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Alison Cox - MbyRes, Mining and Mineral Engineering

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

The Camborne School of Mines/Environment and Sustainability Institute conducts the research that I wanted to be involved in, biohydrometallurgy (Dr. Chris Bryan’s lab group).

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

I would recommend Cornwall campus to anyone who is studying mining or economic geology for sure. You can’t beat the quality of education of the Camborne School of Mines has, nor the reputation. To top it all off it’s in a beautiful, relaxed setting.

I think the ESI is also a really good example of how scientists can work together to create a better future. The expertise there is so widely varied and the facilities are really impressive. It’s a super productive work environment that also has the benefit of a friendly atmosphere.

Alison Cox - MbyRes, Mining and Mineral Engineering

Devan Wisson - Graduate LLB

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

When I was comparing universities I thought long and hard about what was important to me. If I was going to travel thousands of miles away from my friends and family I wanted to be happy with my decision. Not only did I want to attend a renowned Russell group university I wanted to be in a safe and beautiful city. Exeter University met my criteria and more! The moment I arrived on campus I knew I made the right decision. 

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

The best word to describe the vibe on campus is 'lively'. The Forum is a bustling hub of activity, with every day being different. The campus is vibrant with a variety of shops, food stalls, bake sales hosted by societies, career fairs and volunteer opportunities. There is also a piano set up inside the Forum where students can casually sit down and serenade the crowd.  

Devan Wisson - Graduate LLB

Jane Last - Law LLB

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

Exeter offered the "best of both worlds" solution. A location in the South West in the relatively small city of Exeter, while still providing the opportunity to study at a world-class "red-brick" institution. Lecturers and other university staff were also very friendly and helpful from the first point of contact, as an international in the UK, I found this especially important.  

What are the best aspects of studying within your department? 

The staff are definitely the most valuable resource in the law department. Most have an open door policy for questions and concerns from students and are always willing to answer a question by email or after a lecture. Generally, this high quality of staff makes learning the course content very enjoyable, whilst allowing you to feel supported along the way. 

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Definitely. It's a great campus university in a fantastic little city that not only will provide a great education, but access to good job opportunities and a truly international educational experience.  

Jane Last - Law LLB

Kelsey Lennox - BMBS Medicine

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

I chose Exeter because it is in a lovely area of the country, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and quaint villages. It supplies the beauty and tranquillity of country life with easy access to busy cities like Plymouth and Bristol. The university is highly-rated with a good reputation, especially for its medical programme, which uses the Problem-Based Learning system. This is innovative and better-suited to someone like me who prefers to learn in small groups rather than large lecture theatres. I enjoy the high teacher-student ratio and appreciate the staff’s dedication to making the student experience as nice as possible.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Yes - most definitely.

Kelsey Lennox - BMBS Medicine

Zaina Mahmoud - Law LLB

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

The opportunities available, as well as the quality of teaching and support I had heard about from former students and a professor.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department? 

The staff are above and beyond helpful, always willing to do whatever is necessary for us to succeed. Additionally, the importance of a community has always been stressed, with various events, social and academic. 

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Absolutely! I believe that the support and opportunities available are unparalleled. Being able to attend a Russell Group university with staff that care and want you to thrive is an amazing experience.

Zaina Mahmoud - Law LLB

Shaliza Dhanani - Law LLB

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

I wanted to pick a university that had a great reputation internationally, embodied a sense of community, and would make my time away from my friends and family back home easier - because everyone knows time flies when you’re having fun!

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

There is a very social vibe on campus. You constantly see people wearing university and society jackets and jumpers, even off campus. There is a great sense of pride in being an Exeter student, and it shows with people showing that they are enjoying their time at university. Everywhere you go, you see groups of friends hanging out, laughing, sharing a meal, or studying. It is a vibe that is warm and inviting, and feels like you will always find a place to fit in.

Shaliza Dhanani - Law LLB

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