Leonie Howell: BA English Language and Literature

School of English student Leonie Howell smiling at camera outside Jessop West building
Leonie Howell
Undergraduate student
English Language and Literature
A combination of the city's beautiful green spaces and the teaching on her course is what led English Language and Literature student Leonie to choose the University of Sheffield

    

School of English student Leonie Howell smiling at camera outside Jessop West building

Why did you chose to study in Sheffield?

I really liked the green, open spaces in the city, and the first year module descriptions really interested me.

What made the University of Sheffield particularly stand out for you?

A lot of universities don’t offer a combined course without it being a dual degree, but Sheffield does, which really appealed to me.

What aspects of your degree do you find the most interesting? Is there a particular module you enjoy most?

I really enjoyed Biblical and classical studies, as it allowed me to further my interest in ancient mythology.

Do you take part in any university or department activities as well as your studies?

I am a member of the feminist society which I love; it’s super inclusive and welcoming.

What do you enjoy most about living in Sheffield?

I love the green space in Sheffield – there’s a huge variety of parks that are great for study breaks.

What are your top tips for any student thinking about studying English in Sheffield?

Be sure to complete any secondary reading you’re given!

What has surprised you the most about Sheffield?

It’s very hilly. People warned me about it but I chose to ignore them.

What do you plan to do when you finish your degree?

I’d like to go into editorial work or journalism.