Hannah Burke-Tomlinson

Hannah Burke-Tomlinson

BA Classics 2015

Tell us about the award you have received today. What does this award mean to you?

The Classics dissertation award is presented to the best and most innovative dissertation in the department and something that I am very flattered and surprised to have received since there is such an incredibly high standard amongst students in the department. I feel very privileged to have been awarded this and pleased that the work I put in has been recognised. It is my ambition to go into a career in academia, so this has definitely boosted my self-belief in myself and in the work I can produce.

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The best part of university has definitely been meeting such a diverse range of people and making friends for life. It’s also been great to be part of a community on both a student basis and in a departmental, academic sense.

What will you miss the most about University?

Though it’s hard to say yet since I’m not actually leaving Exeter for another year, when I do I think it will be the sense of being a part such a supportive student and academic community.  

What advice would you give to current and future students?

I would advise current and prospective students not to be afraid to take a chance and pursue any opportunity presented to them at university, three years goes so quickly and it’s important to enjoy and make the most of your time here.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am beginning my Masters in Classics and Ancient History at Exeter University this September and after that I hope to go travelling and have a break from full-time education.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

I hope in ten years time I will either have completed a PhD or a law conversion and be pursuing a career, whilst going for drinks with the friends I have from Exeter.