Emma Williams

Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom
Subject of study: Engineering and Management
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Third year was my favourite despite it being the most difficult. I enjoyed the fact that this programme was challenging for me. It has taught me to be analytical, solve problems, think in different ways and so much more. Most importantly though, this course has prepared me for any path I should want to choose in life and for that I am extremely grateful.

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 the IMechE Best Student Certificate this year. I feel greatly honoured to receive this award as it shows that all my hard work and determination throughout this degree has paid off.

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

Amateur Boxing Club, Powerlifting Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I have met so many amazing people here, many of whom I know will be some of my closest friends for life. Exploring areas around Exeter and Cornwall has been so much fun too, as well as going to all the local cafes and restaurants in town. 

What will you miss the most about University?

I’m actually staying at the University for the next 5 years, but I will miss all the close friends I have made so far as they gradually leave to get jobs elsewhere. That being said, I am looking forward to the next chapter with lots of new experiences and meeting new people.

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?)

 My advice would be to work hard and keep going – it will all be worth it.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will now be pursuing a different career as I have been accepted to continue at the University of Exeter to study Medicine and eventually become a doctor. This means (a lot) more studying but I know it will all be worth it in the end!


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