New academic year, new Students’ Union!
Work on the new Students’ Union Building is well on track for completion by the start of the new academic year.
The bridge linking the Students’ Union to the Octagon re-opened in good time for exams and graduation, and it won’t be long before all the fantastic new facilities, as well as many old favourites such as New Leaf and the Students’ Union shop, are open for business.
The fifth floor of the new development will soon be available for booking for meetings and conferences. With a 100-seater restaurant serving a mix of contemporary British food and daily specials from around the world, four dedicated community outreach rooms, and conferencing facilities for up to 150 guests, it’s the perfect place for all kinds of events. To make a booking, call 0114 222 8822.
To find out more about what else will be in the new building – and outside – visit the project web pages.
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The latest edition includes how to have you say about the University’s future: Say how you can help make a difference, talk about your ambitions, show where you can take a lead, celebrate your achievements and say who you would like to be working with.
Do you have diabetes and want to lose weight?
Researchers from the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are looking for people with diabetes and a high BMI to take part in a pioneering study – adults aged between 30 and 60 who have a BMI between 25 and 40.
The team is exploring the different ways of motivating people with type 2 diabetes and a high BMI to lose weight.
Evidence suggests that losing five per cent of your body weight, especially for those with type 2 diabetes, increases your chances of a better quality of life.
Professor Steve Armes receives prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prize
Since 1939, world-leading chemists have been recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for making outstanding advances in chemistry research. Professor Steve Armes, Director of the Sheffield Polymer Centre, has picked up one of this year’s three coveted Tilden Prizes, which commemorate Sir William Augustus Tilden, President of the RSC from 1903 to 1905.
“This award is a real honour that I’m proud to accept in recognition of my group’s recent research on polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA). It’s a privilege to work with such a talented team of young scientists,” said Steve. Steve’s prize includes a four-date lecture tour, a silver medal and a £5,000 cash prize!