Thriving international community at The University of Sheffield

Thriving international community at The University of Sheffield

 September 07, 2017

The University of Sheffield is an organisation where talented staff from all over the world are given a platform to succeed and become leaders in their fields.

Dr. Rebecca Corrigan, Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology believes the University of Sheffield is certainly a unique place to work.

“I’m inspired by the strong sense of community at the University. Exposure to such a collaborative atmosphere and cutting - edge research really enables me to develop my own exciting and ground-breaking research,” she enthuses.

Support and encouragement for all

Encouraging diversity through its Women Academics Returners Programme, its thriving Women@TUOS network and its LGBT allies programme Open@TUoS, the University has certainly put equality high on its agenda - something which has become part of the very fabric that makes the University what it is today.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Cultural Engagement explained that it is this culture that has encouraged and inspired the award winning pioneering work that is produced within the University.

“My workplace is one of courage, bravery, inspiration and collaboration - and that’s what makes it possible to be fearless. The University values creativity and diversity, and encourages maverick ideas and flights of fantasy into reality. Where else could I engage, be inspired and help make such a difference to the community other than here?” she explains.

Diversity is highly valued 

With a thriving international community of both students and employees - The University of Sheffield has celebrated its diversity via a fantastic campaign #WeareInternational which focuses on enriching careers, enhancing research and delivering more for the student experience.

Dr.Claudia Mazza, Mechanical Engineering Lecturer at the University has experienced this culture first hand.

“I’m proud I was part of an engineering delegation to the Far East and gave a great lecture on my research as part of the British Council ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ lecture series in Singapore. As an international woman I feel a strong sense of belonging with the University. My contribution is truly appreciated in this large diverse multi-cultural group,” she says.

Highly commended employer

Recognised as one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times, there are some excellent roles available now at the University of Sheffield. Interested? Take a look at these current vacancies.


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