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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A smiling student

    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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  • New students sit together on Sheffield's campus

    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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  • A student studying on a laptop in the kitchen

    Arriving at the International College

    Posted 04 August 2020

    Yaroslav from Russia blogs about his personal experiences arriving in Sheffield as an international student. From events at the International College to exploring the rest of the UK, discover how Yaroslav settled in to life in Sheffield.

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  • WeiYuan from Taiwan on graduation day

    WeiYuan from Taiwan: graduating in aerospace engineering

    Posted 05 September 2019

    WeiYuan from Taiwan came to study in the UK to follow his dream of becoming a pilot. He has now graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Read about WeiYuan’s experiences at Sheffield in his own words.

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  • Students looking archaeological specimens

    University of Sheffield International College student wins prestigious award

    Posted 22 October 2018

    A former University of Sheffield International College student has been given a prestigious award.

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