Pachyderms, parasites and poo: PhD student wows judges with impressive elephant expertise

A researcher who managed to boil her PhD thesis down into three minutes will be representing the University of Sheffield in a national contest. Last night, Carly Lynsdale won the University of Sheffield heat of the Three Minute Thesis competition, where postgraduate researchers sum up their studies in 180 seconds, with a single presentation slide as their backdrop. Around 100 postgraduates entered the Sheffield competition, and heats […]

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Enter your images in the Research Photography Competition 2014

Snap-happy researchers studying photo-friendly theories are being invited to take part in the University of Sheffield’s Research Photography Competition. The contest is open to all staff and students at the University, and calls on them to help tell the story of research at Sheffield through photography. Entries will be put on display at Researchers’ Night, which is being held on Friday 26 September as part of this year’s Festival […]

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SALTs encourage science students to ‘aspire for higher’

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 an academic year long project. Below, the Faculty of Science SALTs explain the work they’ve been doing to raise the career aspirations of science students, with a particular focus on gender-related issues. “The Faculty of Science SALTs’ project is […]

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Tell us why you like working here, find out what our female academics have to say

Staff in the Faculty of Science are being encouraged to fill in a survey which will help departments attract the best staff from across the diversity spectrum. The Talent Attraction and Development Survey has been put together on behalf of the Faculty’s Equality and Diversity Committee. It is a chance for staff to think about whey they applied to work here, what they enjoy about it and […]

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£2m funding boost for academy to provide physics graduates with career skills

A new academy designed to encourage more physics graduates into technical careers – part of a major partnership involving the University of Sheffield – has been awarded £2m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) is a new collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of York and technical industry partners to improve the skills of […]

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