Scientists begin to unravel summer jet stream mystery

24 August 2016: Scientists have discovered the cause of the recent run of miserable wet summers as they begin to unravel the mysteries of the Atlantic jet stream.

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Professor Tim Birkhead from the University of Sheffield

Bird scientist flies into shortlist for ‘Booker Prize of science writing’

5 August 2016: Our renowned zoologist has been shortlisted for a prestigious literary award described as “the Booker Prize of science writing”.

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University-led apprenticeships: a new model for apprentice-education

10 August 2016: Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, has contributed to a report on the future of apprenticeships in the UK.

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The University of Sheffield's Factory 2050

Comment: Manufacturing can make us ‘Great’ again outside the union

Following the results of the EU referendum, University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett stresses the importance of investing in our manufacturing roots.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield