Alumni profiles

Take a look at what some of our alumni are up to now and find out where a degree from the School of English can take you.

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We need Arts and humanities subjects more than ever

Sarah Sharp English Literature BA

Sarah Sharp graduated from the School of English in 2014 and is now Director or Montgomery Theatre and Arts Centre.

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I use my English degrees everyday in my career

Bibi Cox O’Brien Speech-to-text Editor English Literature BA and MA 2021 and 2022

Bibi currently works as a Speech to Text Editor for a legal transcription company.

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I'm from a disadvantaged background where progression to university is low. Sheffield has allowed me the opportunity to realise my full potential

Katie Mansfield BA English Language and Linguistics

Katie is one of our PhD students in the School of English, having done her BA and MA at The University of Sheffield.

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Being able to communicate your ideas clearly and persuasively is useful in every career path, especially if you want to work in a creative field

Alexander Keen BA English and Philosophy

Alexander works as a Communications and Marketing Manager for Sent Into Space.

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Completing a degree with the University of Sheffield is a rigorous and rewarding adventure which will open doors regardless of what field you study

Stephanie Lait BA English Language and Linguistics

Stephanie is a Project Coordinator at Fulcrum Infrastructure Services.

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My degree gave me key critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and concisely

Rebecca Crosby BA English Literature

Rebecca is Head of Alliances at Catalyst IT.

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My degree from Sheffield has been integral and the foundation of my career

Matthew McHale BA English Literature

Matthew currently works for the British Heart Foundation as a Media Officer.

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Having an English degree marks you out in the job market as a candidate who is articulate, engaged and thoughtful

Hope Elliott BA English Literature

Hope is a Customer Service Assistant at Libraries Unlimited.

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Study what you are interested in, but also engage with the wider university culture and community to gain different transferrable skills

Shivonne Gates BA English Language and Linguistics

Shivonne works for Frontline as an Impact Lead.

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The ability to articulate myself verbally and in writing has been hugely helpful in every role I've done

Tristan Smyth BA English Literature

Tristan is an HR Business Partner at pladis Global.

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Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.