Student life

As a student in Geography you will be part of a vibrant postgraduate community benefiting from quality research-led teaching or supervision and access to outstanding facilities.

With both campuses situated in the South West of England you will benefit from the stunning locations and close proximity to the beautiful coast and countryside of Devon and Cornwall that helps provide a laid back place to study and live.

You can read more about what it is like living in Exeter or Cornwall in the tabs below.

Your voice as a student

We are committed to enabling all students to communicate their views and to receiving suggestions to influence changes to our policies and procedures. Taught postgraduate students of Geography have a voice through the College of Life and Environmental Science postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). This single SSLC, which exists for all disciplines in the Colleges, gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions about studying with us and to comment on a wide range of issues and possible developments.

The SSLC is presided over by Subject Chairs (a student elected by the Students’ Guild) and composed of elected student representatives from each year and programme and appropriate staff representatives. The Associate Dean (Education) and Assistant College Manager (Education) for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences meet with Subject Chairs on a regular basis, and Subject Chairs are represented on College’s Education Strategy Group.

Module and course evaluation

Feedback from students is requested for every module. Module leaders receive this feedback and are required to respond to the scores and comments received via the Annual Module Review process. The responses are subsequently shared with students.

For Geographers there are few places better in the UK than Cornwall. With the area’s natural features of coastline, rivers and moorland on your doorstep, students are surrounded by beautiful landscape and a wealth of opportunities for study.

Cornwall has a rapidly growing economy fuelled by investment from business, the Government and acclaimed developments such as the Eden Project, and is leading the way in renewable energy technologies.

A wide variety of outdoor pursuits are open to you – from surfing (some of the best in the country) to walking, kite boarding to diving. The campus is based in Penryn, near Falmouth, which is a lively town with bars, pubs restaurants and a vibrant café culture to explore, plus theatres, cinemas, shops and galleries.

Facilities and services

The University has all the services and facilities you'll need to make the most of life on campus, view our Penryn Campus page and Why Exeter? pages for more information. The Penryn Campus is a modern campus with a friendly, vibrant atmosphere, enhanced by its shared location with Falmouth University.

Maps and directions

You can find a map and directions for the Penryn Campus on our Visiting us webpages.

Exeter is a city with an attractive mix of vibrant culture and a safe, student-friendly environment. With its excellent shopping, including the £235 million Princesshay development, and pubs, cafes, restaurants, theatres and cinemas there is plenty to do in the city, from the popular mainstream to the quirky and unusual.

Exeter is well placed for easy access to beautiful countryside and moorland, with Dartmoor and Exmoor on your doorstep – perfect for walkers and horse riders, plus the stunning coastline provides scope for surfing, swimming, kiteboarding, sailing, diving and almost any other watersport you can think of.

Streatham Campus

The Streatham Campus is an attractive campus with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, located an easy 15 minutes’ walk into the city centre. Student halls are located on campus and at a variety of locations closer to the city centre, giving students the convenience of easy access to both locations.

Virtual tours and maps

You can see virtual tours and a map of the Streatham Campus on our Visiting us webpages.