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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
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    University of Sheffield academics awarded in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

    A world-leading University of Sheffield academic who is at the forefront of research and treatment into devastating debilitating diseases has been named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

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    Lecturer honoured for improving quality of health research across the globe

    A lecturer from the University of Sheffield who is helping to improve the quality of health research among higher education institutions in low income countries has been recognised with an international award for excellence in his field.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, International and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Overspent this Christmas? Blame the Ostrich problem!

    It’s the festive season, time for eating, drinking and being merry, and any thoughts of reaching goals like losing weight or keeping on top of finances go out of the window.

    And now a team of psychologists at the University of Sheffield have carried out new research which suggests that burying our head in the sand instead of trying to meet our targets this month is completely understandable - in fact we are motivated to do so.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
  13. Professor Keith Ridgway

    Royal Aeronautical Society honours founder of world-leading AMRC

    University of Sheffield Professor Keith Ridgway has this week been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the world’s most prestigious and long standing aerospace award honouring achievement, innovation and excellence.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Engineering
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    Piecing together the history of Sheffield medics in the Great War

    A retired doctor is appealing for people across Yorkshire and Derbyshire to share family stories, archives, real life accounts or pictures of their ancestors who were part of the Sheffield medical effort in the First World War.

    Categorised under: Events and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Going higher to pioneer global sensibility and champion diversity

    The University of Sheffield has been recognised for leading the way on supporting international students and championing diversity within higher education after being shortlisted for four prestigious Guardian University Awards 2014.

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