Latest blog posts from students

Pathways to Marketing Training Week

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying a lovely summer so far! This past June I took part in the Pathways to Marketing Programme up in Streatham Campus. This 2-week employability-driven scheme is run by the CareerZone, our inter-Uni employability service, and is a phenomenal way to gain some valuable training from industry experts in the first week, and CV-worthy paid placements in the following.

Some of the Marketing gang with Allistair Banks after his seminar with us.

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   August 28th, 2018    Careers, Cornwall, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous


6 ways to make the most of a British summer

British summer? Yes, you heard right. I have to admit that a couple of months ago, I wouldn’t have believed that such a thing existed! I imagined, in my ignorance, that it’s always wet or cold here. But to my surprise and delight, summers in Exeter are just everything you’d want from a summer! It’s hot, sunny and the days are really long! Not to mention the greenery just thrives so Exeter looks astounding! But if you’re anything like me, the heat can be a challenge to productivity! So here are my go to ideas for beating the heat…

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   August 3rd, 2018    International, Life in the South West, Miscellaneous     , ,


How to cope with British weather

I grew up in Hong Kong, where summer days are insanely hot and long, while winter days are still cold but short.  I am used to a warm and humid climate so I found it quite a drastic weather change when I first arrived in the UK. I adore warmer British months from April to September when the sun is shining and the days are longer. Luckily, Exeter is based in the South West which is one of the warmest places in the UK.

If you’re worried about moving to the UK here are some my top tips for keeping up with British weather!

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   August 3rd, 2018    International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Preparing for University, Undergraduate     ,


My Clearing Experience

My degree: BA Liberal Arts (majoring in English with proficiency in French)

I hadn’t really thought about about studying abroad before the release of my exam results, but I applied to UK universities as a back-up plan so decided to apply for a subject I was quite interested in. Once I got my results I found that I couldn’t apply for my subject in local Hong Kong universities so I turned to Clearing for more options.

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   July 25th, 2018    Clearing, International, Preparing for University, Undergraduate


East-Asian Restaurants in Exeter 

Written by Nicola Lai, Thesia Salim, and Jasmine Hui 

Whether you are an Asian student craving for food from home or a huge fan of Asian food in general, here are some East-Asian restaurants in Exeter worth trying out. Spice up your student life in Exeter with some oriental bites in the local area, you might end up going to the restaurants more than once!

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   July 18th, 2018    Food and eating, Freshers Week, International, Life in the South West


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


All you need to know to get South Asian groceries in Exeter

Miss home food? Want to know where to find the best places to buy South Asian food? Here are LP and Aleeha with their take on the best shops to get South Asian groceries in Exeter. To know what they are, keep reading…… (more…)

   July 13th, 2018    Food and eating, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous


That’s a surprise! 6 things that surprised me about the University of Exeter

Exeter is a charming, lovely place, full of beauty, history and welcoming people. It is definitely a wonderful experience being able to live here for a year and it’s not one I will ever forget. But having lived in the UAE for a while, there are some things about Exeter that surprised me! So, here are some of the things that I personally found really different from where I’ve lived before.

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   July 13th, 2018    International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous, Postgraduate


Explore Exeter’s memories

Exeter – a charming place with lovely views, great shopping, wonderful learning institutions, marvellous food…the list goes on! What else is on that list, you ask? How about Roman forts,  Saxon history, Viking invasion and international wool export? Don’t believe me? Then read on…. (more…)

   July 3rd, 2018    Life in the South West, The city of Exeter     ,


True beauty lies within…the University of Exeter

Coming to university in the UK means having a plethora of new experiences. But for me, as an Indian who had been living in Abu Dhabi for several years before coming here, one of the most exciting things has been the lovely scenic views in Exeter, especially at the Streatham Campus, where I’m based. My first thought on seeing the Streatham campus was ‘It’s beautiful!”. It wasn’t just the lovely green spaces around campus. It is the whole atmosphere of vibrancy and liveliness that’s always present. While meeting loads of people, learning the ropes and grappling with homesickness was exhilarating, it felt liberating to get away from the bustle once in a while. It was in those instances that I discovered the true beauty of the Streatham Campus.

 

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   June 13th, 2018    International, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous, Postgraduate     , , ,


10 Reasons Why My Degree is the best thing I’ve ever done: no matter the outcome

My degree has officially been over for a few weeks now, and in between reading of anything I can get my hands on, seeing friends and returning overdue books to the library – I have been thinking about the partial list I made in my head during peak dissertation stress regarding reasons why my degree has been worth it, no matter the outcome. So this afternoon armed with a coffee, my typewriter and a huge heap of nostalgia I wrote them up and now it’s time to give them a home.

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   June 13th, 2018    Cornwall, Graduation, Lectures and Seminars, Penryn Campus, Studying, Undergraduate


My guide to Clearing

If you’ve applied through UCAS and are very worried, or even absolutely certain that your exams did not go well at all, you might be looking into Clearing right now. It seems extremely uncertain and daunting, but what you can always do is call the universities you’re interested in attending and ask if you could talk to someone to discuss options with you. After you’ve received your results and are either unhappy with your options or haven’t received the grades needed for them, you’ll be going through Clearing. (more…)

   June 13th, 2018    Clearing, Cornwall, Exams and Assessment, Higher Education, International, Miscellaneous, Preparing for University, Undergraduate


An International Student’s Guide: How to Prepare for University

It’s only a few months away until you have to pack up your life and move to an entirely new place. Huge congrats to you if you’ve been accepted to study at University of Exeter! Now, it’s time for you to get excited and prepare yourselves for your university life. (more…)

   June 12th, 2018    accommodation, Freshers Week, Higher Education, International, Miscellaneous, Preparing for University


5 things you need to know about studying in the UK

As an international offer-holder without any experience in British higher education, I’m sure you have been wondering what classes are like at universities in the UK. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more about the different types of teaching you might be involved during your undergraduate course. This blog post is a follow-up to my ‘5 things you need to know exams in the UK’ article – be sure to check it out if you haven’t done so already! (more…)

   June 11th, 2018    Higher Education, International, Lectures and Seminars, Life on Campus, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate


My grand St. Ives adventure

Being an international student in Exeter means that everything is novel and interesting. It’s a great opportunity to explore lots of new places and there happens to be an abundance of those around Exeter. Cornwall has some of the prettiest places in the UK and one of these is the picturesque little town of St. Ives. It takes around 2 and a half hours on the coach from Exeter to St. Ives, past some very nice countryside views. This little town has lots to offer – from beaches to hiking trails to shopping. Here is my adventure at St. Ives.

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   June 11th, 2018    Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Life in the South West     , , , , , ,


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