Ruaidhri Gorton

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Sports and Exercise Health Sciences
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The module convenors were all more than happy to give up their spare time to assist with any of my queries. I also found the workshops relating to dissertation writing, statistics, and ethics, to be very useful.

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

I was a member of the Boxing Club, Swimming Society and the Salsa Dance Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 It’s difficult to pinpoint one moment so I would say undertaking new experiences such as competing in a boxing match for the boxing club, or going to socials and meeting new people each week.

What will you miss the most about University?

I’ll miss the regularity of meeting up with my friends that I’ve met through my course and societies as the social side of university was something I really enjoyed.

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?)

 Ensure that you keep a healthy balance between studies and the social side of things. If you have a task which you need to get done, might as well do it now so you’re not cramming it in down the line. Proactivity is key.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I plan on applying to do an MSc in Physiotherapy somewhere in the UK. I want to then use this degree to initially work in the NHS to gain experience, and then eventually travel with it across the globe.