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Sheffield University, Firth Court

Northern Lights: How city university recognises and repays its founders - a century later

The University of Sheffield was born out of the generosity and ambition of the local communities it has served for more than a century. That’s why we are a signing a new, national compact that reaffirms an historic commitment made in the late 19th century – when industry leaders and workers in the steel mills, factories and mines united behind a civic ideal – to bring the ‘highest education’ within the reach of all the people.
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Why I don’t tell my students to turn-off social media

Phones and social media are an inevitable part of our youth culture and it would be unfair to stigmatise young people for their desire to be active online, especially when society is ever more centred on the internet. However, recent data from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) shows that 84 per cent of teachers are concerned about the effects of social media on students’ wellbeing.
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