At the beginning of autumn semester, I was both excited and anxious when I found out that my second year would involve group projects. Essentially, second year Psychology students are being arbitrarily assigned to a group of five and are tasked to work together on a psychology research topic that we are interested in. The exciting part about this is that I get to meet new people within my course! Also, we are finally given the opportunity to plan, conduct and present a psychology research on our own. Continue reading
Now that my exams are done and dusted, with a little more than one week before the start of the spring semester, I am currently browsing through my photos featuring my trip with my fellow friends to Barcelona, Spain.
Scrolling through the photos of us in La Sagrada Familia, in Park Guell, the mandatory food shots of the famous seafood paella and the La Boqueria Food Market at La Rambla, I was searching for a photo worthy of making an appearance on my Instagram. Continue reading
Spoiler alert: I am not talking about the Amazon vouchers.
As part of the Russell Group, the university takes pride in its staff and students for conducting high-quality research. For example, staff in the Department of Psychology publish outstanding studies on the causes of Parkinson’s disease and the brain region associated with it, just to name a few. As for students like us, the SURE scheme allows us to take part in research involving our topic of interest. Continue reading
Ever had that moment where you regretted having all those flatmate bonding sessions, night outs and the procrastination sessions and wished that you could have spent all those time finishing your piling assignments and university work?
I do. But being a student is not just about being a student – we also want to be normal-functioning humans who are having the time of their life. So the question is not about how to not waste time, but rather on how to make the most of our day, having minused the eat, play and sleep parts (and the list goes on). Continue reading
We all know how laptops form an integral part of our student life, be it for work or for entertainment purposes. Although university libraries do offer laptop loans and a considerable number of desktops for students’ use, it is still way easier to own a laptop so that you can use it regardless of place and time.
So when I found out my laptop wouldn’t boot up on my first night at Sheffield, I was devastated. (Did it not survive the 16 hours flight?!)
But I will skip the specific details and suggest a series of steps that you can follow in order to get your laptop fixed (but let’s hope that will never happen). Continue reading
First year psychology undergraduates have 30 unrestricted credits as part of our course structure, allowing us to pick up any modules across the university as long as we meet the requirements. The trend among my course mates is to take up modules which are complementary to our degree, such as sociology and biology modules. Alternatively, it’s always useful to learn a new language, which I did during the autumn semester (Japanese!). I would love to improve my Japanese language even more, but I’m 10 credits away from being able to do so. (But see Languages for All) Continue reading
Having myself being relatively inactive in extracurricular activities during Alevels, one of the few things I set myself to achieve when I first entered University is to secure a committee position in a society.
During the start of the spring semester, whilst I was preparing to self-nominate for the secretary position of the Malaysian and Singaporean Society (MASSOC), I received an email that I was nominated for the Media Officer! I don’t view myself as a photographer material (judging from my Instagram feed) so this came as a shock to me. Continue reading
The Endcliffe Student Village is one of the three accommodations offered by the University and it is the most popular option among first year undergraduates. Continue reading
Perhaps this is not the best time to speak of this topic, considering there’s still two more weeks of exam to go and having fun should be the least of our worries at this period of time. But travelling abroad is most probably not an impromptu thing and to make the best out of it, one has to plan ahead. Continue reading
There are five libraries at the University of Sheffield.
- The Diamond
- Information Commons (IC)
- Western Bank Library
- Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- Health Sciences Library, Northern General Hospital
That means a number of chill out spots and in-between-lectures rest stops to choose from. But most importantly, multiple options for students like you and me to finish up our last-minute assignments and revisions for the upcoming examinations (Autumn Semester is almost over *gasps*). Continue reading