The city is great and very student-friendly

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Ghalia Habaybeh, Jordan
Undergraduate Student
Bioengineering BEng
Ghalia is currently studying a Bioengineering BEng

What I really enjoy about my course is the course structure where you get the chance to pick a stream in the second year having been introduced to all of the different pathways in first year. I also enjoy how diverse the modules are. I would say one of the big highlights was the first group project of my first year, as it was my first presentation and I was the group leader I felt like it was my first accomplishment in uni.

I've really enjoyed taking part in different group projects and leading the bioengineering society outreach programme. Leading the bioengineering society’s primary school outreach programme was amazing: I really enjoyed working with the other volunteers to teach the primary school students about what bioengineering is and seeing their enthusiasm. It was a really rewarding experience.

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Sheffield was that the University has lots of study spaces and spaces to hang out with friends like the Students’ Union and Jessop’s cafe. I realised that there were so many events happening when I went to the fresher’s fair - I got to discover all the different clubs and societies available. I also liked going around all of the different university buildings and how each building had its own identity. I noticed that the university blends into the city and that there are a lot of shops and cafes walking distance from the university.

As for living in Sheffield I really enjoy being part of a diverse community where there is something for everyone, I also enjoyed exploring the beautiful city especially as the university is close to so many parts of the city. I like being close to so many shops and restaurants, cafes, and parks. As well as experiencing a new culture and meeting new people from Sheffield and all around the world.

I would say that it can be challenging at first to study abroad, but it is definitely worth it as it will be an extremely rewarding experience and you will end up surprising yourself with what you can achieve. My advice would be to not be afraid to ask for help as there is a lot of support available through the university. Also, I would encourage anyone to take coming to uni as a chance to try new things!

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