Sheffield Alumni Bulletin – Issue 13
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:
- New Honorary President of the Students’ Union
- Students' Union building update
- £8 million donation for ground-breaking MND institute
- Scholarships honour memory of former Vice-Chancellor
- New approaches in battle against breast cancer are ‘promising’
- Eggshell of extinct giant bird unlocks key to ancient DNA
- Can you help us get back in touch with our “lost” alumni?
- Alumni Reunions and Events
- Can you help current students and recent graduates find employment?
- **New Alumni Benefit** discounted tickets for University festivals
- Alumni Club meet in Mumbai
New Honorary President of the Students´ Union
Eddie Izzard has been elected as the new Honorary President of the Students´ Union. The students voted for alumnus Eddie who will take on the position for the next three years. For more details visit the Students´ Union website:
Students' Union building update
The Students´ Union development is now only three months away from being completed. View a 3D model of the completed building, see the photo diary of it being built and see how the Students' Union has changed over the years.
£8 million donation for ground-breaking MND institute
A new £12 million state-of-the-art research institute, which is set to make the University of Sheffield a world leader for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has received a generous donation of £8 million, making it the largest donation the University has received since it was founded in 1905.
Scholarships honour memory of former Vice-Chancellor
Talented students at the University of Sheffield have been awarded nearly £150,000 worth of scholarships in memory of the University´s former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Boucher, who passed away in March last year.
New approaches in battle against breast cancer are `promising´
A cancer expert from the University of Sheffield has claimed that the battle against breast cancer is being won.
Eggshell of extinct giant bird unlocks key to ancient DNA
Ancient DNA from the fossil eggshell remains of the extinct elephant bird, has been successfully extracted thanks to help from a University of Sheffield expert - marking a world-first for archaeology and genetics.
Can you help us get back in touch with your classmates?
There are thousands of alumni that we are not currently in touch with. Have a look to see if there is anyone you know on our "Lost Lists"!
Alumni Reunions and Events
Find out about reunions and events that are taking place in Sheffield, around the UK and worldwide including the Annual Alumni Reunion by visiting our calendar of events.
Can you help current students and recent graduates find employment?
The Student Jobshop and Careers Service are here to help!
**New Alumni Benefit** Sign up to the University´s concerts mailing list and receive discounted tickets for festivals
The concert series at the University of Sheffield puts on around 60 concerts a year. For more information and for discounted ticket rates visit the link below.
Alumni Club meet in Mumbai
The University of Sheffield Management School was delighted to run its first overseas Alumni Club networking event in Mumbai in April.