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Ben Holton

BA Theology and Religion with Proficiency in Biblical Languages

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Both the friends I’ve made and the course itself have been fantastic, and I’ve really loved my time here. It’s difficult to pick a specific highlight to be honest.

What will you miss the most about University?

I’ll miss the people who are moving away the most. I’m actually staying here for a Masters next year, so a lot of other things won’t change much - I’ll still get to study here, which I’m really looking forward to.

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

I’ve really enjoyed the freedom to choose what I want to study. Theology and Religion covers such a broad range of fields of study, and it’s been great to be able to focus on the ones I particularly enjoy or find useful. I’ve been encouraged to write about things which I’m genuinely interested in.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Use your first year well to try out a lot of different things - if you hate them and/or are terrible at them, it doesn’t matter! Then you can focus on what you love and what you’re good at in your second and third years. Also, if you’re doing anything to do with Biblical studies, definitely take Hebrew and Greek as soon as you can. They’re incredibly useful skills for anything that involves Biblical interpretation.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Next September I’ll be studying a Masters in Theology and Religion here at Exeter, which I’m really looking forward to.