New Higher Education Academy Fellows announced

The Faculty of Science is pleased to be able to congratulate its new Higher Education Academy Fellows, listed below, who have achieved their fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. New Associate Fellows (AFHEA): Mohamed Elghazaly – Biomedical Science Helen Hicks – Animal & Plant Sciences Anna Leyland – Psychology Sophie Turnbull – Psychology New Fellows (FHEA): Alice Baillie – Animal & Plant […]

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SALTS helping to shine spotlight on best tutorial practice

The University’s Student Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching (SALT) scheme provides students with the opportunity to influence and enhance learning and teaching in their Faculty, through a year-long project. Below, Biomedical Science SALT Joanna Barry discusses the team’s current project to assess best practice for tutorials in Science “This year the Faculty of Science SALT team are assisting in the enhancement of the current system of personal and […]

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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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Students take early opportunity to boost their careers

Dozens of first year students went along to Mappin Hall yesterday (23 February) to find out about different work experience opportunties. In total, 230 students from across the seven science departments went along to the Careers Service’s Work Experience: Science event to see what opportunities are available. There, they could find out about different ways to put their scientific skills into practice while they study, […]

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Study shows getting students to write their own text book can help improve exam results

An innovative learning and teaching project has shown how getting students to write their own text book can help them improve their exam scores. A study was led by Dr Tom Stafford in Psychology, who removed the textbook from a course he ran and replaced it with a wiki – an editable set of webpages that allowed students to, effectively, write their own text book. […]

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Full plans for new first year Achieve More module revealed

Final details of the new Faculty of Science undergraduate module, Achieve More: Breaking Boundaries, have been announced. Achieve More is a new initiative from the University of Sheffield which will see all first year students working on a topical issue alongside other students from across their Faculty, not just their own academic department. In Science, the project is called Breaking Boundaries. Around 1,400 level one students will […]

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Five students arriving through Science Without Borders in September

Departments in the Faculty of Science will be welcoming a group of students from Brazil as part of the Science Without Borders study scheme. In September, two students will be joining Animal and Plant Sciences and three will be joining Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. They will spend nine months on the second or third year of one their department’s undergraduate degree courses, followed by a three […]

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Employer Liaison Group relaunches with event for students, staff and companies

The Faculty of Science Employer Liaison Group relaunched with an event for employers, academic staff and students across the seven departments. There were a broad range of employers, from global chemical companies to SMEs, and they all came with one thing in common: an interest in the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Science students. During the event, three employers gave insightful presentations about the skills they […]

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Students to take ground-breaking Faculty Challenge in September

Undergraduates starting courses in Faculty of Science departments in September will be amongst the first at the University to learn in a ground-breaking new way. The new Faculty Challenge is being launched across the University in the new academic year. It is designed to give students new skills and improve their employability, and will be presented under the title ‘Achieve More’. Over six weeks in semester one, […]

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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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