Aimee Taylor BMedSci Health and Human Sciences

When did you graduate?Aimee Taylor

July 2014

Why did you chose the University of Sheffield?

Whilst visiting Sheffield with a friend, I fell in love with the city. So I looked into the University of Sheffield and what it had to offer. I attended an ‘Open Day’ and loved the friendly staff, the organisation and the modern look of the university. I knew the University of Sheffield would be the right choice for me after reviewing the league tables and reviewing people’s feedback on the Uni.

What do you think of Sheffield?

I love Sheffield, it has everything for me and I am currently still living here a year and a half after completing my degree! It is a safe city, has a wide range of accommodation to stay in and good public transport. It is a friendly city with great nightlife, it also has good career prospects with new and upcoming companies.

What advice would you give to a perspective Health & Human Science student?

Great advice would be to make use of the Department. The staff are amazing and very supportive, therefore use their time for help and advice. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! My grades improved so much after seeking advice on my academic work. Another tip: don’t be afraid to explore different options! This degree has a variety of modules that are really interesting and if you take the time to really read around different literature, you will be surprised what you find yourself thinking and doing! Doing this whilst I was studying my degree led me to change my career choice from midwifery to nursing and I’m so happy I did!

What was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of the course?

I think the most rewarding part of this course was having such supportive staff, pushing me to reach my potential. It really helped me to achieve a great degree! This course allowed me to enjoy learning, as it involved seminars and lectures where I was able to be creative and debate with my fellow classmates. I also enjoyed the fact that our class was a good size (30 students) so we could all get on well, debate and learn together as a group.

What are you doing now?

I am currently in my second stage of my Post Graduate studies in Adult Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University. This is a two year course and because I had a degree I could take this option.

Do you think your degree helped (is helping you) further your career?

Yes! It has helped so much. It let me be an individual and pick different modules that would help me get on my nursing course. Much of what I was taught in my Health and Human Science degree has helped me with my current nursing course (from how to write in an academic style to knowing which literature is good to use in assignments). The degree also helped me to make my mind up on the career choice I wanted to make, with help from tutors and the modules I studied. I also believe that this course helped me to mature, and I feel now, studying as a student nurse, I’m focused, hardworking and know what I want. I couldn’t thank the staff and my cohort enough for helping me achieve a great degree and be able to focus on my career goal as a qualified nurse.

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