Gianna Eckert

Country: Germany
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Extensive support from academics throughout the program, very personal contact to professors, the seminar based teaching approach of the program which creates an unique space for stimulating debates, multicultural character of the program (many international students enrolled in the program)

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 was awarded the ‘Dean’s commendation for exceptional performance’. This prize has reaffirmed my wish to pursue an academic career after my graduation (PhD program).

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

Model united nations society, body society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The great student life and amazing friends that I have made during my time in Exeter! A trip to Cornwall with some fellow students 

What will you miss the most about University?

The perfect mix of academically challenging courses and the variety of extracurricular activities available at the University of Exeter.

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?)

 Don’t think twice about applying to the University of Exeter, it is a great place to pursue postgraduate studies!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am currently completing a traineeship in Brussels at the ‘International Centre for Migration Policy Development’, an intergovernmental organisation dealing with migration and asylum issues.


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