"The variety and flexibility leads to an enriching course."

A photo of River Ciccone.
River Ciccone
First-year student
BA English and Music
English and Music student River talks about life at Sheffield as a dual student.
A photo of River Ciccone.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Sheffield?

I chose to study at Sheffield because I loved how welcoming the city and courses feel and how comfortable everything is.

What do you enjoy most about your course, and why?

I really enjoy the flexibility of module choice, and the variety of modules to choose from. The variety allows me to find different areas of interest I may want to specialise in.

What’s the best thing about being a dual honours student?

Finding how the two subjects link and exploring that: how can Music and English interact with each other? And how can that help me when learning the modules? It’s enriching and interesting to think about.

What skills have you developed during your course that will be useful after you graduate?

I have developed lots of organisation skills, and managing the two separate subjects takes discipline. Also decisiveness, as the scope for decision means I cannot choose everything.

Would you recommend studying a dual-honours degree at the University of Sheffield?

I definitely would, the variety and flexibility leads to an enriching course.

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