Mayleen Sabathier

Country: France
Subject of study: Exercise and Sport Sciences
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The array of topics covered in 1st year allowing you to uncover what you enjoy so you can choose those modules in the consecutive years. This allows you to study what you love and specialise in a sector. I also found that you are able to make all the coursework and project your own. The degree is truly what you make it, it can be as laid back or intense as you like.

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

Touch Rugby.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 Academically, a 2nd year coursework for the module Moor Control lead by Gavin Buckingham was extremely fun to work on. We were able to choose any topic covered in the module and were asked to produce a video explaining our subject and the research in its relevant field, this was the most creative and open coursework I have done during my degree. I highly recommend the module. Socially: the socials, regardless of the society you’re part of.

What will you miss the most about University?

The various and numerous opportunities offered, you just have to look for them, and how easy it is to speak to world class professionals in our field of study.

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?)

 International or not, don’t try to follow the crowd. Do what you feel like doing, meaning don’t join the biggest societies because everyone else does, branch out and take part in absolutely anything and everything you find interesting. Never again will you have so many different sports, clubs, and opportunities at your disposal under one roof. Go out and try stuff. I regret not trying the hide and seek society personally.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am taking a tear out to gain professional experience before returning to my studies with a Masters. This is in hopes to either confirm my career choice or find a path I find more interesting.


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