Join us at a town hall session

Our town hall-style sessions are running throughout October and November. This is your opportunity to give your feedback on the Vision Green Paper (PDF, 242KB) and make suggestions about how to make it a reality.

The sessions are open to all staff and you are free to sign up to multiple dates if you wish. We want to hear from everyone and get a range of perspectives. 

We have a variety of days and times and two types of sessions - longer sessions for deeper discussions and shorter bite-sized sessions.

The longer sessions are themed around the strategic priorities set out in the Vision Green Paper. At these, you will have the chance to have focussed discussions around the theme's proposals, highlight any gaps, identify opportunities and barriers, share areas of good practice and give your ideas on how we can work together to make our vision a reality. There is also a general 'Our Vision' session for those wanting to have in-depth discussions around more than one element of the paper.

At the bite-sized sessions you will have the chance to come and give your feedback on any aspect of the Vision Green Paper and share any ideas and suggestions you may have.

Discussions will be facilitated by members of the University Executive Board and Heads of Department.

If you have any questions about any of the sessions, please email our-vision@sheffield.ac.uk

Our Vision - 2.5 hours

Join this session to discuss in-depth the proposals set out in the Vision Green Paper, give your feedback and share any ideas you may have. 

Tuesday 8 October, 2.30-5pm, The Edge (Transport from main campus or parking permits available)

Research and Innovation - 2.5 hours

Join these sessions to discuss in-depth how we will carry out world-leading research and innovation with a strong focus on excellence and impact .

Monday 14 October, 2.30-5pm, Firth Hall

Tuesday 29 October, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Education - 2.5 hours

Join these sessions to discuss in-depth how we will deliver the very best research-led teaching and equip our students with the necessary confidence, skills, knowledge and opportunities to succeed beyond their time at university.

Friday 11 October, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Friday 18 October, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Friday 1 November, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Monday 11 November, 1-4pm, Inox

Partnerships and Engagement - 2.5 hours

Join these sessions to discuss in-depth how our external engagement activity and partnerships can bring significant economic, societal, health and environmental benefits.

Wednesday 9 October, 10am-12.30pm, AMRC (Transport from main campus available)

Thursday 24 October, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Friday 1 November, 2.30-5pm, Firth Hall

One University - 2.5 hours

Join these sessions to discuss in-depth how we can foster a culture in which everyone is united around a shared vision, values and common purpose, and in which individuals are active participants and stakeholders in the success of the University.

Monday 14 October, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Tuesday 22 October, 2.30-5pm, Inox

Thursday 14 November, 10am-12.30pm, Firth Hall

Bite-sized sessions - 1 hour

We appreciate that not everyone will be able to attend the longer in-depth sessions. We have three shorter hour-long sessions fitted around the working day where you can come and give your quick feedback on the Vision Green Paper and share your ideas on how we can make it a reality. Please note: lunch/breakfast will be served at the first two sessions listed below.

Monday 14 October, 1-2pm, Firth Hall 

Friday 18 October, 8-9am, Firth Hall 

Tuesday 22 October, 5.30-6.30pm, Inox