Meet Our Students and Graduates

As a Sheffield graduate your excellent language skills, cultural insight and professional awareness make you an attractive proposition to employers in the global marketplace. Employers recognise that in addition to the rigorous academic training that our students gain, they also develop a variety of sought after practical skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Student and Graduate Profiles

This is what our current students and graduates have to say about their experience here at the School of Languages and Cultures and how it has shaped their career aspirations and actual career paths:

Susann Hering

MA Intercultural Communication

Susann Herring Left-hand quotation mark Studying for the MA in Intercultural Communication in Sheffield has been incredibly empowering... A recent highlight of my career was also when I worked with No. 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s Office, to put on Inclusion Week 2014.  Read more...Right-hand quotation mark


Tom MurrayLeft-hand quotation mark
                  I first came to Sheffield to study French, Russian, and Spanish in the BA Modern Languages programme, and haven’t been able to tear myself away from the place for anything longer than semester-long stints in Paris, Russia, and West Africa since then.Right-hand quotation mark

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Tom Murray

MA French Studies

Wenbo, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I firmly believe that in my later career I need to know how I can work well in an intercultural working environment, which is becoming more and more often-seen... anywhere... around the globe. So I applied for the... MA in Intercultural Communication.Right-hand quotation mark

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Wenbo Wang

MA Intercultural Communication

Martin, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     I’ve been working as a freelance translator... but I found that many translation agencies... prefer if a person has a special translation qualification, so that’s why I chose...Sheffield University.Right-hand quotation mark

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Martin Repecky

MA Translation Studies

Song, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I decided to come here, as the University of Sheffield is one of the few in the UK that offer MA in Screen Translation and it ranks at the top of those few.Right-hand quotation mark

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Song Cui

MA Screen Translation

Alice, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     I got an internship as my employer was looking for someone with both web skills and intercultural communication skills. And now I work for another company as Web Marketing Manager.Right-hand quotation mark

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Alice Albaret

MA Multilingual Information Management

Ravi, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I am currently living and working in India... bridging the cultural gap between our Indian customers and our British company...Right-hand quotation mark

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Ravi Jassal

MA Intercultural Communication

Sarah, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     I am now working at SDL International as a trainee translator... I can use all three of my languages... and I... use translation memory software every single day in my job.Right-hand quotation mark

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Sarah Kemp

MA Translation Studies

Chuandong, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     The MA in Screen Translation combines translation theory with practice; I have learned how to subtitle films into Chinese from English using professional software.Right-hand quotation mark

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Chuandong Huang

MA Screen Translation

Amie, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     I'm on an Information Management Graduate Scheme at Transport for London... we work in lots of different areas, and the course gave me an overview of quite a few of them. I also think having a multilingual perspective is beneficial as you think about things... from a different angle.Right-hand quotation mark

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Amie Ward

MA Multilingual Information Management

Aliya, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I chose the Town and Regional Planning module and...it was so linked to Intercultural Communication [where] one of the biggest issues is managing cultural expectations... something that people working in International Development and Planning do on a daily basis.Right-hand quotation mark

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Aliya Sorgen

MA Intercultural Communication

Jozef, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     The MA at Sheffield helped prepare me for this job [as an in-house translator for the online retailer Amazon] by equipping me with core translation techniques in a wide range of contexts - something that has proven especially useful given the enormously diverse range of products sold...Right-hand quotation mark

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Jozef van der Voort

MA Translation Studies

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     I found the course to be a lot of fun and really interesting – especially the practical side; when we learnt to subtitle films. Since then, I have gone on to do a PhD in the same department... I've been taking the results to conferences and... I now teach translation to German students of English at the University of Augsburg in Southern Germany...Right-hand quotation mark

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Svea Schauffler

MA Screen Translation & PhD

Lu, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...the most difference [for] Chinese students... is that the teaching mode is... more open... the professors here are better – they... allow you... to think... for yourself and find out your own way.Right-hand quotation mark

