SSH News August 2019

Welcome to August’s edition of the Social Sciences and Humanities News Bulletin

If you would like us to share any news stories, process updates or events, please email !SSHComms and we would be happy to include it in any future editions. 

In this issue:

• University top news stories • SSH Staff news • SSH Research centre news • SSH Department news  • SSH in the media news • Staff wellbeing • Process updates                       • Training/opportunities

University News

• NSS results • Academic Organisation Project update • Royal visit


SSH Staff News

• SSH new starters • Staff engagement survey results for SSH • NSS SSH results


SSH Research Centre News

•  Augar and everything after • 100 years of council housing • Power to change report launch • CeBSAP external launch • PsyPAG conference • Sex education



SSH Department News

• Albie Sachs justice talk & hon doc • Armed forces celebrations with mayor Rotherham and advisory boards success • National drama departments conference at Performance Lab • Visiting professor to Humanities department • Annual conference of Association of Business Historians • La Trobe student visit  • Interior and architecture win national award • Problems with the governments civil society strategy • SHU doping research featured by BBC • Connecting with professional practice conference and funding success • SYF shortlisted for a SOMO award • Rotherham launch Children’s University


SSH in the media

• Podcast about motivational interviewing in sport • Life as a Hallam student • Sustainable living interview with BBC Radio Sheffield • War on plastic interview with BBC Radio Sheffield • Brexit party MEP’s interview with BBC Radio Sheffield • Informing teaching practice using research interview with Tes • Use of e-bikes and electronic cars for sustainability interview with BBC Radio Sheffield • Albie Sachs honorary doctorate article in Yorkshire Post • Numeracy and literacy tests to be scrapped in schools discussion in Schools Week • Sheffield Wednesdays legal action • CRESR research announcement           • Children’s University featured


Staff Wellbeing

• Zumba and yoga sessions for staff throughout summer

Process Updates 

 • changed to LinkedIn online learning • BESE contacts for the faculty • Hallam Help summer opening times   • Blackboard updates • WAH goes weekly for summer



Estates News

 • New Humanities space in Owen 11 • Campus masterplan update • Multifaith centre refurbishment • Smoke free university



• Library research team running 2 introductory sessions • RIO half day workshop • SHU Dementia Research network


• Suicide prevention training • Call for AWRC papers • Academic award applications open • SHU Dementia Research network • RIO half day workshop


Faculty Communications

The faculty now has dedicated support with communications and staff engagement. Danielle Allen is the Faculty Operations Manager who will be working closely with Fran Quinlivan-Hunt, the Internal Communications Co-ordinator for SSH


Please get in touch via email, ext #5664 or alternatively if you would like to come and say hello and meet me in person, I am based in Science Park 2 Wednesday- Friday and would be happy to have a chat about what support you might need moving forward

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