The Discovery Series

The Discovery Series is designed to bring an experience of a range of university courses to the classroom, and help students gain an understanding of the skills, practice and opportunities involved in studying that subject – especially for subjects that are not taught at school.

The sessions will bring the subject to life by giving participants exclusive access to cutting edge research and interactive activities not available through any other route.

Led by staff and students from the discipline, the Discovery Series consists of one visit per school term with a small group of students identified by you; the first two taking place in school, and the third inviting students and staff onto a University of Exeter campus for a special finale, and taste of real university life and study.

Key points to be aware of with the Discover Series -

Due to limited resource, we will only be able to offer the Discovery Series in schools who fulfil certain eligibility criteria, to include being part of the Exeter Links partnership, or to students who meet an individual eligibility criteria. If you are interested in taking part then we would encourage you to get in touch to find out more about this point. 

The unique feature of the Discovery Series is that delivery will be split across schools and on a University of Exeter campus.  Sessions one and two will take place at your school and the third will be delivered either at the Streatham, St Luke's or Penryn campus.

While opportunities take place across different campuses, the campus on which the series finale will be held is dependant on the subject booked. For schools based outside of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset & Bristol who may not be able to travel for the third on-campus session, we would be willing to discuss alternative options for delivery of this content.

In some cases, dates for all three sessions will be set in partnership with the school, but for others, the on-campus date will be set to allow attendance at other exclusive events and conferences to which participants can benefit. Further details will be confirmed at the point of enquiring.

Group sizes vary across the subject strands and can be set in discussion with the school although the series is designed to be small group working and as a guide be between 10 - 20 places.

Also, it is anticipated the the group taking part in a Discovery Series should be the same students for each of the 3 sessions.

"The ambassadors were really friendly and I really enjoyed the sessions. It has improved my knowledge and further influenced me to go to university."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this session and it has really helped me get an insight into Law and Law School."

"The content of the workshop helped me link with my GCSE content." 

Recent feedback from pupils after recent Discover Days