How appreciation worked better for me than criticism !

To start with, I  am sure we all had been through or have been around someone who always criticize. The first thing we do is avoidance and we seek out to associates or friends whose more at the positive side. Similarly, the same response is being experienced in every walk of life. Emotions like fear, anxiety,…

Formula Student – Hard work, but worth it

by Gabby Coe, MEng Materials Science and Engineering (Research) I last wrote a post for this blog a couple of years ago, and it’s been interesting to reflect on my time as a student since then. But I’ve also thought about what the future holds and how my time in the Department of Materials Science…

Sheffield Vs London

Hello! Rabia Sannam Khan here. I recently started my Ph.D. course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in March 2018. Before this, I spent two years in London for my Masters in Oral Pathology. Well, travelling to a foreign country and making adjustments is a whole different experience for all of us. Since…

The Final day of the Final year

We’ve come to the end of the year!  On Friday 9th June all 51 final year undergraduate students from the Department presented their major projects in a poster session. This is the first time we have run this kind of event, and we saw students discuss their project findings with academics, other staff and each…

The Masters Experience

My name is Jorge, and I came from Mexico in 2016 to study my MSc degree in Polymers Science & Engineering at the University of Sheffield.  I chose Sheffield because it has one of the best Materials Science departments in the UK, and, as a member of the Russell Group, employers everywhere in the world…

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….