2019/20 Events & Activities

The following events and activities are now available to book.

A downloadable version of the events programme for 2019/20 is also available. However, please note new events may have been released since its publication which will be detailed on the website only. Subject specific events & activities for 2019/20

Law Talks School Roadshow


Year group - Year 10-13
Date - available on flexible dates until March 2020


For two weeks in September, one of the University’s Law Lecturers is available to come and run talks and workshops with your Year 10 to 13 students about what it’s like to study and work in the Law sector. Dr Matthew Channon grew up in Devon, and, as the first of his family to go to university, he’s committed to breaking down barriers to the profession by sharing his path to Law.

If you would like to book an in school talk please contact ssis-outreach@exeter.ac.uk


Interview Preparation Day


Year group - Year 13
Date - 20th November 2019


An event for Year 13 students who are applying to university courses that include an interview as a part of the application process – to include Degree Apprenticeships. The day will enable participants to develop their core interview skills, while also allowing them the opportunity to try out a range of different interview formats that they may encounter at universities or with employers. Contact medicalschooloutreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places.


The Language Express


Year group - Year 10-13


The Language Exepress, is running a fantastic writing competition in English on the importance of studying languages and cultures and is really eager to get school students involved. We would be very grateful if you could share this opportunity with your students.

We would like students to send in articles of maximum 500 words in English and our panel of university lecturers will read and decide the winner. Winners will be chosen based on analysis and creativity in their writing! The competition will be open to all GCSE and AS/A-level students, studying any language.
The topics are:

GCSE: Choose a celebration in a culture you are familiar with and explain its values.

A-Level: Do languages unite more than they divide us?

There will be a £30 Amazon voucher for the winners of each category, along with two £20 vouchers for the runners up of each category. Each prize winner will be awarded an official certificate and will have their article featured on our website.

The deadline for submissions will be 30th November 2019 with winners being announced in January. Please send all articles to R.Chatburn@exeter.ac.uk

Christmas Lecture Series hosted by The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Year group - Year 10-12
Date - 17th December 2019


Engaging and thought provoking lectures, for Year 10 – 12 students, based on current research from leading Academics at the University of Exeter. Enjoy a day of bitesize lectures which will make you laugh and question life as you explore new subjects. These talks have the aim of supporting school studies, while also providing an opportunity to explore the current hot topics in Science. Previous talks have included the following and this years theme will be released soon:

  • Driverless cars and computer vision
  • Massive stars Live fast, die young
  • Injury biomechanics: From crime to care

Contact cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places.


Languages in a Global World


Year group - Year 11-13 
Date - Friday 10th January 2020


The College of Humanities have much pleasure in inviting you and your students of languages to attend the University of Exeter’s next ‘Languages in a Global World’ talk, an ‘in-conversation’ event, with Professor Emma Loosley (Department of Theology and Religion) in conversation with guest speaker, BBC journalist and Exeter alumni, Frank Gardner.

The event will be chaired by Professor Sally Faulkner, Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for International and Development in the College of Humanities, and will take place at the University’s Streatham Campus in Exeter. (Please see address below)

University of Exeter
Alumni Auditorium
Forum Building
Stocker Road,

The College of Humanities ‘Languages in a Global World’ series has been developed to celebrate the study of languages and international cultures and brings external audiences, including school children and their teachers, to campus. The ‘in-conversation’ events bring a range of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their fields to Exeter. The speakers are language graduates and use languages in their work.

A drinks reception and book signing will following the ‘in-conversation’ event, from 5.30-6.30pm.
Please contact Sarah Clarke, Executive Assistant, to confirm your attendance, no later than 6 December 2019 by email: s.clarke2@exeter.ac.uk

We would also like to invite each of the students who will attend to submit a question about languages for Frank, which will form the basis of the Q and A. We will hope to include all of these questions in the Q and A, but may have to make a selection if numbers are high.

Exoplanets lesson in a box


Year group - Year 9-13 
Date - Flexible


Exoplanet research is one of the most exciting areas of current Astrophysics research. Academics in the University of Exeter Astrophysics research group have a developed a resource box to take into schools, centred around their cutting edge research and using their fantastic virtual reality resource ‘Exoplanet Explorer 360 Planetarium' made in collaboration with ‘We the Curious’ and the ‘Engine House’. Please contact us at cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk if you are interested in these resources being brought into your school. The resources are suitable for Years 9-13 and the session length can be adapted to suit the school but ideally takes between 1-2 hours.

Holocaust Memorial Day


Year group - Year 10-12
Date - 29th January 2020


The College of Humanities have much pleasure in inviting you and your students to the University of Exeter for our Holocaust Memorial Conference on Wednesday 29th January 2020. This conference is an opportunity for students to develop a broader understanding of the Holocaust, its surrounding issues and contemporary relevance, while getting valuable experience of University-level teaching and learning.

You will have the honour of hearing the testimonies of Noemie Lopian, daughter of Holocaust survivors and Derek Niemann, grandson of an SS officer ‘Speaking across the Divide’ with their powerful and moving stories, and taking part in one seminar from an extensive choice of expert speakers.

Contact hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places for your school.

Degree Apprenticeships Day


Year group - Year 10-12

Dates - 11th March 2020


A fantastic opportunity for students in Year 10-12 to learn more about Degree Apprenticeships at The University of Exeter from both leading Academics and local businesses. Students will have the opportunity to meet current alumni and hear their stories about complete a degree level qualification whilst also gaining work experience through their host employer. Through workshops and talks students can discover more about the pathways available, application process, student life, finance and graduate destinations.

Contact cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places for your school.


Year 12 Summer Residential


Year group - Year 12

Dates - 29th June - 2nd July 2020


Our 4 day, fully funded Year 12 residential event has been designed for students considering studying courses that fall into the category of Humanities or Social Sciences – and in some cases span both. As well as the academic content, participants will gain a first-hand experience of student life – staying in halls, working alongside current University students and trying out some of the extra curricular opportunities available on campus.

Places on this residential are limited and student eligibility may apply. Please contact the HASS Residential team with expressions of interest or further queries: hassoutreach@exeter.ac.uk.


Earth Sciences Teacher CPD Conference


Year group - Teachers of Year 12 and 13

Dates - 16th October 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 

Location - University of Exeter Penryn Campus   


An immersive CPD conference designed for teachers in areas of the STEM curriculum at A Level. The conference will give teachers the opportunity to boost subject knowledge, gain resources to aid with teaching and network with other STEM teachers from around Devon and Cornwall. The sessions for the event are to be delivered by world-leading academics from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines. These will include (but are not exclusive to) The Water and Carbon Cycle, Resource Security and Careers in Geology & Mining. We welcome teachers from the following subjects; Geology, Geography, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. 

This event will be limited to 30 spaces. If you would like to book on to this event, please contact cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk