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Master of Public Health

By Gabriela Alenjandra Martinez Jothar, Master of Public Health

Disclaimer: This article is intended as a description of the Master of Public Health as I’ve experienced it in the 2016-2017 cycle. Changes may occur in the coming years, and this is by no means a comprehensive view of the programme, as other students may have had experiences different from mine. As I’ve viewed it, one of the advantages of undertaking a masters in public health at the University of Sheffield is that there are many different branches of specialisation available. You can choose to do the broad MPH programme or you can undertake one of the more specific branches, which include Health Services Research, Management and Leadership and European Public Health. In this article, we will focus on the broad general MPH course, but information regarding the other courses is easily accessible on the Sheffield university website via this link: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/mph The MPH prog…

Meet Your FIA: Shreya

Shreya Sriram Acquired Communication Disorders Human Communication Sciences
What was your favourite subject at school or college? Biology
How did you decide which degree to take? To serve humanity and provide healthcare services to those in need has been my passion all along. Deciding to be a Speech Therapist was a rather impromptu decision, but one that I will never regret. To broaden my knowledge and skillset in Neuro- Communication Disorders is what got me pursuing it as my Master's degree.
What advice would you give to people about to choose a university course? To all the Prospective University students out there, please always remember to bear in mind the three cardinal points while picking a course:
1. Modules offered/ contents of the programme: Most of the courses will share similar names, but tend to consist of different modules. Ensure the programme you decide to choose, provides core and optional modules that interest you.
2. Course and University Ranking: Course rankings are d…

Give-It-A-Go!

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By Sarah Chan, Master of Public Health (Health Services Research)

Being a university student may just be about studying and taking exams, but being a student at the University of Sheffield offers so much more!
The Give-it-a-Go programme allows you to fill those breaks between classes and during the weekends with a whole plethora of activities ranging from day trips to cities in the UK and self-defence courses, to learning how to cook, dance, meditate, or speak a new language. These are organised exclusively for students of the University by the Students’ Union - which by the way, has been voted best in the United Kingdom in 2017 for the 9th year running!
Go by the reception desk at the Students’ Union during term time and you can find little booklets marked ‘Give-it-a-Go’ which catalogue all the available activities and ticket prices for each semester. I share a flat with fellow University students and at the start of each school term, someone usually picks a copy up and leaves it at th…