Ginny Atkinson BMedSci Health and Human Sciences
When did you graduate?
Why did you choose the University of Sheffield?
I chose the University of Sheffield because it just felt right for me when I was looking around. The University has a great reputation, along with the best students union in the UK. The facilities are all great and there is plenty to do outside of academia.
What do you think of Sheffield?
I love Sheffield! It is such a friendly city and doesn't feel too big or too small. There is plenty to do and something for everyone.
What advice would you give to prospective Health and Human Sciences students?
If you aren't sure what you want to do in the future or for a career then I would suggest that this is the perfect course for you if you are interested in health and health care. The course covers a variety of different topics and for that reason it really allows you to realise what you are most interested in.
What was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of the course?
The most enjoyable part was being taught by professionals who have previous experience in health care who can use first hand experiences and knowledge in their teaching. The most rewarding part was definitely finishing the degree and looking back at what I had achieved throughout my time studying - from group projects, to writing a dissertation and undertaking a placement.
What are you doing now?
I am currently a supervisor at Sheffield Students' Union. Although this isn't a position I would ideally be in, I am gaining theoretical knowledge, practical skills and first hand experience of working in management which us ultimately where I want to be.
Do you think your degree helped (is helping you) further your career?
My degree definitely made me realise that management is the area where I foresee my future career and was beneficial in that sense. I have also developed and gained a number of skills which will be transferable and benefit me in the future.
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