Easily being able to major and minor with one of my departments was one of the main reason why I chose to Study this course at Sheffield.
Doing a dual degree allows you to widen your experience. I have the ability to study study arguably similar topics but from different perspectives.
BA History and Philosophy
Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
Sheffield offered a flexible dual honours course. Easily being able to major and minor with one of my departments was one of the main reason why I chose to study this course at Sheffield. The topics for first year seemed really broad, which I found appealing, as it gives you the opportunity to explore different areas of History and get used to studying and writing essays.
Has your experience so far been what you expected?
My experience at Sheffield so far has exceeded all my expectations. Everything from the friendly and helpful seminar tutors to the lectures which are much more interesting then I thought they would be. Even things a simple as being able to work in modern buildings is something which I have found really nice.
What do you particularly enjoy about your degree programme?
Seminars are easily my favourite part of my degree. Just having the opportunity to talk to other students and discuss how you're finding the course or where you are up to on your essays is really reassuring and a good way to make friends on your course. Seminar tutors are always there too help of you ever find your self struggling as-well.
What modules are you studying this year? Are there any modules that you have particularly enjoyed during your degree so far and why?
This year I started by having to do History Workshop, although this might not seem like a completely interesting module, the department did a great job of making it engaging, interesting and almost essential in helping you to start your degree. As well as going through all the basics of departmental standards we also completed a book review on a book you get to know really well.
If you’ve undertaken any extra-curricular activities, what do you feel these have added to your time here?
I did some volunteering with the University during my second semester, teaching maths and numeracy to primary school children. Its really rewarding and so easy to get involved with, the University sort out all your training and allocations all you have to do is commit. I play music as part of the Ceilidh society every couple of weeks for fun.
If you're a dual student, what do you enjoy about doing a dual degree?
Doing a dual degree allows you to widen your experience. Whilst I love history, doing philosophy alongside it means I never get overwhelmed with lots of History modules, I have the ability to study study arguably similar topics but from different perspectives.
What do you like about the University/living in Sheffield?
Sheffield is a really cool city and really suits student life, being small enough to get around easily but also being big enough for there to be loads to do. It has a brilliant selection of new and upcoming music venues around the old industrial outskirts and more pubs than you can count! If you're into that sort of thing.
Would you recommend studying at Sheffield to a friend?
I would totally recommend Sheffield to all my friends. It is the perfect 'university city'.
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