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Shereen Lloyd

BA English and French

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The opportunity to study abroad in the French Alps in third year was a remarkable adventure that allowed me to put everything we learned in classes into practice. I also met my now-husband here on our first day of university, so learning together was a pretty big highlight!

What will you miss the most about University?

The teachers (and they know who they are!) who have guided and inspired me throughout my time here. I feel as if I am saying goodbye, not only to wonderful professors, but friends too, and I cannot thank them enough (even merci doesn’t cut it!) for their support throughout the degree. Oh, and JSTOR, I’ll definitely miss JSTOR.

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

There is such a rich array of classes you can take within the same degree, so I found that even amongst my friends who also studied English and French, we would be reading vastly different texts and writing on a great variety of topics. I suppose that makes every degree earned feel quite unique – there are many paths to graduation.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

First and foremost, I would recommend making the most of the chance to study abroad if your course offers it. Secondly, although it is important, and there is plenty of career support at Exeter, don’t let anxiety over the Big Question ‘What next?’ overshadow your enjoyment of the course! Live in the present and the future will fall into place.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am starting a Master’s in English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver this September, so whilst it is sad to leave Exeter, the ‘What next?’ is actually very exciting!