Beth Taylor BMedSci Health and Human Sciences

When did you graduate?Beth Taylor Profile Photo

July 2013

Why did you choose the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield has an excellent reputation for fulfilling both academic and social aspects of the student experience. As well as this, Sheffield was an ideal distance from home. I did not want to move far away from my family.

What do you think of Sheffield?

I grew up just outside of Sheffield and was familiar with the city before starting my degree. Nevertheless, I was surprised by how student orientated the whole of Sheffield is. It really is a city for students. The added bonus is the Peak District being on the doorstop. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What advice would you give to prospective Health and Human Sciences students?

I would encourage potential students to enjoy the whole experience, engaging with their academic studies as well as the extensive array of opportunities available during those precious three years.

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

Being part of a lovely cohort of students within which I established extremely close relationships that have continued beyond the degree course. I have very fond memories of getting to know the group and growing in confidence with them throughout the course.

What are you doing now?

I have recently completed a PhD in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am now working on several projects with other academics in the department and hope to build a career in research.

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

It was through doing my degree that I became interested in the idea of research and the opportunity to apply for a PhD scholarship arose. The support and encouragement of staff in the department is a huge asset to the Health and Human Sciences degree course and is certainly something I have valued during my time in the School.

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