Final year has descended upon us in a cloudy haze of ‘what do I do now’s and ‘where do I go next’s. The problem is- there’s no direct answer to that. There are so many different options to take and avenues to pursue after graduation that the course lays wide open for us, which can seem so daunting that we might not choose to go down any at all. But although it can seem scary, it’s also a really good thing that there are so many things to do, giving us the freedom to forge our own paths.
To dissertation, or not to dissertation? That, is the real final year question. It’s a concept we’ve all heard of before and during our time at university- we’ve seen the dreaded 72 hour stunts in the library just days before it’s due, we’ve witnessed the tears over bibliographies and word counts, basically seen the bedlam that ensues.
As saying goes “Learning happens everywhere, not only from the classroom!”, I was always keen to get involved in something that I won’t be able experience in my home country. One thing certainly fascinated me over my year in Sheffield is all those volunteering opportunities I experienced, which were indeed one of most insightful parts throughout my life in Sheffield.Continue reading
I’ve received loads of advice and watched a bunch of videos online on how to become a more productive student but, all of them seemed to have one requirement: an insane work ethic! If you’re like me, I’m a slacker and I realised that those tips do not apply to me. I’d procrastinate by watching videos on “how to stop procrastinating,” then read the comments on other people procrastinating to feel better about myself procrastinating. After watching these videos, I’d feel great and pretend to be this motivated person for a hot minute. I wasn’t following the advice they were giving me because it is unpleasantly difficult! Let’s be real, it can be hard to get out of bed. With my experience of getting into this Russell Group University, surviving first-year, and having my first mental breakdown after 1 assignment, I feel like I have the credentials to give you some of my advice!Continue reading
Well folks, here I am. The view from the top of the Diamond is well, if not breathtaking, at least satisfying.Continue reading
Our blogger Anna shares why she loves shopping in the markets.
Mother Nature unites us all but sadly, she is the loved one the majority of us neglect at Christmas. According to Wildlife and Countryside Link, the UK Christmas waste is the weight of 3.3 million Emperor penguins. Penguins may be cute but 3.3 million penguins made of plastic waste are not! I’m on a personal journey to improve my environmental impact and I have learnt a lot on the way. Read on and be impressed by the Greenest Christmas Tips, filled with all the advice that has been sent my way.
Baldan shares a letter to her first year self.
Hold onto your elephant trousers and fasten your nose rings because I am going to explain how having the stereotypical ‘Gap Yah’ experience in South East Asia has helped me settle into the exotic lifestyle of the University of Sheffield. *Disclaimer* casual reminders and an abundance of photos are apparently a so-called by-product of the gap year experience so please allow me to explain myself in the least pompous way possible. Now, don’t get me wrong Sheffield may not be no Koh Phi Phi or the black sandy beaches of Bali but it does hold a certain charm in its own unique way.Continue reading
Before moving to Sheffield for my master studies (in Cultural Studies), I had the expectation of talking a lot about these topics in the very near future:
Culture (check), quality of tea (not so much), maybe homesickness (not the case, happily).
I did not, however, expect to talk very much about these: aching muscles, hills, and bananas. The reason for this strange combo? – Crookes.Continue reading