecturer Dr Tom Stafford has picked up the 2014 British Psychological Society (BPS) Public Engagement and Media Award for Mindhacks.com, the hugely popular psychology and neuroscience blog he co-founded ten years ago. Tom, who studied for his BSc and PhD here at our University, started the blog with technology entrepreneur Matt Webb in 2004 after publishing a book, also called Mind Hacks. Tom’s book […]

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Researcher’s fertility project wins Society of Biology science communication prize

A researcher who created a new way to teach children as young as five about fertility has won a major award. Dr Nicola Hemmings, an animal behaviour researcher in Animal and Plant Sciences, has won the Established Researcher Prize in the Society of Biology’s Science Communication Awards 2014. Thousands of local school children have been able to learn about fertility through hands-on activities involving fossils and solar panels, developed […]

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Three Minute Thesis star heads for competition final

Judges in the semi-finals of the UK’s Three Minute Thesis competition have put a Sheffield researcher through to the last round of the contest Yesterday researcher Carly Lynsdale, from Animal and Plant Sciences, impressed a panel in York with her 180-second summary of her work. She is one of only six PhD students from across the UK who will now compete in the Three Minute Thesis […]

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Graduate wins medical journalism award

A science graduate from the University of Sheffield has won a major award from the Medical Journalists’ Association. Alex Matthews-King, who works at GPs’ magazine Pulse, won the award for story of the year at the MJA’s Summer Awards. He studied zoology in Animal and Plant Sciences before completing the Faculty of Science’s MSc Science Communication course in 2013. Judges said Alex’s winning story was “one […]

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Psychology technician is first at the University to achieve top status

A technician with more than 20 years’ experience has become the first at the University of Sheffield to achieve a top professional status. Natalie Kennerley, Assistant Technical Manager for Neuroscience in Psychology, is now a Chartered Scientist (CSci) under the Science Council’s professional registration scheme. She is also the first to be awarded the status by the Institute of Science and Technology, which was granted a […]

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New award opportunity for researchers

Researchers in the Faculty of Science can now be nominated for a brand new award that recognises the huge contributions they make. The Faculty of Science Researchers Award is for contract researchers who have made significant and sustained contributions that go beyond the scope of their main research projects. They might have done this by: organising events (eg, researchers forum, network events, away days, conferences) […]

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