Sheffield Alumni Bulletin - Issue 6

Photo: Annual Alumni Reunion 2008

Welcome to latest issue of our quarterly 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.

In this issue:

Students benefit from £100,000 donation
A new scholarship fund has been established at the University of Sheffield thanks to a £100,000 donation. The Dainton family has generously donated the money, which will assist talented students who suffer financial hardship, in memory of the University´s former Chancellor Lord Dainton.

Students benefit from £100,000 donation

Sheffield students´ union wins top award
The University of Sheffield´s Union of Students has been named the `Higher Education Union of the Year´ at the first-ever National Union of Students' (NUS) Awards, which were held in Birmingham in June.

Sheffield students’ union wins top award

Top athlete and quiz genius win Chancellor´s Medal
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis and Paul McKay, captain of the highly successful 2008 Sheffield University Challenge team received the University of Sheffield´s Chancellor´s Medal in July.

Top athlete and quiz genius win Chancellor’s Medal

Graduate picks up degree almost 60 years late
A medical graduate of the University of Sheffield was finally presented with his degree certificate in July, 59 years after completing his studies at the University.

Graduate picks up degree almost 60 years late

5,000th donation for University
The Development and Alumni Relations Office celebrated a new fundraising milestone in August – the 5,000th individual donation to the University.

5,000th donation for University

Sheffield graduate to share secrets of literary success
Best-selling crime thriller writer and graduate of the University of Sheffield Lee Child has been awarded a Visiting Professorship by the University, in recognition of his extraordinary literary talent.

Sheffield graduate to share secrets of literary success

35 Year reunion for 1974 Medical graduates
Advanced notice for your diaries – a 35 year reunion for Medics who graduated in 1974 is to be held on Saturday 4 July 2009 at Hassop Hall near Bakewell.

35 Year reunion for 1974 Medical graduates

Annual Alumni Reunion 2008
Over 150 alumni returned to Sheffield and the University on Saturday 13th September 2008 to catch up with old friends and classmates.

Annual Alumni Reunion 2008 write up

Sheffield´s cooling towers come crashing down
For video footage and some amazing photographs, click on the article below.

Iconic Towers bought down

Executive MBA Programme to start in January
The University of Sheffield Management School is pleased to make a range of scholarships available to alumni wishing to study for an Executive MBA.

Executive MBA Programme to start in January 2009

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