"The staff are very helpful and friendly. The flexibility at undergraduate level also allowed me to find my areas of interest."

Student ambassador David standing outside the HRI building
David Mckeon
Philosophy graduate
BA and MA Philosophy
2018
David studies for both his BA and MA in Philosophy at Sheffield. Here he talks about his experiences.

Where are you from?

Newcastle

What degree are you studying?

Philosophy

Why did you chose to study in Sheffield?

The department is diverse and has lecturers in areas of research I am interested in. Alongside the department, both the city and its nearby regions, such as the Peak District, attracted me. 

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

Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Mind and cognitive science. 

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

The staff are very helpful and friendly. The flexibility at undergraduate level also allowed me to find my areas of interest.

What do you plan to do when you finish?

I am about to start my PhD.

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

I work on the undergraduate journal PhilonoUS. I'm also a student mentor, and I'm involved in the Muay Thai boxing society and various reading groups.

What do you enjoy most about living in Sheffield?

The green areas of the city and the close vicinity of the Peak District.

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

Read a lot. Utilise office hours adequately. 

What has surprised you the most about Sheffield? What do you know about Sheffield know that you didn’t before you came here?

The beauty of the Peak District and the green areas situated around Sheffield.

Final thoughts…is there anything else you would like to tell us about your experience of living and studying at the University of Sheffield?

It’s great; give it a try. 10/10 would do again.

Image: student working; Text: Futures. Sheffield Made.

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