I felt very comfortable here on the open day, it just felt right. I also really liked the sound of the module options

Dario Trimarchi in blue University of Sheffield student ambassador t shirt, sitting outside HRI building and smiling at camera
Dario Trimarchi
Philosophy undergraduate student
BA Politics and Philosophy
Dario is from Italy and is a dual hours student studying Politics and Philosophy. Here he talks about what he enjoys about studying at Sheffield.

Where are you from?

Messina, Italy

What degree are you studying?

Politics and Philosophy

Why did you chose to study in Sheffield?

I felt very comfortable here on the open day, it just felt right. I also really liked the sound of the module options. The flexibility of my philosophy course and the possibility of doing a joint degree in politics and philosophy made the University of Sheffield particularly stand out for me.

What aspects of your degree do you find the most interesting? Is there a particular module you enjoy most?

History of philosophical roles and philosophy of science; they are really interesting and an engaging module! 

What do you like about studying in the Department of Philosophy?

The flexibility helped me in building my own curriculum and to be prepared for my future.

What do you plan to do when you finish?

I’d like to work in the research field.

Do you take part in any university or department activities as well as your studies?

Yes, the PhilonoUS journal, the international student society and the SURE scheme

What do you enjoy most about living in Sheffield?

The many opportunities the city offers: restaurants, markets, nights out… The city is very fun and international. 

What are your top tips for any student thinking about studying Philosophy in Sheffield?

Be open minded and think critically.

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