Tag Archives: Collaboration

22 July 2015 - 4:17 pm Round Up of all the Enterprise Entertainment News @ USE

Hello Hello!

It’s been a while since I wrote my first blog post and I am itching to share with you all the latest news and goings on here at USE.  I am settling into my role quite well and since those first few hairy weeks of getting my head around what enterprise is, it’s been full throttle, with lots of exciting and interesting events and projects…

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7 April 2015 - 7:29 pm Sheffield Crowd has launched!

Sheffield Crowd has finally launched! It is a new website that allows University of Sheffield students, staff and friends to find inspiration as well as share ideas and projects.

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17 January 2014 - 10:21 am Startup Weekend: collaborating and working together

So, I’ve been running Startup Weekend events for over a year now. The last one for Global Entrepreneurship Week was amazing. And I’m not just saying that because it’s my job to promote these events and get people to attend. I mean it really felt different this time. It really felt that finally, Chris and I had actually cracked it in terms of the format, the coaches, the judges and ultimately, the atmosphere. When you’re running an event like this, there are many variables in the equation that could effect how successful it is. Here’s what I’ve learned so far…

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3 June 2013 - 12:03 pm Bring it, don’t bin it!

Bring it, Don’t bin it is a university scheme aimed at reducing student waste and providing food, clothing and household items to those in need. The scheme is a collaborative campaign run by the Students’ Union and several partners, including the Accommodation and Commercial Services and four local charities: The Conservation Volunteers, St Luke’s Hospice, Shelter and St Vincents.  If you’re having a clear out, a tidy, or a simply wondering how on earth you’re going to get through all the food in your cupboard before moving day this could be a simple and easy way for you to help someone less fortunate. Continue reading “Bring it, don’t bin it!” »

8 April 2013 - 10:41 am Food for thought…

Recently, as part of my degree course, I completed a short work placement in Chancet Wood Children’s Centre.  The placement itself was interesting, but while I was there I spotted a poster that caught my attention thanks to my interest in social action projects.  The poster was advertising Grace Food Bank Sheffield. Continue reading “Food for thought…” »

8 March 2013 - 10:42 am Estelí Week is coming…

A short while ago I told you all about the University of Sheffield Students for Estelí society in my blog ‘Sheffield has a twin.’  Within that very same blog I promised to let you know about the up and coming events of Estelí Week as soon as the programme was finalised.  Well guess what, finalised it is, and I am not one to go back on my word! Continue reading “Estelí Week is coming…” »

20 February 2013 - 10:44 am Sheffield has a twin

You may not be aware, but Sheffield is in fact twinned with the city of Esteli in Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in Latin America.  Thanks to this association, the University of Sheffield is twinned with University of Esteli.  Students for Esteli are the student branch of this twinning – a student run society which fundraises for projects and scholarships at the University of Esteli, and runs a yearly cultural exchange trip for University of Sheffield students.

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11 February 2013 - 12:39 pm Ideas Exchange – and FREE Lunch!

Are you an Arts and Humanities PGR student? Do you want to have friendly chats with other researchers and share ideas? Would you like to know what other doctoral researchers are up to? Or are you looking for a partner to carry on an interdisciplinary project? Well, come along to a FREE lunch and learn what is happening in the research community around you. Continue reading “Ideas Exchange – and FREE Lunch!” »

5 August 2012 - 1:31 pm The engaging researcher

Doing research is an integral part of a university degree. In your undergraduate degree, your dissertation will usually be the first serious piece of research you do. As you move up the education ladder, research becomes more and more important and by the time you’re doing your PhD you have now become a full time researcher. While research is a very rewarding experience, it can sometimes be an isolated undertaking. Many people, including myself, sometimes forget that they need to consider their research within a real world context, and that research isn’t a purpose in itself, but should serve to address a knowledge gap or a problem which exists in the real world. Continue reading “The engaging researcher” »

6 June 2012 - 4:25 pm Collaboration with City College, Thessaloniki

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to visit Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece. Why? Primarily because I was helping to select a student from CITY college to work for the Enterprise Zone over the summer.
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