Our academics take their fieldwork, methodologies and theories and bring them into the lecture theatre and seminar room for students to learn, practice, question and develop.
Find out how research led-teaching is taking place across the faculty.
Castlegate ‘Live Project’ involves students in city regeneration
Masters students at the School of Architecture are getting practical industry experience that benefits the wider community, through taking part in a project to rejuvenate the city centre area of Castlegate.
Food inflation research aids student understanding
A member of the University’s Department of Economics researched and built a forecasting model to predict food price inflation and garner insights into why it’s happening. For students studying world commodity markets in their final year, it’s proved a useful resource.
Lost in translation? Heritage language and wellbeing link
The School of Education finds a profound link between language and sense of identity, with mental health implications when certain languages are considered less valid than others.
Lava lake trip lays groundwork for student’s volcanology career
An undergraduate student from the Department of Geography accompanied academic staff on a research fieldwork trip, as part of a GLOSS initiative that gives students the opportunity to work as research associates.
Championing media freedom equips future journalists for careers
The Department of Journalism Studies and its Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) is giving students a real-world understanding about the practical implications of a career in journalism – ensuring our future journalists can work freely and safely.
Training future urban designers to make a social difference
Research surrounding socially restorative urban design is encouraging students to recognise and respond to global urbanisation issues; by making them socially aware of the health, wellbeing and environmental impacts of built design.
Group work creativity research directly impacting teaching practice
An academic from the University’s Management School is putting his research on group work creativity into practice, by directly responding to his own findings and changing the way he delivers taught sessions.
Democratic theory research inspiring students to reform public services
The Department of Politics is encouraging masters students to think critically about the ways in which public services – such as health, education and environment – can be more effective, by identifying problems and finding solutions.
Researching effects of opinion polls encourages student-led political research
An academic from the Sheffield Methods Institute is researching how public opinion polls influence political party strategies, and the effects of campaigning on election outcomes – which has seen his students take on their own research in similar areas.
A ‘sociology of evil’ gives students a fresh perspective on sociological theory
An academic at the University’s Department of Sociological Studies has developed work into understanding the nature and processes of evil, and what role it has in society; delivering students with an entirely fresh sociological topic.