The University of Sheffield’s Engineering Graduate School was officially opened on 14th April by former Sheffield student Dr John Roberts (engineer of the London Eye). The guest of honour was Pam Liversidge OBE, the first female President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, after whom the building has now been named.
The project focuses on collaborative, inter-disciplinary research containing flexible teaching, research and study spaces for engineering postgraduate students and staff. It had a total cost of £21 million and stands seven-storeys tall; stage one in a 15-year plan to improve and extend the Faculty’s estate.
Professor Mike Hounslow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering said, “This is an extremely important event for the Faculty, and the wider University, marking the official opening of this vital new building, which is helping us to take our research activities to a new level at the same time as providing a first-class teaching and research environment for our postgraduate students”.
The University also named the main atrium space after Sheffield alumnus The Hon. Sir S.Y. Chung in recognition of his unstinting support for the Faculty for over sixty years and recent generous donation of US$1million.
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