Emily Syvret

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Biochemistry
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The variety within it. Before coming to Exeter I had no idea of the breadth of biochemistry, there is so much out there to learn about. The wide range of final year projects and modules offered throughout the degree really allow you to develop your specific interests.

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

Exeter uni amateur boxing club; Exeter uni windriders.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 I have loved gaining new experiences, from making new friends, starting new sports and exploring different places. There is such a variety of things to do in and around Exeter so there is never a dull moment.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will miss being on campus. The atmosphere around campus is always buzzing; there is always something going on, from food stands to houseplant sales. Or if you need a break from working you can relax in the beautiful grounds.

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?)

 Take every opportunity you are given! Don’t be afraid to start a new hobby, there will always be people who are in the same position as you. This also applies to academic opportunities, whether its becoming a student representative or something smaller like helping out at a module fair. Also make use of career zone to see all of the other opportunities that are offered within uni, such as internships or grand challenges. All of these things will help you build a relationship with your academics – something which is really beneficial for both during and after your time at Exeter.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am going on to start a Masters of Research at Bristol University. I will be expanding on knowledge learnt during my dissertation, studying bacterial efflux pumps in antibiotic resistance. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and am keen to start a new challenge!


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