Our students from Bahrain
There are currently more than 500 students from the Middle East region studying at the University of Exeter.
Why did you decide the Exeter was the best place to study?
Redha: Because it is one of the safest places to stay in the UK and a student-friendly top university in the world, ranked among the best universities for my course (Accounting and Finance).
Mohamed: Because Exeter is one of the few universities that has a programme combining my passions and interests in machine learning and statistics which will provide access to a vast array of vocations.
What are the best aspects of studying within your department?
Redha - The professors’ facilitation of the required resources in delivering the best and highest level of academic studies, especially during Covid and other difficult times when travelling to University was difficult.
Mohamed - Having access to recordings of all the lectures delivered in all the modules studied 24/7 on ELE is one of the best aspects of studying within the department. The office hours as well, because they ease comprehending the course material and provide a clear understanding of the expectations of the professor delivering the module.
How would you describe the vibe on campus?
Redha: In one word, modern
Mohamed: In one word, cool
What activities are you taking part in? Which clubs/societies or facilities/activities do you enjoy the most?
Redha – As a Bahraini international student, adjusting to a completely new environment was a challenge, and I believe the societies I’ve joined enabled me as a student to get fully involved with University life, including academic societies like the Business and Finance Society, Economics Society, and others like the First Aid Society, Arab Society, and more. Not to mention being an academic coach in an award-winning national social mobility charity ‘Coachbright', providing support for future generations to become strong resilient individuals.
Has the University been supporting during your time here?
Yes, the wellbeing centre on the Streatham campus assisted us with maintaining our physical and mental health while we enrolled in our classes.
What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?
Redha: One, is Timepiece Nightclub. Two, is having a minority of Khaleeji students studying BSc programmes in Exeter and international students from more than 100 countries.
Mohamed: Being close to Exmouth Beach as well as several other beaches in Falmouth that are great places to take a break from studying. These are wonderful locations to spend the day with friends or by yourself.