(Original post by hellogiggles)
Hi, I’ve looked at Sheffield Hallam University and University of Huddersfield and was wondering what place is better to be a student? I know Sheffield is a city and Huddersfield is a town, so I guess it’s difficult to compare. Any help would be great!
You've had some helpful replies here already, but I thought I'd give you a bit more information too.
Have you been to any open days? The next one at Sheffield Hallam
is June 9th. Open days were a really helpful part of the university applications for me; personally, I don't think I would've been able to choose where to live if I hadn't have visited universities, as they gave me a real sense of the atmosphere of the university, the enthusiasm of the staff, and the feel of the city itself. I know you said you're worried about Sheffield being a city and that you aren't used to that, but Sheffield isn't one of the bigger cities and it has a really tight community to it that I think would be great if you wanted to take a small step out of your comfort zone. I've never found myself getting lost or anything here, despite there being lots to explore. There are also some really nice green spaces within the city which make it feel less daunting and more relaxed. There are also many independent shops, cafes and restaurants which give the city a more authentic and homely feel once you settle in. There's a page on the SHU website about what's going on in Sheffield
, I'd recommend looking at it!
I also agree that the course is probably one of the most important things to look at here. Even with the same course title, modules and perspectives on different topics can differ. One might be more practical than the other, or have a module choice that you think you'd be really interested in. It's also something to discuss on an open day if you haven't already!
A while back I wrote this post about making a firm choice
, I'm not sure if it'll be helpful when you have two specific universities in mind, but give it a read if you can!
Meanwhile, I'm a third year student at Sheffield Hallam, so if you have any questions about what it's been like to move here (from a much smaller city), or anything else about the university, please feel free to let me know!