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  • 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

  • Dear Deirdre may change the way we learn

    The Economic and Sciences Research Council has given a £700,000 grant to a team at the Universities of Sheffield, Sussex, Edinburgh and Newcastle so they can explore a new way for junior health care workers to learn how to make clinical decisions, using a similar process to that used in agony columns.

    Categorised under: Teaching, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health

  • Time Team are in Town

    Tony Robinson and Mick Aston, presenters of Channel 4s Time Team, and staff from the University Of Sheffield will be presenting a Bowie Knife to the internationally renowned Hawley Collection, currently housed at the University Of Sheffield, at the Millennium Galleries on Tuesday 15 July at 2 pm.

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

  • School students get a taste of undergraduate life

    83 Year 11 pupils from across the region will take part in a residential Summer School at the University of Sheffield aimed at giving them a taste of university life and what lies ahead after graduation. The pupils from eight local LEAs will begin their one-week course on Monday 7 July.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching, Events and Students and alumni

  • Students learn that 'It's a Bug's Life' for microbiologists

    Chaucer School in Sheffield has become one of forty-five organisations across the country to be awarded The Royal Society's prestigious Partnership Grant, to allow students to investigate the fascinating world of microbes in a leading centre for life sciences research.

    Categorised under: Community, Teaching, Research and Science

  • University lecturer wins £50,000 for exceptional teaching.

    The outstanding teaching ability of an expert at the University of Sheffield has won him national recognition and an award worth £50,000. Dr Nigel Bax, Director of Teaching at the University's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has won a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) as recognition for his ability to influence and inspire students, staff and the teaching profession as a whole.

    Categorised under: Teaching, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health