by Scott Goodacre

The students were shown around the University of Sheffield’s impressive campus by student ambassadors from the university, and had the chance to quiz admissions staff about student life in the city.

Staff from the East Asian department were also on hand to lead a sample seminar on ‘soft power’ in China, Japan and Korea – which included talking about how Gangnam Style has helped to raise Korea’s global profile.

The university’s student ambassadors also answered questions about what life is like as an undergraduate throughout the day .

Carine Ngabire, Judith Mbuyi and Brayde Simpson all enjoyed their trip to the University of Sheffield and are considering applying.

Carine said: “I liked the University of Sheffield and I want to apply for Law as I want to be a barrister. I’m enjoying studying Law at Huddersfield New College and really want to study it at university.”

Judith was also impressed with University of Sheffield: “I’m thinking of applying for nursing or midwifery; I do Science and Psychology currently and the admissions staff told me that it’s a good combination of subjects and will really help my application.”

Brayde said: “I’m considering applying for Media-related courses and possibly aim for a career in marketing or advertising. I’ll definitely consider applying here.”

They weren’t the only students to come away with a lasting impression of the University of Sheffield. Phillip Muza was also full of praise: “I was really impressed with the buildings and facilities – especially the library on four floors and the Firth Building, which was the original university building and is 120 years old. I want to apply for Medicine and Sheffield will definitely be on my list.”