Megan Wood: BA English Language and Linguistics

Megan Wood, English Language and Linguistics student, smiling at camera and wearing a yellow t shirt
Megan Wood
Undergraduate student
English Language and Linguistics BA
2019
English Language and Literature student Megan is originally from Sheffield. She chose to stay here for her studies because she loves the welcoming, friendly atmosphere of both the University and the city.

 

Megan Wood, English Language and Linguistics student, smiling at camera and wearing a yellow t shirt

Why did you chose to study in Sheffield? 

I am from Sheffield and didn't think there was any point leaving when I had such a great city and university on my doorstep. The welcoming and supportive atmosphere at the University really made it stand out for me, as well as the lovely campus and the fact it was within the city centre. I love the community feel in Sheffield, the independent shops and cafes and of course the live music.

What aspects of your degree do you find the most interesting? 

I really enjoy the more social side to English Language – sociolinguistics, language attitudes, and accents and dialects. 

What do you like about studying in the School of English?

The passionate staff and their support - you can tell that they love their subject. It’s very welcoming and I always feel at home.

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

I really liked the ‘Give it a Go’ volunteering sessions where I worked at the RSPCA for a day. I also work as a Student Ambassador for the University which is really good fun.

What do you plan to do when you finish?

I plan to continue writing for a music journalist website and magazines while I find out what I want to do. I'd possibly like to work in the music industry, or go into teaching or speech therapy.