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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Changes to the HR team for the Faculty of Science

The Human Resources team that works with staff in the Faculty of Science has changed the way it operates. Gayle McKeachie has taken over the role of HR Manager for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, so will only cover the HR Manager role for Science on Mondays. Helen Barlow will remain Science’s HR Manager for the rest of the week. The team has also welcomed […]

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Women’s network shares expertise with others

The University’s women’s network, Women@TUOS NET, has put together a good practice guide to help similar organisations at other institutions. Women’s Networks in Academia: Practical Advice for Positive Impact was put together while Dr Rhonda Snook from Animal and Plant Sciences was chair of Women@TUOS NET. It gives practical tips on how to set up a women’s network in academia, from getting critical grassroots support and understanding members’ […]

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Got a story? Come along to the media drop-in

Have you got a research story that would be of interest to a wider audience? Would you like help promoting your research or the research of your centre, institute or department? Robert Cooke (Communications Officer, Faculty of Science) and Clare Parkin (Press Officer, Corporate Affairs) are hosting a ‘media drop-in’ session to give academics in the Faculty of Science the opportunity to discuss and share […]

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Mentoring scheme for professional staff is launched for 2015

A mentoring scheme for professional services staff in the Faculty of Science has launched its programme for the coming year. The GROW Programme runs for six months each year. Beginning in February, it is aimed at helping staff in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science to enhance their skills, maximise their potential, expand their networks and consider their career paths by working with […]

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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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Science staff first to benefit from new management scheme

Managers in the Faculty of Science can now benefit from a new development scheme before anyone else. MANAGE is the latest development programme to be offered by colleagues in Human Resources, and the Faculty of Science’s managers are the first to be given the chance to take part in several of its sessions. The scheme has been designed by the same team as The Sheffield Leader and complements […]

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New Director of Operations named as Faculty staff roles shift

A new Director of Operations has been appointed to the Faculty of Science to replace Terry Croft, who leaves the role at the end of September. Michelle Nolan will join the Faculty in mid-November from Sheffield Hallam University, where she is currently she is currently the Head of Professional Services in the Faculty of Development and Society. She has worked at the University of Sheffield in the […]

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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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