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    University students tell Parliament why international students are vital to the UK

    The University of Sheffield's Students' Union President and International Officer are in Parliament today (30 January 2014), making a strong case for international students as the controversial Immigration Bill returns to the House of Commons.

    Categorised under: International and Events
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    New initiative to combat underrepresentation of senior female medics

    A team of dedicated doctors and health care professionals have joined forces in order to combat the significant underrepresentation of women in medicine.

    Categorised under: Events and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Film festival celebrates countdown to Tour de France

    Big screen showings of classic cycling films will be held at the University of Sheffield as part of the official 100-day countdown to the Tour de France's Grand Départ.

    Categorised under: Events
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    Supermarkets exposing children to high calorific junk food at the checkout

    Convenience supermarkets are exposing children to high calorie, unhealthy junk food at the checkout area according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Pioneering training centre is regenerating the UK’s manufacturing industry

    The University of Sheffield's pioneering apprenticeship training centre, which will provide the next generation of world leading engineers, is today (23 January 2014) opening its doors to over 200 employers to showcase its revolutionary facilities.

    Categorised under: Engineering and Community
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    Putting 'Adam' in his rightful place in evolutionary history

    Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago – earlier than scientists commonly thought - according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: International, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Trio to be awarded honorary degrees

    A leading figure in education in the city is to be recognised with an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield this week. (Thursday 16 January – Friday 17 January 2014)

    Professor Philip Jones, formerly the University of Sheffield’s first Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching and now the Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, will receive the degree of Doctor of Letters. He is among three recipients who will be honoured for outstanding contribution to their chosen field.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements
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    University recognised as inclusive employer by Stonewall

    The University of Sheffield has been recognised for its outstanding support for staff after being ranked in the top 100 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Community
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    Sheffield team explore impact of gut disease on young people’s identity

    A new study looking at the impact inflammatory bowel disease may have on young people’s relationships, employment potential and identity is being launched in Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Mars mission could solve Earth’s biggest issues, says University of Sheffield student

    A University of Sheffield student who is down to the final stages of a one-way trip to Mars believes the mission could be the answer to Earth's biggest threats.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, Science and Students and alumni
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    Building ‘belt’ offers cheap, quick repair of earthquake damage

    Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti.

    A cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake damaged buildings – developed at the University of Sheffield – could help to reduce these delays by quickly making buildings safe and habitable.

    Categorised under: Engineering
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    New study to explore an intervention to help reduce weight in people with schizophrenia

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield are to investigate whether people with schizophrenia or first episode psychosis are able to reduce their weight through a structured education programme.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Inspirational student honoured after helping to empower and improve the lives across the world

    An inspirational student dedicated to improving the lives of others across the world has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor's Medal from the University of Sheffield in recognition of her exceptional voluntary work.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, International and Events
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    Manufacturing pay in the UK continues to decline while pay for city bankers soars

    The latest research on pay across different sectors provides no evidence that the UK economy is rebalancing in favour of manufacturing, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    Practice doesn’t make perfect, say psychologists

    The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ may not be so true after all, according to new research by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science