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What our Students Say

 

Jessica Lum 2Jessica Lum
BA Chinese Studies

"One of the best things about the course is the emphasis on making sure you really are able to communicate in Chinese in the real world though the variety of language classes we have. Also in depth understanding of not just a language, but China and East Asia as a whole, which will be beneficial in the future when looking for a job."

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Simona SmallSimona Pakutinskaite
BA Japanese Studies

"I wanted to study at a university with a great reputation and great student life. As Sheffield University’s Japanese department has a great reputation both in the UK and Japan, and the student union is considered the best in the country, The University of Sheffield seemed to be the most attractive choice."

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Charlotte VivianCharlotte Vivian
BA Music and Chinese Studies

"When I visited Sheffield for an open day I was attracted by the friendliness and expertise of the staff, the excellent course content and the location of the university. The course here seemed very well structured and I liked that the year abroad was in second year. I was so excited to find a course at Sheffield University that allowed me to study both Music and Chinese."

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Luke Bill 2Luke Bill
BA Korean Studies

On his year abroad "I’m in the country of my dreams, able to speak the language, I love every single day. Seeing as studying Korean used to just be something I did in my free-time, thinking that it’s now my degree I still find unbelievable. Korea is a beautiful country; the food is amazing, the scenery is beautiful and the things to do are endless."

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James Keenan
BA Japanese Studies and History

"I think my year abroad, outside of language skills, particularly developed my independent survival skills, adapting to new places or situations etc. I also had to do a number of presentations while I was there both at my job and at uni and my public speaking skills improved."

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katharine Boocock 2Katharine Boocock
BA Chinese Studies with Spanish

"I felt like the University and SEAS really cared about their teaching of Chinese and I felt really welcomed and part of a community, even from the first Open Day. It’s great to have a department like SEAS which is really dedicated to East Asia and China."

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Megan Eustace 2Megan Eustace
BA Chinese Studies

"As soon as I visited Sheffield I knew it was the right place for me. The city just has such an amicable and safe feel to it – On the open day we met people from the course and they were just so friendly and helpful – That played a huge part in deciding to come to Sheffield."

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Melissa Webb_2Melissa Webb
BA East Asian Studies

"I love the diversity of the modules offered: politics, culture, languages, history, business- there are some brilliant options to choose from. The flexibility of East Asian Studies is part of what makes it such a good course."

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Matthew Bieda smallMatthew Bieda
BA Japanese Studies

"Sheffield has a great reputation as a Russell Group institution, but particularly with regards to East Asia, SEAS is a world-leading research centre and the language courses have been refined over several decades."

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Sovra Whitcroft smallSovra Whitcroft
BA Japanese Studies and History

"Japanese culture has been my most consistent interest since childhood and learning the language is the best gateway to immersing yourself in that culture, in my opinion."

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