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International students


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

The most important factor in my choice to study at Exeter is because of the learning environment and the University is located in a small city far away from busy London. After that, I looked at the university rankings and courses that Exeter offered, and I found it was perfect for me to continue my Masters degree here. Moreover, Exeter has contributed to fulfilling my student dream as it provides a Career Zone to help students seek job opportunities in the UK and overseas. Therefore, I had a great impression of the University of Exeter and I trusted that I could follow my dream in Exeter.

Describe your typical day at Exeter

My typical day at Exeter is fun. Every day before I go to class I will grab my favourite hot chocolate at Pret A Manger. After class, I will walk to the city to have a chit chat with my friend at a cafe and sometimes go shopping at H&M or Zara.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?

I love the ELE system, it basically is a platform that I could check everything about my modules including all course materials and reading lists so that I could prepare before coming to the class. Moreover, the staff in my department are very helpful and will help me every time when I have problems or questions.

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

There is a wonderful campus environment and great atmosphere that is suitable for studying a Masters degree. I love the way campus has been organised so that it is environmentally friendly and attached to nature.

What activities are you taking part in?

I joined the Thai Society. This club helps me to get to know others quicker and make new friends. I can guarantee that you will never feel lonely.

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

I have developed strong discipline and time management skills. I have to admit that the educational standard in Exeter is quite high. Everything seems to be challenging and the language barrier is still my weakness. However, the professors and staff lead me and help me to get through all the difficulties. They prepare you to become mature and ready to work in an international field.

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

Well, I believe that everyone has to be open-minded in order to be able to adapt and adjust themselves to stay in a new place and environment. Luckily, I used to be in the International Society when I was an exchange student in the Netherlands so I kinda know how to get involved or get to know others spontaneously. So, my suggestion would be, you have to stay positive and open-minded to other perspectives, try to be sociable as much as you can. Do not say NO but try to say YES to every opportunity.

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter?

The best thing I have got here is friendship. I think I know a lot of international students and the local students here. They are so nice, friendly and also very helpful when I have questions about modules or anything. We love to travel around the city when we have free time and it is a beautiful thing that I could have such good friendships.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends?

Yes! I would recommend Exeter to my friends - it is a wonderful experience and gives a great educational background, and they will never regret it

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

I would say the uniqueness and the beauty of campus has surprised me a lot. The structure of the campus is well organised as when I walk around I feel like I am in a green forest, which makes me feel fresh and relaxed. Especially, Reed Hall is my favourite as the building is exotic and unique.

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

Go for it! This is because Exeter has a lot to offer whether it is professionally organised education or job opportunities after graduation. I am sure Exeter prepares us for a great future.

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Absolutely yes! My time in Exeter is not the easiest as my father is very sick, and I have to fly back and forth from the UK to Thailand quite often. However, the professor is so supportive of my education and they have given me a lot of suggestions about what I need to do. Moreover, they also supported and stayed in touch with me while I was in Thailand. This makes me feel like I am not alone.

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