Hannah

BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Study Abroad

Hannah is studying Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Study Abroad at the Streatham Campus and enjoys the strong research focus of the teaching. She found studying abroad really broadened her horizons academically, socially and culturally.


"I really like that biological and medicinal chemistry is quite a small cohort, as it made it easy to make friends. The strong research focus of the teaching really helps put the lectures into a wider context, which makes the modules feel current and relevant, and the lecturers are all really passionate about their areas of expertise.  

The biggest highlight of this programme for me has been the opportunity to study abroad. Taking modules in a new environment broadens your horizons, not just academically, but also socially and culturally.

I also really enjoyed spending so much time in the lab. A large proportion of time is spent putting the theory into practice, which helps put what you are learning in lectures into context. 

I personally love Devon and the University of Exeter has great access to both the countryside and the coast. The city is also very student-friendly, as everything is very accessible on foot and with public transport. It is also very well connected to Bristol and Plymouth, for example, which is good if you fancy a bit of a change for the evening or weekend.

The support staff within biosciences and the Students' Guild have always been friendly and willing to help. The Students' Guild offers a lot of great services and the Career Zone is a really good resource with a lot of worthwhile schemes. 

The campus itself is well laid out, which makes getting from A to B easy. I really appreciate the fact that it is a campus uni and very close to the city centre, so even though all the teaching on this programme is in one place it doesn’t feel isolated from the town."

"The biggest highlight of this programme for me has been the opportunity to study abroad. Taking modules in a new environment broadens your horizons, not just academically, but also socially and culturally."