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Discover University

Our online Discover University platform provides information, advice and guidance for prospective students, parents/guardians, teachers and advisers about studying at university.

Take part in an online event covering:

  • Subject specific talks from our academic community
  • Live Q&As with staff and students
  • Guidance sessions on:
    • Choosing a course
    • Writing a personal statement
    • Navigating the UCAS process, and more!

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    We are taking a break over the summer holidays. Please come back to this site in early September to find out about our Discover University virtual conferences and other events taking place throughout 2022/23.  

Spotlight on: Choosing a Course

This month we’re shining a spotlight on researching your course options – pay attention to modules, course structure and campus when you’re searching!

Win a £100 voucher!

Calling all KS4 & KS5 students, we want to hear your ideas about Business and the Environment. The best entry for each category will receive £100 in vouchers. Deadline: 30th May 2022. Find out more

Useful resources

If you’re thinking about going to University, but are unsure of whether it’s right for you or would just like to find out more about university life, here are some useful resources which may help you in your decision-making.

In these podcasts Dr Karl Devincenzi, Schools Relationship Manager, and guests discuss topical issues relevant to higher education. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 14 - 9th August - In this final episode just before A Level results day, Karl and Katherine run through what students can expect on results day including reviewing recent media reports about increased levels of competitiveness for places, whilst also providing some guidance for students considering deferring/re-applying. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 13 - 2nd August - In this episode of In Conversation, Karl talks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Office Manager based in Exeter, about our accommodation guarantee and what students need to do come results day next week. Find out more by listening to this episode.

Series 2, Episode 12- 26th July - As A-Level results day approaches, Karl and Katherine reflect on the process and what students should expect on the day itself. Join in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 11 - 19th July - In this episode of In Conversation, Karl talks to Nicola Sinclair, Head of WP and Student Recruitment about the support available to students from under-represented backgrounds and how we as a University identify students at the point of application.

Series 2, Episode 10 - 12th July - Head of Wellbeing and Welfare Services, Mark Sawyer talks to Karl this week about the support services in place for students at the University. What can students expect and how do they reach out to the different services? Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 9 - 5th July - This week's In Conversation talks through IB results and what happens next for students receiving their IB results. Tune in and listen to Dr Katherine Lloyd Clark and myself talk about how we handle these results and what students need to do next.

Series 2, Episode 8 - 28th June - In this episode, Karl is joined by two current students who reflect on their learning and student experience at the University of Exeter. Tune in to hear fantastic insight into their experiences and how they have coped with the high and lows of university life.

Series 2, Episode 7 - 21st June - In episode 7, Karl talks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Office Manager, about accommodation arrangements for prospective students starting their courses in September in Exeter. Tune in to find out more about what is available.

Series 2, Episode 6 - 14th June - Karl is joined by two current students for this episode of In Conversation where they discuss their teaching and learning experiences over the last 14 months and provide advice for students starting in September.

Series 2, Episode 5 - 7th June - Karl is joined by Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice Chancellor and discusses the key challenges facing universities , whilst looking ahead to the teaching and learning experiences envisaged for prospective students. Tune in and find out more!

Series 2, Episode 4 - 1st June - Episode 4 continues the admissions cycle for year 13 students and focuses on results day. Karl and Katherine explore the different possible outcomes, how universities handle results and the options available to you at that stage. Find out more by listening in to this episode.

Series 2, Episode 3 - 24th May - In this episode, Karl talks to Katherine about Teacher Assessed Grades and what happens between the time they are put together in schools/colleges to their release in early August. Gain an insight into the process and how universities handle your grades by tuning in!

Series 2, Episode 2 - 17th May - Episode 2 focuses on the teaching and learning experience in September as Karl and Katherine talk through the student experience, deferral opportunities and availability of year abroad/industrial placements. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 1 - 10th May - In this episode Karl discusses with Dr Katherine Lloyd-Clark, Assistant Director for Admissions and Student Recruitment, forthcoming milestones for Year 13 students and how they can best prepare for the coming months.

Here's what some of our previous attendees said about Discover University events:

"I learnt about the different sections of the application, when it's best to apply and how to make use of the help provided on the UCAS website."

"I learnt what it meant to apply at a competitive university, and what the benefits for me as a student would be by applying to one of them. Also, I gained more knowledge on how the Universities are going to be looking at our applications next year after the CoronaVirus epidemic."

"I learnt information about how to best structure my personal statement and more about the Russell group uni’s that I did not know before."