Undergraduate student profiles

Wondered what it's like to study with us? Hear from our students about their time with us, and where it took them.

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My course gave me meaningful insights and allowed me to present findings that have been key in managing the transit projects in my career

Caia Yeung MPlan graduate

MPlan graduate Caia now works as a Planner for Orin in Canada, she offers us an insight into the Canadian planning system, and talks about how her studies in Sheffield impacted her career...

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I went to Perth, Australia for my second year of my degree, and this was of incredible value to my personal development

Orla Downs BA Geography and Planning

Orla discusses her time studying abroad and the work experience she completed whilst studying at Sheffield. She now works as a Transport Planner at the engineering consultancy firm WSP.

Will Hannah

I developed skills such as critical thinking, report writing and presenting, which I still rely upon now

Will Hannah MPlan Urban Studies and Planning

MPlan Urban Studies and Planning graduate Will discusses his job as a Planning Consultant for Turley and how studying at Sheffield provided him with the tools to get there.

Ben Parkes student profile

I enjoy the variety of work which I am given significant autonomy over, allowing me to learn and progress...

Ben Parkes MPlan Urban Studies and Planning Graduate

USP Graduate Ben Parkes talks about his new role with Savills and how studying the MPlan at Sheffield helped him to develop the skills needed for a career in planning.

Annice student profile

Sheffield has a strong reputation for teaching and researching urban planning

Annice Lui MPlan Urban Studies and Planning student

MPlan Urban Studies and Planning student Annice discusses her course and what it was like studying at the University of Sheffield International College.

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I use the skills I gained from my degree in Urban Studies from the University of Sheffield, to promote climate action and democratic engagement

Aislinn O’Toole BA Urban Studies

My name is Aislinn and I'm currently working as an Engagement Officer at a climate communication and democratic engagement charity called Hope for the Future (HFTF), based here in Sheffield.

Bethany Firkins USP graduate

The MPlan course is great, you learn how the UK planning systems works and it's relevance to the work you will do in your day-to-day job as a planner

Bethany Firkins MPlan Urban Studies and Planning graduate

MPlan Urban Studies and Planning student Bethany Firkins discusses her time as a student at Sheffield and her career since graduating.

Matthew Lam

I was ready for the workplace by the time my degree was all wrapped up

Matthew Lam MPlan Urban Studies and Planning

Matt is now an Assistant Town Planner after graduating in August 2022, and the industry experience he completed during his studies really benefitted him.

Owen Thomas- UG USP student

What it means to join our Green Impact Team

Owen Thomas BA Urban Studies

Owen has joined the department's Green Impact Team - helping implement, achieve and promote our sustainability targets while studying BA Urban Studies in Sheffield.

Jingyi Wang

The University of Sheffield is a diverse university that is friendly to international students

Jingyi Wang BA Urban Studies

Jingyi left Sheffield with a BA in Urban Studies, enabling her to continue her studies specialising in smart cities.

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