Students listening to a session

A Student Ambassador leading a campus tour

On campus visits

We host opportunities for different year groups to visit our campuses throughout the year. A list of the opportunities to visit our campuses in the academic year 2019/20 can be found below.

Streatham Campus



We host a range of subject events on our campuses for years 12 and 13 at our Streatham and Penryn Campuses throughout the academic year. These activities and events give students the exciting opportunity to find out more about different subject areas; some of which they may have not had the chance to study before. These events and activities include teaching enrichment days, the discovery series and our annual conference series. Further information about our subject specific activities can be found here

Students who are interested in studying at the University of Exeter, or wish to see a university campus, are welcome to book a place on our Open Days taking place throughout the year. In 2020 we will be holding Open Days on the following dates:

Thursday 28th May, Penryn Campus

Friday 29th May, Exeter Campuses

Saturday 30th May, Exeter Campuses

Saturday 5th September, Exeter Campuses

Saturday 26th September, Penryn Campus

Wednesday 28th October, Penryn Campus



Accessing Higher Education - Explore a subject- Wednesday 20th November 2019, 10:00-14:15

This event is aimed primarily at Year 11 students (places are available for Yr10 students who are already actively interested in university) and would like to find out more about how they prepare for applying to higher education, subject options open to them and study pathways to access those subjects. The day, which will be led by staff and current students, will also enable students to find out more about life as a student and provide them with an opportunity to explore a university campus.



 arrival and registration


 Campus Challenge - a fun way to explore a university campus


 Subject Fair and lunch


 Student Life - students will separate into their chosen discipline areas and meet current students in those subjects


 Next Steps - the decisions and considerations that need to be made prior to applying to university (including information about post-16 options)






Who can attend?

  • KS4 students
  • Students must be predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4 including Maths and English Language and be interested in finding out more about higher education.
  • We welcome school groups. Please be aware that due to numbers, in the first instance, we will need to limit bookings to 50 students per school. If additional places become available we will contact you.

If you would like to book some of your students on to this event please complete the booking form


Subject specific activity

We host a range of subject events on our campuses for years 9 and up at our Streatham and Penryn Campuses. This includes teaching enrichment days, the discovery series and our annual conference series. Further information about these activities can be found here.



We are currently reviewing the opportunities for KS3 groups to visit our campus. We hope to have a list of KS3 visit days for the summer term shortly. These visit days will be open to all schools in the South West on a first come first serve basis. Each session will include a campus tour and a student life workshop.


Penryn Campus

We host school visits throughout the academic year for students in years 7-12 at our Penryn campus. These visits give students the chance to see what a university is like first hand and learn about progression in to higher education.

These days usually run from 10am-2pm and are tailored to the age group and needs of your students usually consisting of a couple of workshops and a campus tour.


An example of a typical programme:



10.00 – 10.15

Arrival, escort to room and registration

10.15 – 10.30 

Welcome Presentation 

10.30 – 11.20

Session 1

11.20 – 12.20

Campus tour

12.20 – 12.50


12.50 – 13.40

Session 2

13.40 – 13.50

Final Q & A, evaluations and monitoring slips

13:50 – 14:00

Departure and escort











We have a range of sessions covering different topics relating to progression into higher education. Each visit is tailored towards the needs of your students ensuring they get the information they need to help inform them of their future options.          


Sessions we offer:

If you are interested in arranging a visit to the University of Exeter please suggest a date on our booking system. We receive a high number of requests but try to accommodate as many groups as possible.