Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Professor Kathryn Ayscough is someone who is on a mission to create opportunities and ensure they are available to everyone. Since becoming Head of the Department of Biomedical Science (BMS) at the University of Sheffield in 2016 she has been creating staff structures and working patterns that are allowing more people to get involved in developing the department’s teaching and research activities. She is also […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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Graduate makes major impact with student website project

A Faculty of Science graduate has been using the project he started when he was a student to help people who struggle with swallowing. George London set up the Swallowing Matters website as part of his MSc Science Communication coursework in 2013. The project got backing from NHS research arm CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) and the site continues to be used […]

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Three Minute Thesis star heads for competition final

Judges in the semi-finals of the UK’s Three Minute Thesis competition have put a Sheffield researcher through to the last round of the contest Yesterday researcher Carly Lynsdale, from Animal and Plant Sciences, impressed a panel in York with her 180-second summary of her work. She is one of only six PhD students from across the UK who will now compete in the Three Minute Thesis […]

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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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