Sheffield Alumni Bulletin – Issue 12
Welcome to the 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:
- Henderson’s Relish – Where in the world?
- Student’s Union building update
- Sheffield within top 5 in country for student experience
- Black hole hunters set new distance record
- University research to improve treatment of childhood leukaemia
- University student crowned winner of China’s X Factor
- Imaginative graduates succeed as children’s authors
- Bone storage made possible by generous Alumni
- Rare Peregrine Falcons given chance to breed in Sheffield
- NEW! Now access electronic journals at the University library
- Alumni Reunions and Events
- New Graduate Internship Opportunities
Henderson´s Relish – Where in the world?
The Henderson´s Relish feature in the 2009 alumni magazine `Your University´ asked alumni to submit photos of "Hendo´s" around the world. Find out where they got to...
Students' Union building update
The Students´ Union development is now well under way. View a 3D model of the completed building, see the photo diary of it being built as well as see how the Students' Union has changed over the years.
Sheffield within top 5 in country for student experience
The University of Sheffield has received national acclaim after being named as one of the top 5 universities in the UK in a national student experience survey.
Black hole hunters set new distance record
Using the European Southern Observatory´s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers from the University of Sheffield have detected a stellar mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known.
University research to improve treatment of childhood leukaemia
Children with leukaemia could be offered tailored treatment to avoid unnecessary side-effects from chemotherapy, thanks to research carried out at the University of Sheffield.
University student crowned winner of China´s X Factor
A talented student at the University of Sheffield has become a pop sensation in China after scooping the top spot in an X-Factor style contest.
Imaginative graduates succeed as children´s authors
A talented pair of University of Sheffield graduates have carved out careers as children´s authors, after penning a unique series of books that have proved a hit with youngsters.
Bone storage made possible by generous Alumni
Human skeletal remains up to 1,000 years old, excavated from archaeological digs at the University of Sheffield are set to benefit from a new storage facility, thanks to £25,000 worth of donations from the Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign.
Rare Peregrine Falcons given chance to breed in Sheffield
Rare Peregrine Falcons are being encouraged to nest in the city for the first time after the University of Sheffield constructed a special platform on St George´s Church in the Portobello area.
NEW! Now access electronic journals at the University library
Registered alumni users of the University library will now have access to electronic journals. Dedicated computers are available across the University campus. For more information and to find out how to register visit the Alumni Services page:
Alumni Reunions and Events
Find out about reunions and events that are taking place in Sheffield and around the UK by visiting our calendar of events.
New Graduate Internship Opportunities
The University Careers Service is launching a new round of internships to give recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the workplace.