The biggest highlight of my experience so far, is the people

Student Eduardo standing in the Diamond
Eduardo Gomez
MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“The University wants its students to succeed and has put a tremendous amount of thought to provide students with the resources to achieve their goals.”

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

I have worked in health care for many years, with my main goal that in anything I did, would be to the benefit of others, during the most vulnerable moments in their lives. I wanted to find a degree that would allow me to continue my goal of being in health care, but in a new discipline. The MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling was perfect, because it would combine my prior health care experience, along with my prior degrees in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, to help make decisions that improve the health of society as a whole. The programme at the University of Sheffield has such a unique structure in terms of the theoretical and practical content which made it stand out from many of the other programmes. 

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

When I arrived in Sheffield, I noticed a city that had a combination of the very modern with the old. There is so much history contained in the streets and buildings that can be appreciated on the way to the lectures. I also appreciate nature, and Sheffield has so far shown some amazing sunsets, where the sky achieves incredible hues that seem unreal. The University has a lot of diversity in terms of its buildings. Just like the city, the University is an amalgamation of the new, whilst preserving its heritage. 

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

The biggest highlight of my experience so far, is the people. My class cohort for my programme, as well as the other programmes within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) have been some of the most motivated, intelligent, and most of all, friendly and supportive people I have met. Whether locals from England or from countries representing all continents, there is great camaraderie.

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

I can attest that from day one of setting foot on campus, coming to the University of Sheffield was the right choice. From language and writing classes, to tutoring services, there is a disposition from the University to ensure that students attain the skills not only to pass their course, but to be successful in their lives after graduation. Additionally, a very important aspect about the culture of the University, is that it not only encourages academic success, but also emphasises a balance that encourages students to get involved with the different organisations on campus, and the community.

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