Achieve More

Achieve More: ThinkCreate

ThinkCreate is an interdisciplinary challenge for all 900 first year students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and we need your help to make it truly remarkable.

Event details

Date: Friday 3 February 2017
Time: 9am-4.30pm (Lunch and refreshments provided)
Location: The Octagon, University of Sheffield
Volunteers required: Arts and Humanities graduates not in further study.

We are now fully booked, but if you would like to be informed if any places become available, please email

Achieve More:ThinkCreate

Achieve More:ThinkCreate is a week-long interdisciplinary challenge that gives students the opportunity to:

  • Experience interdisciplinary working through engagement with a problem or challenge connected to a ‘real world’ issue;
  • Develop their academic skills and their understanding of how Arts & Humanities subjects relate to broader societal concerns;
  • Enhance their employability-related skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, project management, confident communication and professionalism.

The event offers an extraordinary opportunity for all 900 first year students to put their minds to work with peers from different subjects in Arts and Humanities and explore a “real-world” challenge based around the following themes:

  • Art and community: Whose audience is it anyway?
  • Cultural Value
  • Representing Humanity
  • Civic and Social Engagement

At the end of the week the students will have created a digital artefact, such as a blog, presentation or video.

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 Role and schedule

On Friday 3 February 2017 we would like students to engage with alumni to develop their communication skills through presenting their artefacts and gain an understanding of the wide range of careers available to them.

The role will involve:


Alumni arrival and coffee


Alumni briefing


View and discuss student artefacts

  • View student artefacts and provide feedback to groups in 15 minute slots
  • Provide a supportive environment for students to develop communication and networking skills
  • Chat about your own experience of Sheffield and career following graduation
  • Evaluate student artefacts based on a marking criteria
12pm Complimentary lunch and network with staff

Repeat of morning session


Recognition presentation

  • Join students and academics for a presentation of outstanding artefacts
4pm Thank you to alumni


We also hope you benefit from attending the event and enjoy returning to campus, helping students develop a range of skills, participating in stimulating discussion about real-world challenges and reflecting on your own experiences and journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Fern Merrills, Achieve More Project Officer, (0114) 222 0419.