The Big Walk 2016

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The 2016 Big Walk

In 2016 the Big Walk is returning to raise funds for refugee academics and students here at the University.

Starting on Sunday 12 June, the Big Walk 2016 saw two teams each walk over 120 miles over six days along the Trans Pennine Trail. Each team started from a different end of the trail, Southport on the west and Hornsea in the east, making their way towards the meeting point of Tankersley on Day Five. On the following final day both teams walked the final stretch of the journey back to Sheffield together, finishing on the University campus on Friday 17 June.

The 2016 Big Walk One-Day Challenge

On the final day the team were joined by staff, students, friends and alumni to walk the final section from Tankersley to Sheffield as part of the Big Walk One-Day Challenge.

Southport sculpture

Trans Pennine Trail

Hornsea Sculpture

In addition to these walks the University is encouraging staff to raise money for this cause by organising or taking part in their own fundraising events. Support for such events can be provided by the Development, Alumni Relations and Events office.

This is our chance to show solidarity with refugee academics and students and to show that they are welcome at our University.


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