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Libby Gargett

BA English

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I have met so many kind, fun and interesting people from all over the world, many of which have become close friends. One of my favourite memories from the past three years is visiting one of my second year flatmates at home in Poland during the summer holidays – it is unlikely that I would have ever travelled there otherwise, so I feel very fortunate to have had such great opportunities.

What will you miss the most about University?

Probably the fact that my main responsibility for the last few years has been to get up and read, discuss and write about books – not that many people can say that!

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

The English course at Exeter is so diverse, and during my degree I have had the chance to study films, TV programmes, internet cultures, fashion, stand-up comedy and advertising as well as novels, poems and plays. My favourite module focussed on representations of India in film and fiction, which was something I had no prior knowledge of whatsoever but came to really enjoy researching.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Find balance! Your work will always be at its best if you’re happy, rested and fulfilled as well as organised and academically focussed.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

In September I will be back at the University of Exeter, studying for an MA in English Literary Studies and working as a Team Leader for the University Residence Life Team. After this, I would either like to apply for a PhD or to work for the Civil Service.