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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New network for researchers working to combat pain

Researchers who work on pain research are being invited to sign up to a new professional network. Sheffield Pain Network will hold its launch event at the Edge in Endcliffe Village on Thursday 4 December. The event and Network is aimed at staff with an interest in pain research from clinical and pre-clinical perspectives, or those who work in areas related to  pain treatment and management. It will […]

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University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world

World-leading researchers at a pioneering new University of Sheffield centre will work to tackle the problem of feeding the world’s growing population in a sustainable way through 12 ambitious research projects. The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures – which was set up thanks to a £2.6 million philanthropic donation from Sheffield alumnus Jeremy Grantham through the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment – […]

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Postgraduate researcher in the running for photography award

A postgraduate researcher has been shortlisted for a photography award that aims to showcase some of the best biological research. David Hopkins, who’s PhD is being supervised by Dr Duncan Cameron in Animal and Plant Sciences, entered his photo ‘Wired For Life’ in the BBSRC Images With Impact competition. Related: Bioscience impact images wanted for BBSRC birthday contest It is one of six images to be […]

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High-yielding crops: A double edge sword for tropical forests

High-yielding oil palm crops will lead to the loss of tropical forests rather than help to preserve nature, according to scientists from the University of Sheffield. Improving crop yields is often seen as a popular solution to the increasing demand for food productivity to meet the needs of a growing global population, because food demand can be met over the smallest land area possible, saving […]

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Grantham Centre announces event to showcase food security research

Researchers at the University of Sheffield can now register for the first event being held by the new Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. The Centre, which aims aims to advance the science of sustainability and connect it with policy debates, will hold its Inaugural Annual Symposium on Food Security on Friday 17 October, 9.30am-6.30pm, at Halifax Hall. Register for the Inaugural Annual Symposium The event will be a […]

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Delve into a world of discovery and extraordinary experiments

The world’s first robotic plant, glowing zebrafish embryos and a kinetic sculpture of ice and fire will be on show as the University of Sheffield offers a glimpse into its world leading research during Researchers’ Night (Friday 26 September 2014). The University will open its doors from 5pm-8pm, where more than 120 researchers and students will host night-time experiments, talks, tours and demonstrations covering topics […]

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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 […]

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£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 […]

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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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