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REF 2014 confirms Sheffield as a world-leading university

18 December 2014: The University of Sheffield has confirmed its place as a world-leading university with an international reputation for research excellence following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

World leading research

Cricket research

Home umpires favour their own teams, study finds

15 December 2014: Our study has found that home umpires favour their own teams in Test Cricket.

Cricket study
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Baubles hanging on a Christmas tree

Perfect Christmas tree formula

Treegonometry: the formula for the perfect Christmas tree

12 December 2014: Our maths students have created a formula for the perfect Christmas tree.

Christmas tree formula

Expert comment

How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas

Our PhD student from psychology explores the benefits of mindfulness during the festive period.

Festive mindfulness
An advent calendar placed next to a Christmas tree

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