Health and wellbeing

Sports centre

Priority use of sports facilities is given to the teaching programme and the Athletic Union, but facilities are also available for casual use by staff. For details about booking and opening hours, as well as the facilities available please go to the Exeter Sports Centre website.

Free health checks

As part of a healthy lifestyle it is important to monitor your body, and so to help you maintain and monitor your health the Sport Park offer the following health checks free of charge: Body Fat, Blood Pressure, BMI. The tests take no longer than 5 minutes. To book your test simply speak to an instructor, or contact the Sports Park by email or telephone 01392 724452.

Wellbeing assessment tool

Wellbeing self-assessment tools can be a helpful way for us to check if we are effectively managing our own physical and mental health and get advice on how we could choose to make improvements.

Eye tests

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment Regulations, 1992) apply to all staff within the university who use display screen equipment as a significant part of normal work (for continuous spells of an hour or more at a time). Work (e.g. computer workstations) is not generally high risk, but it can lead to muscular and other physical problems, eye fatigue and mental stress.  Users are entitled, on request, to an eye examination and tests of vision once every two years. Information can be found on the Occupational Health pages.

Free cycle training

Free cycle training is now available to all University staff. Training is provided by a fully Qualified National Standard Cycle Instructor and can be used to improve confidence or provide guidance on riding in and around Exeter. Whether it is getting on a bike for the first time or tackling particularly tricky sections of a journey, the training is tailor-made to suit your needs and is suitable for all levels of cyclist. For further information please contact Paul Mouland.

Smoking cessation course

The Sports Park, Streatham Campus, regularly deliver free smoking cessation courses. During the workshops you are able to talk to advisors from the Devon Primary Care Tust Smoking Cessation Team about the best way of quitting. They can also prescribe nicotine replacement therapy if this is the most suitable option. To register your interest please email Paul Mouland or phone 01392 722039.

Mental Health and Wellbeing support

Go to our University wellbeing pages for a wealth of mental health information, tools and support or contact our occupational health team for confidential advice on choosing the right support for you.  Support available includes access to Slivercloud, and online CBT tool, Pro-Counselling, our Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, impartial advice and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also find informationon our pages about NHS Talking Therapies.

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapy practitioners offer reduced priced sessions to staff members and PGRs for treatments on Streatham campus with a discount available for StaffLife Plus members. Find out more about the complementary therapies offered.


Exeter Campuses

The multi-faith Chaplaincy is made up of 17 chaplains as well as some assistants covering Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Bahá'í. You can find out more about the Chaplaincy and their services on the Chaplaincy webpages. 

Quiet Spaces

All staff are welcome to visit the Quiet Room in the Old Library: 111/112. The Chaplaincy holds some events and activities there, but it is also for just sitting and being, and getting away from crowds.

Our Muslim Prayer Rooms (male and female) are located in the Old Library, Streatham Campus and in the Holnicote Building at St Luke's.

Penryn Campus

The Cornwall Chaplaincy works across the two campuses at Woodlane and Tremough. You can find out more information on our Cornwall Campuses website.

Sculpture walk

Viewing the University’s sculpture collection, which includes works by Barbara Hepworth, is a great way to discover the Streatham Campus grounds while enjoying the sculptures. There are 24 sculptures set both in the open and in University buildings.


Confluence is an exciting public programme of site specific contemporary art across the Penryn Campus. The Confluence programme aims to reflect the flowing together of the diverse disciplines and skills represented by Falmouth University and The University of Exeter and to bring together artists, students and members of the community with an engaging range of contemporary art projects.

Staff life

Staff Life is the name for everything health and wellbeing related and aims to help you achieve your optimum work life balance. Find out more on our website.

University of Exeter Retired Staff Association

Membership of the Association is open to all retired employees and retired former employees of the University, in all categories, including semi-retired employees. For information on events and subscription please visit the UERSA webpages.