Emma Ward

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I really enjoyed the diverse and varied content of my course. Taking modules from three different disciplines meant I was exposed to a large scope of exciting and stimulating work. As the years went on I was able to refine my module selection towards what I was most interested in, creating a truly tailored and personal course.

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

Squash and Muay Thai.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My first year halls were a big highlight for me. From sledging down Streatham Drive in the snow to Formal Thursdays at the Impy – Mardon Hall and the friends I made there really defined my time at Exeter. 

What will you miss the most about University?

Surprisingly, I will really miss the late night sessions in the library with a Pret coffee and a looming deadline. While stressful, it was a big part of the student life and was really exhilarating and challenging.

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?)

 As an international student I found applying to UK universities very daunting. Exeter was incredibly supportive of my foreign grades and made the process and transition as smooth and exciting as possible. To any international prospective students, I could not recommend Exeter more! I would also suggest really getting involved in what the university has to offer by choosing first year halls that suit you, joining sports and societies, and working hard to get to know your degree.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

With aims of becoming a solicitor, I am starting a law conversion (PGDL) course at BPP London Waterloo this September.


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