Montage of international students

Our international students and alumni

International students

Picture of PhD student Leah BombergerLeah Bomberger-Edwards, PhD student (USA)

"As an international student from the United States I chose to travel to the UK for my degree to broaden my academic and personal horizons. I am becoming acclimatised to English life with the help of my fellow students and the friends I have made in the community. Sheffield provides students with the opportunity to invest in a growing city and increasingly diverse North East Region. I am thankful for the challenges of a new culture and country to push my research interests further." - Read more

Picture of PhD student Gyuchan KimGyuchan Kim, PhD student (South Korea)

“Sometimes, international students worry about the weather here because they hear all kinds of stories about the UK weather. Partly, it’s true because sometimes it is very changeable and cold but at the same time, you can enjoy nice weather especially during the summer time. So, I don’t think you have to worry too much about the weather!” - Watch Gyuchan's video

Picture of student Zahra MajdZahra Majd, MA student (Iran)

“Sheffield is one of the safest and greenest cities in the UK and lots of international students study here. In comparison with bigger cities, when I came here it was the first time I had left my family and decided to live on my own, so I thought if I went to a smaller city, it would be easier to manage my life and get used to the situation.” - Watch Zahra's video

International alumni

Picture of graduate Sammy ChiuSammy Chiu, Professor of Social Policy (Hong Kong)

"I highly recommend international students to study sociology, social policy and social work at Sheffield. In fact, I have recommended more than 10 PhD students to the Department, and they have all completed and have taken up important positions in academic institutions in Hong Kong." - Read more

Picture of graduate Noah MudendaNoah Mudenda, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Social Workers, Zimbabwe

"I loved every minute of my study time and learning through a different culture with different perspectives. It broadened my understanding of the course and ability to relate in a multicultural setting. The whole world was represented in the Department of Sociological Studies, and on my course in particular. This was a big bonus for me." - Read more

Picture of graduate Adewole LawalAdewole Lawal, MA Global and International Social Policy graduate (Nigeria)

“I think my best memory was the Departmental dinner, when we had all finished our coursework. Everyone came together and we shared our experiences. Everybody was so happy, so it was a very nice moment for me.” - Watch Adewole's video

Picture of graduate Ning WangNing Wang, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University (China)

"I have a very good memory of reading at the library and lying on the lawn on the beautiful campus." - Read more