Conor Tuffs

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: BMBS
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Medicine gave me so many opportunities, chances to grow, and taught me countless lessons. I have met amazing people who I will be friends with for life, I could not be more grateful and positive about my university experience. Of course there have been challenges, which I have always been able to overcome with the help of the university as well as fantastic staff, family and friends. I would not change a single moment and if I could go back and re-live it all again I would do so in a heartbeat.

Some of the students were are profiling have in addition to their degree been awarded a departmental prize or award in recognition of their exceptional achievements. If this applies to you please can you tell us about the award you have received and what this award means to you?

I have been awarded BMBS with distinction, and for 4 years running been awarded a deans commendation for being in the top 10% of students in my academic year for medicine. These prizes have meant a lot to me, especially in reassuring me that the hard work I have put in is being rewarded and respected. Although in complete honesty, the awards I have been given for performing in the medical school band, helping friends out with research etc will always mean such a lot to me.

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

Peadsoc, Surgsoc, ACAS (acute care and anaesthetics society) many others.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Almost impossible to pin down to one moment, although perhaps standing on stage during graduation to read out the oath with hundreds of fantastic new Drs – my sincere Friends, fantastic staff and my own family. 

What will you miss the most about University?

University for me has become a family and I will miss so many people dearly.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 If you want it, do it. You will only be happy with others if you are happy alone. If you want to be successful the first step is try to be happy!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Very difficult to say which medical specialty I would like to pursue, however intensive care currently takes my fancy! I would also really love to be involved in teaching and even work within a university if they’ll have me back.


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Joseph Lewis

The first class teaching – use of small groups and friendly and approachable staff. The chance to get to practice medicine across the southwest. I loved the social aspects and the countless opportunities to have fun!