March can feel like a funny old month, especially after the post winter holiday exam season, it can feel like you’re already day for another break. But with University Mental Health day being the 9th March and International happiness day later this month, I thought I would bring you a blog adding to the ‘Top 5 tips series’, on improving your Mental health. Though they may feel obvious, I hope that this blog serves as a reminder to do the things that make you feel your very best.
1. Move your body in a way that feels good. Exercise.
Especially when I haven’t done some form of exercise in awhile, this is one that I always seem to deny will actually help me feel good. That is of course, until I actually do it. For everyone exercise looks different. For me it normally comes in the form of an impromptu dance party, a long walk – even if it’s just walking to and around town/the quay-, a feel good YouTube workout or sometimes, I’ll even put on my running shoes and head out with a feel good playlist playing in one ear.
Whatever it is you choose to do, hype yourself up and give it a go. Because those endorphins and the great sleep you’ll get afterwards, really will do wonders for your mood. (more…)
bfa205 March 15th, 2023 Health and wellbeing, Life on Campus, Lifestyle, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate cornwall, exeter, first year, fresher, freshers, life in the south west, life on campus, medical school, medicine, mental health, penryn campus, preparing for university, second year, settling in, societies, student life, studying, undergraduate, university of exeter, wellbeing
Top 5 tips for Staying Safe On a Night Out: The first years guide
I love spontaneity as much as the next person and have been on many an unplanned night out normally dragged along by Daniel in first year! But even if it’s a few minutes of planning it’s an important part of your night. Know the basics, Where are you going? If you need tickets/ have bought tickets, What time are they for? How much time do you need to give yourself to get there? and who do you plan to leave with?
bfa205 March 1st, 2023 Health and wellbeing, Lifestyle, The city of Exeter exeter, first year, fresher, freshers, life on campus, music, preparing for university, settling in, societies, student life
So this is my first post for the University of Exeter! It’s my hope to connect with some students, who, perhaps like me are older than the average student age group, or for other reasons find it a little daunting integrating into Uni life. Over forty (but not over the hill) – suddenly life seems very short, but the crazy idea to go back into studying was the best idea I had heading towards fifty! Also, I think as you mellow into your mature years you realise your options are not something that you have masses of time to mull over, and you really value this chance. (more…)
am1292 February 24th, 2020 Higher Education, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Postgraduate exeter, exeteruni, maturestudent, postgraduate, studentlife
When I tell people which MA programme I’m studying I am always challenged on my reasons for wanting to study the ancient world. I get the same old “but it is so long ago” or “Latin is a dead language, what is the point?” from many of my mates and from people I meet along the path of life. So, let’s answer this question… (more…)
lewis211 February 11th, 2020 Careers, Higher Education, Lectures and Seminars, Miscellaneous, Postgraduate, Undergraduate ancient history, classics, exeter, humanities, MA, postgraduate
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…
Lakshmipriya August 3rd, 2018 International, Life in the South West, Miscellaneous exeter, exetercampus, summer
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…)
Lakshmipriya July 3rd, 2018 Life in the South West, The city of Exeter exeter, history
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.
Lakshmipriya June 11th, 2018 Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Life in the South West cornwall, exeter, Exeterstudentlife, international, life in the south west, travelling, university
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.
Olga May 22nd, 2018 Cornwall, International, Lectures and Seminars, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate applying to university, exeter, first year, international, life in the south west, life on campus, penryn campus, preparing for university, second year, undergraduate, university
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.
Olga April 16th, 2018 Cornwall, Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Higher Education, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying, Undergraduate applying to university, exeter, instagrammable spots, international, life in the south west, life on campus, penryn campus, places on campus, preparing for university, study abroad, undergraduate, university
I worked in Italy, as a Communications and Marketing Assistant at an NGO. The experience wasn’t easy and I still think that studying is more enjoyable. But no one promised me that something would be easy. I’ve significantly developed myself as a professional and gained some important skills, such as flexibility, teamwork, the ability to plan and use my initiative. Also, because I was abroad, I’ve become more culturally adaptable, learnt to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds. Placement is a lot of fun as well – it gives you the opportunity to travel and to meet new people!
Katya March 9th, 2018 Careers, International, Studying, Undergraduate, Year Abroad Career zone, exeter, experience, Global employability, international, italy, job, opportunities, university, work abroad, year abroad
My week of taking over the Exeter student-run Instagram account – @ExeterUniLife.
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.
Olga March 6th, 2018 Cornwall, Higher Education, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying, Undergraduate Business school Exeter, exeter, international, life in the south west, penryn campus, preparing for university, travelling, undergraduate, university
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…)
Olga March 6th, 2018 Cornwall, International, Life in the South West, Undergraduate beast from the east, exeter, international, life in the south west, life on campus, penryn campus, preparing for university, second year, studying, undergraduate, university
As a postgraduate student, days off are rare and precious! While I love my course, the occasional break is always welcome! So on my day off, I went to Taunton for a visit. It’s a quaint little town, barely a half hour train ride away from Exeter. I took the train from Exeter St. Davids and arrived at Taunton 25 minutes later. Read on to find out how my Taunton adventure went.
Lakshmipriya February 24th, 2018 Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Life in the South West, Postgraduate exeter, life in the south west, Taunton, travelling
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…)
Olga February 5th, 2018 Cornwall, Exploring Devon and Cornwall, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Penryn Campus, Studying exeter, international, life in the south west, penryn campus, second year, travelling, university
In and around Exeter, there are several stunning places to visit. One of the places much featured in literature and films is Dartmoor. From Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 novel Hound of Baskerville featuring Sherlock Holmes to the 2012 film War Horse, this somewhat mysterious, sometimes spooky and all-time gorgeous place keeps inspiring people through the ages.
Lakshmipriya December 5th, 2017 Exploring Devon and Cornwall, Life in the South West Dartmoor, exeter, nature, trips