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Sinead O'SullivanWhy did you choose to study at Sheffield?

I chose to study at Sheffield after attending an open day. I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff and students in the history department. Also, the student accommodation was the best I had seen at any university. Additionally, the university being in a city with a great atmosphere contributed to my decision to study at Sheffield.

Has your experience so far been what you expected?

University has been the most fun experience of my life so far. I have learnt so much whilst being here.

What are you particularly enjoying about your degree? 

Generally I enjoy learning about periods of history that I hadn't studied before. In school I mostly studied modern history and was pleasantly surprised that I found interest and joy in ancient and medieval history.

What have you been studying this year?

This year I am studying Historians and History, Empires and Revolutions in Continental Europe 1905-1923, and The Northern Ireland 'Troubles' and Peace Process. I like Historians and History because I find that it has many links to my dual subject, Sociology. In first year I really enjoyed the Paths from Antiquity to Modernity module because I got to learn about many different periods of history.

What do you enjoy about doing a dual degree?

Doing a dual degree is great because I get to study two subjects that I love. History and Sociology compliment each other nicely, they have many linking themes and ideas.

What do you like about the University and/or living in Sheffield?

Sheffield is a great city, it has a wide range of shops, park, restaurants and clubs. There is plenty to do in Sheffield. The university itself has great facilities and an amazing Students' Union that hosts great nights out!