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Sheffield Hallam unveils £10m STEM building refurbishment plans

Published: Saturday, 29 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Two of Sheffield Hallam University’s main buildings are set to see a huge overhaul as part of a £10 million refurbishment plan.

The facilities in the Sheaf and Eric Mensforth buildings are set to be modernised to support teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

It will enhance the teaching spaces on offer at the university while a new atrium will form an imposing new entrance area for the City Campus.

The new atrium will link the two buildings while also including social learning and collaborative spaces and the potential for a gallery. 

A state of the art chemistry lab and a new engineering area will enhance the facilities on offer for students of those subjects too.

Assistant director of estates development and sustainability at the university, Stephen Hustler, described the works as a great opportunity to boost student experience.

He added that it follows ten years of near continuous investment into university facilities, while the latest move reaffirms a commitment towards providing the best learning, teaching and research environments.

Work is set to get underway during the August Bank Holiday and the main concourse between the two buildings will be shut until work is completed in 2017.

The Government has placed a focus on encouraging people into the STEM sector after many businesses reported a skills shortage when looking to hire.

Graduates from these courses are very much in demand and can find opportunities across the UK, provided they also have a diverse set of ‘soft skills’ too.

The popularity of STEM subjects at A-level is also increasing which may boost the number of people studying them in the years ahead.

Entry into A-level STEM subjects has jumped by 15,000 since last year and is up by more than 13% since 2010.

Grad Plus has a wide range of electronic engineering graduate jobs as well as other STEM related roles

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