I like the fact that there is always something going on, whether it's in the city, the University, or the Peak District
Getting involved with HinC has given me valuable experience in working with public history and given me the opportunity to meet other history students from different years.
BA History Student
Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
I was attracted by how diverse the module options were and how we're able to customise the course in order to study the content we're most interested in.
What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?
I enjoy being able to discuss the historiography surrounding the subjects that we're studying, rather than simply learning about the events. I also enjoy the range of teaching methods and content delivery, as this has allowed me to discover different methods of learning and which works best for me.
What modules are you studying this year? Are there any modules that you have particularly enjoyed during your degree so far and why?
In the first year, I particularly enjoyed the Empire module where we looked at empires from the ancient world all the way through to the medieval period. This module is particularly interesting as we get to look at different interpretations of empire and different empire systems across the world.
If you’ve undertaken any extra-curricular activities, what do you feel these have added to your time here?
I've been a part of a History in the City project which involved visiting a local school and helping them interpret the content that they were learning at the time. Getting involved with HinC has given me valuable experience in working with public history and given me the opportunity to meet other history students from different years.
What do you like about the University/living in Sheffield?
I like the fact that there is always something going on, whether it's in the city, in the University, or in the Peak District. The range of student societies alone means that if you want to find something to do, you will always find something that appeals to you.
Anything else that you want to say?
I think it's brilliant that we're able to select modules from other departments. In semester two of the first year, I took the Death module from the Philosophy department. This has allowed me to learn about something that I am interested in without committing to doing an entire degree in it.
Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?
I absolutely would, and have done! Sheffield is such a welcoming city and the university is a great place to learn and get involved with as many things as possible.
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