When you arrive

Exeter drew me in from the moment I stepped onto campus for the first time. I fell in love with the beautiful surroundings, brilliant academic reputation and friendly atmosphere right from the word 'go'. These things have definitely contributed greatly to my university experience.

Abi Hinton, BA History, Community Action Officer 2012/13

Your introduction to student life is filled with events designed to get you interacting with new friends and the local area. The opportunities are varied and exciting; you could try a free surf lesson on an amazing north coast beach, followed by a fancy-dress showdown in the campus bar. Or you could get involved in conservation or arts work, and then chill out at a film night. It’s a great way to get settled into university life, and the range of activities is aimed at all tastes.

For information about Freshers’ Fortnight at the Cornwall Campus, please see the FXU Students’ Union website.

Freshers’ Week is your opportunity to find your feet before term begins. It is a great introduction to life at the University of Exeter. We’ll make sure that you get to know your way around, make friends and ease yourself into the academic side of life by meeting your tutors and fellow students. During Freshers’ Week you’ll find out about the Students’ Guild, Student Support Services, IT and Library facilities, and the Sports Park.

All the entertainment events are optional – you can join in as many or as few of these as you like. The sports teams run taster sessions and trials and all the societies will compete for your attention at the Activities Fair.

Although attendance at Freshers’ Week is optional, most students say “Don’t miss it.” It’s your chance to thoroughly enjoy yourself and settle into your new home before term starts and you have to start studying.

For more information about Freshers' Week in Exeter, please visit the New Students website.