Pre-arrival and arrival information

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter! Please read the information below carefully.

  1. Read your pre-arrival support emails. You will receive approximately one per month from July onwards.
  2. Visit the International Student Support webpages - the 'before you arrive' and 'when you arrive' pages will answer many of your questions and it is here you will find the International Welcome Programme! Remember to book your 'meet and greet' airport collection service (if applicable) and take advantage of the Global Chums Mentoring Scheme.
  3. In addition to the main Welcome Session held on Monday of Fresher's Week, there are additional College and subject level meetings for exchange students which provide essential information about your academic studies and support available to you as an exchange student. There are also sessions for you to amend your modules if required. See 'module allocation' below for dates and times.

Exeter-based campuses

There will be a compulsory Welcome Talk for our exchange students on Monday 16th September in the Alumni Auditorium, Forum.

Study Abroad and International Exchange Student Information Session: 12:00-12:30.

Erasmus+ (including students from EU, EEA) Student Information Session: 13:00-13:30.

Further details can be found on the When you arrive in Exeter webpages.


 The Welcome Talk and induction session will take place on Tuesday 17th September, 11:00-12:00, Peter Lanyon Building Seminar Room 10.

Further details can be found on the When you arrive in Cornwall webpages.

Please see below a list of our College Study Abroad Coordinators.  You will need to meet with your Coordinator at the date/time shown below to discuss and finalise your modules.  You should first visit the Coordinator where you are undertaking the majority of your modules (your 'home' College) and then visit the College where you may be taking additional modules.  If you are unsure which College you should see first, please get in touch by emailing

Exeter based (Streatham and St Luke's Campuses)

College/SchoolDisciplineCoordinatorMeeting Time/Location
Business School Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management Studies, Organisation Studies Gemma York

ERASMUS BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY: Tuesday 17th September, 10:00 in Streatham Court, lecture theatre D

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY: Tuesday 17th September, 14:00 in Streatham Court, lecture theatre D

ALL NON BUSINESS BASED STUDENTS DROP-IN: Wednesday 18th September, 10:00 - 12:00, XFi, Seminar Room B

LATE ARRIVAL REGISTRATION SESSION: Friday 20th September, 10:00 - 12:00, XFi, seminar Room B



Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences (EMPS) Engineering Dr Khurram Wadee and

Welcome Talk & Modules: Monday 16th September, 14:00, Harrison Building, Room 106.


Wednesday 18th September, 14:00, Harrison Building, Room 106.


  Computer Science Dr Leon Danon
  Maths Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein
  Physics Dr Charles Williams

Monday 16th September, 15:00 - 16:00, Physics Building, Room PHY/703

Wednesday 18th september, 15:00 - 16:00, location as above.

Alternatively please email Dr Williams.

Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)* All Professor Marion Gibson

Induction Event:

Welcoming Inbound Students:

Humanities (HUMS) Archaeology, Art History, Classics & Ancient History, Drama, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Theolgy & Religion, FLC Steve Bassett

Welcome Talk to HUMS students:
Tuesday 17th September, 09:30, Harrison Building room 004

Module Registration  - HUMS students only drop-in:
Tuesday 17th September, 13:00-16:00, Laver building, room 300.

Module Registration - HUMS students only drop-in: Wednesday 18th September, 10:00-13:00, Laver building, room 300.

Module Registration
- All Students drop-in:

INTO Centre English Language Modules Emma Sweeney

English Langauge Support for International Students talk (repeated Friday): Wednesday 18th September, 13:30, Peter Chalk Centre, Newman Purple.

English Language Support Placement tests:
Wednesday 18th September, 16:30 - 18:00, INTO building, Lecture Theatre.  

Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences Dr Tetsu Kudoh 

Introduction to Biosciences, Bioscience students only:

Group tutor session with Dr Tetsu Kudoh:


  Geography Professor Henry Buller

Geography students only:
Tuesday 17th September, Welcome lecture, 11:00-12:00, Amory Building, room B308.

All other students: Tuesday 17th September, Drop in session, 12:00-13:00, Amory Buyilding room B308

  Psychology Dr Aureliu Lavric and Lisa Tabbenor

Welcome and Module Allocation:


Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Brad Metcalf

Module Registration
Sport Science students only:

All other students:

Social Sciences & International Studies Arab & Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology Sarah Hector

Welcome Talk for SSIS based students and module registration: Monday 16th September, 14:00-16:00, Laver Building, room LT6

Module allocation for SSIS students only: 
Tuesday 17th September, 14:00- 16:00, Amory Building, B219 

Module allocation for non-SSIS students: Wednesday 18th September, 14:00-16:00, Amory Building, B219

Penryn Campus

All exchange students                                           Liz Fath, Education Support Adviser, Sarah Batchelor, International Student Adviser Global Opportunities Support Officer Welcome and Induction Talk for all new exchange students: Tuesday 17 September, 11:00-12:00, Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 10

Biosciences   Dr Sarah Hodge


Humanities (HUMS)  History, English.  

Welcome Talk HUMS students:

Module add/drop
Go to the Info at Penryn desk in Peter Lanyon Building

HUMS Study Abroad meeting


  Mathematics, Geology, Geography, Biology, Renewable Energy, Mining, Law, Business    

*Flexible Combined Honours: Erasmus students studying at the University of Exeter through a 'Broad General Programmes' partnership agreement will be homed with our Flexible Combined Honours Department. Study Abroad and International Exchange students who request to study modules (courses) in many different departments may be homed in our Flexible Combined Honours Department. This department permits students to study two to three different subjects however students cannot study more than half their modules in one subject area.

If you are arriving later than arrivals weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September) and therefore cannot attend the information sessions on Monday 16 September, please contact the Study Abroad Team.

If you are arriving later than Fresher's Week you must notify and gain written permission from your College and the Study Abroad Team. Once permission is granted you must attend attend a late arrival orientation meeting. In Exeter, these are listed on the When you arrive in Exeter webpage.