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  1. University of Sheffield architecture students

    University of Sheffield architecture students help in development of ancient Tai Chi birth town

    Architecture students from the University of Sheffield have been invited to China to help in the development one of the country’s most historic towns.

    Categorised under: International, Research and Social science
  2. Refurbished entrance to Students' Union

    Award-winning Students’ Union launches today following multimillion pound refurbishment

    The award-winning University of Sheffield's Students’ Union Building has launched today (23 September 2013) following a refurbishment costing over £20million.

    Categorised under: Events, Community and Students and alumni
  3. Convict record

    £1.7M award to trace the lives of British and Australian convicts

     A £1.7million award from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) is set to enable people to trace the records of Londoners sentenced to either imprisonment or transportation from 1787 up to the 1920s, when the last convict died.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Research
  4. Vitro fertilisation

    Controversial 'three-parent baby' technology could pose health risks to males

    Newly proposed controversial IVF treatment, which avoids the risk of passing on inherited defects, could have health dangers, especially for males, according to a team of scientists led by the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  5. Students Union

    Sheffield top for student satisfaction in Good University Guide

    The University of Sheffield has been ranked top in the region for student satisfaction in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements
  6. Spacethumbnail

    Scientists find life coming to Earth from space

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield believe they have found life arriving to Earth from space after sending a balloon to the stratosphere.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
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    Rested elephants make more babies

    Baby elephants have a greater chance of survival if they are born at certain times of the year, according to experts from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science, International and Research
  8. Items from the Orwin collection

    Traditional heritage collections will be available to all

    The University of Sheffield has completed its project to relocate collections from the former Traditional Heritage Museum on Ecclesall Road, which closed in 2011, to new places where they will be accessible to the public.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Community
  9. Social scientists honoured by academy

    Three social scientists from the University of Sheffield have been honoured with the title of ‘Academician’ by The Academy of Social Sciences.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Social science
  10. Obsidian

    New 10 second sourcing technology set to transform archaeology

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of sourcing obsidian artefacts that takes only 10 seconds – dozens of times faster than the current methods – with a handheld instrument that can be used at archaeological excavations. 

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Research
  11. Human stem cell-derived otic neurons repopulating the cochlea of deaf gerbils.

    New hub forms part of 'industrial revolution' in regenerative medicine

    Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield, Loughborough and Cambridge are set to lead a new £4.5m hub aimed at translating lab discoveries into regenerative treatment to help sufferers of Parkinson’s disease and deafness.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
  12. Young apprentice

    Leading the way for staff and future entrepreneurs

    The University of Sheffield’s position as an international centre of excellence, ambition and enterprise was strengthened today by the announcement that it has been shortlisted for two prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) awards – Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Engineering
  13. Train station

    Public views sought on railway station security

    A European research project involving the University of Sheffield is giving public transport users the chance to inform new guidelines to help make our stations more secure. The SecureStation project is looking at how to reduce the risks of general crime, fire, and the extreme of a terrorist attack, and is asking the public’s views on different security measures.

    Categorised under: Engineering and Research
  14. The Mobile University

    Double decker takes university on tour

     Following the massive success of last year's Festival of the Mind (set to return in September 2014) the University of Sheffield is once again bringing research to the public with ‘The Mobile University'.

    Categorised under: Community and Research
  15. Brain scan

    Ground breaking research identifies promising drugs for treating Parkinson's

    New drugs which may have the potential to stop faulty brain cells dying and slow down the progression of Parkinson's, have been identified by scientists in a pioneering study which is the first of its kind.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health