Living and studying in Sheffield has not only introduced me to some amazing people, but it has also helped me to discover a new side of myself.

Suparna Raju
Suparna Raju, India
Postgraduate student
MSc Human Resources Management with CIPD pathway
2018
Suparna is from India and graduated in 2018 from the Management School with a Distinction in MSc Human Resources Management with CIPD pathway. She was also awarded the Postgraduate Merit Scholarship.

I vividly remember the moment I received the email informing me that I had been awarded the Postgraduate Merit Scholarship, I was waiting to be called in for my visa interview. I honestly couldn’t believe what I was reading and I re-read the email 5 or 6 times until I was sure I was reading it right, that I had actually received the scholarship. I am so thankful to the University for awarding me the scholarship and the opportunity to study at Sheffield.

Suparna Raju

Living and studying in Sheffield has not only introduced me to some amazing people, but it has also helped me to discover a new side of myself. With independence, comes a lot of responsibility and living in Sheffield meant that I was responsible for everything; from studying and doing well in academics, to cooking and doing my laundry - as well as working part time. I loved the fact that I was multi-tasking and was managing it well especially, cooking! I never imagined I would achieve this milestone so early on in life but I did. Studying in Sheffield did not just help me grow academically but also as a person, this was one of the best parts about being a Sheffield student.

One big highlight of my course was being able to secure a company based dissertation project. With the support of the Management School I had the opportunity to research my dissertation while getting real world work experience which is invaluable to me.

One piece of advice that I would give to a student considering the University Of Sheffield is to take advantage of the many opportunities on offer, from academic skills and gaining professional experience to something that would give them a new hobby - like joining a society - there is a chance for everybody to stand out. The atmosphere is such that it will bring the best out of them. Students should be proactive and make the most of it.