Sheffield Alumni Bulletin – Issue 7

Welcome to latest issue of our quarterly e-newsletter for alumni of the University of Sheffield.

Photo: New York event

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:

Autumn Alumni Events
The Development and Alumni relations office has been reconnecting with its alumni across the world over the past few months taking a piece of Sheffield to New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Brussels and London.

Autumn Alumni Events

Government now matches your donations
There´s now a great added incentive for you to make a donation to support our University. For every £1 you donate, the University will receive an extra 33p from the UK government under their new Matched Funding for Universities scheme.

Government now matches your donations

Students' charity bid for Christmas number one
Students from the University of Sheffield are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity after gaining permission to re-record Band Aid's 1980s hit Do they know its Christmas?

Students' charity bid for Christmas number one

University celebrates 60 years of Dutch
The University of Sheffield celebrated 60 years of teaching Dutch with a special event attended by Nick Clegg MP and the Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Pim Waldeck, as well as 75 alumni and guests.

University celebrates 60 years of Dutch

Greek MBA student takes University flag to the summit of Mont Blanc
A former MBA student at City College, in Thessaloniki Greece has conquered Mont Blanc and waved the University of Sheffield flag at the summit.

Greek MBA student takes University flag to the summit of Mont Blanc

Top crime author shares literary secrets
Best-selling crime thriller writer and graduate of the University of Sheffield, Lee Child, visited Sheffield in November to share his extensive literary knowledge with the local community.

Top crime author shares literary secrets

Middle Eastern ruler honoured by University
The Ruler of Sharjah, the third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), received an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield on 10 November 2008 in recognition of his distinguished contributions as both a statesman and scholar.

Middle Eastern ruler honoured by University

Graduates develop walking aid that helps children with brittle bones
Two engineering graduates from the University of Sheffield have designed a special walking frame for children with brittle bones, who are too small for normal walking aids.

Graduates develop walking aid that helps children with brittle bones

University staff raise money for Children in Need
Staff at the University participated in a flight simulator Red Bull Air Race on the 14th November to raise funds for Children in Need.

University staff raise money for Children in Need

Alumni reunions and events 2009
Details and information about upcoming reunions and alumni events in 2009.

Alumni reunions and events 2009

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email : alumni@sheffield.ac.uk