Being here has boosted my confidence as well as my professional development

Profile picture of International Student Ambassador, Raphael Galleh
Raphael Galleh, Nigeria
PhD student
PhD Dentistry (Oral Microbiology)
Raphael is studying for a PhD in Dentistry (Oral Microbiology).

When I first came to Sheffield I was highly impressed with the environment, the beautiful buildings, state of the art laboratory equipment, conducive learning environment and the warm reception by the Students’ Union, staff and students. Therefore, my initial impression about the city of Sheffield and the University is intact and I am happy to have chosen to come here.

Although I got offers from other UK universities, I chose Sheffield because they were ranked among the best in the UK and the world at large. When it comes to Dentistry (Oral Microbiology), the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield is one of the best in the world and since I always aimed for the best, I decided to settle for the best. 

The things I’ve enjoyed most about my course is working with all the friendly people, everyone is always so happy to help. I also really like having access to all the equipment and materials I need to carry out my research and how readily available the supervisors are. Life in Sheffield as a student is awesome because it allows me the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world, I can also work part time whilst studying too.

To people considering Sheffield I would say that joining the University of Sheffield could be one of the best decisions you make. The friendly people, welcoming staff and students and beautiful green parks really make you feel at home. Sheffield is less expensive than other major cities too and it's very safe.

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