Freshers' Week: 16-24 September 2017

‌Our main orientation programme for new students who will start their studies in September is called Freshers' Week. Freshers' Week 2017 will be held 16-24 September, immediately before term starts. We recommend you arrive on either 16 or 17 September to the Exeter campuses or on 14 September to the Penryn or Truro campus to prepare for the week.

There are lots of things for you to do during Freshers' Week that you need to for the University, some in your College, some that we think you will find useful and some that are just fun! And don't worry - our Welcome Team in bright pink t-shirts are there to help you every step of the way.

Students based at Streatham and St Lukes: All the International Welcome Programme sessions are listed in the online Events Guide and on the app and run alongside the other events during Freshers' Week.‌
You can view the International Welcome Sessions here: International Welcome Programme Exeter 2017

You can view the talks from our welcome programme here. 

Monday International Students Welcome Lecture
  International Exchange and Study Abroad Information session
  Erasmus Information Session
  Tier 4 Visas: Stay Safe, Stay Legal
Tuesday Introduction to British Culture
Wednesday  Essential Guide for living in the UK
  English Language Support for International Students
  Planning UK and EU Travel 2017
Friday English Language Support for International Students
  How to plan UK and EU travel
  Study Skills 2017
  Working during your studies















Students based in Cornwall can view their programme of events here: International Student Welcome Programme 2017 CORNWALL.

What should I do before arrival? 

There are lots of things to think about when preparing to come to university in the UK. We're here to help you. 

  • Read and print out our International Students Guide 2017. Work through the checklists at the front. 
  • Look at the New Students information pages. The 'Before you arrive' section includes essential tasks for now and a special section for international students. 
  • Look out for emails from the University. It is important that these emails do not go into your junk folder so check your settings!
    - 4 support emails (June, July, August and September) prompting you to do things.
    - Welcome to the University of Exeter. Important Next Steps (mid-August). This important email contains your student number, information on how to activate your IT account and registration information. It also includes information on any documentation you will be required to show on arrival at university. 
    - University accommodation office emails (if applicable)
    - A welcome email from your College (mid-August)
  • Find out more about the Global Chums mentoring scheme
  • You will be able to book your place on the airport collection service 

What should I do when I arrive? 

It is important that you read our When you arrive page. An interactive list of what to do is available on iExeter too. 

We have developed an ‌ to help you settle into university life. The sessions are informative and fun. We look forward to meeting you at one of the sessions. 


Arrivals at the University Exeter after 24 September 2017

In an ideal world everyone would arrive at the start of Freshers' Week but sometimes this isn't possible. As soon as you know you would like to arrive after 24 September you must get written permission to do so from the Admissions Office. If you do not do this you may not be able to register with the University.   

If you arrive at the University Exeter after Freshers' Week please read Exeter New Students Late Arrivals Guide or Cornwall New Students Late Arrivals Guide and attend a Late Arrivals Meeting (no need to book). More information for students is available on the New Students website.

Late Arrivals Meetings 2017 - Streatham Campus (to be arranged)

Late Arrivals Meetings 2016 – Penryn Campus, Cornwall (to be arranged)

If you are late arriving at the Penryn campus please go to the Student Information Desk in the Peter Lanyon Building where we can help you register. 

January Orientation: 15 January 2018

Our January Orientation will be held on Monday 15 January 2018 and subsequent evenings. We try to cram as many orientation activities as possible in a short space of time to allow you to get into your programmes of study quickly. However, we are always on hand to answer questions. More information will be available in November.