I particularly enjoy the range of different topics covered in my degree.
I am finding in person teaching fantastic and was glad that Sheffield put all teaching back to in person, as it enables a more interactive environment.
Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
I attended the open day and I could see how passionate the current students were about history and how much they enjoyed living in Sheffield. I also found the range of modules really appealing.
Has your experience so far been what you expected?
Not really. The Covid-19 restrictions in my first year made my university experience unique, as we all came to grips with online learning. I was incredibly impressed with the way the history department handled online learning, with enough guidance being given and lots of opportunities to react with the faculty through many Q&As and bookable office hours. Second year has been more expected. I am finding in person teaching fantastic and was glad that Sheffield put all teaching back to in person, as it enables a more interactive environment.
What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?
I particularly enjoy the range of different topics covered in my degree. During first year I found that HST 117 The Making of the Twentieth Century module give me a greater insight into how Eurocentric my previous history knowledge was and it enabled me to view history from a global perspective. I also widened up the time period of history I studied, with HST116 Empire- From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages enabling me to interact with ancient primary sources and get a greater understanding of a time period I knew little about.
What modules are you studying this year? Are there any modules that you have particularly enjoyed during your degree so far and why?
I am studying HST202 Historians and History, HST2001 The Medieval Inquisition and HST21008 Life Worth Living this term. I am particularly enjoying HST21008 Life Worth Living and the way it uses history to understand different religious and philosophical traditions and how we can use history to answer questions about our own lives, for example 'What is worth wanting?' and 'To whom or what are we responsible?'
If you’ve undertaken any extra-curricular activities, what do you feel these have added to your time here?
I am a member of the History Society and have found that a great way to make friends and meet other students studying history. I am looking forward to History Society's upcoming trip to Amsterdam.
What do you like about the University/living in Sheffield?
I love the balance between the city and the countryside. The centre is great for facilities, with excellent shops and nightlife, while you can easily get to the Peaks to take in magnificent views or enjoy a local walk round one of the many parks in Sheffield.
Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?
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