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Jorgen

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

The prospects for Business Management at the University of Exeter are very good, and the school has a very good reputation.

Describe your typical day at Exeter

Usually I have 1 or 2 lectures a day, and then there is a seminar or tutorial for every module. These are done in smaller classes, and is often where the groupwork assessments take place. For Business Management we are doing 8 modules a year, and we have a huge variety of modules to choose from, so there is a lot of opportunity to study what interests you.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?

The Business School is one of the best-looking buildings on campus. We also have great support staff, supportive resources (like workshops, webinars, etc.). The lecturers are very talented, and are willing to help you out. They have a couple of hours each week set aside just to help students.

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

The people at the University are very friendly and approachable. Also, the weather is surprisingly pleasant. Exeter is in the south-west of England, meaning that we get the sunniest weather. Being in the south-west also means that we are situated in one of the most beautiful parts of England.

What activities are you taking part in? Which facilities/activities do you enjoy the most?

I am part of the Archery Club, the Badminton Club, the Speleology Society, the Business and Finance society, Scandinavian Society and the Entrepreneurs Society. I enjoy most of them, but my favourite is Archery. The people are really friendly and inclusive, and I am able to compete in inter-university competitions.

Also, the University invests a lot of money into the sporting facilitates, and we are consistently ranked amongst the best in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport).

What particular skills are you gaining from this experience (personal and professional), will this help you in your choice of career?

I am able to develop my personal skills as you meet new people all the time. I have made friends from all over the world (USA, Australia, India etc.), and I feel like the different people give me a better understanding of myself and other cultures. Challenging myself by going abroad might be one of the best choices I ever made.

For my professional skills, the university offers CV writing courses, workshops for personal improvement, networking events and lots more. I have gone to a few now, and they are a really great way to develop myself.

How have you dealt with any difficulties during your time at the University of Exeter? Has the University been supportive during your time here?

At first the language was a bit hard, but I got used to it quickly. Also, I was struggling with homesickness at first, but all my new friends quickly made me forget about it.

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?

It's amazingly beautiful, I get a lot of international experience and generally I feel like I made the best choice possible.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Yes, absolutely.

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

The nightlife is better than expected. It does not rain as much as I would have thought it would considering that I am in the UK, and the campus is very beautiful. I did not see it before I came, and it blew me away.

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