Poppy Smith

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Assessments Officer
Subject of study: Anthropology
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

The University of Law

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have worked as a Student Community and Partnerships Associate and Education Support Administrator at the University of Exeter for the last 2 and a half years, and will be starting my new role as Assessments Officer with the University of Law tomorrow.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I wanted to continue working in Higher Education and enjoy still being a part of university community.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The lecturers.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The campus.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Beautiful campus and great reputation.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

People skills and time management.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Try and get a GBP internship as it’s a great stepping stone.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue working in higher education and hopefully progress.


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