Hello. I assume that this will be the last post from me as I have now finished all of my exams and will be graduating soon (I hope!). My exams were quite stressful (as I assume they are for everyone), especially as they were all positioned very close together. The fact that my placement year counted towards my grade massively reduced stress levels though as it had boosted my grade and meant that my final year counted for slightly less than those on 3 year courses – just another perk of placement schemes!

I have really enjoyed my time at Exeter and now that the end is so near, the thought of leaving is quite scary, but I am so excited to get started with my job (and to be being paid again!). A tip for choosing your fourth year modules is to choose what works for you – I much prefer coursework to exams and so chose as many coursework based modules as I could in order to keep the year as stress free as possible. Another thing to consider is that at some of my graduate interviews they asked for print outs of my modules and results or asked me in interviews which modules I had taken. Try to take modules that will be relevant to you and your future career and if you’re not sure yet try to take as broad a range as possible. As I’ve said before, I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do, so I took 2 Leadership modules, Money and Banking, Behaviours, Decisions and Markets, IAPM and the Core Economics module. I thought this would provide me with the broadest range of skills possible.

So that’s it from me. I wish you all the best of luck with your placements and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about anything!