Megan Sayes

BA History (Penryn Campus)

Why did you choose to study at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus?

Originally I applied to main campus, but was offered a place at Penryn campus instead. After visiting the campus I decided to make Penryn my first choice.

What do you think of your course so far?

My favourite module this year would be the crime and punishment in America module, it involved looking at different types of crime and what we consider to be crime in historical contexts. Whilst second year features more reading than first year, it is still manageable and enjoyable. The seminars are based around the readings and allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the readings and the lectures.

How has your experience of being a student here at Penryn been to date?

At Penryn there is a great career zone, which I have used frequently to help me decide on future careers and to look for work experience.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to make the most of being so close to the beaches here in Cornwall, I try and spend most of my free time there. There’s such a range of activities to partake in including, sea swimming, surfing or bonfires on the beach.

How easy has it been to support yourself financially?

I have found it quite easy to support myself, back home I have a summer job which provides me with enough money as well as the student loan.

What would you say to other students thinking of applying to Penryn?

Whilst the Penryn Campus may not have a nightlife as wild as other student towns, it has a lot more to offer in its beaches and chilled atmosphere. There are numerous societies and clubs to join to keep you busy all year round, and some beautiful places to visit all around Cornwall.