Opportunities to develop your skills

We offer you the opportunity to enhance your CV by participating in a range of extra-curricular activities that will be both personally fulfilling and attractive to potential employers.

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Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE offers The University of Sheffield's undergraduate students a chance to become directly involved in the research activity of the University, take part in 'real life' research projects in subject areas that are of special interest, and experience what it's like to work in partnership with academic staff or collaboratively in a research group.

Read about Nicola's SURE research project about the history of Oriental acts in the British Circus


Degrees with Employment Experience

A degree ‘with Employment Experience’ offers you the opportunity to further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding within an employment context by undertaking a one year work placement as part of your degree programme.

James Sturla, who studied Chinese Studies and Business Management BA with Employment Experience, spent a year working for Goldman Sachs in London as part of the degree 'with employment experience' programme.


At the interview, they told me that they were looking in particular for candidates with a strong international element to their degree, skills and experiences. The fact that I had good Chinese language and had already spent a year in Nanjing on my year abroad really made me stand out from the crowd.

James Sturla

Chinese Studies and Business Management BA with Employment Experience


On CampUS Internships Scheme

On CampUS Internships are coordinated by the Careers Service to help you enhance your employability skills through offering paid, project-based placements with academic and professional services departments within the University.

By working on an On CampUS Internships you will be contributing to the development of projects around the University whilst learning new and valuable skills which will in turn enhance your CV for future employment.


Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

All undergraduate students at Sheffield are given a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), to provide you with a comprehensive record of your University achievements. You can use your HEAR to provide employers with evidence of your individual strengths and skills.

Find out more about HEAR

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