Events

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Thursday 14 April 2016
17:00-18:00

Sir Robert Hadfield Ideas Space

Speed Networking Event - 14th April - Book your place now!  For Computer Science students

Wondering what direction to take after your degree?
Want to hear the pros and cons of a job from someone doing the role?
Have questions that you’d like to ask someone who has been in your shoes?

Then come along to our alumni speed networking evening!

This is a great opportunity to meet graduates working in industry, who were previously in exactly the same position as you are now.  In small groups you’ll have 10 minutes with each alumnus to ask them questions about their time at Sheffield and career. The speed networking will be followed by a light buffet to carry on your conversations.

Book your place now

Thursday 14 April 2016
10:00-14:00

Inox Dine, University of Sheffield Students' Union

Opportunities for Researchers in Transport and Intelligent Mobility

You are invited to attend the above event hosted by the Transport Innovation Centre Sheffield in partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult. Featuring talks from key players in the IM field, giving pivotal information on funding opportunities relevant to Researchers with an opportunity for networking over a buffet lunch. This event is particularly suitable for researchers in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Urban Planning and Social Sciences and attendees from Universities across Yorkshire are to be welcomed.

For registration please visit: https://tics.shef.ac.uk/

Friday 26 February 2016
14:00

Floor F, Room F12, Pam Liversidge Building

Social robots: moving from the quirky to the useful

Robots that interact with people using one or several communicative modalities have been around for almost 20 years. The technological challenges of creating robust human-robot interaction are huge, and progress in building the artificial intelligence required to make autonomous social robots has been unsteady. But even though the social performance of robots is far from that of humans, the gaps in the robot's social cognition are often plugged by humans' gregarious social cognition.

As such we are now at a time where the science and technology of social robots is mature enough to be useful. This talk will give a brief overview of the current state of the art in social robots, and will show how the cognitive sciences are central to building social robots and understanding how our behaviour towards social robots.

In a second part, the talk will dwell on the applications of social robots, and will show how they can be used as hospital companions and teachers.

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2016

University of Sheffield Student Union

Django Girls: Free Programming Workshop for Women

Django Girls Sheffield is a crash course that is aimed at total beginners.

You don’t need to know anything about programming, you just need to bring your own laptop, be able to commit to the evening of Friday 19 February and all-day Saturday 20 February and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.

Workshops are free of charge and some food and snacks will be provided. You can only apply for a pass until 10 January 2016.

Further information and booking details can be found on the Django Girls website.

Thursday 11 February 2016

University of Sheffield

Postgraduate Open Day

Ready for the next level?

Don't settle for ordinary. Come and visit us on 11 February to find out how your postgraduate degree can be the start of something special. This is a great opportunity to talk to staff about your subject area, the university, the city of Sheffield and meet other postgraduates who will share their experiences. You can visit departments, take a tour of the campus, the Students' Union and our accommodation. There are talks about funding, careers, research and many more things that matter to you.

Book your place.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Town Hall, Manchester

Digital Skills Talent Day

Whether you are looking for a placement, internship or want to find your perfect full time job, Talent Day can help you to take the next step towards a career in digital.

Brought to you by Manchester Digital, Talent Day is a must attend event for anyone looking to work in the digital and creative industries. There will be around 60 digital businesses who are actively looking to recruit as well as workshops and seminars to help you maximise your employment prospects.

Book your free ticket now.

Thursday 24 November
18:30

Student Union Auditorium

Building to Beat Ebola: The Royal Engineers in Sierra Leone

Engineers Without Borders are excited to welcome Nick Francis - a Royal Army Engineer who will share his inspiring story of building emergency hospitals in Sierra Leone to combat the spread of Ebola. Nick will also discuss how he came to discover that one of the greatest challenges was not the immense engineering task, but the need to overcome cultural differences and work harmoniously with the local people.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa raised fears of a global pandemic. At the height of the outbreak the British Royal Engineers deployed to Sierra Leone to design and construct emergency treatment units.

Whilst projects of this scale typically take several years to plan and deliver, the exponential spread of the disease required that the design, tender, and construction programmes were extraordinarily accelerated. Extensive innovation and gruelling programmes ensured that all 6 treatment units were open and receiving patients within 3 months of their need being identified.

This talk will explain the clinical principles underpinning the design of Ebola treatment facilities, and chronicle the experience of running multiple major construction sites simultaneously in the developing world during a humanitarian disaster

Booking for this event is not compulsory but is highly recommended.
Book your place on Eventbrite.

Thursday 19 November
10:00-16:00

University of Sheffield

Postgraduate Open Day

Ready for the next level?

Don't settle for ordinary. Come and visit us on 19 November to find out how your postgraduate degree can be the start of something special. This is a great opportunity to talk to staff about your subject area, the university, the city of Sheffield and meet other postgraduates who will share their experiences. You can visit departments, take a tour of the campus, the Students' Union and our accommodation. There are talks about funding, careers, research and many more things that matter to you.

Book your place.

Wednesday 18 November
13:30

Ideas Space, Sir Robert Hatfield Building

Faculty of Engineering Research Opportunties

Exciting opportunities across the faculty.

Come and learn more about the range of research opportunities across the Faculty of Engineering. We welcome those from non-engineering backgrounds. Refreshments will be provided. This event is being coordintaed by the Engineering Graduate School.

Find out more about the Graduate School.

Wednesday 11 November 14:00

John Carr Design Suite, Portobello Building

For students in the Department of Computer Science

Industry Networking Event

Interested in a career in IT or technology?

This ONE-OFF event will feature employers who are coming on to campus specifically to meet you. This afternoon session will kick off with short employer pitches which will give you an insight into some of the roles available to you in IT and Technology. The event will feature industry experts from companies such as BJSS, Deloitte, PwC, PAREXEL International, Goldman Sachs, Financial Force, Tribal, Red Eye International, Shell, g2g3 Digital and more! Following the pitches you will have the opportunity to network with these employers and visit their stands. This event is a great chance to meet companies who have placements and graduate positions. So don't miss out - come along and hear application tips and hints directly from companies!

Book your place now.