Subject Activity Strands for 2019-20

Covid-19 Update

We have now taken the decision to cancel all Exeter Scholars subject activity sessions that were due to take place in March and April 2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We have taken this decision with the aim of safeguarding the health and welfare of our participants, visitors, students and staff. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety is our top priority. You can find more information about the University’s response to Covid-19 here: www.exeter.ac.uk/coronavirus/prospectivestudents/.

At present, only events in March, April, and May are being cancelled, but if event cancellation extends beyond the next two months then we will of course be in touch. You will always be contacted by email in the first instance. It is our aim to rearrange these cancelled sessions for the future, but of course this is not something that we can confirm or act on at this stage. We would like to reassure you that none of this will affect your participation on the programme; we will work to ensure that you still receive as full an Exeter Scholars experience as possible, and will ensure that you all have the same opportunity to pass the programme and access the Exeter Scholars benefits, and gain all of the information that you joined the programme to find.


Participation in the post-16 South West pathway of the Exeter Scholars programme will give you the opportunity to develop knowledge of what it is like to study a subject of your choice at university level. You can choose from the 23 different subject activity strands listed below, and gain access to both academics and current students from your subject area of interest. 

Each subject activity strand will consists of a set number of subject activity sessions that are delivered between January and October 2019. Each subject activity strand has a minimum time commitment, which you will be required to meet in order to successfully pass the programme; this minimum time commitment amounts to approximately 18 to 20 hours throughout the year. The majority of the subject activity sessions will take place at one or more of our university campuses, with some subject activity strands including field trips. Exact dates, locations, and session formats will vary from subject to subject, but will be confirmed for you if your application is successful. Full travel costs for each subject activity session will be refunded to you through our travel bursary procedure. 

The activity for each subject activity strand have been put together to support all Exeter Scholars participants in realising their potential to excel in higher education and achieving their long-term goals. 

Subject Activity Strand Content and Dates

All successful applicants will be assigned to an Exeter Scholars subject activity strand.

We aim to place participants on their first choice of subject activity strand, but due to demand and availability we are not always able to do so. In this case, we will place participants on their second choice of subject activity strand. Please do try to choose a subject for your second choice that you would be just as happy to study as part of the Exeter Scholars programme. 

Select your subject of interest from the list below to find further details about the content, dates, times, and locations for each subject activity strand: 

If you are not sure which subject you want to study in the future, then pick the subject activity strand that sounds the most exciting to you! You will still get all of the benefits of the Exeter Scholars programme, including the alternative offer, regardless of which subject activity strand you complete and even if you decide to apply to study a different subject at university.

Exeter Scholars Subject Activity Strands