Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
I found the range of modules excellent, as I was sure that I would always have the opportunity to study what interests me. The faculty staff were interesting and engaging, and the student ambassadors were overwhelmingly positive about their experience studying at Sheffield.I also loved the city, I liked the green, organic feeling - it felt much more homely and comforting than rival metropolises, such as Leeds.
What are you particularly enjoying about your degree?
I enjoy the interaction with tutors during seminar discussion, I find those sessions particularly stimulating intellectually, and have helped me to build my confidence substantially.
What have you been studying this year?
HST112 Paths from Antiquity to Modernity which I did last year, was a fantastic module. I enjoy 'big history', so that module in particular I found very enjoyable, and was a great way to begin my study.
I'm doing AAP236 (Age of Vikings) this year, which is very different from other modules I've done in terms of the content though it is nonetheless enjoyable. My favourite module this year is HST237 Slavery and Abolition, run by Dr. Heath, which I'm finding fascinating. It's a new area of study for me - later than my preferred medieval history - and I'm finding both lectures and seminars to be great fun.
What do you like about living in Sheffield?
The setting of the Uni is very nice, it feels safe and campus-like, though has some of the randomness and quirkiness associated with city Universities. The city is a lovely place to live - closer to my rural upbringings than Manchester or Leeds, and so I feel at home in Sheffield.