On the 28th March, our Sheffield Students’ Union decided to put on the first of (what I hope) will be a recurring Street Food event on the University Concourse, starting at 6pm sailing through until 11pm. A first of its kind for the University, it is a street food event stretching for five hours with different food vendors, a DJ, live music and a bar underneath the concourse.
Kelham Island is quickly becoming one of the busiest hubs for food, drinks and entertainment in Sheffield and you do not want to be the last to hear about it! Already home to the fantastic Peddler Night Market (a blog post I recently complied for you all), Kelham Island is quickly getting a reputation for hosting some great food and drink events.
On the first weekend of every month, 92 Burton Road at Kelham Island becomes the home of the Peddler Night Market for a Friday and Saturday street food extravaganza. However, Peddler doesn’t stop at providing you with amazing street food from local vendors or those well known from further away; there is also live music and independent traders as well as an abundance of alcohol (and non-alcohol) options for you to choose from. Also every couple of months, there is the one day only Veg Out – a Peddler purely consisting of vegetarian and vegan food vendors. This is always a fantastic event.
Following on, as promised in Part One of my two-part post about mentoring at the University of Sheffield, is part two, where I have sat down with my mentees from this academic year and quizzed them about the last few months of their mentoring journey. Since September 2018 I have mentored two women at the University; Fathima, a Mature Student undertaking the Foundation Year and Laura, a third year Erasmus student from Spain. This was my first year as a Mentor and I have personally found it incredibly rewarding; not only have I been able to pass on important, pivotal knowledge about the University (giving directions, setting up the Uni app, how to print, etc.), I have also made two very valued friends over the last academic year. Read on to find out about how they’ve found their mentoring experience!
At the end of my foundation year last year, I felt a strong need to pass on my experiences of the unique twelve months at Sheffield, with the next year of students joining the Department for Lifelong Learning (The Department for Foundation Students) and others! You may be aware, or you may not be, that when applying to be an undergraduate student at the University of Sheffield, you can apply to have a ‘mentor’. Now, this is not to say that we will guide you through every aspect of life, but it is to say that we will help navigate you through your first year at university and hopefully pass on the pearls of wisdom that we learnt along the way. I hope that this may encourage some of you to consider taking this role up for the next academic year. Continue reading
You’re not a fresher, you’re not a teenager, and you’re not mature either: you’re 22, with two appalling A Levels, four years of (interesting but irrelevant) optical experience under your belt, and 250 miles from home; yet somehow studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield, having completed a Foundation Year here last summer.