We asked Amy Ng, a student from Hong Kong studying Molecular and Cell Biology, to tell us a bit about her time at Sheffield Hallam, and how she adapted to living in England as a Chinese student.
“As a new student, I felt very welcomed by the friendly staff and my coursemates at Sheffield Hallam and have quickly made many friends from all over the world through the social activities organised by the International Experience Team. I have also joined the International Career Enhancement (ICE) Club as a crew member.
The International Experience Team is very supportive to all crew members and offer us briefings, training sessions and ICE Club Xtra events which ranges from seminars by business leaders to business simulation activities. As a result, I have brushed up on my customer service skills and multicultural awareness, and have enjoyed the time working with and learning from local and International students.
Joining recreational clubs such as SHU Canoe Club and working as a student crew member for ICE Club have helped me gain confidence in interacting with friends from all over the world and working in a diverse environment. In Sheffield Hallam, you will receive a lot of support for your aspirations. This is the place for you to transform yourself!”
Many thanks to Amy for telling us how she’s enjoyed her Sheffield Hallam experience; if you’d like to be featured here to tell your story from any of our partner institutions, then please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out from our students why we all love Sheffield! Find out how green, big and happy it is, and just why it has so many students who stay here after they study.
Check out this fantastic video in which Sheffield Hallam puts questions to students about the city that they live in and see how they do:
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From Monday 23 May, the International Experience Team hosted guests from all across Europe, including delegates from Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic for a week of Internationalising Student Support; they visited for a five day programme of seeing how the University supports students, as well as to learn about Sheffield itself.
There were talks from support services across the University, tours of the campuses and even some local Sheffield dialect! We had a fantastic time learning from each other and hearing how our cultures differed, leading to some lively debate on how best to support and communicate with our students while they are studying.
The week was a great success and we’d like to think that our Erasmus visitors got as much out of the exchange as we did; hopefully we’ll get to go across to the continent and see how things work in their countries in the near future!
The Hallam Award is the Students’ Union skills award that recognises and rewards students who have developed their skills through extra-curricular activities within the Students’ Union, university and in the community.
The Hallam Award is designed to help you reflect on the transferable skills you have developed that will help you in your future career aspirations and beyond.
If you’ve been a part of SHU Fest, Culture Connect, ICE Club, Global Friends or any other SHU GoGlobal scheme, then you can apply! Even if you’re studying abroad at one of our partner institutions, you can also apply!
The deadline is next week though, 10 June, so click here to get your application in! More about the scheme can be found in the video below: