Academic support

Chris Lewis, BA History and Politics, Penryn Campus

My lecturers have always been interested in my ideas and helped me to develop them. For example, in a history essay last term I compared attitudes to landscape in 18th Century poetry and Frank Turner's music. It was great to see my lecturer get excited and interested by my idea. Being a Joint Honours student has really helped me become more creative in my approach to my course and smaller class sizes on the Penryn Campus mean my lectures have more time to help me develop my ideas.

Chris Lewis, BA History and Politics, Penryn Campus

IT services

iExeter mobile app and student portal

iExeter is home to all the vital IT services that you’ll need throughout your time with us. It is available on your mobile and from any web-enabled computer, giving access to your email, calendar, documents, library account, student record, teaching timetables and learning materials for your modules. It also features a PC and study space finder, and maps to help you find your way around.

You can use iExeter to ask non-academic support questions at any time via the Student Information Desk.

Free internet access

We are part-way though a £6.4 million investment in our University network making study and research more flexible and accessible. Glasney Student Village has free internet access and there are public-access PC ‘clusters’ on campus. You can even borrow a laptop from our IT Services team.

IT Help Desk

From IT service support, to virus problems and internet access – the helpdesk can assist with any issues. We even run laptop clinics to help you get your laptop working on our network.

Lecture-capture and video conferencing facilities

Many of our learning spaces are equipped so that you can access some lectures remotely or see them again online.

The library service

The Penryn Campus Learning Resources Centre, library and IT facilities provide an accessible and excellent study environment. The Exchange transforms the student and staff experience, giving access to the full range of academic and support services in one place, as well providing flexible facilities and learning environments.

Students benefit from:

  • 24/7 library access during term-time;
  • self-service facilities;
  • a range of different study areas, with wifi access throughout;
  • 120,000 books, 3,000 maps and 25,000 videos/DVDs;
  • a comprehensive range of e-journals, databases and e-books;
  • access to all the university libraries available from Exeter and Falmouth and inter-library loans;
  • archives and special collections, including the Camborne School of Mines archives and the Institute of Cornish Studies collection.

Our range of resources is continually reviewed and refreshed and you’ll have an induction programme to cover the Learning Resources Centre and IT facilities. Enquiry and help desks provide further support and advice throughout your studies.

Further information

For more information visit the Cornwall current students pages.

IT services

iExeter mobile app and student portal

iExeter is home to all the vital IT services that you’ll need throughout your time with us. It is available on your mobile and from any web-enabled computer, giving access to your email, calendar, documents, library account, student record, teaching timetables and learning materials for your modules. It also features a PC and study space finder, and maps to help you find your way around.

You can use iExeter to ask non-academic support questions at any time via the Student Information Desk.

High-speed wired and wireless network

We are part-way though a £6.4 million investment in our University network making study and research more flexible and accessible. Nearly all University owned halls of residence are connected to our network, giving you access to all University resources and fast broadband and wireless. It’s not a problem if you don’t have your own computer – there are public-access PC ‘clusters’ at all campuses with many open 24 hours. You can also borrow laptops from the Forum Library.

IT support

From IT service support, to virus problems and internet access - our IT department can assist you with any queries. We even run laptop clinics to supplement your own support arrangements to help you get your laptop working on our network.

Learning spaces

We are also investing in our learning spaces to ensure you have excellent teaching facilities; these include expanding our lecture capture service so you can see lectures again online.

You can find out more on the Learning Spaces website.

Library services

We pride ourselves on our library facilities and have benefitted from an £10 million refurbishment. 

Forum Library

Our flagship library, which received a recent £5.8 million investment, includes state-of-the-art multi-media and computer clusters, as well as e-books, e-journals and databases in every subject. We have one of the highest UK academic library ratios of printed books to students with a stock in excess of 1.2 million. The Open 24/7 throughout the academic year we ensure its contents are relevant to you through our student library champions who help guide what we purchase. Forum Library also houses the Lasok Law Library.

Open 24/7 throughout the academic year we ensure its contents are relevant to you through our student library champions who help guide what we purchase. Forum Library also houses the Lasok Law Library.

Special collections

Internationally important special collections exclusive to Exeter include literary and historical archives and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. From the latest e-books to Medieval manuscripts, we provide a world-class research-intensive library environment for your study. 

Subject specialists run a comprehensive programme of training to help you get the very best from the rich print and electronic resources available in your chosen subject, as well as one-to-one appointments to suit you, including special resources in the online learning environment. There are extra services and facilities for international students who have their own International Officer.

Research Commons

Our research library is open to all students seeking a quiet study environment or access to our unique special collections and film museum.

Amory Study Centre and The Sanctuary 

Student friendly study spaces zoned for quiet and group work.

St Luke’s Campus Library 

This refurbished campus library has silent, quiet and group study zones, multi-media facilities and collections supporting Sport Science and Medicine.

Further information

For more information visit the Library website.

Foreign Language Centre

The Foreign Language Centre (FLC) is based on the Streatham Campus. We provide a range of language courses, including daytime undergraduate modules as part of your main degree and a certificated Evening Language Programme, which has a fee. Whatever your degree, you can benefit from learning languages during your time here at Exeter.

Hundreds of students from all subjects across the University choose to take language modules as part of their degree. You can choose to learn a completely new language, or to improve one you have studied before. Modules are available at a range of levels from beginners to advanced in:

French ▪ German ▪ Italian ▪ Japanese ▪ Mandarin Chinese ▪ Portuguese ▪ Spanish

If you have relevant prior language learning, we offer fast-track modules which enable you to progress to a higher level more quickly. We also have languages ‘for business’ that help you develop your knowledge of the language in a business context.

All our undergraduate modules are assessed and count for credits towards your main degree. You might take our modules as an option (where your degree programme allows this) or to help you prepare for study in a foreign country (for example, on a ‘with European Study’ degree or for an Erasmus exchange).

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates across all subjects who have additional language skills. To help your employability, you can choose to have the language modules you study with the FLC named in your degree title, for example ‘BA History with proficiency in Spanish’. To achieve this, you must successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits in one language

For details see the Foreign Language Centre OLD website.