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  • The future of learning at the University of Sheffield

    The University of Sheffield is creating a new learning experience for its students and staff in a single spectacular building with a new name, Information Commons. This new concept means that students will benefit from integrated access to printed learning resources and IT facilities in the same place at the same time, twenty-four hours a day.

    Categorised under: Students and alumni, Teaching, Arts and humanities and Community

  • Sheffield moves up world ranking of universities

    The University of Sheffield is rated 8th in the UK and 18th in Europe, and has moved up four places to 65th in the world in an annual academic ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide published in August 2005.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching and International

  • Libraries still valued as most trusted source of information

    A study conducted by the University of Sheffield, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has found that, although many people don't use libraries, museums and archives regularly to obtain information on issues of the day, they do value access to them as a trusted source of information, and believe there is a real moral and ethical obligation to preserve and maintain these services.

    Categorised under: Teaching, Arts and humanities and Research

  • Dutch studies boosted by Ambassador's visit

    The Ambassador of the Netherlands will pay a visit to the University of Sheffield next week to mark the arrival of a new collection of Dutch language, literature and history books to the University's library. The Ambassador's visit follows news that a Research Centre for Dutch Studies is to be established at the University, which will encourage further study and appreciation of the culture of the Low Countries.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities, Teaching, Events and International

  • University of Sheffield offers up to £12,000 per student

    The University of Sheffield has today announced that its Access Agreement has been agreed by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and that it will be offering bursaries of up to £12,000 for home undergraduate students on four year courses and up to £9000 for those on three year courses, starting in 2006.

    Categorised under: Students and alumni and Teaching

  • Well-run suggestion schemes can increase productivity

    Research presented at a conference today, as part of National Ideas Day, shows that employee suggestion schemes can increase employee creativity, as well as having a beneficial effect on the bottom line by raising productivity.

    Categorised under: Teaching, Arts and humanities and Research

  • University forges new links with Rotherham school

    The University of Sheffield's Department of English is launching a new partnership with Brinsworth School in Rotherham this week, to encourage more students to consider going into higher education, and to give them an insight into studying English at degree level. The new partnership is being kicked-off this Friday, 11 March, when nine lecturers from the University will visit the school to deliver special seminar classes to sixth formers.

    Categorised under: Teaching, Events, Arts and humanities and Community

  • Trip of a lifetime is plain sailing for two South Yorkshire sixth formers

    Two South Yorkshire sixth formers will sail in the Tall Ships Adventure Voyage in Gran Canaria in February thanks to the University of Sheffield. Alison Smith from Dinnington Comprehensive School and Terry Noble from Wath Sixth Form College will experience an onboard lifestyle for seven days where they will get the opportunity to develop self confidence, communication skills and life skills.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching, Events and International

  • New CEO for White Rose University Consortium

    The White Rose University Consortium (White Rose), the UK's most successful university collaboration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julian White as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the position on 01 February 2005 and will be based at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Teaching

  • University begins property disposals, to pave way for future investment

    The University of Sheffield this week began the sale of around 140 of its smaller residential properties in the city. The disposal strategy will allow the University to further invest in academic and teaching facilities, and help to provide students with improved, high-quality, affordable accommodation for the long term in the city.

    Categorised under: Community, Students and alumni and Teaching

  • Personal homepages help local people get online

    A unique project in South Yorkshire is set to give local people access to the best information on the web, courtesy of their own personal web page providing hand picked links to high quality websites that are relevant to their own personal interests. The project will be launched at 6.30pm on 16th February in University House, University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Teaching and Community

  • Experts recruit help to find the hidden history in caves

    Experts from the Universities of Sheffield and Bradford are inviting interested members of the public, including local cavers and archaeologists, to discuss the important archaeological remains hidden in caves in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Park. The meeting is at 7pm on Monday 9th February at the Medway Community Centre, New Street, Bakewell.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities, Teaching and Science

  • University offers local children a fairytale operatunity

    The University of Sheffield's Department of Music is working with children in and around Sheffield to produce an opera based on a classic fairytale. Hansel and Gretel will be performed by a mixture of University students and children from Lydgate School, at Sheffield Cathedral on 31st January at 1.30pm. Other children are being given the opportunity to learn about the opera in a series of workshops in local schools.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching and Arts and humanities

  • Student volunteers need community projects

    SheffieldVolunteering are looking for ideas for activities that will benefit local communities for their Just Do It! event, on 13 and 14 March. The Just Do It scheme, run by the University of Sheffield Union of students, is designed to enable students to make a valuable contribution to their local community and encourage more people to take up volunteering. The 13 tasks completed in last September's event included creating a nature area with the Sheffield Wildlife Trust, renovating an outdoor play area with the Wesley Hall childrens centre and helping to design a web page with St Andrew's child contact centre.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching, Events and Social science

  • Hospitals and University team up to train doctors of the future

    The University of Sheffield is awarding four South Yorkshire hospitals with Associate Teaching Hospital status to recognise their outstanding contribution and commitment to training medical students from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Teaching and Medicine, dentistry and health