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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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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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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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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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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Researcher shares ‘The Secrets of Successful Sperm’ to take film prize

An animal behaviour researcher has won a University-wide competition for a five minute video she made about sperm. Dr Nicola Hemmings made the short film, ‘The Secrets Of Successful Sperm’, and entered it in the University’s My Research Story competition. Last night she was named winner and presented with a £250 prize by Sheffield alumnus and Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Harry Kroto. Dr Hemmings, […]

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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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Postdoctoral researchers get together for professional development day

Researchers from across the Faculty of Science got together for their first ever professional development and networking away day on Tuesday 8 April. The event, which will take place annually, covered a range of topics for postdoctoral researchers, with a particular focus on innovation, academic career development, successful academic writing and collaboration. It was organised by researchers from number of different departments, with support from the Faculty of Science […]

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New scheme for early career researchers

As part of the University’s commitment to developing its Early Career Researchers and support for Knowledge Exchange activities, Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is running an Early Career Researcher Scheme (ECRS) aimed specifically at researchers and lecturers who have had less than six years’ experience post PhD. This scheme offers a bespoke development programme for Early Career Researchers who are committed to developing their research […]

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