Events and Activities


March


Lightbulb IconFestival of Science and Engineering

There are over 50 fun, inspiring and free events taking place during March 2017. Everyone is welcome.

Sheffield's Festival of Science & Engineering, celebrating world-class research in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is back. This diverse programme will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young people and adults alike - with events, talks and activities for all.

Events take place all over the city in university labs, lecture theatres, museums, pubs, the Winter Garden and even the Moor Market.

More Information: To view the full programme of events and book tickets, visit the festival website: www.scienceweeksy.org.uk


Lightbulb IconWall of the Women

Wednesday 15 March, 5-8pm, The Diamond

As part of Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering the Director of Women in Engineering will host a discussion with five panelists to discuss their careers and experiences as women in engineering, followed by three video projections outside The Diamond.

Panellists:

  • Carol Morris, Electronic and Electrical Engineering alumna, currently works at the Open University as Deputy Head of School of Engineering and Innovation.
  • Dr Claire Corkhill, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Maha Khan, Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna, currently working in Sheffield at Arup.
  • Dr Virginia Stovin, Lecturer, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering.
  • Clara Odede, undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student.

More Information: Visit the Faculty events web pages.


Lecture IconEducating the Sustainable Architects of Tomorrow: Our Planet in Their Hands

Thursday 16 March, 12-1pm, Firth Court Lecture Theatre G02

It’s a recognised fact that buildings have a huge impact on our planet. As some of the brightest young architects from around the world come to study in Sheffield, the university takes on the responsibility to educate the architects of tomorrow and aims to do so by understanding what the planet needs. In this final talk, Aidan Hoggard and Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers, part of the Masters in Sustainable Architecture teaching group, will share with you examples of research-informed teaching from a field trip exposing the performance of buildings using infrared photography through to crawling under floors to measure heat loss. They will conclude the talk with testimonials from former students who have gone on to make an impact in sustainable design and research.

More Information: Book your place on the event page to avoid disappointment.


Computer IconInternational Virtual Fair

Monday 20 - Friday 24 March

The fair will be bringing together a series of employers from a variety of industries who are recruiting for students from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Students will have the opportunity to connect with Employers through webinars and Q and A sessions.

More Information: Log into Career Connect for more information and to book onto this event.

     


Lightbulb IconSheffield Students' Union Vegan Festival

Saturday 25 March, 12-9pm, Student's Union

This March Sheffield SU invites you to our very first Vegan Festival - a day full of vegan food & drink featuring stalls from independent traders across the city & live music.

Whether you're a vegan or just want to try something new, there’s something for everyone!

More Information: This event is open to the public and accompanied children are welcome until 8:30pm. For updates, follow the event page.


Film IconEye in the Sky - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 28 March, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 4

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.


Film IconPhilosophy at the Showroom: The Stranger

Thursday 30 March, 6pm, The Showroom

Philosophy at the Showroom is a series of sessions probing the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema's most intriguing films.The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city. Following the showing of the film, there will then be a short talk from a philosopher, and then general discussion. You will need to pay the usual Showroom ticket charge for seeing the film. In March, we will be screening The Stranger (1946), introduced by Dina Gusejnova (History, University of Sheffield). The Stranger is an American film noir set in an idyllic New England college town. It wouldn't be an Orson Welles film if a darker plot didn't gradually unfold here, however - with Welles himself miming the sinister key protagonist. Historian Dina Gusejnova will show that the film points us to a cardinal theme of twentieth-century political thought, the idea of restoring justice in a world out of joint. In this case, a local stranger is suspected of being nothing less than an enemy of humanity. But disconcertingly, just when everyone thought justice has been regained, in this sleepy New England town, time itself appears to have stopped.

More information: visit the Showroom website to book tickets.


April


Lightbulb IconBig Bummit to Riga

Monday 3 - Thursday 13 April

Join the biggest student lead charity hitchhike in the world on this 9 day adventure, hitchhiking across Europe to Riga meeting up half way at a mystery location!

Tickets cost £75 and sponsorship is £250, which can be raised in any way shape or form. Whether it be RAG raids Sheffield city centre, a cake sale outside the SU or a tenner here or there from Uncle Rob. We'll give you loads of support to help you reach the target!

All money raised will go to 5 great charities local to Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as well as supporting great local volunteering projects through Sheffield Volunteering.

  • Trip 1: 3rd -11th April
  • Trip 2: 5th - 13th April

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office and Online

More Information: Join the Facebook event page.


Film IconThe Matrix - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 25 April, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.


May


Film IconRogue One - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 30 May, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.


June


Film Icon3 Idiots - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 27 June, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.