Money-Saving Tips as a Student in Sheffield

By Arho Aretha Orien

As a student, being able to save money that one can use in other areas whilst also avoiding running low on it is important.

Food Shopping

As an international student in Sheffield, my first year was my foundation degree year and at the time I did not know my way around and did not have enough information about the supermarkets and how I could save money. Food shopping seemed to be quite expensive and I wondered if cheaper but good supermarkets were available. After my foundation year, I moved to a different accommodation and right outside was a supermarket called Aldi.

After shopping in Aldi for the first week, I realised that I had spent 10 pounds less than I would have in the supermarkets that I shopped from during my foundation year. Over the course of my 3 year undergraduate medical biochemistry degree, I kept shopping there and was able to save at least 25 pounds every month from food shopping. I am currently on a master’s in molecular medicine and although I do n…

Meet Your FIA: Aretha

Arho Aretha Orien MSc in Molecular Medicine (Experimental Medicine) The Medical School
What was your favourite subject at school or college?
How did you decide which degree to take?
I have always loved chemistry and biology and I wanted to do a degree that encompassed both and as such my undergraduate degree was in Medical Biochemistry. Doing a molecular medicine master’s degree for me is an extension of my undergraduate degree because I get to do a lot more research and lab work.
What advice would you give to people about to choose a university course?
Choose a course based on what you are interested in because no matter the stress of university life the fact that you love what you do will always serve as a motivation. Also, do a lot of research about the course. Apart from reading the information provided on the university's webpage, if there are any unanswered questions that the question-and-answer pages do not answer, contact the department for more information.
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By Hamdah Abdi

Much like the city of Sheffield itself that is home to two football teams (Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday) and the snooker championships, the University of Sheffield has a rich history of sports. Varsity is the annual sports competition that takes place every March/April over a period of 9 days and across 20 venues. It is between sports teams from the University and our rivals Sheffield Hallam University that started in 1997.