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    How an international student prepares for assessments

    Posted 27 May 2021

    Laura from China, who is studying the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities here at the College is here to share which computer programmes and software she found the most useful whilst studying with us.

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  • What's the difference between electrical and electronic engineering?

    Posted 07 May 2021
    Electrical or electronic engineering are two separate equally exciting subjects. Both lead to a wide range of career opportunities, as graduates are sought after around the world. In our blog, learn about the differences between electrical and electronic engineering, and why it's such a great field of study.

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    Celebrating Ramadan while studying: Tiba's story

    Posted 26 April 2021
    Tiba from Iraq is studying the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities. Read about her experiences during Ramadan.

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  • Student Mahnaz looks at the camera. She is wearing a hijab and has evening eye makeup. There is a tree with fairy lights in the background.

    Celebrating Ramadan whilst studying: Mahnaz's story

    Posted 23 April 2021
    Mahnaz from Bangladesh is studying the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities and has been observing Ramadan while studying at the International College. Find out about her experiences here. 

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    Why study health and human sciences?

    Posted 14 April 2021

    There are plenty of reasons to study a degree in the area of health and human sciences. The industry is booming with many career opportunities in a variety of specialisms. Discover more reasons to study the subject here.

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  • Yifei, a progressed University of Sheffield International College student.

    Yifei from China: Teachers at the College are very patient and helpful

    Posted 19 February 2021

    In our final blog in the series where we catch up with Progression Scholarship winners, we spoke with Yifei from China. He studied the International Foundation Year at the International College, and now studies at the University. Find out more about his experience studying in the UK.

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  • Zhiwei, a progressed University of Sheffield International College student.

    Zhiwei from China: How the Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering laid a solid foundation for postgraduate study

    Posted 19 February 2021

    Continuing our series of blogs where we speak to our recent Progression Scholarship winners, we spoke to Zhiwei from China. She studied the Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering at the College, and progressed to The University of Sheffield in 2020. You can learn more about her experience here.

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  • Max, a progressed University of Sheffield International College student.

    Max from China: My experience at the International College

    Posted 18 February 2021

    As part of our series of blogs written by Progression Scholarship winners, we chatted to Max from China. He studied the Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities at the International College and has now progressed to the University where he is studying MSc Information Systems. On our blog, you can read his thoughts on the past year, as well as his top tip for success. Click here to find out more.

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  • Shan, a progressed University of Sheffield International College student.

    Shan from China: How the International College helped me succeed at The University of Sheffield

    Posted 18 February 2021

    In the first of our blogs where we catch up with our recent Progression Scholarship winners, we caught up with Shan from China. She studied a Pre-Masters at the International College, and has now progressed to The University of Sheffield. Discover Shan’s story here.

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    5 reasons why you should study for an English language course

    Posted 04 February 2021

    English Language Preparation Courses are a great way for international students to make sure they excel. It’s easy to take an optimistic view and assume that you’ll pick up the language skills you need as you study. However, it’s not always as easy as it seems, and the last thing any student on a competitive course wants to discover is that their language skills are letting them down.

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    What is information management and should I study it at university?

    Posted 15 January 2021

    Thinking about studying information management at university? Discover more about information management including what you will study and why you should study it. You can also learn more about studying it in the UK.

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    Blended learning whilst studying abroad

    Posted 13 November 2020

    Today we hear from Aubrey from Macao, who is studying our blended learning model at the International College. Blended learning allows students like Aubrey to combine online classes with face-to-face classes – keeping people safe whilst still getting an authentic International College experience. Find out about Aubrey’s experiences in her blog.

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  • An international student studying on her laptop

    What it's like to study virtually from home

    Posted 03 November 2020

    We caught up with Xuanyue from China about studying virtually with the University of Sheffield International College. Wondering what it’s like to study online with us? Hear about Xuanyue’s experience of studying her International Foundation Year from her home in China.

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    Haoru Xu from China: welcome and tips for new students

    Posted 10 September 2020

    If you're starting your studies with us this autumn and need some tips on how to make the most of your International College experience, look no further. Haoru Xu from China has gathered all his expertise as a recent Pre-Masters student for you here. Read about how to approach your programme with the right attitude to lead yourself to future success.

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  • An international student in Peace Gardens in Sheffield

    Na Ao from China: studying Journalism as an international student in the UK

    Posted 28 August 2020

    Want to know what it takes to be a world-class journalist? Na Ao from China studied the International Foundation Year at the International College and is about to progress to study Journalism at the University of Sheffield this September. Here she tells us her best tips for getting the most out of your time in the UK – both inside and outside the classroom.

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