January Orientation

The main January Orientation event will be held on Monday 15th January 2018 for all new Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students who will be studying with us in Semester Two/Term 2 onwards.

We will also be holding a small-scale, informal pre-orientation event on Friday 12th January to allow students who have travelled a long distance a little extra time to settle into the city before classes start. Booking is required.

The main January Orientation event will be held on Monday 15th January 2018 for all new Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students who will be studying with us in Semester Two/Term 2 onwards. It is very important that you attend this one day programme, as you will be given information about the University, the support available, and you will meet your college Study Abroad Coordinator to finalise your modules.

Full details will be aded to this page when they become available.

Arriving into a new university on Sunday to orientate into the university and sometimes even begin your classes the very next day can be difficult (especially if you are suffering from jet-lag!)

For the first time, we will be holding a small-scale pre-orientation event on Friday 12th January, to allow students some extra time to settle into the city over the weekend period.

Pre-orientation sessions on Friday will include a campus tour, a welcome talk and document clearance for international students. Students attending these sessions on Friday will not have to repeat them on Monday and can instead begin any timetabled lectures.

Please register your interest by contacting inbound@exeter.ac.uk

Please note: students attending this event will be responsible for sourcing your own short-term accommodation in the private sector for this period. A list of private providers will be provided by the Study Abroad Team along with information provided on the University Accomodation webpages. If you wish to attend the activities on Friday 12th, you should plan to arrive on Thursday 11th.

Students are expected to arrive to the University in order to complete orientation on Monday 15th.  If you are staying in university accommodation, you may not be able to move into your accommodation until Sunday 14th January.

Please note that some classes will begin on Monday 15th. Students who have been pre-enrolled onto your modules will be able to check your timetable in advance to see if this applies. Attendance at the orientation sessions are compulsory, however, activities such as campus tours and study skills sessions will be repeated later in the week so you can fit this around your teaching timetable. The orientation schedule will be added to the International Student Support page in due course.

If you are unable to attend orientation on Monday 15th January then you must gain written permission from your College Coordinator.

College Induction and Study Abroad Coordinator Meetings

All students will be allocated a provisional 'home' College prior to arrival. For Study Abroad and International Exchange students, this is based on where you have requested the majority of your credits. This is the College you must visit first in order to finalise your modules.

College/SchoolDisciplineCoordinatorWelcome Talk

Module Allocation

Business School Accounting, Economics, Finance, Organisation & Management Gemma York     business-school-exchanges@exeter.ac.uk
Humanities (HUMS) Archaeology, Art History, Classics, Drama*, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Theology & Religion) Steve Bassett and Lindsay Tuck  



Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences (EMPS) Engineering Dr Khurram Wadee (Erasmus) & Dr Diego Gomez (International Exchange)    



  Maths Professor Pierre Friedlingstein P.Friedlingstein@exeter.ac.uk
  Computer Science Dr Nicholas Pugeault N.Pugeault@exeter.ac.uk
  Physics Dr Charles Williams   C.D.H.Williams@exeter.ac.uk
Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) All Rachel Hogden and Tim Seelig    


Foreign Language Centre (FLC) All      

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INTO Centre Insessional English Language Modules Emma Sweeney and Dr John Straker    


Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences Dr Tetsu Kudoh    


  Geography Angela Gallego-Sala     a.gallego-sala@exeter.ac.uk
  Psychology Dr Aureliu Lavric     A.Lavric@exeter.ac.uk
  Sport and Health Sciences Dr Brad Metcalfe     B.Metcalf@exeter.ac.uk
Social Sciences & International Studies Arab & Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology Issie Hatfield     ssis-studyabroad@exeter.ac.uk

*Drama students must begin classes one week early, on Monday 8 January

Pre-arrival information

Further details to help you to prepare for your exchange programme at the University at Exeter can be found on the International Student Support pages.  These pages will tell you what you need to do before you arrive and what will happen when you arrive.

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