Emily Cooper

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Modern Languages
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I enjoyed the wide variety of module choices which allowed me to explore areas of language and culture which I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. In particular, I really enjoyed learning about Italian film and its reflections on past and present societal attitudes. I also really enjoyed spending a year abroad studying in France, living with two French students and putting my French to the test!

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?

Although I am yet to receive my results for my final year, in my second year I was proud to receive the Dean’s Commendation for Exceptional Performance. Moreover, I was awarded the Bessie Rook Memorial Scholarship and Santander Summer Schools and Short Programmes Fund Scholarship which aided my studies abroad in Grenoble, France, and Bilbao, Spain.

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

I’ve participated in Salsa Society, BodySoc, Soul Choir and Exeposé, and have taken on committee roles for Raise and Give society and RAZZ Magazine.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The sense of achievement I felt returning to university after spending a year living and studying in France. It was great to share stories with fellow language students and lecturers. 

What will you miss the most about University?

My incredible, supportive friends, with whom I share great memories!

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?)

 Make an effort to find a good balance between work and play, and surround yourself with positive, like-minded people.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am excited to continue my studies at the University of Exeter, studying towards an MA in Translation Studies.


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