The city of Sheffield is a unique blend of urban life and rural beauty

Student Candice standing in the Diamond
Candice Wachtel
MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“The city of Sheffield is a unique blend of urban life and rural beauty and the university itself is wonderfully welcoming and supportive of its students.”

How did you feel when you heard that you were successful in being awarded the scholarship?

I was so overwhelmed with joy I immediately called my mother and we were both almost in tears, we were so happy to hear the news. I’ve worked so hard in my academic career to go from barely passing, to the top of my class, and never would I have imagined that I would be awarded such an honour, but I’m so grateful and proud that I have.

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

The course at Sheffield is fairly unique and was a perfect combination of two main areas of study I am very passionate about.

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

Once I learned about the programme I read a lot of information on the University website, I talked to advisors from my undergraduate degree about it, and I got into contact with the programme director and current students via email.

What are the highlights of your experience in Sheffield so far?

The variety of opportunities that the University and the programme itself offer is so great and enjoyable and sharing the joys of this field with my classmates, teaching staff, and the community here has been so fulfilling.

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

I would advise them to take a look at all the University has to offer, get in touch with people on your programme of interest, and pursue it, because this city and this school have so much to offer and will help you get out of it exactly what you need to succeed in your future.

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