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Emma Barnstable

Emma Barnstable

BA Geography

1. What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Becoming Vice President of the Women in Business Society in my final year has to be the highlight of my university experience. It was fantastic to be part of a society that empowers students, particularly females, to explore and pursue career paths that they are passionate about.

2. What will you miss the most about University?

What I will miss most about Exeter is its campus! It’s beautiful but also has a strong sense of community - there was always a friendly face or someone to grab a coffee with during library breaks.

3. What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

Geography was my favourite subject at sixth form, so it felt natural to pursue it to degree level. I really enjoyed the flexibility of the programme at Exeter, which enabled me to explore Geography in diverse ways across the Human and Physical Sciences. However, I believe the support the department provided enabled me to excel at the subject. My tutors and dissertation advisor were always willing to listen to my ideas and help me develop academically.

4. What advice would you give to current and future students?

I definitely think it’s crucial to select modules that interest you the most, rather than those your friends are choosing, or ones you believe will gain you ‘easy’ marks. After all, you’re more likely to excel in something you’re passionate about!

Make the most of your tutors. They’re here to support you and want you to do well.

Most importantly, finally, make sure you take a break from studying and join societies to make the most of the Exeter experience!

5. What are your plans now that you have graduated?

 To be confirmed….!