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The professors are extremely supportive

The university of Exeter has incredible teaching staff, some of which are leaders in their respected field. This made the university attractive as the modules I am interested in are taught by professors well-known within that particular field.

Describe your typical day at Exeter.

Quite a difficult question to answer, our schedules change from week-week. One week may be loaded with lectures and seminars others will only contain two days of contact. That said, a typical day would involve lectures either spread out or back to back depending on the modules you select. The average day in first/ second year was spent attending lectures, syndicates, and seminars. Aside from those scheduled contact hours most of the cohort was completing their reading list. Outside academia, social events are never in short supply. Every week a new event or evening plan would be created.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?

The professors are extremely supportive, and truly do their best to provide the best experience for their students. Very impressed with the lecturers’ commitment to getting to know their students. I also liked the difficulty of the overall program. 

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

Buzzing! The campus is brought to life by its students. Societies are very relevant, promoting their weekly or daily events. Forum hill, to my surprise, hosts food trucks from a variety of local restaurants every Friday which ends a difficult week nicely.

What activities are you taking part in? Which clubs/societies or facilities/activities do you enjoy the most?

Throughout my academic career I’ve been involved in numerous law societies and their events. These events consist of networking events, mooting, negotiation competitions, open days, dinners… etc. Currently, the president of the Canadian Law Society. Other activities I’ve been involved with outside of academia would just be intramural soccer.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends? 

Of course! Exeter has provided me with a great education, amazing friend group, and opportunities not available at other universities.

Has the University been supportive during your time here? 

The lecturers in my program have always been supportive. They always interact and support student organized societies.

Steven M. 

University of Exeter