Dan Manderfield

Dan Manderfield

BA History 2015 (Penryn Campus)

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Probably doing presentations, that’s what I really like doing. With five or six people working together, everyone has great feedback, and there’s a great community atmosphere around them.

What will you miss the most about University?

Discussions with like-minded people, discussing philosophical and historical topics that you don’t get in secondary school and real life. When you can have really deep discussions, it’s quite fun.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Boring advice like don’t leave everything until the last minute – you will regret it the morning after! I would say, be aware that University only lasts three years usually, so just have fun while you’re doing it. You’ll never have this much freedom or this much individuality again, so have fun.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I’m planning on being a teacher, so next year I’ll do a teaching degree (PGCE) at the University of Exeter and then go into teaching History.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

Teaching hopefully, and moving up the hierarchy in the teaching profession.