I chose Sheffield because of the variety of modules focusing on every continent.
Each of the modules have been tutored by really friendly professors also who were eager to give help when needed.
Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
One of the main reasons I chose to study at Sheffield was because of the city itself. Coming from the countryside, I really enjoyed the fact that Sheffield has a lot of green spaces and is so close to the Peak District. I also chose Sheffield because of the variety of modules focusing on every continent.
Has your experience so far been what you expected?
Of course, because of Covid, I haven't had the perfect university experience you might see in the movies. However, I think I have managed to make the most of it through attending history society socials and making friends during seminars. Second year was also a lot more fun since the easing of lockdown allowed students to go out more and in-person teaching made the experience completely worth it.
What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?
My favourite part of the programme has probably been the seminar teaching. Even if I have struggled with the reading work that week, attending the seminars is a great way to provide some clarity and understanding to the course content. Not only this, but they are also a great opportunity to make some good course friends that might last you the rest of your university experience.
What modules are you studying this year? Are there any modules that you have particularly enjoyed during your degree so far and why?
My favourite modules so far have been The Becket Affair, Gender and the Georgians, and The Disenchantment of Early Modern Europe, mainly because I am very interested in gender and social history. Each of the modules have been tutored by really friendly professors also who were eager to give help when needed. I also did a couple modules outside of the history department, such as a Cinema module, which have been really fun.
What do you like about the University/living in Sheffield?
One of my favourite things about the campus is how it really doesn't feel like a school. There's cafes and shops, and the student's union has so much to offer also. I just find that this creates a very friendly yet bustling atmosphere!
Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?
Of course! Sheffield is a lot greener, friendlier, and liberal than a lot of universities, which really tends to draw in people of varying backgrounds but similarly open mindsets. I find that other universities just don't really compare to Sheffield.
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