The Undergraduate Journal


Name The Undergraduate Journal

Students developing their research skills, knowledge and employability through the University’s Interdisciplinary Academic Journal

The Undergraduate is the University of Exeter’s Interdisciplinary Academic Journal “for undergraduates by undergraduates”, established in 2013 by a group of students who wanted students to receive more recognition for their research.

The journal encompasses nine academic disciplines: Ancient History & Classics; Business & Economics; English & Film; International Relations; Law; Middle Eastern Studies; Modern Languages, Social Sciences and Theology. Two issues are published every year and are available free of charge in print and online. Any undergraduate student can submit an article, which is then anonymised and assessed by a subject editor. The essays that best match the journal's values are then selected and published in the next print and online issues. 

The overall Undergraduate team for 2015-16 is led by President, Caroline Hughes (BA Economics and French) and Editor-in-Chief, Rosemary Lennie (BA Theology and Religion). Caroline says the Undergraduate aims to be a platform for exchanging knowledge and ideas across disciplines, make academic research accessible to a broad audience, encourage undergraduate research and writing outside courses and promote the work of aspiring researchers among undergraduates at Exeter.


For Caroline, Rosemary and their team, working on the Undergraduate has given them diverse knowledge, skills and experience, which they can use in their careers and professional development. Caroline says, “In the workplace, you’re not just doing…one thing, so I think it [work with the Undergraduate] has really helped me to realise you can change and mix [what you do].”

Rosemary adds, “One of the biggest skills I have learned is confidence, it’s about putting yourself out there and taking that risk to take steps up. Our committee is…[also]…about 36 people altogether so managing who’s doing what when is quite a mammoth task at times, but it’s amazing to watch it all come together…I know the skills I’ve learned here translate to anything I could end up doing.”

Aim 2: Excellent employment experiences & capabilities
To measure and improve the employability attributes of all students through course, extra-curricular and out-of-term-time activities

The Undergraduate Journal - Origins and Content

The University of Exeter’s Interdisciplinary Academic Journal “for undergraduates by undergraduates”.

The Undergraduate Journal - Interdisciplinary and Multi-disciplinary Learning

“We encourage interdisciplinarity within submissions because…that’s how real life works.”

The Undergraduate Journal - Employability

"One of the biggest skills I have learned is confidence”.