CALLING ALL SHEFFIELD STUDENTS TO COME GIVE   When working as a GIVE volunteer you will work alongside locals to build schools out of recyclable materials, install fresh water systems, teach English, implement artificial reefs, and help to protect critically endangered species. Become a part of our GIVE family and empower local villages in Thailand, Laos, Nicaragua, and Tanzania! You will be immersed in the culture of your host country and go on raw adventures! This includes (but is most definitely not limited to): overnight safaris, hanging with elephants for 3 days, sand-boarding down an active volcano, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and sharks in tropical waters, surfing, cave exploration, and much, MUCH more! Now is the time: Change your life. Change the world. And Be the Roots of Change! Come meet us to learn more about volunteering and how to get academic credit! Remember, our meetings are on GIVE is having information sessions on THIS Thursday 19th October. Our meetings will be held in the Students Union - Inox suite 1 (5th floor) starting at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm. Bring your friends! Feel free to stay for the whole meeting or come and go as you please! You can also visit our website for more information at and watch our Flagship video

Technology Enhanced Learning Festival

This year our Technology Enhanced Learning Festival (TELFest) will be taking place between 3 July - 7 July 2017.   This week long event consists of a range of sessions designed to help those that deliver and support learning and teaching make the most of technology as part of their delivery. Topics covered in the past include social media, flipped learning, MOLE, electronic assessment, mobile learning, Google Apps and much more. The week offers a variety of opportunities to share practice with colleagues across the institution.   The format of sessions in previous years have included workshops, bitesize practical sessions, case studies, panel discussions, debates and games, and this year we will be introducing poster displays, as well as our regular Innovation Corner exhibition, which showcases the cutting edge of learning technology.   "Digital technologies can play a major role in enhancing the way we teach and also the way in which students learn. However there can be a reluctance on the part of teachers to engage with learning technologies due to lack of skills or understanding of their application in different settings. By showcasing what our colleagues are doing with learning technologies across the University, TELfest offers a great chance to reduce some of the apprehension and fears around technology, explore what is being done and to highlight the positive ways in which teaching and learning can evolve. The sharing of ideas around learning and teaching is a major means of supporting the excellence agenda in the new Learning and Teaching Strategy and I look forward to hearing about the work my colleagues are pursuing in this area." - Wyn Morgan (Vice-President for Education)   To share your practice during TELFest or to suggest an idea for a session, please complete this form by Friday 28 February 2017:   For more information about TELFest please go to: or contact Farzana Latif Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

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