A Day in the Life

Would you like to experience student life for the day? The 'A Day In The Life' scheme is an exciting student shadowing programme which gives you the unique opportunity to gain an insight into life at the University of Exeter by shadowing an undergraduate student for one day.

Accompanied by current students in your chosen subject, you will have the chance to attend undergraduate lectures, seminars and/or other academic sessions, take part in a full campus tour, and speak to a student and potentially a member of staff about the course, student life, the university, the city, and the careers and opportunities available beyond graduation. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed but you would need to bring your own lunch.

'A Day in the Life' usually takes place in Term 1 (September-December) and Term 2 (January-March) during the University of Exeter calendar year from Monday-Friday, as this is when undergraduate lectures and seminars take place. However, session availability can vary from college to college so please enquire to find out more. 

In order to be eligible for this activity, you must meet the following eligibility criteria -

  • Be studying at a State School in England (unless you are applying as a mature student)
  • Be in Year 12* or are a mature student at the point of your visit

And also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by home postcode (will be checked on your behalf as a part of the application process)
  • Be an estranged student
  • Be living in care
  • Be a mature student
  • Be a participant in the Exeter Scholars or Realising Opportunities programme

* If you are on the Exeter Scholars South West programme, you are eligible to apply in both Year 12 and Year 13. If you are interested in programmes in the College of Medicine and Health, you are eligible if you are in Year 10, Year 12 or are a mature student. 

'A Day in the Life' is currently available across all three University of Exeter campuses and cover most subject areas. If you think you are eligible, please fill in this application form below. 

If you are in Year 10 or Year 12, please note that we do not collect parental or school consent as a part of the application form however it is important that before applying you ensure you have obtained permission from both to attend and have their support for any associated authorised absence from school.