The 2018 travel to work survey is now live!

The 2018 travel to work survey is now live!

This is the third year we have carried out this annual survey to collect data on how staff at Sheffield Hallam travel to work and we want to make this year the most successful yet.

The results from the survey provide information on the environmental impact of the staff commute, evidence for business cases for improved travel initiatives and help us assess our progress against our Environmental Targets.

Participants of the survey have a chance to win either:

  • A £50 high street voucher
  • One of two £25 high street vouchers

To take the survey click here.

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ENGINEERING SKILLS GAP: Hallam’s ‘great reputation in engineering’ cited in article exploring apprenticeship training

Student Mark Gilbert puts his skills to the test at JCB’s Dove Engineering Centre

As part of a feature on the JCB Academy, Sheffield Hallam’s partnership with the company is highlighted as a ‘stand-out’ programme that helps to address the engineering skills gap. Read more in FE News

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PG Conference 2018 – Call for papers – Deadline 1st March!

Reminder: the Call for Papers deadline for the SHU Postgraduate Conference 2018 is 2 weeks today! (1st March). This two day conference entitled  ‘Empowered: Agency, Authority, and its Limitations’, will take place on 31st May and 1st June 2018 at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union. It is a great opportunity to gain conference experience and network with postgraduate students from SHU and other universities. We welcome 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers from all postgraduate students (any discipline) relating to the conference theme. See the full call for papers and abstract submission details here: https://postgradgroupshu.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/call-for-papers-shu-humanities-postgraduate-conference-2018/

This two day inter-disciplinary event will feature parallel panels of postgraduate speakers, as well as keynote lectures from Dr John Narayan (BCU) who will be discussing the global politics of the British Black Power Movement, and  Dr Hattie Earle (SHU) who will be presenting her keynote on ‘How Comics Give Voice and Make Visual Unspoken/Unseen Narratives’.

We look forward to hearing from you, and if you have any questions about the conference/ submitting an abstract – please get in touch here: shuprssconf@gmail.com

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International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018: Press for Progress

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, the University of Sheffield’s Women’s Network and Sheffield Hallam are jointly hosting a event on 8th March.

The event is open to staff​ of any gender and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Thu 8 March 2018    11:20 – 15:45 GMT

Event schedule

11:20am – 11:30am – Please arrive to register in Firth Hall

11:30am – 11:40am – Welcome (Firth Hall) 11:40am – 1:00pm – Panel discussion with Q&A (Firth Hall)

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Buffet lunch (Firth Hall)

2:00pm – 3:15pm – Workshops (select one only) – Octagon Rooms

3:15pm – 3.45pm – Join us in the Octagon Bar to carry on discussions

Register your place here

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National Student Survey 2018: Response Rates

See the ACES Handbook page for the latest response rates:

https://portal.shu.ac.uk/faculties/ACES/coursestu/Pages/National-Student-Survey-2018.aspx

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Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Present Around The World (PATW) competition

The Institute of Engineering and Technology  (IET)   is running a global presentation competition: Present around the World (PATW)!

SHU students have won the Local Network (LN) competition prizes in previous years. Details below –

If you are 18-30 aged engineering Young Professionals/Students;

If you want to Enhance your knowledge; Develop your skills; Increase your profile and; Open doors for your career;

Come to enter this Competition!

There are great prizes to be won!

£150 for winner £100 for runner-up with Certificates for Local Network (LN) competition;

£300 for winner £200 for runner up with Certificates for National (Area) competition;

£400 for winner £300 for runner-up with Certificates for Regional competition.

You will deliver a 10 minute presentation on any engineering or technology related area; and you can use existing projects and presentation work completed for your studies.

***The application deadline is 10/03/2018***

Online Registration Form Download: http://conferences.theiet.org/patw/-documents/patw-app-form.cfm

Email the form to: olivia.zeng.yu.working@gmail.com.

Our Local Network (LN) competition:

Venue: Arts Tower, LT07, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Date(s): Wednesday, 21st March 2018  Time: 18:00-21:00

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GDPR is coming – but don’t panic!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May this year. It’s a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), which means we are already largely compliant. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements within GDPR, so we will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently. There is a team at Sheffield Hallam working to ensure we’re prepared for this new legislation and we will be sharing more information with staff soon, including details of training available.

In the meantime, if you’re contact by suppliers or partners asking about our arrangement for GDPR, please refer them to the Information Governance team on ext. 3361 or email h.williamson@shu.ac.uk

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LGBT History Month – Quiz 8th February

Date: Thursday 8th February Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Venue: Stoddart Deli

You can sign up teams of 5 and money will be raised for The Sheena Amos Youth Trust (SAYiT). SAYiT is an LGBT+ charity based in Sheffield. Teams will be asked to make a £1 donation per team member. Refreshments will also be provided.

You can register here.

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Explore Science & Engineering – Saturday 17th March

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Artist’s Conference in Sheffield – 22 February

Thursday 22nd February
10am – 4pm: Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University
4 – 6.30pm: Yorkshire Artspace

This event is free to attend, all artists welcome.

Being an artist can take you to places you never thought were possible, but the paths are unclear and the maps complicated. Please join us on a trip that treads the routes that artists take, goes back to places we have all been before, and shares the picnics along the way to help us plan the next excursions.

The day will open with a talk by Tim Etchells and will end with a performance lecture by Chris Dobrowolski it will feature contributions and discussions ranging from early career to established artists with local, regional, national and international recognition.

Artists include Smizz, Emilie Taylor, Rachel Dodd, Ashley Holmes, Paula McCloskey Mark RiddingtonLesley Guy, Lea Torp Nielsen and Sian Williams

This will be followed by drinks, snacks and music, (some of our favourite driving compilations) to continue conversations at Yorkshire Artspace.

Read full details on the The Artist’s Journey Programme

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE >>

This conference forms part of Making Ways. It is delivered through a new partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) with additional support from Bloc Projects and Yorkshire Artspace.

Making Ways is supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

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