10bn Arrives…

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We are only a week away from 10bn 2017, the University’s interdisciplinary programme open to all Year 2 undergrads. Here’s a little more about what you can expect, where you can find us and what you can do.

10bn expo stand

Firstly, we will have an expo stand in the Diamond, next to reception, on the opening day (13th Feb) and at other times throughout the 3 week programme. If you have any questions, would like to pick up your 10bn workbook or a timetable of events, this is a good place to come to! You can also find out more about sustainability practices and future pathways.

Come and chat to our colleagues from across the campus, including the Carbon Neutral Uni, the Grantham Centre, 301 skills and SURE scheme, and Green Impact. You will also be able to find us in room 1:20 in the Information Commons.

Opening events!

We are pleased to announce that our Vice-President of Education, Prof Wyn Morgan, will be launching 10bn along with our academic leads Dr Al Buckley and Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson. This starts at 1.30pm in the HRI. Wyn and Al will be doing a fun quiz with you – what is interdisciplinarity? – and explaining more about what 10bn entails.

Then at 2.15pm Amanda and Dr Cerusi will be explaining more about ‘negative space’ (lifted from design and architecture, not astrophysics :)) to help us understand interdisciplinarity in a fresh light. Bring lunch, meet L2s from other subjects, and ask us any questions!

Tues 14th Weds 15th Tours

** Limited places only ** Sign up https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/10bn-talks-10964136447 for our ‘unseen spaces’ tour. Meet staff and students in the SU foyer by the info desk, and we will take you on a whistestop tour of a few special, hitherto unknown places on the campus.

Once you start thinking about ‘negative space’, how do we see the campus? What else does it have to offer? Where do we converge?

Thurs 16th AWEC

We have 2  x 30 minute tours of the Arthur Willis Environment Centre for a lucky few. Meet at AWEC reception at either 11 or 11.30 for a peek at their state of the art grodome and find out about our academics’ world leading eco research.

Fri 17th ART workshop

Explore negative space and the interdisciplinary campus in a practical workshop. This is for everyone – you really don’t need super art skills at all! Led by our guest Fine Art lecturers from Sheffield Hallam University, you will get the chance to chat, interpret, and design your thoughts with charcoal, board and other drawing materials.

Can we design an alternative campus map?

Lastly, don’t forget we have keynote lectures on big themes every night this opening week – check eventbrite for all details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/10bn-talks-10964136447  and if you have any queries you can email us support10billion@sheffield.ac.uk.

Sign up for 10bn here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/course/achieve-more/aml2
By Fran Sutherland, Educational developer

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