Upcoming events for staff

Events, webinars and workshops that may be of interest to University staff

If you are running an event, workshop or webinar for staff and would like it to be included on this page, please tell us via this Google Form

Please submit your event by Wednesday at 12 noon for it to be included in time for that week's Staff Update. If you have any questions, email internalcommunications@sheffield.ac.uk

If your event is open to members of the public, get in touch with What’s On

January 2021

26 January: Reading Lists - managing your recommended reading in Leganto

Tuesday 26 January 2021, 2-3pm

The webinar will introduce you to the University Reading Lists. We will explain how to get started with the Reading Lists platform, outline the benefits of online reading lists to learning and teaching and guide you to further support. You will leave the session able to create an online reading list that gives your students access to their learning materials.

Register your attendance

You will be sent a link to the event (delivered on Blackboard Collaborate) 24 hours before the session.

28 January: Cancer Support Group coffee meeting

Thursday 28 January 2021, 1.30 - 2.30pm

The Cancer Support Group is a volunteer-led group offering mutual support for staff who have had a cancer diagnosis and for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The group meets virtually once every two months to provide a compassionate and confidential space for those with similar experiences to come together.

If you would like to attend the next coffee meeting, please email csgroup@sheffield.ac.uk

February 2021

4 February: Policy-making for the transition towards a Circular Economy. A conversation with Janez Potočnik

Thursday 4 February 2021, 10am CET

You are kindly invited to attend a webinar hosted by the ReTraCE Projects:

Policy-making for the transition towards a Circular Economy. A conversation with Janez Potočnik

Speaker: Janez Potočnik, Former European Commissioner for the Environment

Speaker's Bio: Janez Potočnik received his PhD in economics from the University of Ljubljana (1993). Between 1988 and 1993, he was a senior researcher at the Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana. Mr. Potočnik was Minister Councillor at the Slovenian Prime Minister's Cabinet from 2001 to 2002 and Minister for European Affairs from 2002 to 2004. He headed the negotiating team for the Accession of Slovenia to the EU between 1998 and 2004. In 2004 Potočnik became European Commissioner, responsible for science and research. On 27 November 2009 he was nominated to serve as European Commissioner for the Environment in the Barroso Commission; in this capacity, he provided a fundamental contribution to the establishment of the Circular Economy agenda. In November 2014, he became co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), a forum of scientists and experts working on natural resources management.

Please, join via this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/USFD/retrace-webinars

4 February: Reading Lists - managing your recommended reading in Leganto

Thursday 4 February 2021, 11am-12 noon

The webinar will introduce you to the University Reading Lists. We will explain how to get started with the Reading Lists platform, outline the benefits of online reading lists to learning and teaching and guide you to further support. You will leave the session able to create an online reading list that gives your students access to their learning materials.

Register your attendance

You will be sent a link to the event (delivered on Blackboard Collaborate) 24 hours before the session.

Call for abstracts - 5th UK Patient Reported Outcome Measures Conference

Call for papers for the 5th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Annual UK Research Conference virtual event on 16 and 17 June 2021

Deadline: Monday 8 February 2021, 11.59pm

All researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians and PhD students involved in PROMs research are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. This year, we welcome you to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 within the context of PROMs.

We invite papers on any topic that comes under the title of PROMs but particularly in the following areas:

• Using PROMS with young people
• Patient and public involvement
• Rare diseases
• Methods – e.g. development, analysis and refinement
• Social care
• Well-being,
• Implementation
• Failure as a learning opportunity
• Other

Further details and submit your paper

10 February: Royal Historical Society LGBT+ Report (2020) panel event

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 1-2pm

A panel event to explore recommendations of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) report and implications for advancing LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion at the University.

In September 2020, the Royal Historical Society released the fourth in a series of reports on equality, diversity and inclusion in the historical profession. Following on from two influential reports on gender equality and one on race & ethnicity, this report focused on the experiences of LGBT+ historians at all career stages, and on the status of LGBT+ and queer historical research and teaching in the UK. The report revealed much progress on LGBT+ equality, but significant areas where improvements could be made. The report made several major recommendations and was released with accompanying online resources, which are intended to grow over time.

Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and supported by the university's LGBT+ Staff Network and the LGBT+ committee of the Student Union, this event explores how we at Sheffield should respond to this report's recommendations. Speakers include the Immediate Past President of the Royal Historical Society Professor Margot Finn, chair of the LGBT+ working group of the RHS, Professor Frances Andrews, and representatives of LGBT+ Sheffield staff and students. The University of Sheffield's Provost, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Senior LGBT+ champion Professor Gill Valentine will provide an opening address.

Please join us to discuss how we can continue to advance LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion in the historical profession, the wider arts and humanities and the university as a whole.

Register your attendance

11 February: Reading Lists - managing your recommended reading in Leganto

Thursday 11 February 2021, 2-3pm

The webinar will introduce you to the University Reading Lists. We will explain how to get started with the Reading Lists platform, outline the benefits of online reading lists to learning and teaching and guide you to further support. You will leave the session able to create an online reading list that gives your students access to their learning materials.

Register your attendance

You will be sent a link to the event (delivered on Blackboard Collaborate) 24 hours before the session.

12 February: Social, environmental and public health benefits of growing food

Friday 12 February 2021, 6-7.30pm

This is the third webinar from SHEFF-Yield series that aims to teach the Sheffield community how and why to grow your own food at home.

