Help us extend a warm welcome to top talent from around the world

On 7 November, we’re hosting a special celebration evening to officially welcome our talented new scholarship winners to the University.

The event will bring together more than 250 winners who are being supported by scholarship schemes as they embark on their studies across the University.

The evening will offer these new scholars a chance to meet one another, as well as introducing them to some of the dedicated and supportive staff involved in the scholarship processes and recruitment activities.

With nearly half of our scholarship winners international students, it’s also a chance to welcome all the scholars into the University’s global family, which is made up of 27,000 of the brightest students from more than 140 countries.

We’re welcoming a range of scholars, both domestic and international on Undergraduate, Taught Postgraduate and MBA programmes. Our winners are embarking on courses spanning all five faculties.

We want to help share your scholarship stories

Are you welcoming scholarship students in your faculty or department?Event 2016

Share the good news with us and celebrate your new scholarship winners.

You can either tweet us a link to your internal news story @sheffunistaff using #ShefUniLife or send us information and a picture if you have it, to internalcommunications@sheffield.ac.uk.

We’ll then collate or signpost to your stories in our special feature following the event.

Celebrate with us on social media, 7 November

On the evening, we’ll be sharing photos and updates with you via #ShefUniLife. Tune into the University’s social channels Twitter @SheffieldUni, Instagram and Snapchat during the event to see what’s going on.

Students will be sharing their favourite moments via #Shefunilife and #IHeartShefUni.

We’ll be welcoming our scholarship winners in style with a buffet, jazz band and photo opportunities with special guest the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy.

The audience will also have the chance to hear talks from Vice-President for Education, Professor Wyn Morgan, along with three previous scholarship winners Stephanie Powell, Cameron Fay and Saylee Jangam.

About scholarships at the University

This year, the University has awarded over 400 scholarships as part of its ongoing commitment to scholarship provision. Amongst the schemes are Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships, International Merit Scholarships and the Undergraduate Alumni Fund Scholarships.

As well as rewarding academic merit, these schemes aim to increase inclusion and drive up access to higher education amongst students from underrepresented groups.

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