Ollie Anthony

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Archaeology with Anthropology
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

By far the modules on offer to us! We really could choose to study what interested us the most and this can be one of the most rewarding of opportunities. Whilst my options were split between two subjects – Archaeology and Anthropology, I was really passionate about my Anthropology modules, particularly Human-Animal Interactions and Visual Anthropology.

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?

In my third year at Exeter I was lucky enough to have received the Best Academic Performance Final Year Anthropology Student prize. This meant so much to me as it really does show that hard work pays off, particularly when it comes to your final year dissertation which can sometimes seem endless! It has also given me a huge confidence boost as I continue onto post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford.

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

Archaeology Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I have been on some great trips whilst at Exeter including to South Dakota and Kazakhstan on archaeological excavations, and to Geneva on behalf the University to host a conference. I would really encourage students to take full advantage of any opportunity to go on one, particularly through Career Zone.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will definitely miss seeing my friends everyday, whether they be housemates, course-mates or those I met whilst part of a society, they have all been fundamental to my University experience and it won’t be the same not seeing them everyday!

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?)

 Choose something that interests you and you’ll find the motivation and studying comes easy.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will be continuing onto an MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology at the University of Oxford in September 2019.