Stanimir Stoilov

Country: Bulgaria
Subject of study: Medical Sciences
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Flexibility; range of modules; opportunities to take part in research; the option to take a professional training year; superb teaching staff (in the College of Medicine and Health).

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 second year, I received a Special Commendation for Scientific Research and Communication. In my second and fourth years, I also received Dean’s Commendations for Exceptional Performance. In my fourth year, I received the Society for Endocrinology Undergraduate Achievement Award for my research into renal disease in type 2 diabetes which I carried out during my professional training year in London. These awards motivated me to work even harder and the recognition by my department made me feel appreciated and confirmed to me that hard work rarely goes unnoticed.

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

Medical Leadership and Management Society, Medical Sciences Society, Bulgarian Society, Tennis, First Aid Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The exceptional people I met while studying there. 

What will you miss the most about University?

The people and the beautiful campuses.

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?)

 Stay open-minded and seize the opportunities you’re presented with – going to university is about so much more than just academics!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Pursuing a graduate-entry medical degree at the University of Warwick.


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