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Jess, studying Classical Studies and Philosophy, Streatham Campus

My best friend went to Exeter so I got to visit her a lot and experience what student life was like. It’s very safe. You can walk anywhere within 15 or 20 minutes and get anywhere you need to be. The city is gorgeous and campus is lovely; the buildings are very new which I loved. Exeter just feels very alive; there’s a lot for students to do which is a massive selling point.

I loved the fact the course offered a range of optional modules; I was particularly interested in feminism, aesthetics and the great epic writers Ovid, Virgil and Homer and I am now studying some of these modules which is really exciting.

When I started at the University I was a mature student but I knew I’d be able to meet a range of people with diverse backgrounds and ages. If you put yourself out there you will bond with a diverse group of people and age won’t be a factor.

My lecturers have been really helpful and supportive and always make themselves available. If you’re worried about anything, lecturers are always willing to help if you ask. Through a mixture of lecturers, personal tutors and peers, I feel there is a real sense of community at the University of Exeter.