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The Department of Human Communication Sciences (HCS)

By Shreya Sriram, M.Sc. in Acquired Communication Disorders

Hello there! Human Communication Sciences is a specialisation that is fairly new, and not well known. Not many people are aware of professionals such as a Speech pathologist, Voice therapist, Linguist, and so on. So, for those that will be new to this term, and those who are budding speech therapists, let me give you an insight into the HCS department at the University of Sheffield (UoS).
What is the Human Communication Sciences?
It is a specialised field of study that is categorised under the faculty of medicine, and is available as an undergraduate level, postgraduate level and PhD level of education. The field enables us to make a difference in people’s lives, and help children and adults overcome difficulties in hearing, speech, language and learning.
The course is an intensive balance between theory and clinical work, and allows students to gain hands-on experience whilst working with individuals with different speech, l…

Meet Your FIA: Gaby

Gabriela Alejandra Martinez Jothar Masters in Public Health School of Health and Related Research

What was your favourite subject at school or college?
My favourite subject was English.
How did you decide which degree to take?
My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, so choosing to study a masters degree in Public Health was a big change for me. The decision was borne after plenty of research and discussion with people I trusted - both academically and personally (and more pro-con lists than I would like to admit). Ultimately, it came down to my expectations for the future and what I wanted to achieve as a professional; I felt I could have more valuable contributions to my community by integrating my background as a psychologist with a public health perspective.
What advice would you give to people about to choose a university course?
My advice would be for them to to be patient and do their research. Define what their priorities are and what they expect from the programme they choose t…

International Cultural Evening 2017

By Hamdah Abdi, Year 2 - Bachelor of Medial Science (BMedSci) Health and Human Sciences

At the University of Sheffield, we encourage and embrace the diversity of our student and staff population. 2017 marked the 45th anniversary to the International Cultural Evening (ICE) which is an annual event showcasing traditional performances put on by the various cultural student societies of the University.

As a second year student that did not manage to attend last year’s International Cultural Evening, I made sure that this year, I grabbed my tickets as soon as they were released. The event was held in the Sheffield’s City Hall building in the City Centre (this is also where graduations are held!) and tickets were available to the general public as well, although the University’s students enjoyed an exclusive discount!

We arrived early and could already feel the amazing energy in the room the moment we stepped into the auditorium. After a short wait for everyone to be seated, the lights dimmed…

Meet your FIA: Hamdah

From the Editor: All of us at the blog team are extremely excited to bring you a series of posts by our Faculty International Ambassadors (FIA) who themselves are students here at the University of Sheffield, for future students like yourself! 
We will speak to an FIA each week, so stay tuned as we feature their stories as well as little snippets of life in University and Sheffield!

Hamdah Abdi Year 2 - Bachelor of Medial Science (BMedSci) Health and Human Sciences The School of Nursing and Midwifery

What was your favourite subject at school or college?

How did you decide which degree to take?
It took me a while to decide but I did a lot of research. As a student who transfers between courses and universities, I considered lots of different factors.

What advice would you give to people about to choose a university course?
Chose your course based upon what you enjoy and can see yourself pursuing in the future. Research a lot about the course, university and faculty. Ask yourself questio…