Sheffield stood out as the obvious choice to study my degree

Student Tim standing in the Diamond
Tim Peace
MSc Neuroscience
Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
“As an American student people have often ask me ‘why Sheffield, why the UK?’ And the answer I reserve on my mind is, ‘why not Sheffield’?”

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

I chose to study at Sheffield because it is renowned for its biomedical research. I felt that this University was a place where I would be able to study under some of the world’s finest scientists, and where I would be provided with the opportunity to carry out work of great significance. Indeed, my advisers have so far demonstrated that they are deeply vested in my success and not just here as a student at Sheffield, but beyond.

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

I browsed for schools offering a Master’s degree in neuroscience in the UK and my search was extensive. Taking into consideration the quality of research, chances of progress and transition into a doctoral programme, scholarship availability, cost of living, etc. Sheffield stood out as the obvious indisputable choice.

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

The institution lived up to 100% of my expectations. I had read that Sheffield was international, friendly, vibrant, and had a lovely student community. Scarcely have I taken any action without “buyer’s remorse.” My decision to come to the University of Sheffield might as well be the first time I undertook a course of action without any iota of “buyer’s remorse.” It’s perfect.

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

There are many and more to come! So, it’s too early to tell. But as a science enthusiast, learning of the life of Dr Hans Krebs was one of the top highlights of my Sheffield experience. Since I was in high school, or perhaps earlier, I’ve learned of the Krebs’ Cycle. I was astounded to find out that that discovery was made here. While I knew that from my investigation of the University of Sheffield prior to my arrival, I never fully grasped the gravity of the saga underlying Dr Krebs journey to, and of working at this institution.