Wellbeing

Moving away from home, making new friends and adapting to life at university can be exciting and it can also be challenging. We hope that while you are at the University of Exeter you will take full advantage of all the opportunities to learn, to embrace student life to the full and to grow and develop as a person. This means developing an understanding of the things you need to do to keep yourself healthy in mind, body and spirit, and taking personal responsibility for your own wellbeing.

Through our Wellbeing Services we aim to provide a range of different services and support pathways to help you with this.

Your personal tutor

Your personal tutor will be available to discuss any problems with you, academic or otherwise. Your tutor will also support you to identify specific advice relating to your programme of study.

On-campus surgery

Whilst you are a student you will need to register with a general practitioner (GP). There is a Student Health Centre on the Streatham Campus and the St Luke’s Campus is served by the Heavitree Health Practice.

Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Centre at Reed Mews, Streatham Campus, offers counselling, guided self-help services, psychological therapies, support to students with mental health issues and advice on a range of wellbeing concerns.

Disability support

Through our AccessAbility service we ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in campus activities and encourage you to declare your disability on your application form. This doesn’t affect your application, but it does help us to prepare for your arrival and plan your support. We can provide advice on funding sources and support, and offer diagnostic assessments where there may be indications of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. 

Students’ Guild Advice Unit

The Advice Unit offers independent, confidential and impartial advice and help in response to questions or problems you might have relating to money, housing, and academic matters.

Childcare

Our purpose-built Family Centre on the Streatham Campus provides nursery places for children from six weeks to school age. The centre received an excellent report following its Ofsted inspection. Places are often over-subscribed so you should apply for a nursery place as soon as possible.

Religious provision

The University’s Multi-faith Chaplaincy is available to all, irrespective of faith or background. Our Chaplains provide pastoral care and confidential counselling as well as explanation of, and instruction in, a range of faiths. For Christians, there are chapels on both Exeter campuses. Islamic students have their own Prayer Rooms on the Streatham Campus with separate facilities for both men and women.

Community Liaison

Your home from home: our Community Liaison Officer and student community wardens offer a range of activities, advice and support with a focus on getting students living happily in, and being active members of, their community.

Student Services Centre

The Student Services Centre in the Forum on the Streatham Campus provides a one-stop-shop for a wide range of student enquiries, including support for students with disabilities, immigration and visa advice for international students, as well the Career Zone, accommodation, registration and student finance advice and support.

Your personal tutor

Your personal tutor will be available to discuss any problems with you, academic or otherwise. Your tutor will also support you to identify specific advice relating to your programme of study.

On campus surgery

Whilst you are a student you will need to register with a general practitioner (GP). The Penryn Campus is served by Penryn Surgery which provides a clinic on campus three times a week. You can find information on how to stay healthy on our student health and welfare page.

Counselling

Confidential counselling is offered by the Student Support Services team. Exactly what form this takes depends on a first assessment and is based on your particular needs and circumstances.

Disability support

We ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in campus activities and encourage you to declare your disability on your application form. This doesn’t affect your application, but it does help us to prepare for your arrival and plan your support. We can also help students to identify technical or equipment needs and apply for funding, benefits and allowances. See the Accessibility Service pages for more information.

Student advice unit

The staff of the Students’ Union (FXU) offer independent, impartial advice and help with queries relating to money, housing, personal relationships and legal matters.

Family support

Woodlane Nursery in Falmouth welcomes babies from 12 months old and has separate facilities for children over the age of three. Children up to the age of eight can use the after-school and holiday clubs.

Religious provision

The Penryn Campus Chaplaincy provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students and staff of all faiths or none. The Chaplaincy has a quiet room – The Oasis – which provides a place to worship, pray, meditate or relax. The diverse faith team has representatives from several different faiths and traditions who are available to advise and lead worship on campus.

Daniel Sinclair, BSc Renewable Energy, Penryn Campus in Cornwall

What I enjoy most about living in Cornwall would be the huge variation between your study and personal time. In university, you work hard doing something that you are passionate about. Away from university, you have the relaxed Cornish vibe, away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

The vibe on campus is a happy one. People clearly work hard at areas they are passionate about. If you speak to people on campus and ask them if they are pleased they chose the Penryn Campus, they all say yes!

Daniel Sinclair, BSc Renewable Energy, Penryn Campus in Cornwall Read Daniel's full profile