Star proud to forge links with city university

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The Star is delighted to have teamed up with the University of Sheffield for an exciting monthly, double page-spread to give readers a unique insight into the world-renowned institution, which is right on your doorstep.

With more than 25,000 of the brightest students from around 120 countries, learning alongside 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the university is making revolutionary discoveries every day which are transforming the world we live in.

From the first clinical trials of penicillin, which saved more than 82 million lives, to a pioneer in aviation history, or a record breaking Olympian, as well as the inventor of Jelly Tots, the University of Sheffield has inspired and been at the root of many world-changing events.

Since it was founded in 1905, thanks to penny donations from local people in the city, the university has stayed true to its civic roots, and created its motto, ‘Rerum cognoscere causas,’ which translates as ‘To discover the cause of things.’ This is why the university wants to share its revolutionary findings with the community that first made it all possible.

The partnership with the university is the first of its kind for Johnston Press and we want you to be the first to know about the pioneering medical research that is transforming lives, the ground-breaking studies which are helping to change Government policy and the innovative engineering advancements which are reshaping industry, taking place right here in our city.

The collaboration will give our readers exclusive stories on everything from intriguing features delving into a world of scientific discovery and medical advances, to the latest news on the university’s much-loved peregrine falcons as they take flight and leave the nest.

We will open the university’s laboratory doors to explore the largest zebra fish aquarium in Europe, aiding scientists to develop new treatments for a range of serious conditions from cancer to heart disease, and put the university’s world-famous Institute for Translational Neuroscience, which is fighting to find a cure for devastating illnesses such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s, under the microscope.

We will keep you updated on the state-of-the-art developments around campus, including the new £81 million Diamond building, which is the university’s largest ever investment in learning and teaching.

The building will create more than 500 jobs and will contribute £44.5 million to the local economy during construction, and in the first year of operation.

Readers will also be the first behind the scenes of the future Factory 2050 development.

The unique centre on the Parkway will help to secure Sheffield’s place at the heart of advanced manufacturing in the UK, and as a key player on the global stage.

As well as the university’s world-leading research and teaching, we will be sharing the achievements of the talented students, including the kind-hearted 1,300 volunteers who support over 200 local charities and groups in the community. These schemes raised over £178,000 last year for good causes in the city.

To learn more about 
the awe-inspiring activities taking place at the University of Sheffield, and to be 
the first to hear about innovative events happening here in the city, pick up 
your copy of The Star every last Saturday of the month.