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Addressing additional learning needs – Finding the right learning support at university

By Joe, a University of Exeter graduate (2022), Penryn campus

 

I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 10 and through most of my school years it was ignored, which in turn made it much harder to achieve the grades that my peers were getting. Due to my dyslexia, it took me much longer to read and absorb important scholarly materials, and I wasn’t getting extra time in exams, which further limited my chances of getting higher grades throughout my GCSEs in particular when I had multiple subjects and coursework to complete.

However, since leaving the independent school system and joining Exeter University, my dyslexia has been taken much more seriously. (more…)

   December 6th, 2022    Exams and Assessment, Health and wellbeing, Studying     


How do I prepare for starting university? Five top tips!

By Hannah, studying BA English with Study Abroad

Preparing to start university is simultaneously an incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking time. As a student in my final year in Exeter, I want to give you my five tried and tested top tips for preparing for starting university. (more…)

   February 24th, 2021    Miscellaneous


Typical Week as a 2nd Year Medical Sciences Student

Welcome to my blog! I’ll be sharing my typical week as a 2nd year Medical Sciences student.

The timetable varies quite significantly in 2nd year depending on the modules you take. Some have fewer contact hours compared to others. For my second term, I chose the ‘Introduction to Neuroscience’ and the ‘Medical Genetics’ modules (I enjoyed the content of both modules to its entirety so I highly rate them). Of course, these were integrated onto my timetable alongside the core modules (Disease, Diagnostics and Therapeutics (DDT) and Principles of Medical Research (PMR)). (more…)

   June 26th, 2020    Lectures and Seminars, Life on Campus, Lifestyle, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate


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