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Sheffield Students Shocked by Florida Murders

Students in Sheffield have been left shocked and saddened by the murder of two graduates from the University of Sheffield.

James Cooper, 25 and James Kouzaris, 24, were both found shot in the early hours of the morning in the city of Sarasota, Florida. Continue reading

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Cross Code Superstars

Only a select few players have managed to transcend rugby and find success in both codes of the game. Below are seven of the most talented and successful players to achieve this feat.

LEAGUE TO UNION – 

JASON ROBINSON – ‘Billy Whiz’ scored 137 tries in 8 years for Wigan Warriors RLFC before making the switch to union. He settled quickly into the new code for both Sale Sharks, England and the British Lions. Winning the World Cup and the Premiership in a ten year spell. Continue reading

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Sheffield Hallam To Collide In Cross Codes Game

Sheffield Hallam’s Rugby Union and Rugby League teams will face off for the first time ever in a cross codes game.

The game will see the sides play each other in a one off match. With the first half played by rugby league rules and the second by rugby union’s law book. Continue reading

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Hallam Win Varsity 2011

Sheffield Hallam retained the Varsity trophy for the fourth year running following a 1 point victory over Sheffield University.

The event, that runs over 8 days, came down to the final day. With Hallam clinching the title with 31 points to Sheffield University’s 30. Continue reading

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Varsity Final Day Preview

On Wednesday 6th April, Sheffield Hallam and The University of Sheffield will compete in the final day of Varsity 2011.

The showpiece event will be the men’s first-eleven-football which is taking place at 6pm in Sheffield Wednesday’s iconic Hillsborough stadium. Continue reading

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Student’s Organise Charity Bungee Jump

Students from Sheffield Hallam University are attempting to change the belief that student’s are lazy by setting up a charity bungee jump and abseil.

The event is being organised as part of their third year business course, and will take place on the 20th March. This course module requires them to set up and run a charity event in order to pass their degree. With all proceeds going to two charities of their choice. Continue reading

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Sport Stars With Degrees

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Craig Breslow – A baseball pitcher from Oakland who has a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale.

Will Carling – Retired professional rugby player with 72 caps for England and a degree in Psychology from    Durham.

Jonathan Edwards – World record setting triple jumper who has a degree in physics from Durham.

Jessica Ennis – Current World and European heptathlon champion and Psychology degree from the University of Sheffield.

Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB for the Buffalo Bills with a degree in economics from Harvard.

Chris Hoy – Olympic Gold medallist Cyclist and has a degree in applied sport science St Andrews

Ben Kay – Won the Rugby World cup winner with England and has a degree in Sports science from Loughborough.

Brian McClair – Retired Manchester United and Wales star with a maths degree from Glasgow.

Shaquille O’Neil – Basketball player for Boston Celtic’s with a BA degree in General Studies.

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Jamie Roberts – Professional rugby for Wales and the Cardiff Blues, and is currently studying medicine at Cardiff University

Andrew Strauss- England’s cricket test captain who gained an economics’ degree from Durham.

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