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University of Sheffield

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Psychology

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 21 MAR 2014

The Most Friendly University in the UK

I have spent enjoyable time in Sheffield. As one of the university's aim is developing students as independent learners, I'm learning a lot of knowledge and skills. 

I have spent enjoyable time in Sheffield. As one of the university's aim is developing students as independent learners, I'm learning a lot of knowledge and skills.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Korean Studies and Business Management

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 20 MAR 2014

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield is very international city, and our University has excellent libraries, good Students' Union that offers many activities and there are many places to meet up with friends after lectures. Also, our university provides several dual honor degrees, and I am very satisfied with my course and the various modules offered.

Sheffield is very international city, and our University has excellent libraries, good Students' Union that offers many activities and there are many places to meet up with friends after lectures. Also, our university provides several dual honor degrees, and I am very satisfied with my course and the various modules offered.

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

Chemical Engineering

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4
WRITTEN ON 2 MAR 2014

For Shieffielders To Be

It’s an excellent and top ranking university if you are taking engineering as your major. There re lots of research groups that collaborate with the well known companies like roll Royce and etc. The city is vibrant, has a low cost of living and the public transport system is very efficient. The thing that I enjoyed the most is the green environment  with parks everywhere in the university. And besides, you will also hardly able to experience stress during your study in Sheffield university. The international experience is really just depends on your initiative, you could go out and experience volunteering session or sit alone in your room missing roti canai and nasi lemak (Malaysian local delicacies). :D 

It’s an excellent and top ranking university if you are taking engineering as your major. There re lots of research groups that collaborate with the well known companies like roll Royce and etc. The city is vibrant, has a low cost of living and the public transport system is very efficient. The thing that I enjoyed the most is the green environment with parks everywhere in the university. And besides, you will also hardly able to experience stress during your study in Sheffield university. The international experience is really just depends on your initiative, you could go out and experience volunteering session or sit alone in your room missing roti canai and nasi lemak (Malaysian local delicacies). :D

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

PhD Politics

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 26 JUN 2013

There is more than Oxbridge: The University of Sheffield

Every time we read about British Universities, we immediately think about the University of Oxford and Cambridge University. However, as international students looking to succeed in our own specific research and work fields, we need to think out of the box and focus on the best research institutions on that area. By this time, if you have properly looked for information about the best universities in the UK, you know what I am trying to say. 

At the moment, I am studying a PhD in Politics at The University of Sheffield, one of the best 100 universities in the world and top 10 in the UK. But why did I choose Sheffield instead of another one? Firstly, in my specific area of study, in terms of research, the Politics Department of the University of Sheffield is the joint number one in the UK f (alongside the University of Essex). Considering its entry standards, level of student satisfaction and graduate prospects, Sheffield, Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick are the best 5 Politics Departments in the UK. Throughout my Master and current PhD studies, I have been able to learn, interact and coordinate some seminars with leading researches in Politics, such as Prof. Matthew Flinders and Prof. Martin Smith. Furthermore, different from other universities, due to its perfect size and students intake, each one of the postgraduate students enjoy a direct, personalized and professional relation with members of the staff, which helps you to solve your doubts, obtain guidance, improve your research and expand your network of contacts.  

Thus, what I am trying to say is that even though we immediately think about two or three universities in the UK, it is important for you to look for those specific departments that will give you the best of knowledge, experience and contacts in your preferred area of study. As each one of us are not perfect in everything, neither are universities. Therefore, my best advice would be do not go with the flow, do some research, choose the best and succeed. 

Every time we read about British Universities, we immediately think about the University of Oxford and Cambridge University. However, as international students looking to succeed in our own specific research and work fields, we need to think out of the box and focus on the best research institutions on that area. By this time, if you have properly looked for information about the best universities in the UK, you know what I am trying to say. At the moment, I am studying a PhD in Politics at The University of Sheffield, one of the best 100 universities in the world and top 10 in the UK. But why did I choose Sheffield instead of another one? Firstly, in my specific area of study, in terms of research, the Politics Department of the University of Sheffield is the joint number one in the UK f (alongside the University of Essex). Considering its entry standards, level of student satisfaction and graduate prospects, Sheffield, Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick are the best 5 Politics Departments in the UK. Throughout my Master and current PhD studies, I have been able to learn, interact and coordinate some seminars with leading researches in Politics, such as Prof. Matthew Flinders and Prof. Martin Smith. Furthermore, different from other universities, due to its perfect size and students intake, each one of the postgraduate students enjoy a direct, personalized and professional relation with members of the staff, which helps you to solve your doubts, obtain guidance, improve your research and expand your network of contacts. Thus, what I am trying to say is that even though we immediately think about two or three universities in the UK, it is important for you to look for those specific departments that will give you the best of knowledge, experience and contacts in your preferred area of study. As each one of us are not perfect in everything, neither are universities. Therefore, my best advice would be do not go with the flow, do some research, choose the best and succeed.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2009

