The University of Exeter is the fastest-rising university in both UK and world league tables. Our status has been confirmed by our ranking in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. We now rank seventh in this league table and tenth in both The Times and The Guardian. We are ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education international rankings, have recently joined the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities and of course have been named University of the Year by The Sunday Times.
The University is once again in the top 10 for student satisfaction, according to the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS). We rank sixth out of 121 UK higher education institutions for overall satisfaction and we’ve maintained our top 10 position every year since the survey was launched eight years ago. We now rank third in the country for student satisfaction with the quality of our teaching, up one place from last year.
At Exeter we ensure that the teaching and support we offer provides you with the academic excellence needed to enhance your experience with us and to boost your employability after graduation. Over 80 per cent of our students leave us with First Class or 2:1 Honours degrees. Our students demand a lot of us and we of them – we aim to make our teaching inspirational and your learning exceptional.
At Exeter you have the opportunity to extend your learning experience beyond simply doing the reading and going to the lectures – you’re an active member of a vibrant academic partnership. Whether that’s as a programme representative or an agent for change, you are empowered to find improvements in everything the University does and are given the opportunity to see your changes implemented, ensuring the voice of every student is heard and acted upon.
As Vice President Academic Affairs for the Students’ Guild I represent every student who studies here, ensuring that your learning experience is at the heart of everything the University does. I am the link between the student body and the University; so when you have an idea or a problem which needs solving you can come to me and I’ll make sure the right person listens.
Exeter is a sector leader in so much of what it does because of the partnership between the Guild and University. Our annual Teaching Awards are among the best in the country and the ‘Students as Change Agents’ project has received international recognition. At Exeter, students are listened to, students matter.
At Exeter the quality of your education and your employment prospects come together to ensure you are prepared for any future challenges you face. Our students and our graduates are world-class, and this comes from the high standard of support and encouragement available both inside and outside the classroom.
What makes Exeter special is the extent to which our students shape the learning environment, making it exciting, challenging and so much more than just a degree.
James Eales, Students’ Guild Vice President Academic Affairs