At the University of Exeter we welcome students from all over the world, from all different backgrounds. Our vibrant, diverse community will support you throughout your time at Exeter, from your academic tutors and support staff, to all of the friends you will meet along the way. Each of our students has a different story to tell and they are brought together by their determination to succeed.
Here are their stories.
"I came to university to escape an abusive household. I am so grateful for how much the university helped me - the staff genuinely care about not only my studies, but also me as a person."
"Being a first-generation university student, I was worried about fitting in and making friends. Experiencing the campus on open days told me this was the university for me. The University took an active interest in me as a student, which put me at ease."
"There are difficult days, but with the support of my friends and the university welfare team, I’m determined to embrace the challenges and use them to flourish."
"Being from London I wanted to study somewhere different and I liked how homely it felt."
"Exeter was the last university I visited, and I immediately knew I liked it. I could see myself in that environment and wanted to be a part of the community."
"Living at home, I was concerned that I wouldn’t fit in. But I’ve met many people like me and have made some amazing friends."
"I’d like to be a teacher in either Drama or Film, teaching at schools in deprived areas like the one I come from."
"I fell in love with the campus and I’ve made friends that I know are lifelong."
"It's a huge privilege to be taught by leaders and innovators in their respective fields"
"The campus is great and the atmosphere is welcoming; you’ll be sure to spot several of your friends on your way to lectures."
"I broke my spine and was lucky not to be paralysed. I wanted to be a doctor because of the help I got. You just need to get support behind you – you can do it."
"I’ve had to juggle studying, working and looking after my daughter. Though it has been challenging, I don’t regret taking on this journey."