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Holly Rice

BA History

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I don’t think I could pick just one moment as my highlight of my time at Exeter! I think the environment in Exeter has been really great for me; the programmes offered are stimulating and challenging, yet there is always time to do something that isn’t studying such as sport or music. I’ve really enjoyed playing netball for the past three years as it has allowed me to relax and meet some great people. I believe that this balance between academia and extra-curricular activities has created a really healthy and enjoyable environment to live in.

What will you miss the most about University?

I would say the people I have grown close to over the past three years as they have been a massive part of my experience. I will really miss the feeling of comradery amongst friends as this really helped me get through the most challenging parts of my degree. I will also miss all the fun we had living in the same city, but I am already counting down the days until we can all be reunited.

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

I particularly enjoyed the diversity of the subjects offered during my degree. The programme offered the freedom and flexibility to choose modules which were not only intellectually stimulating but also satisfied my personal interests surrounding different cultures around the world. This freedom has really allowed me to engage with my assignments and tailor them towards my own historical interests.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

The advice I would give is always take time to relax and re-charge. It’s very easy to be busy all the time at Exeter as there is so much going on, however I think it is important to think about your own personal well-being and take some time to ensure you are well rested. This helps combat stress, tiredness and illnesses which make getting through the term more difficult.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will be continuing my studies at Exeter next year. I will be training to teach through the PGCE programme at the St Luke’s Campus. My ultimate goal is to teach history and inspire more children to become interested in this fascinating and useful subject.