I felt it was huge honour to be able to study at Sheffield

Student Yang standing in the Diamond
Yang Shanglong
BEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with a Year in Industry
Winner of an Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
"Finding out that I was awarded a scholarship was so inspiring and I felt it was huge honour to be able to study at Sheffield."

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

As I'm an automation enthusiast and Sheffield has one of the best engineering teaching buildings in the UK, the Diamond, I chose to study here. Many large international companies cooperate with universities too, which was also an important reason for why I chose Sheffield. The department, of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, is the only department in the UK and one of the best in the world dedicated to Control and Systems Engineering, I knew I would be so proud to be a part of the school.

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

During orientation week, I went on a campus tour with the University and visited the Diamond library. At the same time, through the MUSE system, I found a lot of resources that I could use, which would allow me to study anytime and anywhere.

The environment of Sheffield is particularly beautiful too. The city centre and various roads have their own unique style. When I entered the University library, I saw a lot of different technology being used and sensed a futuristic atmosphere. I was shocked when I saw all the kinds of equipment in the laboratory through the windows too.

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

Last November, I took a coach to the Peak District and climbed to the top of Mam Tor, being able to explore the different areas around Sheffield has made my university life more colourful.

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