My name is Lucy Wakley and I have just started studying on the BSc Marine Biology with Professional Placement at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. I am hoping to go on to pursue a career that allows me to work in the field of marine biology as this is a subject that I have been interested in for some time. I am enjoying the course so far and am looking forward to getting stuck in to the course further and finding out what I am most interested in, in the field. I would like to say a massive thank you for supporting me with the award of this scholarship, the financial support will be particularly beneficial on my programme as it will enable me to undertake more field trip opportunities as well as supporting course materials such as textbooks and research equipment. This award means a lot to me as it will no doubt have a massive impact on my time at University, the financial support will allow me to make the most of the experience and ensure I can best prepare myself for a future career as a marine biologist. I very much look forward to keeping you up to date with my time at Exeter and my progress on the course. I hope to be able to demonstrate how grateful I am to receive this award and the impact it has on my studies.