Being a part of the History Society has been helpful in providing opportunities to socialise with my course mates

Student ambassador Elizabeth Hampshire
Elizabeth Hampshire
Second year undergraduate student
BA History
Sheffield's range of societies have proven a valuable addition to Elizabeth's studies.

I like the range of societies available to join and the general atmosphere of the university. Sheffield is a great city with a busy nightlife and lots of things to do during the day.

Elizabeth Hampshire

BA History

Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?

There is a wide variety of course content and the department felt like a comfortable space. I also like Sheffield as a city.

Has your experience so far been what you expected?

I have enjoyed the course so far and it has surprised me in the way it made me question my own preconceived beliefs. It has also pushed me to be more confident in myself, which was definitely expected.

What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?

I really enjoy the range of topics available to be studied, especially in the choice for my second year. I also was appreciative of the gradual ways we adapted into university study through modules like Paths and History Workshop. The breakdown of ways to gain credit is something else that has helped me show my ability in a more balanced way, rather than just a piece of coursework or an exam.

What modules are you studying this year? Are there any modules that you have particularly enjoyed during your degree so far and why?

Paths from Antiquity to Modernity was a useful module not only in the way it was assessed, but also in its introduction into important historiographical trends and concepts of teleology which will be useful throughout my study. I have also enjoyed modules in my second Semester such as 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe and The Making of the Twentieth Century.

If you’ve undertaken any extra-curricular activities, what do you feel these have added to your time here?

Being a part of the History Society has been helpful in providing opportunities to socialise with my course mates and been a great addition to my studies.

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

I like the range of societies available to join and the general atmosphere of the university. Sheffield is a great city with a busy nightlife and lots of things to do during the day.

Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?

Yes!

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