Science students represent University of Sheffield on China trip

University of Sheffield students visit Nanjing in ChinaA team of science undergraduates have been representing the University of Sheffield in China, to help students there prepare for studying in the UK.

Jasmine Catlow, George Hunter, Elizabeth Sheppeck, James Watkins, Benjamin Jolly and Eloisa Paver have been meeting students on our BSc Chemistry, BSc Financial Mathematics and BSc Materials Physics '3+1' joint degrees with Nanjing Tech University.

On these courses, students are based in Nanjing and taught by visiting University of Sheffield academics for their first three years. They then have the chance to come to Sheffield for their final year.

Part of the students' role has been to help 3+1 students currently in Nanjing find out more about living in Sheffield and studying at the University.

They've attended student forums and alumni events for former students who have already completed a 3+1 course, to help current 3+1 students prepare for their transfer to Sheffield.

Chemistry students Jasmine and George represented the Department of Chemistry, while maths students Elizabeth and James and physics students Benjamin Jolly and Eloisa Paver represented the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

As well as spending time with students at Nanjing Tech University, the six Sheffield students also visited Nanjing University, Southeast University and nearby cities such as Shanghai and Suzhou.

Joint degree programmes with Nanjing Tech University

Building research collaborations in China

Faculty of Science Directors Professor Simon Foster and Professor Simon Jones have also been representing the University of Sheffield in China.

They joined our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, on a trip to Jilin University and Xiamen University to support research collaborations.

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Nanjing photo gallery

Our students shared a few photos from their trip:

Students in Nanjing

Students in Nanjing



Nanjing alumni event

Nanjing alumni event