Gabriel Chin

Gabriel Chin

MA English Literary Studies 2016

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Academically, the hightlight for me has been between my third year as an Undergraduate and as a Masters student. Those last two years were brilliant, great courses!  Especially, a big shout out to Laura Salisbury and Florian Stadtler, who are excellent tutors and know how to run a class – they are very fun. Outside academia, I really liked the campus environment. I enjoyed the way it is set up. I liked how it is so green and has a lot of places where you can go to chat, which were not designed around studying or working. It made me feel like I have plenty of time and I loved it.

What will you miss the most about university?

My course mates. We bonded very well and it will be weird not seeing them every day. But I am sure we will meet up again.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

It is really easy to think of your course as just a way of getting high grades so you can progress your career and succeed in another field. But it is much more worthwhile to enjoy the course for what you are actually doing. Always enjoy what you are doing for what it is in itself, not because it gives you something which will send you somewhere else.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am currently working for the NHS which is a good job and I enjoy it a lot. I want to travel in the meantime but also do a PhD after that.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

If the PhD goes through, hopefully, I will still be working in the academia.