Sheffield has truly surpassed my expectations

Scholarship holder
Adwait Joshi, India
Winner of an Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
BEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry
Scholarship winner Adwait is originally from India and is studying BEng Mechanical Engineering.

How did you first hear about your scholarship?

I first heard about the scholarship through the University’s website and online applicant portal. I considered the scholarship an excellent opportunity to reflect on my past academic and extra-curricular achievements and define future aims.

What made you choose to study at Sheffield and your course?

The University’s research-led teaching and learning environment, diverse student community, in-depth and hands-on course structure and more collaborative than competitive academic culture drove my choice. Mechanical Engineering brings together all aspects of modern-day engineering. Problem solving, critical thinking and innovation are at the heart of this course. The University’s state-of-the-art engineering infrastructure added even greater value.

How did you research the University to find out about studying in Sheffield?

I researched the University online through general and course specific league tables. This led me to the University’s website where I found detailed information regarding my degree programme and student life in Sheffield. The University’s ‘Virtual Open Day’ for international students offered great insight into life at the University. I was very impressed with the fact that the University consistently ranked high for overall student experience and satisfaction in the UK.

What was your initial impression of Sheffield and the University when you first arrived?

I will always remember the day that I first arrived in Sheffield. I was carrying both excitement and anxiety in equal measure. As days turned into weeks, my anxiety turned into amazement on realising what a truly wonderful place Sheffield was. I discovered that Sheffield indeed offered the best of all worlds. It brought together a rich academic culture and a dynamic social atmosphere.

What would you say to a student considering studying at the University of Sheffield?

Go for it! The time you spend at Sheffield will eventually become the foundation of your life and career. The Sheffield experience will bring only the best out of you and lead you towards making meaningful contributions to the world we live in. I can guarantee that it will be an enriching and fulfilling experience.

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