Student profiles

Rikzar - Politics, Philosophy & Politics student

Why I enjoy studying at the SMI

Rikzar BA Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Rikzar talks about what she enjoys most about studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) here at the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI).


Getting hands-on with work placements

Rosie BA Applied Social Sciences

Rosie, pictured on the left with fellow student Amy, took part in our work placement scheme at DB Cargo UK Ltd.

Eleanor, Applied Social Sciences Student

Top tips for new students

Eleanor BA Applied Social Sciences

Meet Eleanor, she is currently studying Applied Social Sciences, she'll tell you what your first semester could be like, what she enjoys most about her course and her top tips for new students.

Charlie Heywood-Heath, SMI Student

I co-authored a research paper in my final year of university

Charlie Heywood-Heath BA Applied Social Sciences

Charlie Heywood-Heath is a final year BA Applied Social Sciences student.

Ben Basnett, SMI graduate

Working as a Research Executive

Ben Basnett BA Quantitative Social Sciences

Ben graduated with a degree in BA Quantitative Social Sciences in 2019 and now works as a Research Executive for PAMCo (Publishers Audience Measurement Company).

A graduate

My career after graduating

Laura Williams BA Applied Social Science with Sociology

Laura graduated with a degree in BA Applied Social Sciences with Sociology and now works for the Office for National Statistics.

Profile image of SMI alumni Rhiannon Denby

My career so far - specialising in working with data

Rhiannon Denby BA Applied Social Science with Sociology

Rhiannon graduated with a degree in BA Applied Social Science with Sociology in 2018 and has since gone on to complete a Masters degree and land her perfect role.

Portrait photograph of student ambassador Ismail Haider

Education is a life-changing thing

Ismail Haider BA Quantitative Social Sciences

Student ambassador Ismail talks about the variety of modules he was able to choose as part of his degree.

Portrait photograph of student ambassador Narnie Furlong

The best decision I've ever made

Georgiana Furlong BA Applied Social Science

Georgiana talks about why she enjoyed University life and the friendly, supportive culture of the department.

Image of SMI student Ellie, with a city landscape in the background.

A course that really suits my style of learning

Ellie Painter BA Applied Social Science with International Experience

Ellie talks about the reasons why she decided to study at SMI and how the course compliments her style of learning.

Image of Charlie SMI Alumus sat in his office

Mae & Charlie are here to tell you more about Applied Social Sciences

Applied Social Sciences student Mae and alumnus Charlie will tell you what they enjoy most about the course, what skills they have learned and how it has helped develop their career.

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