Meriam Meddeb

Country: Tunisia
Subject of study: Applied Security and Strategy
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I enjoyed our NATO and Bosnia field trips. I was also fascinated by talking to the CDS Nick Carter and General Petraeus.

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 received the award of academic achievements for Chevening Scholarship holder from the politics department as well as the award of best debater of the year in SSI.

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

I was a member of the Rifles club.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My gym commitment that led me to follow a way healthier lifestyle and take good care of my mental health in addition to my physical one. 

What will you miss the most about University?

Knightley lectures.

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?)

 Give it time. That’s my advice to international students. The first few months will feel overwhelming and things are happening too fast. But, it gets better with time and in few months Exeter starts feeling like home. My other advice is: go to the gym! And do not hesitate to reach out to the wellbeing team if you need someone to talk to! It really helps.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am planning to work in international development with focus on Security Sector Reform projects.


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