Across Borders

#We are international – you see it everywhere across campus. The University of Sheffield not only embraces diversity and cross cultural communication, it celebrates it! The #We are international campaign is one of the many reasons why I love this university. I feel so blessed every time I think about the wonderful people that I have met from around the world whilst studying here, including my Chinese boyfriend, with whom I travelled to China with this summer to meet his extended family! My trip to China or 中国 was a unique and interesting experience to be sure, so I have decided to write two blogs on my experience of China from two different perspectives, as I believe that I experienced China in two very different ways as I had the added benefit of knowing a local.

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You can’t move forward if you never look back

Whether you are a first year or a well seasoned post-grad, university is a time of change. I recently started a year of studying abroad. Adapting to a new environment whilst reminiscing on my uni life in Sheffield has got me thinking about the importance of change and reflection. I think that everyone can benefit from some mindful reflection, in both our academic and personal lives.

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5 different places you can visit animals in Sheffield

University can be challenging, with the never-ending reading lists, exams, and no pets policies that students often have to face. Luckily for those of us living away from home and those of us who can’t have pets, one of these problems can be solved, at least temporarily. Though you won’t be able to take them home with you, here are 5 different places where you can visit furry friends in, or reasonably close to, Sheffield.

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Fantastic mental health support and where to find it

People who struggle with their mental health are painfully aware that it’s not an issue that can be resolved in a week. Because of this, Our Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness of student mental health support at the University of Sheffield, so that people who need help can access the support they need for the duration of their time as a student here. It also showcases different ways you can improve your mental well-being, through fun (and free!!) activities and events that will be going on all week.

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Jessica Keen: Tips for getting the most out of eMentoring

This post was written by our alumni blogger Jessica Keen.

It’s never too early to think about your options after graduation. If you want to find out more about what a particular job involves, day-to-day, and the best route in, a mentor can be a great sounding board for your ideas, and help you to stand out from the crowd when you do move into the jobs market.

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