This webinar will consist of two talks with two speakers as detailed below.

Impact of growing food at home on public health and climate change

Speaker: Kristin Bash - PhD candidate, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, Co-Chair of Faculty of Public Health Food SIG

Kristin Bash is the University of Sheffield honorary lecturer in public health, and a senior public health specialty registrar (ST5) in Yorkshire & the Humber. She is also a PhD candidate and a Grantham Scholar at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and the School of Health and Related Research (University of Sheffield). Outside the university setting, Kristin is a co-Chair of the Faculty of Public Health Food Special Interest Group, which aims to promote issues, and facilitate advocacy and action related to the many links between healthy, sustainable food systems and public health. She is also interested in the impacts government policy and local food environments have on population diet.

Social and environmental benefits of allotment gardening

Speaker: Dr Miriam Dobson - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urban Agriculture, The University of Sheffield

With climate change threatening global agricultural yields and food security, attention is turning to the possibility of growing food in cities- in home gardens, community gardens and hydroponic systems, for example. Alongside increasing the provision of nutritious fruit and vegetables for urban residents, urban agriculture can also provide a wide spectrum of co-benefits for human and environmental health, both on the growing site itself and in the wider urban environment. Dr Dobson will be speaking about some key themes and indicators of the public and environmental health benefits that allotment gardens can offer, and the policy changes that could be made in light of her research in order to expand the provision of urban horticulture.

This is the third webinar from the SHEFF-Yield series (Sustainable Harvest Empowering Future Food Yield). The aim of this project is to create awareness in the Sheffield community about HOW to grow their own food at home and WHY locally grown food is essential for low carbon footprint and its positive impact on the public health and environment. We are doing this by organising a series of webinars, publishing blog articles, healthy sustainable food recipes and useful resources on our webpage.

The webinar is free and open to anyone. There will be time for questions and discussion in the end of the session. Please register here on Eventbrite in order to get access to the webinar link which we will send to registered attendees closer to the date.

Register to attend the webinar

17 February: Reading Lists - managing your recommended reading in Leganto

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 10-11am

The webinar will introduce you to the University Reading Lists. We will explain how to get started with the Reading Lists platform, outline the benefits of online reading lists to learning and teaching and guide you to further support. You will leave the session able to create an online reading list that gives your students access to their learning materials.

Register your attendance

You will be sent a link to the event (delivered on Blackboard Collaborate) 24 hours before the session.

17 February: The Circular Economy Rebound Effect

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 6.30pm CET

You are kindly invited to attend a webinar hosted by the ReTraCE Projects:

The Circular Economy Rebound Effect

Speaker: Trevor Zink - Loyola Marymount University, California

The so‐called circular economy—the concept of closing material loops to preserve products, parts, and materials in the industrial system and extract their maximum utility—has recently started gaining momentum. The idea of substituting lower‐impact secondary production for environmentally intensive primary production gives the circular economy a strong intuitive environmental appeal. However, proponents of the circular economy have tended to look at the world purely as an engineering system and have overlooked the economic part of the circular economy. Recent research has started to question the core of the circular economy—namely, whether closing material and product loops does, in fact, prevent primary production. In this article, we argue that circular economy activities can increase overall production, which can partially or fully offset their benefits. Because there is a strong parallel in this respect to energy efficiency rebound, we have termed this effect “circular economy rebound.” Circular economy rebound occurs when circular economy activities, which have lower per‐unit‐production impacts, also cause increased levels of production, reducing their benefit. We describe the mechanisms that cause circular economy rebound, which include the limited ability of secondary products to substitute for primary products, and price effects. We then offer some potential strategies for avoiding circular economy rebound. However, these strategies are unlikely to be attractive to for‐profit firms, so we caution that simply encouraging private firms to find profitable opportunities in the circular economy is likely to cause rebound and lower or eliminate the potential environmental benefits.

Please, join via this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/USFD/retrace-webinars

April 2021

28 April: Virtual welcome event for new colleagues

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 1.30 - 2.30pm

We are holding a virtual welcome get-together with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, on Wednesday 28 April at 1.30pm. We really look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.

Koen will welcome you to the University and share some insights about our plans for the future and the role you can play in shaping our new University vision. His short presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions, and to share your thoughts and experiences.

We are proud of the way that colleagues, new and old, have come together and supported each other throughout the pandemic and despite the challenges, many of you have told us that you have received a warm, virtual welcome from colleagues and feel that you have settled well into this new normal.

Thank you for your contributions so far, they are greatly appreciated and we're pleased that you are part of our community here in Sheffield.

Book your place via the Staff Induction Events section of the LMS

May 2021

13 May: Virtual welcome event for new colleagues

Thursday 13 May 2021, 10.30 - 11.30am

We are holding a virtual welcome get-together with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, on Thursday 13 May at 10.30am. We really look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.

Koen will welcome you to the University and share some insights about our plans for the future and the role you can play in shaping our new University vision. His short presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions, and to share your thoughts and experiences.

We are proud of the way that colleagues, new and old, have come together and supported each other throughout the pandemic and despite the challenges, many of you have told us that you have received a warm, virtual welcome from colleagues and feel that you have settled well into this new normal.

Thank you for your contributions so far, they are greatly appreciated and we're pleased that you are part of our community here in Sheffield.

Book your place via the Staff Induction Events section of the LMS