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The Masters Experience

My name is Jorge, and I came from Mexico in 2016 to study my MSc degree in Polymers Science & Engineering at the University of Sheffield.  I chose Sheffield because it has one of the best Materials Science departments in the UK, and, as a member of the Russell Group, employers everywhere in the world …

Richard site seeing in Dublin whilst on placement at DePuy Synthes.

My Summer placement

Hello again all! Some of you reading may have gone through the application process to the Materials Science department recently – I hope you enjoyed your visit to Sheffield and, even more importantly, you were successful in your application! It’d be great for you to join all of us here in the Department in October! …

Gabby working on the Sheffield Formula Student race car.

Sheffield Formula Student

Hi, my name is Gabby and I am a second year undergraduate on the Materials Science with Nuclear Engineering degree programme at Sheffield University. The course is what initially attracted me to Sheffield and it has quickly become apparent that this is also a great place to be a student. At the beginning of first …

Sum with fellow students on results day.

Why I chose nuclear

I graduated with a BEng in Materials Science and Engineering in 2015, and am currently studying MSc Nuclear Science and Technology. So why did I choose to study Nuclear Science and Technology? Nuclear power stations were introduced approximately 60 years ago and they are now currently contributing around 11% of the world’s electricity. More than one …

Life of a postgrad research student

Hello! Welcome to my blog posts, I’m Richard Dawidek, a first year postgraduate researcher in the Sheffield Centre for Advanced Magnetic Materials and Devices (SCAMMD). I may be new to the postgraduate side of life in the department but when it comes to Sheffield University I’m a bit of an old hand, having done my undergraduate degree here. With …