Sheffield Alumni Bulletin – Issue 11

New look Students' Union

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:

Landmark 7000th Donation for University

Martin Fry, legendary frontman of 80's pop group ABC, may have ditched his gold suit these days, but he helped the University reach a new golden landmark when he attended the recent alumni reunion weekend.

Landmark 7000th Donation for University

Radical makeover to revamp Union of Students

An exciting £5million renovation project to transform the University of Sheffield's Union of Students' building began in November this year.

Radical makeover to revamp Union of Students

Students give away over £117,000 to charity

Students from the University of Sheffield were joined by Councillor Paul Scriven to hand over a total of £117,000 to a number of local charities.

Students give away over £117,000 to charity

The Jack Reacher Scholars: A family affair

We were delighted to welcome the author Andrew Grant (BA 1989) back to the University this month, to attend a reception for the Jack Reacher Scholars.

The Jack Reacher Scholars: A family affair

Students face the gavel in new moot court

Law students at the University swapped the lecture theatre for the courtroom following the official opening of a new Moot Court on Wednesday 18 November 2009.

Students face the gavel in new moot court

$50,000 boost to glaucoma research and diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Sheffield Medical School have been given the opportunity to research new and improved diagnostic techniques for patients developing glaucoma. Thanks to a donation of $50,000, the Sheffield team will use new high resolution imaging equipment to evaluate new and discomfort-free ways to make a reliable diagnosis.

$50,000 boost to glaucoma research and diagnosis

Sheffield Made Us

The University of Sheffield recently asked students to record a film showing how their time at the University helped them to discover and understand the world and define the person they are today. View the winning entry and see the favourite entries of the Alumni Relations team.

Sheffield Made Us

Sheffield graduate wins prestigious literary prize

A graduate from the University of Sheffield has been awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Hilary Mantel CBE, who graduated with a degree in Law from the University in 1973, was granted the prize of £50,000 at a ceremony at the London Guildhall on Tuesday 6 October 2009. She faced competition from five other authors on the shortlist.

Sheffield graduate wins prestigious literary prize

University Professor Talks to Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change

Professor Shaun Quegan from the Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics (CTCD) was invited to the House of Commons in October. He was there to talk to MPs about the use of satellite applications to reach climate change objectives.

University Professor Talks to Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change

Ray of light for Chemistry students

One of the University of Sheffield's most loyal staff members was honoured on Monday 16 November 2009, when the Department of Chemistry officially opened a suite of rooms named after him.

Ray of light for Chemistry students

The Bob Boucher Scholarships Fund

In this year's edition of Your University, we launched a campaign to raise funds for student scholarships, in memory of our former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Boucher, CBE, who very sadly and suddenly passed away in May.

The Bob Boucher Scholarships Fund

Are you looking for the ideal Christmas present?

Commemorative Prints and Silk Ties for sale

Are you looking for the ideal Christmas present?

Learn More at The University of Sheffield - come along to our postgraduate Open Day

Have you ever considered returning to Sheffield to undertake postgraduate study? Perhaps you want to consolidate your knowledge and experience and improve your promotion prospects with a Masters degree? Or maybe you are looking for a career change? Perhaps you still have a thirst for knowledge.

Learn More at the University of Sheffield