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25 April 2022 | 10 minutes

The civic blog: our story so far

Launching our civic blog with a brief look at what we have been working towards over the last 12 months.


15 February 2022 | 4 minutes (base on 200w = 1 minute)

How degree apprenticeships are already helping us to level up our region

Transforming the UK by ‘spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it’ was the central commitment of the government’s long awaited white paper on levelling up, which was finally published last week.


12 January 2022 | 4 minutes

The UK’s leading entrepreneurial university is in Sheffield – what does this mean for the city and region?

The UK’s leading entrepreneurial university is in Sheffield – what does this mean for the city and region?


04 November 2021

Being an entrepreneurial university is part of Sheffield Hallam's DNA

With origins in the design, manufacturing and fabrication industries of Victorian Sheffield, through to the pioneering innovations of Sheffield City Polytechnic, Hallam is firmly rooted in the making and creating heritage of South Yorkshire.


04 August 2021 | 4 minutes

How to make teaching more women-friendly, post-COVID

For women, teaching is often seen as a welcoming profession, but around one in nine female primary teachers leave the profession each year. Here are some ways in which teaching could be made more women-friendly.


02 July 2021

Open to all? Using our physical and digital spaces to better engage local communities

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Richard Calvert, explores what role universities’ physical spaces should play in civic engagement and how digital technologies can support this.


26 April 2021

Selfie culture: what your choice of camera angle says about you

Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. As recent studies have shown, the way we take selfies – and the specific camera angles we choose – varies depending on what we intend to do with them.


22 April 2021

Electric cars could make the roads safer – here’s how

Traffic-related fatalities are the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages. Both because of the way they are driven and the mechanics inside them, electric vehicles could play an important role in making our roads safer.


23 March 2021 | Long-read

The pandemic one year on

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the whole of society over the last year in many ways. One demographic hit especially hard has been university students – a million-strong community across the country.


18 February 2021

Eco-fusion is the new normal, as native and non-native species mix together

Many invasive species cause (often major) problems around the world. However, the idea that all “alien” species are inherently bad, and that invasions can be always effectively controlled, is mistaken. Invasive non-native species are frequently associated with damage to ecological systems and even to people and economies. Yet ecological novelty is now the order of the day, we we must adapt both our ideas and our actions to this new reality.


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