BSc Biological Sciences
1. What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?
It’s difficult to pick a single highlight from my time at Exeter, but I would probably choose the work I have done in my final year with Exeter Student Volunteers. I have been the Project Leader of two youth based voluntary projects this year, which has been incredibly rewarding. I have developed many skills from this experience and discovered a real passion for youth work. There is also a real sense of community within this society and it has been a joy to get to know so many likeminded people.
2. What will you miss the most about University?
I think I will miss the university atmosphere the most. Everyone at Exeter is incredibly friendly and there is always so much going on. Exeter also has a beautiful campus and I loved living in the city, so I am sad to leave this behind me.
3. What did you enjoy about your particular programme?
The lecturers on my course were fantastic, which made the course even more interesting. There is a wide range of modules to choose from so you have the freedom to study the topics that you find most interesting. I enjoyed carrying out my research project in the lab this year, as it gave me the opportunity to design and perform my own experiments, and I found out what it’s really like to be a scientist and make my own discoveries. The support from my supervisor and other researchers in the lab was excellent and made this an incredibly enjoyable experience.
4. What advice would you give to current and future students?
Make sure you make the most of the opportunities available to you. There are over 200 societies at Exeter so you are bound to find something you enjoy. I would encourage students to fit in as many extra-curricular opportunities as they can because I have enjoyed being a part of my societies so much, and have developed a lot of skills from taking up committee positions in my second and third years. These additional experiences really help to enrich the university experience, and I have met friends for life through these opportunities.
5. What are your plans now that you have graduated?
I am training to be a secondary science teacher with the Red Kite Alliance and the University of Leeds.