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Friday 24 July 2015

#Fresherstofinals project

We are undertaking the #Fresherstofinals project to develop a better understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students' experiences of higher education.

LGBT young people are increasingly visible in policy and practice, often in relation to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. However, this can result in misunderstandings and/or over-simplification about LGBT students' needs and experiences.

Join our free event on 24 July 2015 The project will culminate in an event in Sheffield and will include input from

Friday 20 March 2015

Two events to highlight and celebrate Sheffield Hallam University's Athena SWAN work

Robert Winston Building, Sheffield Hallam University. Broomhall Road, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP

Engineering for Speed: Guy Martin vs. Gravity

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University was commissioned by North One Television to work on the TV series 'Speed with Guy Martin'. The first challenge was to design and build the world's fastest toboggan which successfully smashed the world record achieving 83.49mph. The second challenge was to set a world speed record for a soapbox (gravity) racer by beating an unofficial record of 84.4mph which was achieved in spectacular style. Shown for the first time on Channel 4 at the end of last year, come and hear the story behind the need for speed.

Athena SWAN Lecture: Promoting Gender Equality in Science

Sheffield Hallam University's annual lecture to promote gender equality in science is pleased to welcome Tom Welton, Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London to talk about the impact of the Athena SWAN Charter. Come and find out more about this important work and how Professor Welton's department achieved a Gold Award in 2013.

8 March 2015

International Women's Day

Observed since 1909, International Women's Day is a global celebration of respect, appreciation and recognition of women while continuing to call for greater equality. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women and we are an active participant.

Throughout February

February is LGBT History Month.

18 February 2015

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

Join our Wellbeing Fair to celebrate University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day at City Campus with information, activities and refreshments.

Saturday 21–Sunday 22 February 2015

LGBT Voice and Influence

We are proud to sponsor a weekend of community events in Sheffield to celebrate LGBT History Month in collaboration with the Friends of Edward Carpenter.

Venue: Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

4 November 2014

Homophobic and transphobic bullying

As part of the ESRC Sheffield Festival of Social Science 2014, this event organised by Eleanor Formby is about bullying and prejudice experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people, and related methods of prevention and support. It is suitable for parents and members of the public, practitioners who work with young people (e.g. teachers, youth workers, social workers, health workers) and teenagers themselves. There will be research presentations, input from local LGBT youth organisations and an opportunity for questions and informal discussion

6 August 2014

LGBT Awareness Day

This event was held for all staff who work directly with students to bring attention to the experiences of LGBT students at Sheffield Hallam, and the support available to them.

There were information displays, a series of talks from members of staff and students, and a short theatrical performance.

While most LGBT students have a positive experience of university, a recent survey by the NUS revealed that nearly one in three lesbian, gay, or bisexual students said they had experienced at least one hate incident related to their sexual orientation during their studies. Almost half of trans students had experienced hate incidents motivated by prejudice against their gender identity.

This event was part of our continuing efforts, working with Stonewall, to make sure Sheffield Hallam is an inclusive and supportive environment in which all our students thrive to the best of their abilities.

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