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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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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Professional staff take home trophies from awards ceremony

Staff from across the Faculty of Science were honoured at the Sheffield Professional Awards. At a ceremony in the Octagon Centre on Thursday (26 March) a total of 21 awards were given out across six categories. The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Team of Mel Stapleton, Anne Holland, Sarah Noble and Tom Hill won the One Team award, for a team who are exceptional in the way they […]

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Professor reaches 500th paper milestone

Professor Steve Armes from Chemistry is celebrating a major academic milestone with the publication of his 500th paper. The paper recently appeared online in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, and explores how the growth of microscopic hollow polymer particles takes place in water, and the process by which the particles are formed. This work, and other recent research carried out by Steve and […]

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Prizes for exceptional staff contributions

Staff in the Faculty of Science have been handed prizes in recognition of their exceptional contributions. At today’s Faculty Forum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan presented Dr David Finger with the 2014 award Prize for Best Researcher. David works in Chemistry with Professor Jane Grasby. He was awarded the prize for the wide range of departmental duties he has taken on – from mentoring and training students to helping maintain […]

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Literary support for Sheffield biologists

The Royal Literary Fund has boosted the support it offers to students and researchers in the Faculty of Science. Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology currently have Writers In Residence Frances Byrnes and Kerry Young three days a week to help staff and students improve their writing skills. This support will soon be increased to four days a week, with Kerry covering two […]

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Forging The Future: Update #2

This is the latest update for Faculty of Science staff on Forging The Future. To find out more about the project go to the Faculty of Science webpages. Forging The Future On Friday, the deadline passed for staff to complete the Forging The Future survey. Thanks go out to everyone who took the time to share their views and experiences of working in the Faculty […]

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Forging The Future: Update #1

This is the first of the monthly Forging The Future updates. To find out more about the project go to the Faculty of Science webpages. Forging The Future By now staff will have received the initial communication from their Head of Department setting out what Forging the Future is all about. Some staff attended the follow up surgeries and there will be more surgeries planned as the project […]

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Immunohistochemistry course a huge success

The first of the University of Sheffield’s new series of Theory & Practise courses took place last month. Theory & Practise: Beginners Immunohistochemistry was directed by Natalie Kennerley from Psychology and Lynne Baxter from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). Together they designed the course and securing Vector Labs UK, a leading UK manufacturer of immunohistochemical reagents, as an industry partner. Over the course […]

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The hidden potential of our brains

Psychology lecturer Dr Tom Stafford has picked up the 2014 British Psychological Society (BPS) Public Engagement and Media Award for Mindhacks.com, the hugely popular psychology and neuroscience blog he co-founded ten years ago. Tom, who studied for his BSc and PhD here at our University, started the blog with technology entrepreneur Matt Webb in 2004 after publishing a book, also called Mind Hacks. Tom’s book […]

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