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International students

Our students from Yemen

There are currently more than 500 students from the Middle East region studying at the University of Exeter.

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

Because of its great study materials for renewable energy engineering and it being a member of the Russell group, as well as its global ranking.

Describe your typical day at Exeter

Mostly labs and lectures and work in the library, but when it comes to my free time I usually go to the gym or play soccer.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department? 

The high ranked course for a starter and very helpful support staff and a good environment for learning.

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

The vibe is chilled and nice.

What particular skills are you gaining from this experience?

Personally, I gained skills that would really help me in the future like planning. Professionally, I learnt how to prepare for a task in a more responsible and effective way.

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

It was hard at the beginning but, once I started joining societies and meeting up with people and getting to know more about them and their cultures it helped. The staff also helped and the way they treated me, it was a nice friendly vibe.  

What’s the best thing about living in Exeter/Penryn?

It’s a good place to live for studying and has everything you need as it is also safe which really gets you in the mood to study and relax at the same time which is a perfect balance in my opinion. I would recommend it.

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Yes, since the beginning. 

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

Yes, that a bachelors degree here is only 3 years! And the fact that the university is part of Russell group.

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

I would say I urge you to come here to study because I really think that you will enjoy it.