Extracurricular activities help students adapt to Sheffield life

Student HyukJun standing in the Diamond
HyukJun Choi
MSc Data Science
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“If you're looking for a university to study at within the UK, the University of Sheffield is the best option.”

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

Data Science is a growing field, so it was really hard deciding which university to go to, as many others offered me a place.  Moreover, I majored in Business Administration as my undergraduate and I needed a university to make me an expert in this field. After I looked into the modules and the research published by the Information School of Sheffield University, I decided to choose Sheffield where I could become a great data science student.

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

The first criterion was the top 100 universities in the world. So I filtered universities by world ranking. The second criterion was the ranking of the department to which the MSc Data Science course belonged. Finally, I looked at the research published by the department to see if it matched with my direction of dissertation and whether the modules were right for me.

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

The first impressions which students receive in school are greatly influenced by the buildings and staff. The buildings where I was going to study were up-to-date and staff were nice, especially the Information School staff. So I had a great first impression

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

Professors and tutors answer my questions quickly and so kindly. Also, the environment that I study in is very up to date, so that is very beneficial. In addition, extracurricular subjects, such as the ‘ELS’ programme and ‘Give It A Go’ help students adapt to their new studies as well as Sheffield life.

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