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Canadian Prime Minister endorses our investment in leadership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened the Higher Education Leadership Forum with a message emphasising the importance of Universities to economic prosperity and endorsing the University of Sheffield's investment in leadership development. 

The forum was jointly organised by Carleton University and the University of Sheffield.

Read the full article on the University's news pages 

Sheffield Scanner - The Big Walk 2017

The Big Walk

The Big Walk, supported by Juice, returns for 2017 in aid of the University-wide Sheffield Scanner campaign which is raising funds to provide an MRI-PET facility in Sheffield - the first such facility in Yorkshire. 

We aim to raise £100,000 towards the £2 million target. Participants – staff, alumni, students and friends of the University – will walk as far as they can along a circular 50-mile route in 24 hours, from 7am on Friday 30 June to 7am on Saturday 1 July 2017.

A team from Human Resources is participating in The Big Walk 2017 - see the Blister Pack Just Giving Page to find out more and provide support. 

Further information can be found at The Big Walk 2017

Various other events are taking place to raise money for the campaign including a University quiz night and local events such as bake sales within departments. See the Sheffield Scanner for further details.  

The pedometer challenge is back for 2017!

Pedometer Challenge image

The Virgin Pulse Global Challenge (formerly Global Corporate Challenge) returns for 2017. On 24 May staff, in teams of seven will start a 100-day virtual walking journey around the world. Staff are invited to take part in the VPGC 2017 as part of our wider Juice wellbeing offer.

Get involved

Share your thoughts on academic career pathways


Professor Shearer West would like to invite you to join a focus group in May and June.

Each focus group will gather information about your understanding of the existing promotions process, specifically what differentiates activity between career stages and what excellence looks like. It will also gather your opinions about the future use of academic titles, particularly the importance of titles as an aid to international comparability and parity of esteem. 

The sessions below are open to academics and staff whose roles support academic activity.

Join the conversation

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