Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

The head of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology is Professor Glenn Waller. He joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 and became Head of Department in the summer of 2016. Psychology at the University of Sheffield has got a new shine about it. From what is being taught to where it is being taught, there are new developments that are benefiting students and […]

Read Me

Government backs training scheme for biological scientists

A consortium of Yorkshire universities, including the University of Sheffield, has been chosen to help spearhead the training of the next generation of biological scientists. The universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York, working together under the auspices of the White Rose University Consortium, will host an £11 million Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that will fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years. Research […]

Read Me

EPSRC wants science snaps

Snap-happy scientists are being courted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The funding organisation has launched it’s second Science Photo Competition, which is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students. Related: Enter your images in the Research Photography Competition 2014 There are a range of categories that scientists can enter, all focused on depicting research in action. The overall winner of the competition […]

Read Me

£2.6 million gift to create a new centre leading the University’s contribution to the global challenge of creating a more sustainable world

The University of Sheffield has been awarded a £2.6 million philanthropic donation – the largest individual gift received from an alumnus in the last decade – to further enhance its pioneering research into harnessing the power of the sun to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. The University, in partnership with the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, is establishing the Grantham […]

Read Me

New network to help fund biological membrane research

A new network has been launched to help biological membrane researchers collaborate and access funding. The Crossing Biological Membranes Network (CBMNet) at the University of Sheffield is designed to support collaborations between academics, industry, policy makers and NGOs. Its aim is to find new approaches to tackling challenges in biological membrane research, and to help translate that research into benefits for industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. Sign up for […]

Read Me

£400k scheme to address skills shortage will show being a technician is a ‘career for life’

The University of Sheffield is leading a £400,000 scheme to tackle a blackhole in universities’ technical expertise and train the workforce needed to ensure the country is at the forefront of international research and development. A study by Dr Paul Lewis as part of a Gatsby Foundation funded project showed 1.5 million Science, Engineering and Technology job opportunities will be created across the country by […]

Read Me

New online portal for staff to get research support launched

Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) have launched a new webpage to help Faculty of Science staff make the most of what they have to offer. The new My Research Community: Faculty Portal includes news and case studies with examples of Faculty of Science research successes. There’s also a Did you know section, which gives quarterly updates on the ways R&IS have helped FoS staff and students with research. The […]

Read Me

University unveils ambitious international projects to tackle world’s biggest biomedical problems

The University has unveiled two ambitious, signature research projects, which will see researchers from the Faculty of Science address some of the world’s biggest biomedical problems. The ground breaking, multi-million pound Imagine and Florey projects were revealed at a conference in Tokyo where the University is looking to attract international collaborators and world leading partners to help them tackle one of the biggest global health issues – protecting us […]

Read Me

Thousands of birds killed in storms: Funding cut to seabird communities when they need it most

Tens of thousands of birds – especially the auk family such as puffins, guillemots and razorbills – have been killed as a result of the endless gales and storms which have battered the country over the past two months. It is in fact the sea that is killing the birds who have had to expend too much energy fighting big waves and strong winds without […]

Read Me

£2m funding boost for academy to provide physics graduates with career skills

A new academy designed to encourage more physics graduates into technical careers – part of a major partnership involving the University of Sheffield – has been awarded £2m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) is a new collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of York and technical industry partners to improve the skills of […]

Read Me