↑ The International Student Committee celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Vote 100 centenary
In April, a statue of the suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square, London, to mark 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act. The installation by Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing also features etchings of 59 key women and men who were central in the push for women’s suffrage. Dr Julie Gottlieb, of the Department of History, has written extensively on women’s political engagement in 20th-century Britain and was one of the historians who helped to select the 59 figures. She is also curating a strand on the centenary at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf literary festival in October, which received support from the Alumni Fund.
The Confucius Institute at the University celebrated 10 years of collaboration between Sheffield and China in September 2017. A special event was attended by senior representatives including Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, Paul Blomfield MP and President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett. The institute is a partnership between the University of Sheffield, Nanjing University and Beijing Language and Culture University. It acts as a focal point for
all China-related activities in Sheffield and the broader region.
Thirtieth anniversary celebrations for Erasmus+, the world’s largest exchange scheme, took place in November 2017. With almost 400 students taking part in the Erasmus+ programme each year, the University is one of the most active sending institutions in the UK. For Sheffield students, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands are the most popular destinations to spend a semester or year abroad.
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
The department is marking its golden jubilee in 2018 with a major celebration on 13 October. Find out more, including a timeline and memories from staff, alumni and students, on their website: www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/jubilee
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International Student Committee
Embracing Our Place in the World was the theme of this year’s International Cultural Evening at Sheffield City Hall, organised by the International Students’ Committee as the highlight of their half-century celebrations. Established as the Overseas Students’ Bureau in 1967, with its own Union office and budget, today the committee works towards integrating home and international students into One Student Community; their flagship events are the International Food Festival, World Week and the International Cultural Evening.