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

I decided that Exeter was the best place to study my chosen degree because I knew that it is a reputable university and offers graduating students benefits to be exempted from specific qualifications when pursuing a certification. Besides that, I’ve heard so many good things about the environment and how welcoming the community is.

Describe your typical day at Exeter

I access ELE in the weekend before the new week commences to familiarise myself with the released lectures and slides. My timetable changes every term, but I usually go for in-person classes around 3-4 times a week. I’m also working part time in the University Forum Kitchen. On a busy week, I would go for 1-2 shifts, and on other weeks I would take up to 4 shifts. Since I try to be active in other activities, I joined Exe Consulting to gain insights into the consulting world. We have meetings once a week in the Business School, and often times do online meetings for last-minute discussions. I enjoy this very much because it really requires a lot of brainstorming and research. Besides that, I always try to use my spare time to do things that are not uni-related. I go hang out with friends, attend socials, and explore the city or other parts of the UK.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?  

The best aspects of studying in the Business School would definitely be the well-maintained modern facilities and platforms provided for students to access helpful module resources. I love how the Library is also open 24/7, making it convenient for students to come whenever to study. The academics are also highly knowledgeable and passionate about their modules and students, making it easier to deliver challenging topics and keeping students engaged.

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

The vibe on campus is exciting and refreshing.

What activities are you taking part in?  

An activity I enjoy is Yoga as it keeps me grounded and recharged, especially when I’m having a lot on my plate as a student. I think that it’s important to keep a work-life balance as a university student as it allows us to achieve both academic and personal success. I also take part in the Business and Finance Society, specifically for Exe Consulting where I gain industry-specific knowledge and experience in being a business consultant. Other times, you might find me reading a book and running my book blog to keep myself motivated.

What particular skills are you gaining from this experience?

Since everything is so accessible at the Uni, I’ve gained a lot of personal and professional skills throughout my experience here. As a student, I’ve learned the importance of self-discipline, critical thinking, and adaptibility. I’ve also gained a better understanding on networking and industry-specific knowledge through societies and career events. All-in-all, I know that I’ve adopted a more well-rounded and equipped mindset to launch my career after graduating.

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?

The best part about living in Exeter would be how close everything is to each other. Everything is just a short walk away, making it very convenient to walk to the nearest grocery store, the library, or even our friends’ place to hang out. I also love the strong sense of community and excellent student support services available, with a diverse student body and a vast range of societies to get involved in. It really reminds us as students in a new environment that we are never alone and that there will always be dedicated people to provide support that we need.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Yes, I would recommend Exeter to my friends.

Was there anything about your experiences at Exeter that surprised you?  

What surprised me most was the University’s efforts in ensuring that all students receive the assistance and welfare support that they need. In order to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students, the University highlights the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion, as well as 24/7 student support services with dedicated staff to help with any academic or personal issues.

What advice would you give students planning on coming to the University of Exeter?

I would advise to research about the course you’re interested in and whether it really is something you would be passionately studying and pursuing for your career. Besides that, it would be great to get involved in the community to be exposed to more opportunities and activities outside academics. Most importantly, don’t put too much pressure on yourself about uni life. Most students would find the transition difficult, but there is always student support available and groups you can take advantage of to help you throughout your time in uni.

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Yes, everyone is very approachable and supportive.

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