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£1million worth of scholarships on offer to widen access to University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is offering 100 scholarships worth a total of £1million to widen access to postgraduate study.

The scholarships will each be worth £10,000 and will be available to students from under-represented groups and high achievers.

Postgraduate study is often the gateway to professions such as medicine, teaching and law. It would be a very poor society if we had people in such key positions of care and influence from only one background – we need to ensure that our country benefits from ability right across the board.

– Professor Wyn Morgan

The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of the University’s widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. Students can choose to use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses.

You can find out more about the scholarships here.

Video: York doctors revolutionise the standard sight test

An invention by doctors at the University of York and Addenbrooke's Hospital could revolutionise the way children's vision is tested. Their design tracks children's eye movements on a TV screen.

It could help prevent blindness by detecting early problems with peripheral vision caused by conditions such as brain tumours. Kidz eyez has already won an NHS innovation award and its inventors hope it could soon be arriving at a hospital near you.


University of Sheffield makes Parliamentary history

The University of Sheffield has made Parliamentary history by offering a module that is accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons.

The module, as part of the Politics Department undergraduate degree, will teach about how policies affect the history and future of assemblies and legislatures around the world. Students will get a "behind the scenes" experience of the House of Commons next month.

Calls for controversial pub crawl to be stopped

Carnage UK Credit: Calendar

Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield and students union chiefs have joined the growing call for a controversial student pub crawl in the city to be scrapped.

Carnage UK, was behind a notorious event which ended with Sheffield student Philip Laing in court for urinating on a war memorial. Their latest Pimps and Hoes pub crawl has been branded offensive.

Home educated teen gets top results

Eli Ingle, who achieved two A stars and an A Credit: PA

A Sheffield student who achieved top grades says home education can work right up to A level.

Very few home-educated pupils continue to learn in this way past GCSEs.

But Eli Ingle, 19, achieved two A stars - in business studies and sociology - and has now found out he has an A in psychology.

He said he thought about going back to college for A-levels but he and his family had enjoyed his home education so much he wanted to carry on.

Mr Ingle, who is the grandson of well-known Sheffield boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, has been educated at home since the age of 13. His sister Niamh, 17, who has also been home-educated, got an A in sociology and a B in psychology.

A level results in York higher than national average

Provisional results for York school sixth forms show that 28% of entries were awarded A star/A grades, which are higher than the national figure. Over 78% of entries were given a top grade of A star, A, B or C.

We would like to congratulate all young people, schools and families on their achievement this year. Once again, York pupils have produced an excellent set of A level results and we are absolutely delighted for them. It is important to remember the impact of each individual student’s results on plans for their future – and we wish them all every success as they embark upon the next stage of their lives”.

– Councillor Janet Looker


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