Civil Engineering, Year 2
(5)·By Kaya P·Civil Engineering· Apr 2019
We had a lot of contact, so making it to all our engagements after trying to make it to as many social events was difficult! Alas, you also feel you have to go to everything, acedemic and social as you feel like you may miss out on a vital part of your student life!
Endcliffe student accommodation was one of the best I saw when visiting uni’s before entering Sheffield, and I still hold this belief after living there for 1 year. The room spaces are lovely with well sized communal areas, and the actual accommodation campus was very green and pretty to be around.
The university really benefited from the opening of the diamond, with high tech lab spaces and lots of study areas (although there is still need for more and the space could be more efficiently used). The information commons is a great space to work in and it being a 24/7 library really helps. The sports facilities are okay, gym prices are a bit high and some of the space seems such as the squash courts need better mantaining. The current closure of the outdoor netball and hockey pitch is also a great lose.
The course has a lot of contact hours so you are getting your money’s worth for your education. The teaching level is also of high quality, with a good number of assignments that are very applicable to future career scenarios (should this be group work, multi discipline design projects or lab studies).
Sheffield is a very well balanced city. The Heart of the City is filled with lots of shops, eateries, bar and a good number of places to go dance the night away. Kelham Island is an absolute treasure for anyone who loves a good Craft beer or Ale, with places such as Cutlery Works just opening. On the outskirts of the city and one bus journey away is the peak district, so if the busy lifestyle isn’t for you there’s an easy escape for some beautiful hikes !
If you want to go into the engineering feel, the Sheffield civil engineering course will set you up for life. The experience and knowledge you gain is of the top level, something which is recognised by many of the top firms in the industry, reflected on the number of students who leave the uni with a graduate scheme secured. It’s hard work, and it’s a lot of lectures, but it’s completely worth it.