Automatic Control and System Engineering

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4
WRITTEN ON 21 JUN 2013

Good place for research

Study hard and take the usage of IC!!

Study hard and take the usage of IC!!

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2009

Automatic Control and System Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 20 JUN 2013

Good place for research

Study hard and take the usage of IC!!

Study hard and take the usage of IC!!

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2012

Journalism Studies

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 16 MAY 2013

...much, much more than that!

Shelby Foote, an American historian and novelist, once said: “a university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library”. Little he knew that a university could be much more than that. The University of Sheffield is much more than that. 

Ranked in the top 100 in the world and ten in the UK for research, it has the third largest number of departments rated 'excellent' for teaching and an award-winning Students' Union. Additionally, it was voted joint first for social life in the UK and was voted as the university most students would recommend to a friend. But the University of Sheffield is much more than that because it is a melting pot of cultures; because it welcomes everyone equally; because it is a place where one grows; because it gives you the best time of you life; but above all things because it inspires students to be better everyday.

Shelby Foote, an American historian and novelist, once said: “a university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library”. Little he knew that a university could be much more than that. The University of Sheffield is much more than that. Ranked in the top 100 in the world and ten in the UK for research, it has the third largest number of departments rated 'excellent' for teaching and an award-winning Students' Union. Additionally, it was voted joint first for social life in the UK and was voted as the university most students would recommend to a friend. But the University of Sheffield is much more than that because it is a melting pot of cultures; because it welcomes everyone equally; because it is a place where one grows; because it gives you the best time of you life; but above all things because it inspires students to be better everyday.

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 12 APR 2013

Pick Sheffield for an all rounded education that will boost your job prospects upon graduation

My University experience has been great! Not only did I receive an excellent education with access to resources that strengthened by educational environment such as a secure library open 24 hours, I was also able to take part in a vast variety of extracurricular activities as a result of having an active students Union that was rated as one of the best in the UK. If you want to have a university experience that is not limited to merely a good education but will enhance your CV and job prospects globally,  my advice to you is consider applying to the University of Sheffield which is not only a University that has highly ranked departments locally but is also recognised worldwide!

My University experience has been great! Not only did I receive an excellent education with access to resources that strengthened by educational environment such as a secure library open 24 hours, I was also able to take part in a vast variety of extracurricular activities as a result of having an active students Union that was rated as one of the best in the UK. If you want to have a university experience that is not limited to merely a good education but will enhance your CV and job prospects globally, my advice to you is consider applying to the University of Sheffield which is not only a University that has highly ranked departments locally but is also recognised worldwide!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Speech Therapy

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 5 APR 2013

Sheffield is the place to be

Sheffield University is a great university for its courses.The lecturers are very helpful and, really explain well when you don't understand a certain topic. It is a nice city with alot of students international and local showing the diversity and multicultural experience. Sheffield is a very reputable university with alot to offer to everyone.

Sheffield University is a great university for its courses.The lecturers are very helpful and, really explain well when you don't understand a certain topic. It is a nice city with alot of students international and local showing the diversity and multicultural experience. Sheffield is a very reputable university with alot to offer to everyone.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Dentistry

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 3 APR 2013

Come to sheffield and make the most of uni life.

University life of Sheffield is excellent. There is a brilliant balance between work and play with numerous social venues to choose from to meet up with friends. Sheffield university also boasts quite a few studying areas including libraries and quiet social areas around the students' union building. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. 

University life of Sheffield is excellent. There is a brilliant balance between work and play with numerous social venues to choose from to meet up with friends. Sheffield university also boasts quite a few studying areas including libraries and quiet social areas around the students' union building. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful.

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