My experience at the University of Sheffield has greatly developed my personal skills as well as my knowldege. The environment the university creates is a fun and safe one where all can thrive. The university buildings in my department are always clean and well lit, making them good places for study. The libraries are well stocked with an incredible number of resources and study spaces, although it does get busy in exam season making the areas more crowded and it is harder to get a seat. The students union is phenomenal; there are mutiple places to eat and drink during the week, along with various nights out every week including the very popular Tuesday Club and Poptarts, plus a sports society night on Wednesdays. The nights out have a variety of drinks from beer to spirirts to non-alcoholic drinks like pepsi etc. all very reasonably priced. The SU also offers a wide range of resources to help students, from careers support for students at all stages to 24/7 helplines for mental health and other problems students may be facing. The sports program at sheffield is also incredible, with many high performing sports teams. This includes the brand new facility built at the universitys sport centre, Norton playing fields; the two brand new 4G pitches have been completed for use by Rugby, hockey, american football and other sports. However, this is one area where sheffield could improve: funding for sports teams is very poor and the sports teams require further support and resources from the university. In my opinion, sport is a fundamental part of peoples weekly routine and university team sports are a brilliant setting for this activity. Therefore I feel the university sports teams should be granted further funding and resources to enable them to thrive and excel to their potential. The gym at Goodwin is also quite expensive for the facilities offered. For the price charged and the number of students the gym is available to, it could do with serious expansion and refurbishment.