Student profiles

Some of our graduates share their experiences of what it's like to study politics, live and work in Sheffield and what they've gone on to do since graduating.

Rose, Kaydian, and Scarlett at the BISA climate summit

Providing new and unique perspectives on climate issues

Scarlett, Rose, and Kaydian BA International Relations and Politics & BA Politics and Philosophy

Kaydian, Scarlett, and Rose went to the BISA climate summit simulation.

Profile image for History and Politics graduate Luke Impett

My degree gave me a natural inclination to steer towards policy and public affairs

Luke Impett BA History and Politics

Luke talks about how his degree in history and politics led to his exciting career in public affairs.

SURE Scheme student James Manville

"The scheme has been an amazing project to be a part of and I feel very privileged that the University chose my project"

James JW Manville BA Politics and Modern Languages & Cultures

Working alongside experts in the department with the SURE scheme, James has been researching the links between Political parties, policy, and attitudes towards queer communities in Latin America.

Image of BA politics and Sociology student Patricia prystupa

You will have nothing to lose by learning about the things you are passionate about

Patricia Prystupa BA Politics and Sociology

Patricia explains the benefits of studying for a dual degree.

Politics student Momina Baig in front of a very green park

The degree at Sheffield allowed me to study the subject in more depth - the list of optional modules on offer are very interesting

Momina Baig BA Politics

BA Politics student Momina explains about her course and how University is an amazing way to learn new skills and meet new people.

Headshot of Politics alumni Tim Gatt

How an understanding of contemporary politics led me to the digital media sector

Tim Gatt BA Politics

"My degree supported me from the very start, helping me to develop research, writing, and verbal communication skills that were vital for taking the first steps in my career and are skills I still use to this day."

Image of IR & Politics student crouched in front of the Northern Lights in Sweden

One of the best years of my life

Isaac Silver BA International Relations and Politics

"Studying abroad is about new experiences and the unknown; it is supposed to induce a bit of vertigo. The best way down from that ledge, in my opinion, is to close your eyes and step off."

Politics student Joanna in front of the Headquarters of medical tech company B.Braun where she did her placement

Experiencing the entrepreneurial, innovative environment within a company where everyone had such a drive to solve complex problems was fantastic

Joanna Turnbull BA International Relations and Politics

Joanna's work placement at B. Braun allowed her to focus at the crossroads of technology, politics and corporations.

Photo of Politics student William posing above French city

Improving my language skills and career prospects in Paris

William Bruce BA International Relations and Politics with International Experience

"The experience was absolutely incredible – it was academically enriching, culturally fascinating, and so much fun."

Politics student Caitlin riding a bike in Copenhagen

Destined to live in Copenhagen

Caitlin Knowles BA Politics and History

"Studying abroad has changed my mindset on the future, it helped me realise that the world is too big to settle and has spurred me on to travel the world."

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