BA Ancient History
What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?
It’s tough to pick one highlight – three years has packed in a lot of memories! A couple of notable highlights have been getting to the BUCS hockey semi-finals in my first year, playing in the annual Touch Duckes rounders tournaments and volunteering in Fiji with a group of Exeter students in the summer of my second year, but more generally the highlight has definitely been the people – it wouldn’t have been the same without the lifelong friends I’ve made here.
What will you miss the most about University?
It would definitely be the sense of community that Exeter offers. Living in a small town really has it perks – you can bump into friends so easily on campus, around town and on nights out, so I’ll definitely miss that. Also the sport – I love playing hockey and Exeter’s sports opportunities are fantastic.
What did you enjoy about your particular programme?
Studying Ancient History at Exeter has been fantastic – part of the appeal of Exeter’s programme is the flexibility it offered in terms of module choice and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I’ve had the opportunity to study history, politics, philosophy, art, architecture all under one degree, yet also the chance to focus in on areas that particularly interested me. The staff in the department have been fantastic, always supportive and willing to go that extra mile which really does make a big difference.
What advice would you give to current and future students?
I’d definitely encourage everyone to get involved in as much as possible – Exeter has so many opportunities to offer, both academic and non-academic. On the academic side, I’d encourage everyone to make the most of the modularity option that Exeter offers – it really is unique and has given me the chance to study French, philosophy and theology as part of my degree. More generally, definitely get stuck in with societies and activities – university is the perfect place to give new things a go, so I’d definitely try new sports, arts and find your thing.
What are your plans now that you have graduated?
I’m going travelling – a few months in Australia and South America, before looking to build a career in the creative industries.