If you choose the University of Sheffield, you won’t regret it!

Student Ryo standing in the Diamond
Ryo Masaki
MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“If you choose the University of Sheffield, you won’t regret it! This university has great staff, teachers and facilities. If you choose to study here, I am sure you will have a bright future.”

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

Sheffield is located in the central part of England. It is a large industrial city and has a well-facilitated urban infrastructure, thus is convenient for living. Furthermore, it is rich in nature and is growing as a prominent academic town in the UK, I could see myself studying comfortably under this environment. 

Furthermore, I chose the University because it is high ranking. Graduates include Nobel Prize Winners and many have a strong reputation in the science and technology fields. Not only would this course provide me with an opportunity to learn about advanced control and systems engineering, but would also provide an opportunity to study updated information on the development of this field. Due to these facts, I believed I would be able to gain great skills and experience in my field at Sheffield.

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

I used the internet to obtain information about the University of Sheffield. I could research about the content of MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering and research findings from the course. I found out about the atmosphere of Sheffield and the University through some studying abroad agencies in Japan too. They were a good resource to have and I could find out about the University because they had a lot of knowledge and shared the experiences of many other students who successfully studied abroad in the UK.

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

Before arriving in Sheffield, I heard from my agency that Sheffield was a very safe and welcoming city compared to other cities in the UK. And actually, I felt that was correct. I have stayed in other bigger cities but people who live in Sheffield are more polite, kind and open-minded I think. 

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

There are many reasons for why I feel lucky to have chosen Sheffield. For instance, when I arrived at Sheffield for the first time, I met a very kind lady in one of the shops. She talked to me politely and shared some useful information about Sheffield such as the nicest areas, which places to go for a meal and so on. All of which was essential information for a new student, so I felt the warmth of the people in Sheffield on my first day here.

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