Claire Curry

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Defence
Job title: Army Officer
Subject of study: Geography
Year of graduation: 1993
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Army Air Corps

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Graduated 1993 1994 Backpacked world on £7 per day for year, 1994 Sales and Marketing, publishing company, 1995 Graduate Training Chartered Surveyor, London, 1996 – Present HM Forces, Army officer.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Wanted to do something worth while with my life. Enjoy the Team work, common goals and variety of my job over the last 20 years.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Was an avid member of clubs and probably spent too much time doing that, and not enough time studying! Swimming Team, Badminton Team, EUOTC, worked in Birks Hall Bar.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Physical Geography lessons – especially glacial behaviour and the early days of climate change.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Making life time friends. Adventures and opportunists that meant I developed as a person as well as academically.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Campus university, good reputation for Geography and love the South West.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Ability to build relationships and being a generalist – can adapt to most circumstances.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Do it! You can always do something else afterwards.

What are your plans for the future?

Potentially Defence Engagement within the Military abroad.


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