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Sheffield Gurdwara: The place to feel at home

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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Discovering the beauty of Peak District

There are approximately 100 international students took part in an 8 mile walk and hike to the edge of Peak District recently.

The walk was from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), to Endcliffe Park then to Forge Dam and back to the Sheffield City Centre.

Walking path of Peak District Walk.

Greg Steel, a graduate from Sheffield Hallam University and an experienced hiker, led the group on the scenic route.

“The advantage of the walks I do is that there are plenty of landmarks and the paths are very easy to follow,” said Greg.

Peak District Walk Leader, Greg Steel.

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Top career tips for international students

Proper career planning can determine the future employability for students who are graduating from college or university.

Tom Jackson, Career Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University(SHU) said student need to have self assessment to identify their career vision.

Tom Jackson, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) career advisor, shares his top tips for a career action plan.

Developing a career path requires students to understand the environment in which they live and work, articulate their personal skills and then develop a future plan that is realistic for them.

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How to cope with homesickness

Homesickness can creep up especially on international students who arrive in a new place, meet new people and experience new things.

Students may find its exciting when they first arrive in a foreign country. But when the pressure of university starts to kick in, students start to think of friends and family back home.

Ian Maher: “Homesickness should not be dismissed, because it can be very hard on a student.”

Ian Maher, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) chaplain and a member of the Student Wellbeing team, shares his top tips on how to cope with homesickness.

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“I felt homesick while studying abroad,” – SHU International Student

International students may find it hard to cope emotionally when entering a different culture and lifestyle, away from family and familiarity.

SAKSHI ANAND, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) International Student has always wanted to study abroad.

Sakshi Anand, 25, from a tight knit family in Delhi, chose to come to the United Kingdom because Sheffield Hallam University is the only university that offers MSc in Applying Physiotherapy.

While adapting to study life in the UK, Sakshi noticed that the academic system in UK is totally different from India.

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