When you arrive
Freshers' Week in Exeter
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.
Members of the Welcome Team are on hand to answer all your questions and to guide you through the week’s events. All the entertainment events are optional – you can join in as many or as few of these as you like, though most people find it difficult to fit in all the things they want to do. 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.
Freshers’ Fortnight in Cornwall
At the Cornwall Campus, your introduction to student life is action packed, with events during the days and evenings designed to get you interacting with new friends and the local area. The opportunities are varied and exciting; one day might mean a free surf lesson on an amazing north coast beach, quickly followed by a fancy-dress showdown in the campus bar. Alternatively, 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. FXU also provides advice and welfare support to help with the transition into studying and working in a new environment. Undoubtedly, Freshers’ activities are fun, exciting and very entertaining.
For information about Freshers’ Fortnight at the Cornwall Campus, please see the FXU Students’ Union website.
There was never any doubt about my subject choice however I had to be sure of which university. At the Exeter University Open Day, all became clear. The green campus made an instant impression on me. It’s ideal as everything is within walking distance. The Sports Park, the lecture rooms and the halls of residence are all close by and the city centre is on your doorstep too.
Before arriving at Exeter I was determined to make the most of my time here. There are a whole range of activities and sports to get involved in. I am Social Secretary on this year's Geography Committee. I organise events throughout the year and it has been a great way to meet new people throughout the year groups. I also work in the student bar on campus and volunteer with RAG (Raising and Giving). With any remaining free time, I am usually playing tennis. The Exeter tennis centre is most impressive. Exeter is everything I could have hoped for and more.
Chris Rainford, 2nd Year BSc Geography