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

I find Exeter is a perfect combination of studying and living experiences. My research incorporates interdisciplinary knowledge and professors at the University of Exeter offer what I need. My amazing supervisors have different academic backgrounds, and it surely provides a great benefit for me to accumulate their diverse knowledge. The campus is lovable, green, and beautiful which makes my study experience here more rewarding.

Describe your typical day at Exeter

I love to spend my time at the Forum Library or other student spaces.  As a PhD student, I have flexibility in scheduling and arranging my time. Every week, I have doctoral training or module that I shall attend. I also have scheduled meetings with my supervisors. 

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?  

PGR support in Exeter is extremely helpful. They always share information related to training & conference opportunities, wellbeing support, international student support, social events, and many more. Above all, I have two supervisors who are very competent and provide me with advice, guidance, assistance, and support throughout my research journey.

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

Beautiful and green campus. Friendly people and excellent student support.

What activities are you taking part in?  

I do love taking a walk on the beautiful spots on campus especially near Reed Hall and the ponds around campus. It is so refreshing and relaxing as well as an opportunity for me to take a break from my intense study.  

What particular skills are you gaining from this experience?

My academic journey in Exeter provides me with an opportunity to grow, learn, expand my horizon, and be an independent researcher. Support from my supervisors is extraordinary and I feel comfortable with their supervisory style. Accumulation of my personal growth in Exeter, especially problem-solving, time management, project planning, and communication skill will help me in shaping my future career.  

How have you dealt with any difficulties while at Exeter?

Be open-minded about the differences. By embracing the differences in the cultural/linguistic/weather/food etc with our home country, I think we can face the challenges easier. Support from campus to international students is tremendous.

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?

Exeter is a lovely city. The city centre is within walking distance, and you can find everything you need there. Shopping centres and surroundings with modern and traditional architecture blend together creating a classic, modest, and posh atmosphere at the same time.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Yes absolutely. The University of Exeter provides an excellent world class education. 

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

The Streatham Campus has many hidden gems such as ponds and gardens which are so relaxing and peaceful.

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

Be open and learn something new. You can focus on studying at Exeter without too much distraction as in big cities. Doing some research on the city, culture, weather, and facilities at the University would be very advantageous for adapting to UK life.

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Support from the University is tremendous, to name a few: PGR support, wellbeing support, international student support, etc. The supportive environment of the university makes the studying experience smooth and enjoyable. 

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