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Lily Freeman

BA Drama

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Meeting people who I know will not just be friends with for life, but meeting people with matching creative ideas; people who I will hopefully go on to work with in the arts industry.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will miss the freedom to explore and live as a student. Although lots of people complain about being a student, for some, it is the one time in your life where you are given the freedom to explore and understand who you want to be, and what your ideals are as an individual without the looming, real threat of adult responsibilities. University encourages people to learn and discover for themselves, and I will miss that attitude.

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

I loved that my course was 60% practically weighted. It gave me the opportunity to expand on my skills rather than simply doing a theoretical degree. The tutors were also a massively positive point – they are all so inspirational and eccentric in their own ways.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Stay calm in the first year, take time to find your feet and don’t worry if it isn’t instantly the easiest experience. Learn and try and absorb everything you can from it because the opportunities and facilities will only be there for three years.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I plan to start attending auditions in the hopes of getting some acting roles under my belt. I’ve definitely learnt over the course that working in the performance industry is absolutely where I want to be. Creativity in any capacity is something that I will always strive for in my employment. I hope to secure a job with a touring theatre company or making short films with friends and peers.