5 Minutes, 5 Questions: Jack Dowling

We’ve gone back and spoken to students who completed the Discover Arts and Humanities programme and who decided to stay at Sheffield for their degrees. Here’s how Jack answered his 5 Minutes, 5 Questions.

What are you studying?
I study Archaeology, Religion, Theology and the Bible. With a little Philosophy too.

Where are you from?
Sheffield born and raised.

Why did you take part in the programme? 
I was presented with the opportunity to apply for the programme during my A Levels at college. I wanted to go to university, and Sheffield was top of the list to begin with. Once the programme was underway, pragmatically it was in my best interests to continue it. I had unique opportunities to improve my chances of getting into Sheffield, along with insights into the application process I would have otherwise been unaware of.

What was the best thing about the programme? 
As I mentioned, the programme had a heavy focus on improving skills pertaining to the university application process. Naturally these skills were valuable when it finally came down to applying.

What is the best thing about being a Sheffield Student?
A lot of what makes being a student at Sheffield so satisfying is unique to my situation, however, from an outside perspective the University of Sheffield is a very diverse and lively one. It has that Russell Group air about it in some places, but also embraces the more modern and less stoic atmosphere which other Universities of the same category do not. Not to mention Sheffield as a city is a great one. It has history, industry, money, and plenty of green to boot.

If you would like to take part in ‘5 Minutes 5 Questions’ then drop us a tweet @SheffOutreach and we will be in touch.

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