Julie Hyde Recognised for outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr Julie Hyde has been given an award for her Outstanding Service to the Royal Society of Chemistry and the promotion of chemistry locally, nationally and internationally.

Julie HydeJulie has been involved with the RSC since 1990 as a keen promoter for the inclusion of science and chemistry.

The prizes, which aim to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in chemistry, were awarded at the RSC’s annual Summer Party at Burlington House on the 20th of July. Unfortunately for Julie this came at the same time as the 2017 graduation ceremony where Julie was also receiving her Senate teaching award.

Julie has been part of Sheffield’s University teaching team since she joined in 2007. In 2014 Julie was promoted to Senior University Teacher where she is involved in leading undergraduate laboratories. She is also influential in the teaching programme for the universities joint Nanjing Tech BSc program, frequently travelling to Nanjing to deliver lectures and laboratory sessions to students. Her dedication to teaching was recognised in May when she was awarded a 2016-17 Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching.

In addition, Julie currently manages the team responsible for outreach programmes in the department, holding events for the external schools and colleges. This team organises the participation in events such as the Salters Festival, Kroto Day and Chemistry Week and British Science Week.

Julie said about her award: I was thrilled with the news that I have been awarded an Award for my Outstanding Service to the RSC particularly for the promotion of chemistry locally, nationally and internationally. I am really pleased that I have been recognised for supporting the RSC for many years. One of my first activities was arranging for the SCI Industry bus on Fargate in Sheffield to promote chemistry to the public and schools back in the early 1990’s. I would like to thank the RSC for the opportunity to take part in many activities over the years and I am delighted to receive this award.

We would like to congratulate Julie on her award and her ongoing commitment to both teaching and outreach.