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Taste of Work

Today Ali came to 301 for a Taste of Work. He wrote the following insightful blog post about using 301.

When I first came to Sheffield, I remember I struggled to cope with being a University student. Apart from having to get used to double-decker buses and confusing road directions, it was hard to get around my academics as well.

If you’re a Sheffield student, then you were one of the most intelligent students back at your school. But as you arrive here and realise you are surrounded by students as intelligent, you begin to lose confidence and start worrying. Well don’t worry that is normal.

Now, you either give up and stay average or of course you dig deep inside yourself and decide that you’re coming back on top! But as you start studying harder and sleep less during lectures you hit that plateau. Where you’re not sure what you can do more to improve yours skills and end up watching tv.

That’s where the 301 comes in! There you can improve your writing skills, which the majority of us international students need. You can also get some exam revision and time management technique, which I didn’t know much about. The nice thing about 301 is that hey have several different topics and workshops, so you are bound to find something of your interest. The fun part about all these is after four workshops and an essay you get a HEAR certificate!



We are 301 Student Skills and Development Centre and we give academic skills advice to our students at the University of Sheffield. We offer workshops and 1:1 appointments.

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