UCU strike action over pensions
Due to planned major downgrades to pensions of academic staff, members of the University and College Union have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action starting on 22 February 2018 at many universities around the country, including the University of Sheffield.
Lecturers never want to disrupt students' degrees, so strike action is always a last resort. But the magnitude of what's at stake and the unnecessary and unreasonable nature of the proposals have led to this situation.
Here is a letter to students with some further detail.
Prof. Sarah Whitehouse
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Sheffield
Tel. 00 44 (0)114 222 3870
Fax. 00 44 (0)114 222 3809
I am an enthusiastic lecturer with wide experience of undergraduate teaching at all levels. For many years I have taught a popular level 3 Combinatorics module. Other courses I have taught in Sheffield include Vector Spaces and Fourier Theory, Groups and Symmetries and Algebraic Topology. Other lecturing experience includes courses on Metric Spaces and Measure and Integration.I very much enjoy supervising project work. Level 4 MMath project topics I have supervised include Aperiodic tilings, Combinatorics of the symmetric group, Discrete geometry, Integer vauled polynomials and Integer partitions.
In the Autumn Semester of 2017-2018, I was teaching MAS334 Combinatorics.
My homepage for MAS334 Combinatorics
is here. I also taught
MAS400 Project Presentation in Mathematics and Statistics.
In the Spring Semester of 2017-2018, I am teaching the second semester of MAS221 Analysis.
My field of research is algebraic topology. Here is my publication list.
Andrew Stacey worked with me as an RA on an EPSRC funded project on stable and unstable operations in higher K-theory.
Constanze Roitzheim worked with me as an RA funded by an EPSRC grant, held jointly with Andy Baker of the University of Glasgow. The project was "Rigidity Theorems in Stable Homotopy Theory". She is now based in Kent.
I currently have four Ph.D. students, Dan Graves, Gemma Halliwell, Shadman Kareem and Will Mycroft.
Four PhD students have completed their theses under my supervision: M-J Strong completed her Ph.D. thesis with me in 2008, Tony Hignett in 2009, Laura Stanley in 2011 and Khairia Mira in 2012.
General information for prospective graduate students is available. If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Links to the homepages of my coauthors: Joana Cirici, Francis Clarke, Martin Crossley, Daniela Egas Santander, Imma Gálvez Carrillo, Muriel Livernet, Alan Robinson, Constanze Roitzheim, Andrew Stacey, Stephanie Ziegenhagen.
Here are slides from some talks I have given. (I mostly give blackboard talks, so this is a random selection where I happened to use slides.)
"On the KU_(p) local stable homotopy catgeory", Conference on The Arithmetic of Structured Ring Spectra, Rosendal, Norway, August 2005.
"Stable and unstable operations in mod p cohomology theories", Complex cobordism in homotopy theory: its impact and prospects, (the Ravenel & Wilson birthday conference), Johns Hopkins, March 2007.
Here is a slide version of a beamer talk on Elliptic Cohomology at the Durham Prospects in Mathematics Meeting in December 2006.
Conferences and Seminars
I maintain the British Topology conference page.
Transpennine Topology Triangle. This is a joint topology seminar with vertices at Leicester, Manchester and Sheffield. I am the grant-holder.
Updated: 7 February 2018