We’re the Walk to Work week winners!

Staff in the Faculty of Science have proven that they’re fighting fit by coming out on top in the University of Sheffield’s Walk to Work week challenge. Walk to Work week took place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 May, and staff across the University were invited to sign up online and log how much they walked over those five days. The idea was to encourage […]

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Staff and student successes celebrated at Academic Awards 2014

Staff and students in the Faculty of Science took home several trophies from the Academic Awards held last night at the Students’ Union. Based on student votes, the annual awards celebrate the people who go out of their way to make sure all students have an excellent experience of education at the University of Sheffield. Departments in the Faculty of Science were represented in the nominations shortlist […]

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Chemistry teacher wins prestigious University prize

A teacher in Chemistry has been given one of the University of Sheffield’s biggest honours. Dr Ed Warminski has earned a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. He is one of six members of staff this academic year to be given a Senate Award for Sustained Excellence. The awards are given to staff who have made a significant contribution to the University community. They are […]

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Chemist awarded national prize for his contribution to the field of space science

A chemistry professor has been awarded a prestigious national prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of space science. Professor Steven Armes, from the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize, which recognises work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines. Professor Armes, who only last week was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, joined the University […]

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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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David guns his way to gold medal glory at world championships

A manager in Biomedical Science has returned from a trip to New Zealand as a world champion clay pigeon shooter. Dave Hinchliffe, who is manager of the Medical Teaching Unit, joined the England team at the ICTSF World DTL Championships in Waikato in March. There, as a member of a three-man team, he beat global competition to a gold medal in the veterans category. He said: […]

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Inspiring scientists chosen by students to talk about their subjects

Some of the most inspiring lecturers in the Faculty of Science will be talking about their specialist subjects in the Students’ Union this week and next. Under the banner of ‘Inspiration & Co’, 12 lecturers were chosen by students to speak about their subject. Representing the Faculty of Science are Professor Mike Siva-Jothy, head of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and Professor Milton Wainwright […]

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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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Director of Operations in UK’s top 100 scientists

Terry Croft, the Faculty of Science’s Director of Operations, has been recognised as one of the leading scientists in the UK. Yesterday (January 14th, 2014), the Science Council unveiled its list of 100 leading UK practising scientists. The list was broken down into ten categories and Terry was listed in the service provider/operational scientist category. As well as being the Faculty’s Director of Operations, Terry […]

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