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Steven

Why did you decide that Exeter was the best place to study?

The university has incredible teaching staff some of who are leaders in their field. This made the university attractive as the modules I am interested in are taught by professors well-known within that particular field. 

Describe a typical day at Exeter

Quite a difficult question to answer as our schedules change from week to week. However, a typical day would involve lectures either spread out or back to back depending on the modules you select. The average day in first/ second year was spent attending lectures, syndicates, and seminars. Aside from these scheduled contact hours most of the cohort was completing their reading list. Outside academia, social events are never in short supply. Every week a new event or evening plan would be created.

What were the best aspects of studying within your department?

The professors are extremely supportive, and truly do their best to provide the best experience for their students. I am also very impressed with the lecturers commitment to getting to know their students. 

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

Buzzing! The campus is brought to life by its students. Societies are very relevant, promoting their weekly or daily events. Forum hill, to my surprise, hosts food trucks from a variety of local restaurants every Friday which ends a week nicely. 

What activities are you taking part in?  

Throughout my academic career I’ve been involved in numerous law societies and their events. These events consist of networking events, mooting, negotiation competitions, open days, dinners… etc. Currently, I am the president of the Canadian Law Society. Outside of this I take part in intramural soccer. 

What particular skills did you gain from this experience, will this help you in your choice of career?

Professional skills are taught throughout your time at Exeter. Once you enter Exeter you are treated as an adult, in turn, certain events (mainly law related events) are held to a professional standard yet they maintain an enjoyable atmosphere.

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?

Living in a smaller city provides less distraction which makes it easier to focus on my degree. However, the city does provide numerous social opportunities. 

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Of course! Exeter has provided me with a great education, amazing friendship group, and opportunities not available at other universities.

What advice would you give students planning on coming to the University of Exeter?

Talk to third years in your program. Do not spread yourself too thin, maintain a solid work life balance.  

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