Our students from Peru
The University of Exeter currently has around 100 students from Latin America studying Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes.
What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?
I liked the wide range of module options available for each year, as well as the supportive and well-prepared teaching staff. My lecturers were very dedicated and helpful, they always had their doors open for office hours and were fast replying to emails. I also loved the Penryn Campus, it has a different vibe from any other university campus I have visited before. It was nice to spend my student years in Penryn and Falmouth.
What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?
I think being part of societies was my favourite part of my time at Exeter. The SU has so much to offer and there is something for everyone, it lets you continue your hobbies from home or try something new, whether it is to practise skills related to your degree or to get your mind out of studies for a bit by playing a sport on a field or exploring Cornwall. I was member of CSM Shinty, Scouts and Guides (Kernow SSAGO), Falmouth Anchor newspaper and the Hispanic Society.
What will you miss the most about the University?
I will miss the friends i made o this campus and all the good memories together, they made me feel at home. I will also miss my weekly routine of studying in the library, getting a hot drink on a rainy day or a pizza from Koofi, shinty training and match days with CSM and Cornwall, the Fridays at the Multifaith Chaplaincy which involved petting a Golden Retriever!! and many more...
What advice would you give to current and future students?
The key to succes at Uni is to have discipline and perseverance. It sure is not easy to study abroad, and it takes a lot of courage to make the move and leave home for a different country. The experience I had at Exeter's Penryn Campus taught me that hard work and discipline are the keys to getting good marks, but you must balance them out with time for yourself and the new friendships you are going to make while you are here, so that you can protect your mental health and look after yourself.
What are your plans now that you have graduated?
I am looking for a career in media and communications and probably a return to education for a Master's degree in a few years time.