Latest blog posts from students

What is Liberal Arts?

“So what do you study?”
“Liberal Arts.”
“Oh cool… but what IS Liberal Arts?”

This is the conversation I have with everyone I meet  at university and is why I am dedicating this blog post to explain what Liberal Arts really is and why I enjoy my degree so much.

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   September 6th, 2018    International, Lectures and Seminars, Undergraduate


How To Travel Responsibly

For every student studying at the University of Exeter, travelling can be a blessing that can make you want to cry sometimes but you hold it in because in the end you have to travel anyway. As an international student, I tend to travel a lot and it’s become second nature to me, which is why I thought to impart some of my wise knowledge to you – even if you might already know this.

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   September 1st, 2018    Cornwall, International, Life in the South West, Penryn Campus, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate


Healthcare in the UK – A Guide for International Students

If you are an international student on a Tier 4 student visa like I am, there’s no need to panic about what to do if you get ill during your stay in the UK. Read on for my guide to healthcare in the UK and what to do if you get ill at university. (more…)

   August 28th, 2018    International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Postgraduate, Preparing for University, Undergraduate     , , , ,


Pathways to Marketing Placement Week with 3WhiteHats

Pathways to Marketing- Placement Week

Hi Everyone! As you may have read here, this past June, I took part in the Pathways to Marketing Scheme run by the University of Exeter’s CareerZone. After a marvellous end to a fun, exciting, and thorough training week, I was ready to dive head first into my placement as Marketing Assistant at 3WhiteHats.

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   August 28th, 2018    Careers, Cornwall, International, Miscellaneous, Penryn Campus


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


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