Interactive map reveals Britain's last ice age

An online map reveals how major cities were affected by the last glacial cycle 22,000 years ago – when a kilometre-thick ice sheet covered Britain and Ireland.

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Labour exploitation endemic in tea and cocoa industries, study finds

Labour exploitation including forced labour is endemic at the base of global tea and cocoa supply chains, new research has found.

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Architecture and Journalism top tables in Guardian University Guide 2019

The School of Architecture and Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield have been named best in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

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UK public toilets failing to meet basic needs, research finds

Public toilets in the UK are failing to meet the basic needs of many, researchers from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University have found.

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Review confirms a crisis in children’s social care and family justice sector and sets out 20 options

A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the care system in England and Wales.

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Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences

At Sheffield, we work to addresses the major issues of our time. Read about our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and engagement in our latest social sciences research brochure.

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