Francesca Bathe

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: English and History
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The best part about my degree programme was the seminars. The preparation and reading for them feels like a pain at first, but when I comes to preparing for an essay there’s nothing more beneficial than taking through your ideas and even prompting new ones.

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

Social Secretary of the English and Meditation Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The highlights of my time at Exeter were the first weeks of every year. In these weeks there’s a wealth of Freshers and societies events to keep you busy, and lots of new people to meet in the process. 

What will you miss the most about University?

The thing I’ll miss the most about University is the freedom. You don’t need an accreditation or experience to try new things, and at the drop of a dime I was able to try my hand at surfing, pole dancing and meditation without having to pay anything.

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?)

 During your first year, try not to go home during your first reading week in October. It will exacerbate your homesickness for the rest of the term. Instead try to focus on your extracurriculars and your new university friends to combat homesickness.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

To participate in a graduate scheme or get a job in financial compliance.