Coming to Sheffield was one of the best decisions I have ever made

Meet Muhammad Mohsin Saleem, MEng Materials Science and Engineering student and International Engineering Ambassador. I came to Sheffield and I believe this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have lived in Pakistan for eighteen years ever before my Sheffield journey began. I completed my schooling at Beaconhouse School System, an…

Forging great connections: UK – Ukraine Chernobyl workshop

The Department’s NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory is working with the National Academy of Science of Ukraine to support decommissioning of the Chernobyl shelter, 30 years after its construction, supported by EPSRC’s Global Challenge Research Fund. Here PhD student Sarah gives an overview of the 2 day workshop. The topics covered were very interesting and there is…

Cementing the links between academia and industry

On 6 February 2017 researchers, academics, professional staff and students from across the Department ventured out into the Peak District. But this was no ‘walk in the park’. This was one of the biggest cement research groups visiting the biggest cement plant in the UK! Research Associate Theodore Hanein shares his take on the recent excursion to…

Photosoc: the other major part of my university life

Being a part of photosoc has been a major part of my university experience. I have lots of friends from the society, and I have learnt many useful skills. I became interested in photography when I was around 16, I bought my first DSLR camera at 17, a second hand Canon 350D from 2005, which…

Where do I go from here?

It’s a question everyone faces several times in their life, the first time this thought struck me was just after my AS results came through. It was a good day for me, I’d done pretty well and I was getting ready to start my second year of A levels when I realised that having good…

A substantial degree of experience

Hello all, My name is Holly Pearce and I’ve just started my 4th year of the MEng Material Science and Engineering course which has a focus on preparing you for work in industry. This is my first time blogging for the department and it’s all about my experience on placement at Philips in The Netherlands….

#WeAreInternational

Multiculturalism is an often used word in this day and age, but I do wonder how many of us actually embrace it fully. Sheffield, as one of the major UK universities, welcomes thousands of international students to the City every year and therefore every department becomes a rich mixing pot of cultures. On the 12th…

Back to basics: science communication

Sometimes we don’t focus on the latest cutting edge research, we think about the basics (and we might get a surprise). This is particularly important when we think about Science Communication (what we also call Outreach or Public Engagement). I supervise an Outreach Materials module, and recently paid a visit to Magna Science Adventure Centre in…

My advice to MSc students

Meet Mueed Jamal Assistant Manager for Research and Development at Pakistan Ordnance Factories. Industry: Defence, Manufacturing Nationality: Pakistani Degree: MMet Advanced Metallurgy Graduation year: 2012 The most important point I can make is for you to focus on your project! Participate in extra-curricular activities where you can but remain focused on your studies as competition…

The life of an MSc student

The rhythm of my days and weeks have been changing during this year. During the first term, I took the core modules of my programme, as the lectures were divided during the week, this allowed me to take part in activities the Students’ Union offers, including ‘Give it A Go‘. I had the opportunity to experience…

5 reasons to stay in Sheffield over the summer!

Originally posted on We Are Sheffield Students:
At the end of the university year approaches, i’ve thought of a few reasons why staying in Sheffield is a great way to spend your summer holidays!1. Tramlines Festival Tramlines is a well-known festival amongst Sheffield students, and the festival has been growing in terms of size, and…

Cement – what is it?

On average each person on the planet consumes more cement each day than food. Whether we like it or not cement has been the material of choice for building the modern world. Undergraduate student Max is studying Materials Science and Engineering (Research). Follow his blog as he studies the material cement as part of his research project….