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Olga Kozlova

Hey! If you are interested in reading about an international student experience at the University of Exeter, you are on the right page! I am a Business student originally coming form Russia. I moved to the UK when I was 17 and it completely changed my life. I am extremely passionate about fashion, photography, travelling and healthy lifestyle. In this blog I would like to share my thoughts about life at Exeter and also give some advice to those who want to join our amazing community.

Studying in the UK as a Russian student

I am sure you all have heard about the political situation between Russia and the UK. As a result a lot of Russian students as well as their parents are unsure whether it is a good idea to study in the UK or not. Here I am talking about my personal experience, sharing my thoughts on student life at the University of Exeter, explaining how studying over here can help students in real life as well as what kind of support the university can offer to the international students.

Разногласия между Россией и Англией: как это может повлиять на русских студентов за границей?

Как всем нам известно, политическая ситуация между Россией и Англией вызвала некие споры насчет того стоит ли обучаться в английских школах и вузах. Сложилось впечатление, что к русским ребятам будут относиться с презрением со стороны общества. По своему собственному опыту я могу с полной уверенностью сказать, что это абсолютно не так. (more…)

   July 17th, 2018    Russian

Why I chose the University of Exeter – BSc Business in Cornwall

More than two years ago, I had to make one of the most important decisions in my life – choosing a university.

I was not familiar with the whole English system, how it works, what UCAS is and what factors to look at while choosing universities – I didn’t know where to start.

As I was looking at Business or Economics degrees, I found out that the University of Exeter Business School was one of the Top 10 Business schools in the UK. I also noticed that the BSc Business programme requires students to do a work placement every year while doing the degree, which I thought was a great opportunity to enhance my employability.


   May 22nd, 2018    Cornwall, International, Lectures and Seminars, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate     , , , , , , , , , ,

The best Instagram and photography spots on the Penryn Campus

1. Tremough house

Tremough house is one of the oldest buildings on the Penryn Campus. Some students have their lectures and tutorials in the house which was originally built in the 18th Century.


Tremough house


   April 16th, 2018    Cornwall, Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Higher Education, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying, Undergraduate     , , , , , , , , , , ,

A week in my life as a Business student in Cornwall

My week of taking over the Exeter student-run Instagram account – @ExeterUniLife.


Good ideas start with great coffee”

My first day of the week. I’m really excited to look after the Instagram account and inspired to make the most out of the next 7 days.

I spent most of my day on campus – went to the Finance lecture and seminars and stayed in the library.


   March 6th, 2018    Cornwall, Higher Education, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying, Undergraduate     , , , , , , , ,

Palm trees & Snow #BeastFromTheEast

On the last day of winter, Falmouth and the whole country turned into a Winter Wonderland. As I am from a country (Russia) where snow is something completely normal, I was very excited to see the reaction of people who have never seen snow before. I was one of the of the people in my house who woke up early and saw the magical snow outside my window. (more…)

   March 6th, 2018    Cornwall, International, Life in the South West, Undergraduate     , , , , , , , , , ,

Exploring Cornwall – The Lizard point

When you see all those beautiful pictures of nice beaches, turquoise water, massive rocks and sunny weather, you always imagine it’s somewhere far away in a tropical country, but here is an example of what you can see right next to you while studying at the University of Exeter in Cornwall. Incredible, right?! A year and a half ago, I would not believe that I would be able to see this in England. (more…)

   February 5th, 2018    Cornwall, Exploring Devon and Cornwall, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying     , , , , , ,

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