We think our courses are pretty great but don't just take our word for it. Our postgraduate students have been telling us all about their experiences within the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery.
Human Communication Sciences
Rose Brooks Postgraduate Student, MSc Language and Communication Impairment in Children
“It is the only course in the UK where teachers can learn alongside therapists”, says Rose Brooks, explaining why she chose to study MSc Language and Communication Impairment in Children.
Every module I studied has had a significant impact not only on my own working practice but also that of my pupils
John Lavender Alumni, MSc Language and Communication Impairment in Children
John has had an incredibly varied career. He explains his current role in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Wales, what led him to the university, and how our Language and Communication Impairment in Children course has impacted the lives of his students.
The flexibility of part-time distance learning has significantly benefited me
Johnny Wong Masters student, MSc Language and Communication Impairment in Children
Johnny Wong is a mental health counsellor in Hong Kong. He provides therapy to individuals and groups, including students, struggling with a range of issues. Some of his clients have communication impairments, and Johnny explains how our Language and Communication Impairment in Children course is helping him support these students to succeed in school and beyond.
Dr Chloë Bate, Human Communication Sciences
Dr Chloë Bate PhD student, Spelling, Speech and Language in Key Stage 2 Children
Chloe came to the University of Sheffield to study her PhD, where she explored the relationships between oral language and different aspects of writing and their development in 7-9 year old children.
Hanadi Al-Batati, Language Disorders
Hanadi Al-Batati PhD student, Understanding the Perspectives of Patients with Aphasia in Saudi Arabia
"The University of Sheffield is an encouraging environment where you always receive support and guidance to reach your maximum potential” explains Hanadi.
My MSc has led me to become a better clinician
Catherine Nakawunde Alumni, MSc Acquired Communication Disorders
Catherine decided to study our Acquired Communication Disorders MSc full time, after seeking to support patients with a range of speech disorders in her clinical practice in Uganda. She wanted to boost her knowledge of these conditions and apply the latest research to the clinical settings. Now working in the NHS, Catherine explains how the course has helped develop her working practice.
The university is welcoming, with a rich cultural scene and strong sense of community
Meryem Sumeyye Ustun PhD student, MSc Speech Difficulties
Meryem came to the University of Sheffield from Turkey on a speech and language scholarship, to gain a better understanding of the field. She explains what she enjoyed most about the course and her ‘top tips’ for people interested in studying a Speech Difficulties degree.
Charlie Gascoyne, Speech and Language Therapy
Charlie Gascoyne Postgraduate student, MMedSci Speech and Language Therapy
“The most rewarding thing for me studying at Sheffield was the support of the university and how enjoyable it was working alongside a diverse group of people, who were all excellent at helping each other and sharing ideas to benefit the whole cohort” explains Charlie.
Ophthalmology and Orthoptics
Holding this advanced qualification has enhanced my credibility as an orthoptist
Bonny Lo Orthoptist, MMedSci Vision and Strabismus
With over 25 years of experience as an orthoptist in Hong Kong, Bonny wanted to enhance her knowledge and skills, and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. Bonny explains what she enjoyed most about our online Vision and Strabismus course, and the advice she’d give to other professionals looking to develop their practice.
The experience has advanced my critical thinking and analytical skills in all areas of practice
Ayesha Motala Graduate, MMedSci Vision and Strabismus
Ayesha initially enrolled on one of our CPD modules, to gain a better understanding of stroke and the issues surrounding the condition within the field of eye-care. She explains how this standalone course reignited her dream to pursue a masters degree, and how the experience is benefiting her role as an orthoptist.
Nursing and Midwifery
The MSc Midwifery degree has given me the opportunity to finally pursue my dream vocation
Kay Upson Student midwife, MSc Midwifery
As a mum to three children, Kay has seen first-hand the care and support that midwives offer to parents and their families. After 20 years away, she’s returned to university life to pursue her dream of becoming a Midwife. Kay tells us more about her placements and the support she’s experienced at Sheffield so far.
The placements get you used to building a caseload of women
Isabel Gatenby Current student, MSc Midwifery
As a self-professed lover of learning, Isabel knew she wanted to study for a higher level qualification after her undergraduate degree. After a year out working in a fast-paced hospital environment, she explains what drew her to our MSc Midwifery course, and what she’s enjoying most about her placements so far.