Technical Operations Resources & Services

Technical Operations Resources & Services

TORS is made up of highly qualified, specialist and experienced technical staff. We come from a range of backgrounds including industry and research and provide direct student facing support across a diverse range of subject areas in teaching, research and commercial activities. We manage the university’s specialist spaces which include workshops, laboratories, studios, kitchens, sport, and health facilities. You can access support from TORS staff using the links below.

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Health and Clinical Simulation

The clinical simulation team are based at our Collegiate Crescent site mainly in the Robert Winston Building. They support the Allied Health professional courses and Nursing and Midwifery. A virtual tour of the facilities is available.

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Printmaking Centre

Printmaking is based in the Sheffield Institute of Fine Art in the Head Post office. The technical team support all modes of printmaking and deliver inductions for the facilities.

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Digital Workshops

These are in both the Head Post office and Sheaf buildings depending on the techniques and facilities that are required. Book equipment in these areas through Connect 2 Digital Design.

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Psychology Facilities

This team supports the use of the specialist technical spaces in the Heart of the Campus building at the Collegiate Crescent site. The facilities can be booked using Connect 2.

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Information on some of the TORS departments around SHU.

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Fashion Workshops

The Fashion team support the workshop, design studio and the fashion materials store. They provide specialist support on several industry standard pieces of equipment.

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Creative Workshops

These are based in Sheaf building and the Head Post office and include woodworking, metal working (casting and welding), ceramics and Jewellery workshops. The team also support the construction workshops within Harmer building.

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Creative Media centre

The centre is on level 4 of the Harmer building. Through Connect 2 Creative Media users can book media equipment for use both on and off site. The technical team provide inductions and training on setting up and using equipment and software.

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Sport and Exercise science

Located in Collegiate Hall and the AWRC, the sport technical team provide support across several laboratories and specialist gym facilities which are part of the Academy of Sport and Physical activity. Facilities and equipment can be booked through Connect 2 Sport

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Service Sector Management – Specialist kitchens and food technology facilities.

Located on level 12 of the Owen building and at the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE), this space is made up of several large training kitchens, food technology and food testing facilities.

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Laboratory and Analytical operations facilities

The technical team provide specialist support across all our teaching and research laboratories. The labs contain an advanced portfolio of highly specialised equipment that allows the provision of research informed teaching. Due to the hazardous nature of laboratories, self-directed learning is not available.

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Electronics and Engineering facilities

The technical staff in engineering and in electronics, support our extensive precision workshops and electronics laboratories in Sheaf building and Cantor building. The facilities are used by engineering, computing and physics students.

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