Aiming to provide a place where people can feel at home, the only Sikh Temple in Sheffield was officially opened on the 28th of May 2012.
Located just 3 miles from the city centre, the Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurdwara has a large hall which can fit more than 300 people, a canteen, library and multiple prayer rooms.
The Gurdwara (meaning the House of God) is both a spiritual place of worship and a cultural learning centre for the young. Many university students come here regularly to perform prayers, worship and learn about religion.
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International students often find an array of exciting experiences to discover while studying in UK such as places to visit, food to try and people to meet.
British food reflects the distinctive tradition to be explored and savoured by international students while studying in the UK.
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MASSOC (Malaysian and Singaporean Society of the University of Sheffield) has been around to ensure the welfare and well-being of Malaysian and Singaporean students in Sheffield.
“MASSOC’s aim is simply to make you feel comfortable through its support, resources and activities,” said Phoebe Yiin, the ex- vice president of MASSOC.
Phoebe Yiin, the ex-vice president of MASSOC.
As a Malaysian student, Phoebe understands the difficulties of Malaysian students when they come to study abroad. Thus, she committed herself to become part of MASSOC to help out new students to settle down in Sheffield.
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Visitors, locals and international students were treated to an explosion of history and culture at the 11th annual Sheffield Jubilee Fayre recently.
Held at the Norfolk Heritage Park, the free community event offered tons of entertainment and attractions such as the Sheffield Horticulture Show, which is a vegetable and fruit farming competition, market stalls and park rides.
However, the highlight of the Fayre was definitely the larger than life re-enactment of significant historical events.
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Layla (left) and Monica are ecstatic at the opportunity to volunteer for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
With a rise in unemployment rates, it is becoming increasingly difficult for international students to find jobs in the UK.
Furthermore, new post-study work visa regulations imposed by the British Border Agency restrict students from acquiring permanent employment.
However, it is not impossible for students to get paid or unpaid work experience while studying abroad, as illustrated by a few students from China.
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Universities often struggle with the lack of integration between international students and locals. Therefore, student unions, societies and members of community play an important role to assist students in this area.
Helen Francis, the president of Sheffield Hallam Union organises many activities with her team for international students. The activities include day trips to Manchester and Liverpool and parties such as the Welcome Party, Disney Party and Cowboy Party.
The president of Sheffield Hallam Union, Helen Francis (left) really hopes to see the improvement of integration between the international with local students.
“Most international students are enthusiastic to participate in our events, and they also bring their unique cultures to the university which makes it livelier,” said Francis.
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Cook Along on London Road, Sheffield
Studying abroad is not all about academics and learning. In Sheffield, students get a chance to participate in a variety of events organised by the University and other independent bodies.
A cook along held on London Road recently attracted international students as well as locals to learn themed cuisine in the spirit of eating and fun.
This event was organised by Blend, a community food organisation based in Sheffield. The organiser, Chris Hanson, said: “This event aims to share the knowledge of food preparation and simple cooking that can be easily achieved at home.”
He also said that over a thousand people have attended the monthly cook along sessions which have been ongoing for the last two years.
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