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Top 11 Tips for Freshers’

Whether it’s a Disney Pub Quiz, a Harry Potter Welcome Banquet or a trip to Exmouth for a windsurfing taster, if it sounds like something that might be a laugh, or there’s folk you know going, go for it.

Freshers' Week

Freshers’ Week takes place from Monday 18 - Sunday 24 September 2017 with students moving into university accommodation from Saturday 16. It is an introduction to all aspects of university life. An opportunity to get to know your university and its surroundings, find out about your course and what’s involved in studying, explore and try the university’s many societies and services, as well as meet and make new friends.

With over 900 Guild events and 600 FXU events during the week, many of which involve no drinking at all, remember to attend your academic induction so you can be prepared for your study.

University staff and the Students’ Guild welcome team volunteers will be on hand to help with any issues that come up - they're easy to spot in their pink t-shirts.

Make sure you complete the essential tasks in when you arrive.

Collect your UniCard Your UniCard is vital, it gives you access to buildings and identifies you as a member of the University of Exeter.
Academic Induction See your personal timetable on iExeter for information about your academic induction.
Society, Sports, Arts and Culture taster sessions More information and a full list of events on the Students' Guild and FXU websites.
Visit the library

Take a look at our guide to getting started at the Library. For information on the resources and support available for your subject, try our subject guides. If you have any questions or if you need any help contact the library.

Get a Library tour at the Penryn Campus. 

Penryn: Attend ‘Student Essentials’ events Student Essentials will be running Monday 18 to Friday 22 from 10:00 - 16:00 in The Compass. 
Visit the Activities fair  Exeter: on Saturday 23 September across Streatham Campus. Meet all the Students' Guild societies and find out how to join.
Penryn have two separate fairs: Clubs and volunteering on Tuesday 19 and Societies Fayre on Wednesday 20 September.
Complete International Student Clearance More information on this in When you arrive.
Attend International Welcome Programme sessions For more information visit our International Student support pages

You must receive written permission from Admissions if your arrival date is after the first date of your course. Arriving later may mean that you miss out on Freshers’ Week activities, academic induction and social sessions. Read our arrivals section for more information on ariving outside of freshers week.

Music and Orchestra Week 2017

Held the week before Freshers’ Week, Music Orchestra Week is a residential programme of workshops, social events and performances that introduce you to the extra-curricular music community at Exeter. A community of over 1,000 students who dedicate their free time to music, returning students describe Music and Orchestra Week as the best way to learn everything that goes on here in Exeter! You don't need to have any grades, and you don't need any previous experience, the week is open to everyone.

Tickets and information

More information and tickets can be found on the Students' Guild site. Or if you have any questions, you can contact the Students' Guild.