The friendly people and the beautiful scenery make this city a wonderful place

Kuang-Chih Tsou
Kuang-Chih (Gigi) Tsou, Taiwan (ROC)
MA Music Management
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“I am so glad I chose to study at Sheffield, the friendly people and the beautiful scenery make this city a wonderful place.”

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

I chose to study at the University because of its location, it also has a friendly atmosphere which is great for international students and an active music scene. In addition, the Music Department provided theoretical and practical modules in music management. There aren’t many universities which provide such a creative Master’s with both theory and live projects in music management. I am very keen to gain a wider insight and learn about the strategies of music management.

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

I searched on the website, trying to understand more about the courses at Sheffield. I also spoke to one of my friends, who graduated from Sheffield. She strongly recommended the professors and some of the modules, for example, “Cultural Marketing” and “Critical Theories which sounded appealing. 

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

I didn’t imagine that there would be hills in Sheffield or lots of Chinese students in the University. However, my Chinese friends have helped me adapt to the new environment, and the location of the management building on a hill keeps me fit. 

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

As a Music Management student, I’ve met friends from all different backgrounds. Since we majored in different subjects in our undergraduate degrees, we always share our opinions after class. We’ll also hang out, go to concerts and explore Sheffield together. I am really looking forward to creating more memories with them.

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

Since the University of Sheffield is a comprehensive research institute, it provides students with the experience of cooperating with others from various fields. The Students’ Union also holds several kinds of activities providing an even more enriching experience. If you have any questions in Sheffield, the Student Services Information Desk will give you support and provide a face to face service, it’s very useful especially for international students.

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