Supporting isolated adults via the Six Book Challenge in Sheffield: The final update

Briony Birdi, Lecturer in the Information School at the University of Sheffield, tells us about her project’s progress.

Our Engaged Curriculum project is now coming to an end! Between October 2014 and July 2015, seven iSchool Masters students have been providing voluntary support for English language learners across Sheffield in their classrooms, conversation classes and in local public libraries, helping to deliver the national Six-Book (fiction reading) Challenge with their non-English speaking learners. Continue reading


Material Stories of Migration Update

Dr Veronica Barnsley, University Teacher in the School of English at Sheffield, tells us about her project progress.

It’s time to take a breather to reflect upon the Material Stories workshops that took place on 8th and 18th June. I’m in the process of printing, typing and editing the work produced for our exhibition on Thursday and I really am amazed that we have so much to show from two sessions. Continue reading