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The school engagement team release regular blogs providing information and advice for teachers and advisers who may be guiding students through the application process.

Booking system

If you would like to book a visit to our campuses or make a request to attend an event or the delivery of a workshop, please use our booking system 

Teacher resources

The University of Exeter Outreach Team is committed to providing timely relevant information surrounding higher education issues to teachers and advisers to ensure that you are able to provide meaningful information, advice and guidance to your students. There is a dedicated member of staff working with schools in each region across the UK. Should you wish to make a request for attendance at an event or the delivery of any workshops and presentations at your school/college, please use our booking system to submit an enquiry.

Our Discover University platform provides regular updates through varying channels as follows: 

  • A dedicated twitter account @DiscoverUniExe, specifically for teachers and advisers. Tweets are also available on our homepage.
  • A webcast series discussing topical issues pertaining to higher education – available on our YouTube channel under Discover University and under the In Conversation tabs below
  • A teacher/adviser blog linked directly from this site.

Degree Apprenticeships offer an alternative cost-effective way of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree whilst gaining valuable work experience. Students undertaking a Degree Apprenticeship combine working with study at university. The amount of time students spend with their employer or at university will depend on the programme, however students will stay employed with their employer for the full length of their degree apprenticeship.

The following resources provided by speakers are also available to be downloaded: 

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aims to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

Further episodes will be created at least every fortnight. 

Episode 9

Karl is joined by two current students who reflect on their experiences of studying at the University of Exeter. Stan and Bettina, both current finalists at the University, talk about their time whilst studying at both Exeter and Penryn examining both the academic and social opportunities. Tune in and find out more.

Episode 8

In episode 8, Karl speaks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Officer Manager based on our Exeter campuses, who talks about our plans for re-opening our residences for new students in September. Find out more about how the University plans to create a safe and secure environment for students living in Exeter by tuning in.

Episode 7

In episode 7 of In Conversation, Karl is joined by two current students at the University who talk about their experiences of online learning and teaching. Kathryn and Lucy reflect on the last few months and provide insights into how they have managed the transition from on campus learning to digital engagement.

Episode 6

Episode 6 focuses on the upcoming IB results and provides an insight into the process from a university perspective including what students/applicants need to know. The conversation provides an overview of what students should expect and what they should be thinking about when making decisions about their future studies.


Episode 5

In episode 5, Karl talks to Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement about the key challenges facing universities in the new academic year, the impact of Covid-19 on the student experience and reports on students wishing to defer entry in September.

 

Episode 4

In episode 4, Karl and Katherine discuss the importance of league tables, the relevance of mission groups such as the Russell Group whilst also examining what Year 12 students can do to make informed decisions about their future.

 

Episode 3

In episode 3, Karl and Katherine focus on the forthcoming recruitment cycle for current Year 12 students and discuss issues such as what a post Covid-19 world could look like, the impact on Covid-19 on Year 12 students and what students can do to fill the information void currently.

 

Episode 2

In this episode, Karl and Katherine explore the implications of student number caps for this years application cycle, the implications of Covid-19 for students starting in September and how opportunities such as study abroad and industrial placements may be affected.

 

Episode 1

The first session focuses on year 13 students and discusses issues such as confirmation and clearing, unconditional offers and key milestones for this year group.

 

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aim to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

Follow the links below to listen to the latest episodes. 

Episode 9: Karl is joined by two current students who reflect on their experiences of studying at the University of Exeter. Stan and Bettina, both current finalists at the University, talk about their time whilst studying at both Exeter and Penryn examining both the academic and social opportunities. Tune in and find out more.

Episode 8*Accommodation* In episode 8, Karl speaks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Office Manager based on our Exeter campuses, who talks about our plans for re-opening our residences for new students in September. Find out more about how the University plans to create a safe and secure environment for students living in Exeter by tuning in.

Episode 7: In episode 7 of In Conversation, Karl is joined by two current students at the University who talk about their experiences of online learning and teaching. Kathryn and Lucy reflect on the last few months and provide insights into how they have managed the transition from on campus learning to digital engagement. Tune in and find out more!

Episode 6With results day looming for IB Students, episode 6 of In Conversation focuses on an overview of the process from a university perspective, with insights into what students/applicants need to know. The episode provides information about the process and what comes next for students who will be receiving results on the 6th July.

Episode 5: In this episode Karl talks to Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement about the key challenges facing universities in the new academic year, the impact of Covid-19 on the student experience and reports on students wishing to defer entry in September. Gain an understanding of how the University of Exeter is preparing for the new academic year by tuning in!

Episode 4: In this episode, Karl and Katherine discuss the importance of league tables, the relevance of mission groups such as the Russell Group whilst also examining what Year 12 students can do to make informed decisions about their future.

Episode 3: Karl and Katherine focus on the forthcoming recruitment cycle for current Year 12 students and discuss issues such as what a post Covid-19 world could look like, the impact on Covid-19 on Year 12 students and what students can do to fill the information void currently experienced due to school closures.

Episode 2Katherine and Karl explore the meaning of student number caps and how current Year 13's may be affected by this, what the confirmation and clearing process may look like and look ahead to the start of the academic year for current Year 13 students.

Episode 1We launch our 'In Conversation' series which aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The first session, delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi and Dr Katherine Lloyd-Clark, focuses on year 13 students and discusses issues such as confirmation and clearing, unconditional offers and key milestones for this year group.

Our teacher fact/cue cards provide timely reminders to teachers/advisers of the key milestones in the application process.

See the cards for each month to consider key dates applicable to new applicants.

Each year the University of Exeter hosts HE Advisers' Days in Exeter and Cornwall. These days provide the opportunity for teachers and careers advisers, who play a vital role in supporting students making progression decisions, to attend a full programme of presentations and workshops focusing on the current higher education environment and the factors affecting progression. Topics typically cover the UCAS application cycle, student funding, University of Exeter admissions and life as a student.

To find out when our next HE Advisers’ Day event is scheduled please see current events.

Please find below the presentation slides from the HE Advisers' Days in Exeter and Cornwall held in February 2020

UCAS update - Alan Jones (UCAS)

University of Exeter Admissions update - Jo Hamilton (University of Exeter) 

Advancing Access, writing the teachers reference  - Richard Prest, Liz Hull & Dr Katherine Lloyd-Clark (University of Exeter)

Student Finance update - Stacey-May Fox (Student Finance England)

The University of Exeter Degree Apprenticeships

Advancing Access host free CPD virtual conferences for teachers and advisers. Representatives from Russell Group universities normally present topics covering: successful personal statements; writing academic references; preparing for university interviews; applying to medicine; applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

You can also ask questions through live discussion forums. To find out more and sign up for the event, visit the Advancing Access website.

The Annual Teaching and Learning Conference run by the South West Academic Trust (SWAT) normally takes place every year in June. Aimed at teachers, it involves a series of interactive workshops and key note speakers who share interesting and innovative experiences and allow delegates the opportunity to generate ideas to make teaching and learning truly exceptional.

The next teaching conference will take place in 2021 at the University of Exeter. Conference information may be found on this website closer to the date.