1. What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?
The highlight of my time at Exeter has to be the research project module of the third year of my course. I found the opportunity to conduct my own research within my field of interest extremely inspiring. Also, the support given by the university and my project supervisor during this module was fantastic. I really enjoyed being given the freedom and encouragement to work independently, and the knowledge that I had such full support behind me gave me so much confidence.
2. What will you miss the most about University?
What I will miss the most about my time at university is the atmosphere on campus. Walking into the University of Exeter every day I have felt safe, welcomed and a real sense of belonging. Being a student here has felt like being part of a family, with an inclusive, friendly community of diverse yet like-minded people.
3. What did you enjoy about your particular programme?
BSc Psychology at the University of Exeter gives several opportunities to choose your modules and assignments based upon your individual research interests, and I have enjoyed being able to tailor my degree to the subjects I found the most fascinating. Furthermore, these subjects are often taught by world-leading researchers in the field, which I have found motivating and inspiring. The Psychology course here at Exeter also provides opportunities for students to practice the research skills you learn, particularly during the research project in the third year. I particularly enjoyed being able to focus specifically on an area I was interested in during this module, and conduct my own research in this field, using the skills and knowledge that I had gained during previous years.
4. What advice would you give to current and future students?
My advice to current and future students would be to take every opportunity to explore the subject areas you find interesting. If you have the opportunity to choose your own essay title, for instance, take it. The more you immerse yourself and engage with your own learning, the more interesting your degree will be to you, and the more motivated you will be to do your best.
5. What are your plans now that you have graduated?
My plan now that I have graduated is to move into the clinical field of Psychology, firstly by gaining relevant voluntary or work experience, and then I aim to pursue a master’s degree in this area.