Why did you choose to come to Exeter?
After completing my BSc at Exeter, it was a no-brainer for me to return to study my Masters degree with the University of Exeter too. Particular reasons include the diverse, interactive teaching style and friendly, approachable staff. They mean that the learning process is as engaging and interesting as possible, which is brilliant.
Why have you chosen your subject of study?
The Environment and Human Health programme offered by Exeter is very unique, and it links two fundamentally important (and extremely topical) areas of research. I hope to undertake a career in health research in the future, and I feel this diverse course will offer me the skills to do this.
What career aspirations do you have?
I hope to undertake a career in health research in the future, particularly focusing on public health and health inequality.
What will you be doing outside of study?
During my time studying my undergraduate degree at Exeter, I had a brilliant time as part of the Contemporary Choir and the Dance society. I was also a member of the Quiz society and BodySoc. This year will be slightly different for me, as my course is completely online and I'm living further away from campus, so my main activities outside of study will include spending time with family and friends around the lovely Cornish coast near my home in Falmouth.
What does receiving this scholarship mean to you and how will it impact on your time at Exeter and beyond?
This bursary represents an otherwise unattainable level of security for me, particularly because my family have, like so many others, experienced financial uncertainty during the last few months. It means that I can study without having to worry about not having enough money for things, which is a huge weight off my mind. It means that I will be able to put so much more of my energy into working on my studies - I am so thankful.