Teacher Training Open Days

Becoming a teacher will lead to an exciting and rewarding career. Quality teachers are highly sought after, and choosing the right teacher training programme is an important step in ensuring a successful career.

If you are interested in training to become a teacher, we host Open Days in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Our open days provide you with the opportunity to visit our campus, meet our tutors and learn more about our Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct programmes.

UCAS Apply 1 opens on 26 October 2017. For the full list of important dates please see the UCAS website.

Although our Open Days are primarily for students looking to start their programme in 2018, we also welcome second year students, mature students or career changers considering teaching as an option or who are looking to apply for 2019 entry, so please do come along. Please note that for English, History and Physical Education you are advised to attend an earlier open day as these programmes can fill soon after Apply opens. 

We are hosting our own events, as well as attending other University-run events and external teacher training open days. You will find full details of all events for the 2018 entry period in the table below:

Open Days

EventDateLocationTimeFurther details
University of Exeter Postgraduate Study Open Day Wednesday 15 November Streatham Campus, Exeter 12:30-15:30 Please visit the PG Study Open Day page
University of Exeter Teacher Training Open Day Saturday 18 November St Luke's Campus, Exeter 11:00-15:30 Please visit our booking page

Train to Teach event attendance

EventDateLocationTimeFurther details
Cardiff Train To Teach Roadshow Tuesday 17 October Radisson Blu, Cardiff 16:30-20:00 Please visit the DfE website
Bath Train To Teach Roadshow Saturday 11 November Guildhall, Bath 10:00-14:00 Please visit the DfE website
Exeter Train To Teach Roadshow Wednesday 24 January Mercure Exeter Rougemont 16:30-20:00 Please visit the DfE website
Bristol Train To Teach Roadshow Wednesday 28 February Mercure Bristol Grand 16:30-20:00 Please visit the DfE website
Bournemouth Train To Teach Roadshow Tuesday 6 March Hilton Bournemouth Hotel 16:30-20:00 Please visit the DfE website

Activities for current University of Exeter students

EventDateLocationTimeFurther details
Careers and Placements Fair Tuesday 17 October Streatham Campus, Exeter 11:30-15:30 Please visit the Career Zone pages
Teaching and Education Mini Fair Tuesday 24 October Penryn Campus, Cornwall 11:00-14:00 Please visit the Career Zone pages
Careers in Teaching Event Thursday 26 October Streatham Campus, Exeter 10:30-16:30 Please visit the Career Zone pages
STEM Fair Tuesday 7 November Streatham Campus, Exeter 11:30-14:30 Please visit the Career Zone pages

Launch of the Teacher Taster programme 2017 for current University of Exeter students

Have you considered a career in teaching? Would you like the chance to take part in a short (3 day) Teaching Taster programme to find out if it’s the career for you?

The Teacher Taster programme is open to all disciplines and year groups and will:

  • Provide you with the opportunity to spend 3 days in a secondary school setting (at the end of term 1), allowing you chance to experience an educational environment through the eyes of the students and teachers (in the subject of interest to you)
  • Include a short ‘lesson in a box’ element, providing you opportunity to gain some hands on teaching experience within a supported setting (in pairs/small groups), in a subject relating to your degree programme
  • Provide you with a preparatory training session and cover your travel and DBS costs
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Exeter Award by completion of the scheme under the teaching theme

Please visit our dedicated page to find out more and complete a short application. Closing date for applications is Friday 27 October. If you have a current DBS check through the university there may be flexibility with this application date. Please email all enquiries to Jayde Kirby at j.kirby@exeter.ac.uk.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our teacher training open days please contact us at teachertraining@exeter.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about our programmes or applying for PGCE study with us, please contact our PGCE admissions team.