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The University of Sheffield 4.1 / 1566 reviews
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Aerospace engineering is a wide subject area covering many aspects of engineering. The degree includes a year out in Industry where you get to encounter and deal with reaI-life engineering problems, both as a team and individually. You get help and advice from the University concerning Placements which is done mostly in your penultimate year of study.In my first year we covered different topics including Mechanics, Maths, Control systems, Fluid flow, Materials and Electronis&Electrical modules. In the second year, you get to choose between the Aeromechanics stream or Avionics stream. This is good as it helps in specializing in interesting topics.

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The course is great. It includes practical skills necessary to be a journalist and rigourous short hand lessons. Short hand is not something every university does or places such an immense focus on, however Sheffield does that. You also learn about the ethical side of journalism; how your words can make or break somebody.

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I enjoy my course overall, the lecturers are really really friendly and you're always welcome to pop over to their offices to ask questions or send them an email. I think the course is well structured, particularly the Hispanic side, however sometimes the Germanic section is really slow at giving feedback. I think that the teaching is to a good standard but it goes fast! I really enjoy how much the department of languages pushes its students to try new things - there are lots of options particularly in the second and last years of the course and there are plenty of summer placements and interesting term-time activities to do.

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All the staff at the uni are passionate or at least display a strong interest in what they do, which reflects in their work. The professors are well clued up and always want to help. The actual content can get boring, as it's a lot of numbers, equations and stuff. And this course at this uni is very exam based - which may or may not appeal to people. Also we get a good amount of lab time for practical work.

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Overall the course is good. Ward based clinical experience is provided from the first year.

Currently the first year covers normal physiology of each system and then the pathology is looked at in the second year.

There is a huge focus on communication skills, with frequent patient encounters and teaching sessions in GP surgeries from the start of the degree.

In addition a focused module has been implemented for prescribing this year to ensure students are confident in this by the time they graduate.

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The degree is really enjoyable. The content is fascinating and often related to current affairs, such as the more political modules like Constitutional Law and EU Law. Work is often challenging, with questions either being in essay or problem question format, applying the law to both academic debates and hypothetical clients. The skills are very transferable and the degree is well-respected in a range of careers.

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Overall I think so far the degree has been challenging and engaging. As it is a 4 year course that is RTPI accredited you really do gain an immersive experience of the planning system through the various placements and modules you have to complete.

In year 1 you are exposed to the history of planning and you cover areas such as placemaking, economic issues, data analysis and the theory behind certain planning practices. There is also an exciting field trip to Edinburgh in October which is a great way to experience a new city and get to know your course mates! Your first year is the only time you can pick modules (for that year) as from years 2-3 if you are on the Mplan you have no unrestricted modules.

In year 2 the focus moves on to the technicality of planning issues and you study modules that cover spatial planning, urban theory, planning and the political context, development process, European field trip and urban design. These modules were great as they allowed you to expand on your planning knowledge from 1st year and build on new concepts. The European field trip to Rotterdam was also fantastic as again you got to see how planning related issues played out in another city. In your 2nd year you also have to undertake a 2 week placement in a planning office to go toward your RTPI accreditation. The department do try to help you gain these however, I think it's best to organise this by yourself because in some cases they were unsuccessful.

I am currently in my third year and so far we have looked at development planning, environmental policy and governance and began work on our dissertations. Next year we will be looking at planning law and values and ethics in planning which sounds particularly interesting. The modules are enjoyable as the lecturers are clearly passionate about the topics they are covering which is great, they also provide you with a lot of assistance and guidance.

On the whole, I am looking forward to progressing to my 4th year where I can specialise and the tailor the course to my liking. I would say I have gained a lot from studying this degree and the USP department has really helped me develop more skills and confidence.

However, it is important to note that across the department there are a range of teaching styles which I think can be detrimental to some students as some lecturers do not make it very clear exactly what it is they are teaching or what they are expecting from you in the assessments. This can be very frustrating as from years 2-4 you do not have exams and it is all based on written assessments and group work, so you rely on the advice lecturers give you to do well as at the end of the day they will be marking your work.

If I was to give advice to anyone undertaking their undergraduate degree I would say to keep an open mind, try your hardest, read widely and if you come across modules that you know you will not enjoy just persevere with them. But most importantly HAVE FUN!

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I love my degree and don't regret choosing it. It's exciting to see how what I'm learning is relevant to the world around me and I'm not just learning to pass an exam. The course material is very engaging and it really fuels my passion for physics, especially astrophysics. I enjoy my astrophysics modules most of all as I can see how "everyday" physics can be used to explain the vast universe filled with so many mysteries

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Course prospect is good as many industries are moving towards digital.The university of Sheffield provides great opportunities for students to be in contact with companies from the industry.Networking sessions are important because students need to constantly be engaging the people from industry so that they can stand out and have better understanding of what sort of job offers are available to them.Teaching is okay, but somehow some lecturers, to me, doesn't feel as passionate This can usually be seen in 1st and 2nd year. They probably devoted most of their time working on their own project. Some topics are very difficult and it takes some time to learn. Despite some lectures being unsatisfying, the university provides plenty of study resources. It also has 24 hours library which help student who learns better at night. I do enjoy stuying in The University of Sheffield

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The first year gives you a broad overview of major time periods and events within history and archaeology, which gives you a wide-ranging overview. The second and third years allow you to focus more deeply on the topics you are interested in, with a couple of core modules in second year. The department is small and friendly, and you have a close relationship with lecturers and fellow students alike. This means whenever you are stuck, lecturers will be more than willing to give up time to give you help - just go knock on their doors. If you don't like exams, this is the course for you - with multiple choice exams first year, gobbits in second year and no exams in third, most of the assessment methods are done through assignments or practicals.

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