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Lu Sun

MA Screen Translation

Song, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     One of the most enjoyable things about studying at Sheffield is the way teachers conduct their lectures, their respect for different opinions and their encouragement of thinking.Right-hand quotation mark

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Song Cui

MA Screen Translation

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     One of the things I really like about my course is the fact that... you're encouraged to explore your own interests.Right-hand quotation mark

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Terence Dunne

MA Germanic Studies

Eleanor, PhD French StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     I am enjoying being able to investigate numerous lines of enquiry, and have the possibility to read what I want, rather than to limit myself to specific essay-based reading. I have taken part in the Sheffield Teaching Assistant training, and this has helped me in my current role teaching for the University.Right-hand quotation mark

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Eleanor Hodgson

MA French Studies & PhD

Tom, PhD Russian Studies and Design HistoryLeft-hand quotation mark
     I found supervision here at Sheffield... is structured but it's not too structured... And because I deal with design, my second supervisor is in the Architecture Department - so there was a possibility to have... an interdepartmental supervisory team, so that I would be able to have input from two different angles onto my project...Right-hand quotation mark

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Tom Cubbin

PhD Russian Studies and Design History

Aliya, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...why I chose Sheffield in particular was that... I saw that there would be a lot of possibilities to go into other departments and share subjects that could be related to...my Masters...Right-hand quotation mark

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Aliya Sorgen

MA Intercultural Communication

Simon, MA Catalan StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     We've just finished the Postgraduate Colloquium that we've organised as part of our Master studies here... it's been a really good opportunity for postgraduates from all across the University to come and share their dissertation topics and their research with each other in a friendly environment.Right-hand quotation mark

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Simon Roberts

MA Catalan Studies

 

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     In particular, I found the mise en oeuvre of the principle of interdisciplinarity very good. It is in Sheffield where I could select the course according to my area of research...Right-hand quotation mark

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Sharad Baviskar

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Sheng, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...in one of our compulsory courses, Ethnography, ...we are required to join a group... and... observe... what people say, and... do. I noticed a lot of things which I have never thought about before... and... it became easier for me to integrate into this group as I know how to behave properly...Right-hand quotation mark

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Sheng Zhang

MA Intercultural Communication

 

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     ...the MA programme provided me with the opportunity to explore from a theoretical perspective many of the translation issues I had previously dealt with only intuitively. This inspired me to take up doctoral research into translation studies and applied linguistics with a particular focus on multilingual translational settings.Right-hand quotation mark

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Suzie Holdsworth

MA Translation Studies & PhD

Meng, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...when I was still considering... my optional module, tandem learning caught my eye... To practise language... and to learn about a different culture... is an invaluable experience and I think I can benefit from it throughout my life.Right-hand quotation mark

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Meng Li

MA Intercultural Communication

Ravi, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...being a first generation, British-born Indian...in my childhood I struggled with the pressures of the Indian culture while growing up within the British culture...[the MA in Intercultural Communication] has actually resolved a lot of the issues I had in my own life.Right-hand quotation mark

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Ravi Jassal

MA Intercultural Communication

Rafal, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     The module selection will offer you variety, practicality and even help with building up your interests. Most important however, it will help you launch your career into a dynamic, international workplace.Right-hand quotation mark

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Rafal Szymaniuk

MA Multilingual Information Management

Ben, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     While I was doing the MA I worked part-time at a translation agency, learning about the industry and project management. I found that... the course complemented the work very well.Right-hand quotation mark

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Ben Swales

MA Translation Studies

David, PhD Hispanic StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     The DDP (Doctoral Development Programme) provides me with the opportunity to develop competencies associated with my research, and also skills that will be invaluable in seeking and securing employment in the future. Whilst some aspects of the DDP are common to all researchers, the Programme is designed to meet my own specific developmental needs... from a wide range of modules...Right-hand quotation mark

