Hannah Sylvester

MA in Screen Translation, Class of 2011/12

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     I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here at the University of Sheffield. I studied here for my undergraduate degree in French and Hispanic Studies and then I decided to stay on and do a Masters in Screen Translation, and I would actually like to return, hopefully in the near future, to continue with a PhD research.

I found that the department here is really supportive. You don’t just feel like a number – people care about you and who you are, and how you’re getting on with your work. I always found that there was somebody I could turn to if I was struggling with my dissertation, which I suppose is difficult; it’s a lot of time and a lot of work that needs to be put in. But it’s nice to know that if you are struggling, you can ask somebody for help and they’re very open and give advice freely. Not just necessarily about university but if you have other problems as well, you don’t feel alone.

The support network at the university outside of the department is excellent. With the Students’ Union there are counsellors there, housing officers – I had trouble with my landlord and I could go there, and they helped me out with contracts, gas things, all things like that.

And also the social life is excellent. The Students’ Union is the best in the country, I believe. There’s a club night six out of seven nights a week; there are pubs, bars, if you are into that sort of thing rather than clubbing; and there are lots of clubs and societies to get involved in, as well. There’s definitely something for everyone, and I would highly recommend coming here.
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(January 2013)

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