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Student Living Officer

Pip Shaw

Pip Shaw
Pip Shaw

Tell us a bit about yourself, your role and your time at Exeter

My name is Pip, I’m your Student Living Officer! I absolutely loved my time at Exeter (despite my first year being a Covid one). When I wasn’t reading a million books for my English degree, I spent most of my time on Dartmoor, at the beach, or playing music with the soul band and choir.  

Favourite spot in Exeter (or on campus)


If you could recommend one thing the Students’ Guild offers for students to get involved in, what would it be?

Events events events! ‘Give it a go’ is such a good opportunity to meet people and do stuff you would never normally do at a free/discounted price.  

Top study tip?

Every hour, go for a short walk WITHOUT your phone/music. Let your brain completely unwind and process what you’ve done so far- you'll be surprised how many ideas you’ll often have when you come back.  

What’s one thing at uni you couldn’t live without?

Yorkshire tea.  

What’s your perfect day in Exeter?

Long walk on Dartmoor, a bbq, and a pint in cuckoo’s taproom.  

What’s one piece of advice you would give to students?

For every drinking-based activity you do with your mates, try and do something not drinky. I used to cook massive dinners for people before pres and this was always the best bit of the night. Also, after uni, you probably won’t live this close to so many of your friends- make the most of it.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Getting the officers more widely known- this job is so important and it really matters who students choose to do it.  

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