Uni of Sheffield School of East Asian Studies Applicants 2018

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Hey everyone!

I'm a recent graduate of Chinese with Japanese from Sheffield and am currently doing my postgrad here too so if anyone applying to any courses in the School of East Asian Studies, feel free to ask any questions about the department and general living in Sheffield
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Hey everyone!

I'm a recent graduate of Chinese with Japanese from Sheffield and am currently doing my postgrad here too so if anyone applying to any courses in the School of East Asian Studies, feel free to ask any questions about the department and general living in Sheffield
Hey! I'm probably going to firm Sheffield to do Chinese studies, I wanted to ask about accomodation since you've probably been through different types of accomodation. In terms of halls, I've heard that Endcliffe and Ranmoore are the more social halls and then Allen Court is less social but closer to the city centre. I am someone who would rather be closer to the city centre but I'm also very social, which halls would you recommend? Also is it worth applying for unite students' accomodation as a UoS student because I've heard that mostly Sheffield Hallam students reside there but the again would it be so bad to share a flat with people from a different uni?
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I was in Sheffield yesterday, the Chinese are investing a lot there.
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Hey! I'm probably going to firm Sheffield to do Chinese studies, I wanted to ask about accomodation since you've probably been through different types of accomodation. In terms of halls, I've heard that Endcliffe and Ranmoore are the more social halls and then Allen Court is less social but closer to the city centre. I am someone who would rather be closer to the city centre but I'm also very social, which halls would you recommend? Also is it worth applying for unite students' accomodation as a UoS student because I've heard that mostly Sheffield Hallam students reside there but the again would it be so bad to share a flat with people from a different uni?
I lived in Endcliffe in my first year and am currently living there now too and really enjoy it. It is super social and it's not that far from city centre or uni-I can easily walk to class in about 20 minutes. I've really enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend Endcliffe and Ranmoor, although I do have some friends in city who enjoy it as well. Ultimately, wherever you live, your social life is what you make it.
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Hi! I’m thinking of accepting my course at Sheffield for Japanese but am a little torn between Sheffield and Leeds atm- could you say what the best things about doing East Asian studies at Sheffield in particular are and how good the city is for students? Thanks 😊
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Hi! I’m thinking of accepting my course at Sheffield for Japanese but am a little torn between Sheffield and Leeds atm- could you say what the best things about doing East Asian studies at Sheffield in particular are and how good the city is for students? Thanks 😊
Sheffield's got a wide variety of societies which are really good to get involved with. You say you're applying for Japanese-Sheffield's Japan society is super active and offers plenty of opportunities to socialise with and practise your Japanese with native speakers.

As a city, Sheffield's AMAZING for students! Nightlife is super varied-there's honestly a night out for everyone! Plus, it's also super cheap! Transport is amazing! Busses are only £1 with your student card and taxis are cheap as well, especially if you're sharing with your friends.

I've also had a super positive experience with the support systems available. SEAS is particular are very supportive and I never felt like asking my lecturers questions posed a problem-they actively encouraged it as they see it as showing interest!

Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions
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Sheffield's got a wide variety of societies which are really good to get involved with. You say you're applying for Japanese-Sheffield's Japan society is super active and offers plenty of opportunities to socialise with and practise your Japanese with native speakers.

As a city, Sheffield's AMAZING for students! Nightlife is super varied-there's honestly a night out for everyone! Plus, it's also super cheap! Transport is amazing! Busses are only £1 with your student card and taxis are cheap as well, especially if you're sharing with your friends.

I've also had a super positive experience with the support systems available. SEAS is particular are very supportive and I never felt like asking my lecturers questions posed a problem-they actively encouraged it as they see it as showing interest!

Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions
Thanks for the help! I'll definitely be considering Sheffield- I loved the atmosphere on the open and applicant days as well
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Thanks for the help! I'll definitely be considering Sheffield- I loved the atmosphere on the open and applicant days as well
https://www.facebook.com/groups/367116393760460/ Feel free to join our FB group-we have a group chat going on
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/367116393760460/ Feel free to join our FB group-we have a group chat going on
Ooh will do thanks
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Ooh will do thanks
Just sent you a friend request so I can add you to the chat 😊
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Hi! I’m thinking of accepting my course at Sheffield for Japanese but am a little torn between Sheffield and Leeds atm- could you say what the best things about doing East Asian studies at Sheffield in particular are and how good the city is for students? Thanks 😊
I'm currently a second year student doing Japanese studies here at Sheffield so thought I'd just stick my nose in it and recommend it even more.

Other than what's already been mentioned, the Japanese lectures here at the university are great, they make you want to participate in class and actually succeed. Some of them are strict but in a good way, if you need help they'll always willingly try and help you and they are a good laugh in lectures themselves.

Adding to the Japan Society (Which I'm currently Vice-President Of) We have dozens of Japanese exchange students who come to Sheffield every year to study anywhere between 4 months to one year. Mainly from universities such as Hosei, Tohoku, Chiba, Kobe, Doshisha etc. Which gives you a really good chance at putting your Japanese into practice my making friends with native speakers.

Not to mention Sheffield is a highly recognised university in Japan meaning your year abroad options are quite diverse when it comes to the areas you are able to study in for your year abroad. (:
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