The different cafes on site are particularly useful for group meetings or simply a catch up with friends.

History student ambassador Hannah Dunford
Hannah Dunford
Final year undergraduate student
BA History
Hannah's experience at the University has exceeded her expectations, offering a fulfilling intellectual and social balance that motivates her to achieve greater things in life.
History student ambassador Hannah Dunford

The aspect of my degree that I enjoy the most is definitely the flexibility in regard to coursework questions and seminar discussion

Hannah Dunford

BA History

Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?

I chose to study at The University of Sheffield because of the wide variety of different historical themes and time periods that were covered in the different modules. I was particularly interested in the module cross overs between History and other subjects, such as Philosophy or Sociology, many of which I opted for and thoroughly enjoyed.

Has your experience so far been what you expected?

My experience so far has been better than I had imagined. The intellectual and social balance is serving me greatly, and the University greatly motivates me to achieve bigger and better things in all aspects of my life.

What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?

This past year (Level 2) has been particularly enjoyable, as I have been able to explore a wider range of historical themes and time periods, and meet new lecturers and tutors. The aspect of my degree that I enjoy the most is definitely the flexibility in regard to coursework questions and seminar discussion; there are always elements for everyone to enjoy.

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

During Level 2 I have studied Historians and History (HST202), The Gunpowder Plot (HST21010), The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England (AAP243), The Uses of History (HST21015), Warriors, Saints and Heroes (HST21014) and Religion in an Age of Terror - Ancient Texts and the Making of Modern Israel (HST2042). My favourite module of the year was The Gunpowder Plot, as I am particularly interested in the 17th century, and enjoyed the group work aspect.

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

I have been a part of the Hidden Histories project that is run by the History Society. Through this we were able to interview residents of a care home and write up our findings as a blog post. This experience was not only genuinely enjoyable, but further developed my communication skills and confidence when talking to new people.

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

The campus is easily accessible and has all the facilities a student could need. The different cafes on site are particularly useful for group meetings or simply a catch up with friends. In regard to living in Sheffield, the green spaces are great for winding down from a busy life in the city, and the variety of restaurants and cafes are perfect for visiting friends, family, or a Saturday morning study session.

Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?

I would absolutely recommend studying in Sheffield to a friend. Many of my friends who have visited have expressed their love for the city and all that it has to offer.

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