Sheffield Alumni Bulletin – Issue 10

Photo: Jessica Ennis at the World Championships 2009

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:

Sheffield Graduate wins Heptathlon Gold

Jessica Ennis (BA Psychology 2007) has won Britain's first ever Heptathlon gold at the Athletics World Championships in Berlin. Jessica led the event from start to finish, beating Germany's Jennifer Oeser by 238 points.

Sheffield Graduate wins Heptathlon Gold

Author launches Jack Reacher Scholarships

Best-selling author, Sheffield graduate and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield Lee Child (LLB 1977 and Hon LittD 2009) gave some of our current students an evening to remember – by launching the Jack Reacher Scholarships at the Fat Cat pub in Kelham Island.

Author launches Jack Reacher Scholarships

University begins building Motor Neurone Disease research institute

The University of Sheffield hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday 21 July to mark the start of construction of a new state-of-the-art £12 million research institute. Contractor, ISG will begin work on the institute which is set to make Sheffield a world leader for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

University begins building Motor Neurone Disease research institute

Sheffield bid to become a 2018 World Cup Host City

The team behind the England bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has requested the support of 15 cities from across the UK, to apply to become a World Cup Host City. Sheffield is one of these cities. To register your support for Sheffield and to find out more information follow the link below.

Sheffield 2018 – Back the Bid

Alumni return to campus for Anniversary Reunion

Over 200 alumni returned to the University to celebrate their anniversaries of graduation over the summer. Saturday 18th July saw over 70 graduates and their guests return to celebrate 50 and 60 years since their graduation and on Saturday 12th September graduates from 25, 30 and 40 years ago returned to Sheffield.

Alumni return to campus for Anniversary Reunion

Sheffield Students are first to explore undiscovered Greek caves

Pioneering explorers from Sheffield University have become the first people in the world to enter a vast underground cave network on the Greek island of Crete. The six-strong caving team descended more than 550 metres below ground to discover a vast hidden cavern the size of the dome of St Paul´s Cathedral.

Sheffield Students are first to explore undiscovered Greek caves

Gifted students benefit from scholarships

Over the last seven years, donations from alumni, staff, parents and friends have helped to fund more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. These awards, worth up to £3,000 each, help gifted students who would otherwise struggle with the costs of University. To find out more about the students that have benefited from these donations follow the link below.

Student Scholarship Profiles

Virtual International Careers Fair

Last year the University Careers Service ran the UK´s first ever Virtual International Careers Fair (VICF) and this year we are looking for more alumni to get involved.

Virtual International Careers Fair

`Fingers and Thumbs´ art provided by alumnus for University House refurbishment

The 5th floor Common Room restaurant in University House has for many years been a destination of the lunch-time diner seeking an escape from the office and High street, unfortunately the meals and restaurant decor have over the years become tired and anonymous. This summer has seen a transformation thanks to some eye-catching artwork provided by alumnus Matt Wood.

'Fingers and Thumbs' art provided by alumnus for University House refurbishment