Throughout the programme, students will be fully supported by a team of trained and experienced staff. This includes a team of Pre-University Summer School Student Ambassadors - current Exeter students who have been carefully selected to support the students during the academic and social programme and who will help make their stay as comfortable and safe as possible.

The student ambassadors will live with the students in the accommodation and accompany them throughout their time to help them make the most of their experience.

Full-time members of the Exeter's Summer School team will also be on hand throughout the programme.

Safety and Supervision

The safety, security, and overall well-being of our students is of utmost priority.

We implement a variety of measures to ensure our students are well cared for and safe at all times. These measures include:

  • Induction session to help students enjoy the campus and city safely
  • 24-hour programme staffing throughout
  • On-site residential student ambassadors and 24-hour campus security.
  • Nightly curfew times.
  • Strict adherence to single-sex accommodation areas.
  • Zero tolerance for alcohol use by any student.

There will be times during the programme, both during the day and evening, where students may be unsupervised, especially if they choose to opt out of any optional evening activities. However, all students will be provided with contact details for their assigned ambassador and summer school staff to ensure they can always reach a member of staff.

Code of Conduct

To ensure the safety and well being of all, students, along with their parent or guardian, will be required to sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct. This outlines the programme rules and regulations, expected behaviour and conduct towards fellow students and staff members. If the Code of Conduct is broken parents will be informed and the student may be removed from the programme.


If students on the programme incur any difficulties our Wellbeing team can offer a range of services to support students personally and in their studies . This team can provide impartial and confidential support to the students if needed, whether this is for general support, advice or any particular issues that arise during the Summer School.


If  students become ill during the programme they should contact a member of staff who will be able to advise  on the best course of action which may be to make an appointment at the university health centre or in an emergency, will accompany the student to the 24 hour walk in clinic in Exeter. 

Students from the EEA (including Switzerland) should obtain a European Health Insurance Card before they travel (  The card which allows you access to state healthcare.  Charges for health care can be very expensive and you must therefore have medical insurance before you travel to the UK. Any students from outside of the EEA should ensure they have adequate Medical Insurance before travelling.

If you are currently taking medicines, please make sure you bring adequate medication for the duration of the programme.