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  • Two engineering students in the University of Sheffield's Diamond Building

    Why study systems engineering

    Posted 13 September 2021

    Systems engineers work to ensure that components made by different engineers all work together seamlessly. So what do you learn during a systems engineering degree, and what careers are available to graduates? Learn more in our blog.

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  • Our former International College student, Laura, on campus

    Laura from Taiwan: The support I received during my pathway programme

    Posted 08 September 2021

    Our former International College student, Laura from Taiwan, tells us about her experience of studying abroad in Sheffield. In this blog, she shares how her initial anxieties were eased by the help and support of staff at the College, and how the International Foundation Year helped her realise her academic dreams.

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  • Students stood outside the Diamond Building on the leafy University of Sheffield campus

    Why you should study an urban planning degree

    Posted 23 August 2021

    Urban planners help to make the environments we live in more pleasant and practical. A degree in urban planning can set you up for success in the field, or help you develop transferable skills for other industries. Discover why you should study the subject in our blog. 

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  • Fatima, an international student, sits in a leafy window.

    Reflecting on my year, by Fatima

    Posted 03 August 2021

    Originally from Mexico, Fatima has just finished studying the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities at The University of Sheffield International College. She reflects on the last academic year and what she has learned from being a student during the pandemic.

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  • Student ambassador, Tiba, in her hometown in Iraq

    Tiba from Iraq: My International College experience

    Posted 23 July 2021

    Tiba, our student ambassador from Iraq, shares what it has been like to study at the International College throughout a global pandemic, and offers her advice to new students on how to make the most of your experience studying with us.

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  • Should I study economics?

    Posted 06 July 2021

    Economics is an interesting subject, relevant to all areas of everyday life. There are many great reasons to study an economics degree at a UK university. Read on to find out more.

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  • An international student and tutor on the University of Sheffield campus

    Why study in the UK in 2021/2022?

    Posted 25 June 2021

    Studying abroad in the UK is a big decision to make, and this year is no different. At the University of Sheffield International College, we've made significant developments to make sure you have a fantastic student experience. Learn more in our blog.

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  • A student writing on a whiteboard

    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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  • Phone selfie of student Tiba, wearing gold hoop earrings and red lipstick

    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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  • University of Sheffield students in a laboratory.

    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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