Being able to debate and discuss ideas has helped deepen my understanding of subjects.

History undergraduate student Rebekah Gregg
Rebekah Gregg
Final year undergraduate student
BA History
Rebekah shares how she loves that Sheffield as a city is so friendly, with lots to do and access to great parks and the Peaks.
History undergraduate student Rebekah Gregg

In first year I loved researching and writing the Paths module essay, as I did mine on a topic I'd never learned about before.

Rebekah Gregg

BA History

Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?

I chose to study at Sheffield as I loved the history course here, especially how the modules are frequently updated and there is such a variety of interesting modules. Also, I just loved the city, it's such a friendly city and there is so much to do both at university and outside of the university.

Has your experience so far been what you expected?

My experience of my course has been what I expected. The tutors are friendly and helpful, especially with essay guidance. I've loved the variety of topics I've already studied, for example, last semester I did a module on Asian Migration, which is something I've never done before, and loved being challenged to learn a whole new topic. In terms of the city and university life, COVID has effected by experience, but despite this, I've been able to enjoy my time and meet so many amazing people.

What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?

The amount of current research from the tutors, and how we have so much choice in modules. This mean I can study topics I've never heard of, or am already passionate about. I've loved having seminars (in person), being able to debate and discuss ideas has helped deepen my understanding of subjects.

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- Historians and History, Asian Britain: Travel, Migration and Diaspora, The Gunpowder Plot, The fall of the Roman Empire in the West, The Uses of History and Culture in Early Modern Europe. I've especially loved the 20th Century module in first year and Asian Britain: migration module in my second year. Also, in first year I loved researching and writing the Paths module essay, as I did mine on a topic I'd never learned about before.

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

Extra-Curricular activities have helped me build a community of friends, making Sheffield feel even more like a home.

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

I love the city, that there is so much to do and so much variety. The city is incredibly friendly, there are so many good coffee shops, or places for a night out, most of which feel relatively safe (or safer than elsewhere). Sheffield has so many lovely parks and outdoor places, as well as being next to the Peaks.

Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?

100%- Sheffield University is such a great environment to learn and grow in, as well as the opportunity to meet so many people and build a great community of friends. As a city it feels safe and welcoming.

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