Sheffield Alumni Bulletin - Issue 2

Welcome to this second issue of our new e-newsletter for alumni of the University of Sheffield.

The Alumni Relations team will be bringing you the latest alumni news and events to ensure you are kept up to date with your University. Remember to let us know if your email has changed so that you can continue to receive future Sheffield Alumni Bulletins.

Photo: Information Commons Building

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Alumni Anniversary Reunion announced – Saturday 8 September 2007

We are delighted to announce that the first ever Sheffield Annual Alumni Reunion will be taking place on Saturday 8 September this year. The reunion will primarily be aimed at graduates from the key anniversary years of 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977 and 1982, although graduates from all years are more than welcome to attend what we hope will be a day to remember. As well as activities in the day and a formal dinner in the evening, the Students´ Union will also be open.

For more details on the reunion, including how to book, click on the link below.

Alumni Anniversary Reunion

Information Commons opens

The University´s new state-of-the-art Information Commons building opened its doors on Tuesday 10 April 2007. The iconic £23m facility has created a whole new learning facility for students, who will benefit from integrated access to printed and digital learning resources and IT facilities, 24 hours a day. For full details click on the link below.

Information Commons

New Vice-Chancellor appointed

Professor Keith Burnett CBE, FRS has been appointed as the University´s next Vice-Chancellor. Currently Head of the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford, he will take over from Professor Bob Boucher whose period of office comes to an end in December 2007.

New VC appointed

New events and reunions pages for alumni

Alumni wishing to organise their own reunion can now advertise their event via our new events and reunions pages. As well as having your own events promoted online, you will be able to view upcoming events throughout the University and read about past events that have been organised by both the alumni office and our graduates. You can also download a guide which offers advice on how to organise reunions.

Two of our alumni, Dave Antcliffe and John Whitfield, are some of the first alumni to take advantage of this new feature. Dave and John are organising a Ten Pin Bowling Reunion to celebrate 40 years since the University club was created. For details on theirs and other future reunions please click on the link below.

Reunions and Events

University amongst global elite

The University of Sheffield has been listed as one of the best universities in the world. Two prestigious global rankings published for 2006/07 have put Sheffield among the top 10 in Britain and the top 70 globally.

University's world ranking

Alumni receptions held in Singapore and Malaysia

Alumni in Singapore and Malaysia had the opportunity to meet Nobel Laureate and Sheffield alumnus Dr Richard Roberts in April, at special alumni receptions hosted by the University´s Vice-Chancellor.

University’s Singapore and Malaysia visit

Indian TV show offers University place

The University is offering thousands of Indian students the chance to compete for one of its scholarships, in a new reality show about to hit screens across the sub-continent. The Show, Airtel Scholar Hunt: Destination UK, will offer scholarships to five universities, including a three year undergraduate place to study Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield.

Indian TV offer

Development and Alumni Relations Office volunteers for Just Do It! Campaign

The Development and Alumni Relations Office recently gave something back to the Sheffield community as part of Sheffield Volunteering´s annual Just Do It! Campaign. It was the first time staff from the University had joined students for the event.

Alumni Office community volunteering

Sheffield Alumni attend Steelers networking event

Alumni were treated to a gripping ice hockey match between Sheffield Steelers and Newcastle Vipers, whilst attending a recent networking event at the Sheffield Hallam FM Arena.

Sheffield Steelers alumni event

Weston Park Museum selected as finalist for UK´s biggest arts prize

Weston Park Museum in Sheffield has been short-listed for the UK's largest Arts prize - the Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries 2007. It is now one of only four museums and galleries across Great Britain competing for the £100,000 prize, and the only museum in Yorkshire left in the running. The winner of the prize will be announced on 24 May. To find out how you can vote for Weston Park Museum to win this prestigious prize, please click on the link below.

Weston Park Museum vote