News and events

12th December

Congratulations to Rhianne Quigley, Rex Walford Award winner 2017

Photograph of Rhianne QuigleyFormer School of Education PGDE student, Rhianne Quigley, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Rex Walford Award. The Rex Walford Award is part of Young Geographer of the Year, a national competition run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Read more about Rhianne's award here and in her blog in Student Matters here.

1st December

EdD Student is awarded OBE for 'Services to Disabled Children and Children with Special Educational Needs'


EdD student Dr Jonty Clark recalls his time at Buckingham Palace after being awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Disabled Children and Children with Special Educational Needs' 

Read about it here

9th November

Global mental health and therapeutic assemblages: concepts, controversy and necessary tensions

China_mentalhealthA two-day Conference (funded by the British Academy and organised through Sheffield Institute for International Development and the School of Education Centre for Critical Psychology and Education)

February 12-13th 2018 - The University of Sheffield
Room tbc.

Click here for more information

3rd November

Kirsty Liddiard double book launch

Kirsty Liddiard BooksHuge congratulations to Kirsty Liddiard who this week has launched not just one, but two books.

You can find out more by clicking here

18th October - Symposium: Storying the human

iHumanHow do humans constitute themselves, others and their world through stories? What power relations and politics are at work in storying? What are the responsibilities of researchers as story-tellers, story-makers, story disruptors? What can storying research help us to understand about affect, relations, materiality, embodiment? What are the stories of the non-human? Are rocks, rivers and rain storyful?

Presentations by staff and doctoral students interested in storying.

14th November 201, ICOSS Conference room 10.00 am – 3.45 pm

Keynote Webinars:
Dr Louise Phillips, University of Queensland: ‘Principles of storying from Indigenous, critical and feminist perspectives’ (10.10am-10.40am)

Prof Katherine Runswick-Cole, University of Sheffield: ‘Sounds of Silence(d): storying inclusion’ (1.15pm-1.45pm)

To join the Webinars online click here.

Book your place at the Symposium on Eventbrite.

18th October

Dr. Kirsty Liddiard at Bring On The Biscuits: Celebrating The Diversity Of The Human Mind

Festival_Social_Science_NeurodiversityOn the 7th November, Kirsty Liddiard will be leading a discussion on Neurodiversity as part of the Univeristy of Sheffield's Festival of Social Science.

Read all about it here

For more information on Festival of Social Science, click here

18th October

Professor Jackie Marsh conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jackie Marsh has been confirmed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Elizabeth Wood, said “The award recognises Jackie's exceptional contribution to the Social Sciences, for her ground-breaking research in the field of Literacies, and children's digital play which is highly regarded in the UK and internationally.”

You can read more about the award here.

17th October

Jamal Lahmar and Liz Chesworth part of exciting MakEY project

Makers_Space_Jamal_LizLiz Chesworth and Jamal Lahmar, both of the University of Sheffield were invited by Brock Education Professor Jennifer Rowsell to spend July in St. Catharines as part of the Makerspaces project.

You can find out more here

5th October

Students from The University of Sheffield Recognised by World’s Leading Academic Awards Programme

UA AwardsWe are thrilled to announce that Lindsay Hirst, a student on the BA Education, Culture and Childhood, has been successful in this year’s University Awards (UA), the leading academic awards programme for undergraduate students!

More information can be found here