Luke Rink

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

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The Natural Sciences programme was great for me because it gave me the opportunity to choose from a wide range of subject matter across many faculties. This meant I could really tailor my studies and choose the modules I was best at and enjoyed the most.

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

I was a member of the Rugby Club (EURFC) for my 3 years at Exeter and a committee member in my final year. I also joined Snow sports and the Natural Sciences Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 My time at Exeter has been filled with so many highlights with so many good people. As a past member of EURFC Flair XV I have a lot of great memories playing on a Wednesday afternoon with a great a group of mates. I will never forget attending the varsities and watching the 1st team win in the BUCS Super Rugby Final at Sixways. Speaking more generally, Exeter is a great place to be with so much going on.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will very much miss the social aspect. Not just going out and having fun but its always sad when everyone goes back home in the holidays to, and always a great feeling when you’re all back in Exeter! I will also miss the incredible Natural Sciences staff who were always there and put their all into making our experience at Exeter as good as it was.

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 main advice for current and prospective students is the cliché; work hard, play hard. University should be one of the most fun filled times of your life and having fun is always better after you’ve ticked off all your work for the day. In my opinion, the best way to settle in to university is to join a society/club. There are so many and they’re a great way to meet people at the beginning of your time at Exeter. Finally, make the most of everything the university offers including the facilities and support.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am starting a law conversion in September to start my career path as a barrister. For prospective students who like science but don’t necessarily want to be a scientist don’t rule out Natural Sciences at Exeter!


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