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David Lloyd

MA Hispanic Studies & PhD

Miryam, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     I decided to do the Multilingual Information Management Master because... I didn’t know how to combine what I learned in [my BA in] Management and in Japanese Studies...in the workplace.Right-hand quotation mark

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Miryam Prasetyo

MA Multilingual Information Management

 

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     The facilities include several libraries and a 24/7 informatics centre, which is the perfect place for long non-stop working hours.Right-hand quotation mark

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Stefano Rossoni

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

John, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     The university facilities were great; there were lots of areas I could go and study quietly between lectures or hang out with friends. The university’s location right in the city centre made it handy to meet friends or go out for dinner.Right-hand quotation mark

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John Keaney

MA Multilingual Information Management

 

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     My main difficulties [are that] I have to produce academic writing in English which is not my native language, but I think this university is really well prepared to support their students [with] the ELTC (English Language Teaching Centre)... they provide us all the support that we need in writing, in speaking, in reviewing our papers...Right-hand quotation mark

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Ana Carolina Torquato Pinto Da Silva

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Chiara, MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural NarrativesLeft-hand quotation mark
     Starting a new semester means dealing with a never ending list of things to do: find a place to stay, understand where all the facilities are...at Sheffield University they are so organized and efficient that...it did not take long to adapt to the University's rhythm.Right-hand quotation mark

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Chiara Dalla Libera

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Hannah, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...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...Right-hand quotation mark

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Hannah Sylvester

MA Screen Translation

Magdalena, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...coming here was a big challenge for me – as well as my family; I have...a small daughter. And it was very hard for me... but... all the tutors were very supportive and understanding.Right-hand quotation mark

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Magdalena Blaszczyk

MA Translation Studies

Anna, MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural NarrativesLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...brilliant staff – always helpful, always available, always ready to make non-standard accommodations for your case.Right-hand quotation mark

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Anna Korepanova

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

 

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     ...the most important part of my Sheffield experience: ...I was offered a great deal of support from the University, through several different services that were offered, and from the professors.Right-hand quotation mark

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Henrique Rievers

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

 

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     I found at the University of Sheffield a multicultural environment which was ideal for studying and writing my dissertation.Right-hand quotation mark

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Stefano Rossoni

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Anna, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...there were lots of international people as well as native speakers and it was really great to make friends and to compare our ways of learning and of studying...Right-hand quotation mark

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Anna Muszynska

MA Intercultural Communication

Ka, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I enjoyed studying at Sheffield very much. I’ve... made very good friends...; I still keep in touch with many of my classmates.Right-hand quotation mark

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Ka Ying Mai

MA Intercultural Communication

Xiaoxi, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     My tutors are so friendly, nice and helpful and I’ve met many new friends from all over the world.Right-hand quotation mark

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Xiaoxi Li

MA Translation Studies

Jennifer, MA Intercultural CommunicationLeft-hand quotation mark
     The MA has definitely helped in my job - which I was given straight after my degree - in terms of me being able to communicate with the vastly different people that I meet everyday...Right-hand quotation mark

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Jennifer Mowat

MA Intercultural Communication

Miryam, MA Multilingual Information ManagementLeft-hand quotation mark
     ...what I really liked about the MA in Multilingual Information Management compared to, for example, Intercultural Communication...was that you’ve got the technology side as well...Right-hand quotation mark

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Miryam Prasetyo

MA Multilingual Information Management

Emma, MA Translation StudiesLeft-hand quotation mark
     Don't be too disheartened if you don't get to grips with the new software packages straight away - the tutorials are very useful and allow you to practice in your spare time.Right-hand quotation mark

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Emma Palfreyman

MA Translation Studies

Svea, MA Screen TranslationLeft-hand quotation mark
     I did the MA in Screen Translation...because I’d previously done a degree in Linguistics and Media Studies and I thought that the course would combine those things...Right-hand quotation mark

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Svea Schauffler

MA Screen Translation & PhD

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