Attending the Research Festival 2017

In March, I helped deliver the 2017 Research Festival, staged jointly by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Here’s some of my recollections of the day’s sessions.

Although I regularly enjoy attending a wide range of talks, sessions, and seminars – in subjects often far from my ‘home’ discipline of Journalism – I might not necessarily have come to the Research Festival, were it not for my involvement with it through the SALT scheme. Continue reading

Top tips for walking in the Peaks

One of Sheffield’s biggest attractions is its close proximity to the Peak District. Few other major industrial cities have such glorious, verdant countryside right on their doorsteps.

But actually “getting out into the Peaks” can seem a little daunting. Where to go? What to take? When to make the trip? Well, you’ve put it off long enough. Semester Two is underway and, from here on in, the weather is only going to improve.

Here, then, are my top five tips for making the most of Sheffield’s scenic surroundings. Continue reading