Pre-arrival information

There is so much information available to help you to prepare that it may be hard knowing where to start! Some of the information is available to all new students, some to new international students and some just for you - our inbound Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students! A good place to start is by reading through the information below.

  • Visit the International Student Support - New Student information pages. This gives you information to help 'before you get here' and 'when you arrive'. In particular, remember to book your 'meet and greet' coach collection from Heathrow Airport (if applicable), and take advantage of our Global Chums mentor scheme - you won't regret it!
  • View the information below - this specifically relates to finalising your module choice as inbound Study Abroad, International Exchange or Erasmus students.
  • Read all of your pre-arrival emails carefully! The first one 'Studying at the University of Exeter: Things you need to know and do' will be sent in mid-June.

Exeter-based campuses

There will be a compulsory Welcome Talk for Erasmus, Study Abroad and International Exchange students on Monday 18th September. If you were unable to attend, please see the slides below:

Further details will be found on the International Student Support webpage.


There will be an induction session for all inbound study abroad and exchange students on Tuesday 19th September, 11-12 in Peter Lanyon Building, Seminar room 9.

Module Allocation

Please see below a list of our College Study Abroad Coordinators.  You will need to meet with your Coordinator at the date/time shown below to discuss and finalise your modules.  You should first visit the Coordinator where you are undertaking the majority of your modules (your 'home' College) and then visit the College where you may be taking additional modules.  If you are unsure which College you should see first, please get in touch by emailing

Exeter-based (Streatham and St Luke's Campuses)

College/SchoolDisciplineCoordinatorMeeting Time/Location
Business School All Mike Robertson and Gemma York

ERASMUS: Tuesday 19th 10.00-12.00, Streatham Court D.

INT EXCHANGE: Tuesday 19th
14.00-16.00, Streatham Court D.

Monday 18th Sept to Friday 6th Oct, 09.00 - 16.30, Xfi conference rooms.

Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences (EMPS) Engineering Dr Khurram Wadee and

Welcome Talk: Wednesday 20th,12.00-13.00, Harrison Building room 004. Module allocation after Welcome Talk

  Computer Science  Dr Nico Pugeault Welcome Talk: Wednesday 20th, 12.00-13.00, Harrison Building 004. Module allocation after Welcome Talk
  Maths Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein

Welcome Talk: Wednesday 20th, 12.00-13.00, Harrison 004

Module registration:
Wednesday 20th, 11.00-12.00, Laver Building, room 720, and 13.00-14.00, Harrison 004.

  Physics Dr Charles Williams Welcome Talk: Wednesday 20th,12.00-13.00,Harrison 004

Module Registration:
Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st, 15:00, Physics Room PHY/703
or by email appointment at other times.
Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) All Tim Seelig Monday 18th, 16.00-17.00, Queen's Building LT2
Humanities (HUMS) Archaeology, Art History, Classics & Ancient History, Drama, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Theolgy & Religion, FLC Steve Bassett and Lindsay Tuck

Welcome Talk:
Tuesday 19th, 09.30-10.30, Queen's Building Room LT2

Module Registration:
HUMS students only
Tuesday 19th, 10.30-13.00 and 14.00-16.30, Queen's, room MR1

All other students:
Wednesday 20th, 09.30-13.00 and 14.00-16.30, Queen's, room LT6.1

All students, private appointments only:
Thursday 21st

INTO Centre English Language Modules Emma Sweeney

Introductory talk:
Wednesday 20th, 13.30-14.30, Newman Purple, Peter Chalk Centre.

Placement tests:
Wednesday 20th, 16.00-18.00, INTO lecture theatre.
Wednesday 27th, 16.00-18.00, INTO lecture theatre.

Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences Dr Tetsu Kudoh and Meg Harris

 Welcome talk:
Tuesday 19th, 09.30-10.30, the Great Hall

Module registration:
Tuesday 19th, from 11.00, Geoffrey Pope building, room 213

  Geography Prof. Angela Gallego-Sala

Geography students only:
Tuesday 19th, 10-11.30, Amory Room A115

All other students:
Thursday 21st, 10-11.30, Amory Room A115

  Psychology Dr Aureliu Lavric and Lisa Tabbenor Welcome Talk:
Tuesday 19th, 09.00-10.00. Peter Chalk building, Blue lecture theatre.
Induction Session:
Tuesday 19th, 15.00-17.00, Peter Chalk, Blue lecture theatre.
Module Allocation:
Wednesday 20th, 10.00-11.30, Washington Singer building, Room 233.

Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Brad Metcalf

Welcome Talk: Tuesday 19th, 10.30, North Cloisters, Room NC12.

Module Registration
Sport Science students only:
Wednesday 20th, 10.00-12.00, Richard's Building, Room RB105

All other students:
Thursday 21st, 10.00-12.00, Richards Building, Room RB105

(All at St Luke's Campus)

Social Sciences & International Studies Arab & Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology Issie Hatfield

Welcome Talk:
Tuesday 19th, 09.00-10.00, Peter Chalk Building, Newman Green LT (E)

Social Sciences students only: 
Drop-in session Tuesday 19th, 10.30-12.00 & 14.00-16.00, Amory, Room 9.

All other students:
Drop-in session Wednesday 20th, 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00, Amory, Room 9

Penryn Campus

All exchange students                                           Ashley Johnson Tuesday 19th, 11.00-12.00, Peter Lanyon building, Seminar Room 9

Student Support & Societies

Arriving Late?

Sometimes students cannot arrive during Freshers' Week. If this is the case you must gain written permission from your College to arrive late. Don't panic that you will miss anything; come to a Late Orientation Meeting at the Streatham Campus for a quick guide to the University and also read our New Students Guide arrivals post Freshers Week.  Please visit the New Students webpages and click on the 'Attend a Late Arrivals Orientation Meeting' link for more information about this.

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