Sheffield has the best of both worlds

Student Kartika standing in the Diamond
Kartika Rana
MSc Environmental Change and International Development
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“Sheffield is a beautiful quaint city by day, which turns lively by night. It’s the best of both worlds.”

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

I was delighted to find out that part of my tuition fee would be discounted. It was the deciding factor for choosing Sheffield over other higher ranking universities, even though I was awarded scholarships from other universities too. 

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

Sheffield has a research cluster on sustainable food and urban farming, which is pretty well established. It was the main reason for choosing Sheffield over other universities. Other secondary reasons were having the best student life experience with one of the best SU’s around. 

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

I carried out research based on the specialism I was looking to study. Along with this, I was also helped by a study abroad consultant too.  

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

Exploring the University buildings, the SU and restaurants. There’s just so much to see and experience. Also there are so many events and trips each week, it’s difficult to choose one from another.

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

Sheffield has such an international vibe with so much to learn, see and explore and all this with the best mentorship one can look for in academics. Opportunities just keep flowing from all corners. They have the best career service support with Job Shop and Career Connect and their departmental mentors. The list is endless.

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