Activities across the University

Find out more about what is on at each campus below. On this page you can find out more details about events on both St. Luke's and Streatham campuses as well as the surrounding areas of the grounds.

Escape Room

 

Think you've got what it takes to escape? 

 When: Sessions running regularly between 15:30 - 18:00 

Where: Forum Seminar Rooms 4, 5 and 6

Join in teams of 4-8 in a mental and physical adventure based game in which you must solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. But the clock is ticking! You only have 45 minutes to secure your freedom. 

 

Book in your team!

 

Team 1: 15:30 - 16:15

Team 2: 15:45 - 16:30

Team 3: 16:00 - 16:45

Team 4: 16:15 - 17:00

Team 5: 16:30 - 17:15

Team 6: 16:45 - 17:30

Team 7: 17:00 - 17:45

Team 8: 17:15 - 18:00

 

search and rescueTeam Fire Search & Rescue (Work in Teams of 2-4 and compete for the best time!)

 When: Every half hour, 11-2

Where: Exploration Lab 1

 

You will need to be prepared to work under supervision from experts in the field of firefighting search & rescue, you will have no visibility and will be relying on your senses to feel your way around the room searching to find casualties and remembering your route to withdraw safely.
In teams of a maximum of 4, 3 of you will be issued a fire helmet, tunic and a breathing apparatus set which will simulate the load and restriction of the set but you will be able to breathe fresh air but the mask will be blanked out completely.

One of the team will be a safety officer monitoring the teams time in the task and will remain outside the search area and the remaining three will be the search team wearing the described equipment, you will have a short 5 minute brief on safety aspects by the fire fighting experts who will then monitor you in your task to ensure you search safely. You will then have 15 minutes to complete the task during which you will be connected to a search guide line.
Teams of a minimum of 2 can participate without an external safety officer and this role would be carried out by the safety team.


You are advised that this event can be physically and mentally demanding and you should not apply for this event if you suffer from:
• claustrophobia
• anxiety induced stress
• breathing difficulties
• heart conditions
• balance disorders
• restricted hearing


You will be allowed a single assistant if you have one member of your team who may require assistance to achieve the task-(for example they are in a wheelchair) that assistant will have full vision but cannot assist in the search & rescue task they can only act under the verbal direction of the person requiring assistance or the safety team.
The safety team reserve the right to stop the task at any time and you are under no obligation to complete the task however teams will be scored on the overall achievement by the safety officers and the winning team will be announced in the afternoon.


Scoring will include;
• team work
• safety
• communications skills
• casualty care
• route finding and land marking.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM AT STREATHAM HERE (Teams of 2-4!)

Team 1: 1100-1120

Team 2: 1130-1150

Team 3: 1200-1220

Team 4: 1230-1250

Team 5: 1300-1320

Team 6: 13:30-13:50

Can you and your colleagues work as a team to solve the problems presented in the Team Challenge Room?  Can you navigate through the puzzles, riddles and tasks in order to be crowned top team (and win a Costa Coffee voucher to help you all celebrate!).

Teams of between 3 - 5 people will enter the Team Challenge Room and have to solve four separate tasks, fastest team wins!

Be aware though, you need to solve each problem within 5 minutes or you will be moved on... and incur a time penalty or lose a team member to the Task Master! Teams can be made up of colleagues, friends or just like minded people!

Come and have a go, will your team triumph?

 

When: 11:00 - 14:45, new session starts every 15 minutes.

Where: Streatham Forum Sem. Room 1 & 2

 

Book here!

Take a stroll around campus and try and work out where all six photos were taken to uncover the mystery word.

This activity is suitable for all ages and with step free access to all locations.

Start off at our stall in the Forum to grab the photos and head off to explore the campus at your own pace no need to sign up.

There is no prize apart from a lovely walk around campus!

 

 

Ever wondered what medicinal plants might be growing in your local area, masquerading as common-or-garden trees, shrubs or ‘weeds’? Under the expert guidance of experienced herbalist Melanie Shaw, we will be led through Streatham campus’ familiar, yet on occasion surprisingly wild, places - stopping along the way to meet the many medicinal plants that inhabit our open spaces and hedgerows.

 

Herb Walk provided


Although we will be sticking mainly to the footpaths, it is recommended you wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Some parts of the route provide little shade so please bring a bottle of water and a sun hat if necessary. The main purpose is to meet and learn about the many medicinal plants that inhabit our waysides, fields and hedgerows, so the walk will be very leisurely and we will only be covering a short distance. You may like to bring a shooting stick or similar to sit down when we stop to examine the plants and trees. 

Children of 16 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult.

Later in the day, we will convene to the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health for an informal ‘Armchair’ herb walk, where you will have the chance to examine some of the herbs seen out on the walk from the comfort of a chair or sofa and find out more about their uses and folklore.

 

 

Meet at the SID Desk at 10:30am to head off together for about an hour. 

Book here

swim

Take the opportunity to enjoy the swimming facilities with a free General Swim taster session. 

Come have a dip in this drop in session running 12:00 - 14:00

You can find out more about swimming at the University

 

REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE’S

 

Join us in The Ram for Powerpoint pandemonium! Lecture lunacy!

Come take the stage yourself or watch colleagues from various departments test their improv skills by giving a lecture to accompany a short presentation they’ve never seen before! Presentations could be on any topic, and are primarily (if not entirely) images. All tongue in cheek and not all serious. Prize for the best on-the-fly lecture, and plenty of fun for audience and competitors alike!

Fancy having a go?? We’ve already got a Prof. a Dr and PGTA up for doing these but a few more would be welcome. In order to make sure we have enough presentations, please book here if you would like to try an improv lecture - we will not have many extra so don't miss out!

 Competitors get a free drink!

If you have a presentation that is (or can be made) picture heavy that you think would be fun for our presenters to try and improvise, please email it to stafflife@exeter.ac.uk. 

 

Book here

Come find us in Forum Seminar Room 7 to have a quick Health MOT. We can offer a brief consultation, calculation of height, weight and BMI statistics and blood pressure. 

We can also provide a free coupon which offers a Boditrex scan - a more in depth body scan for stats on fat percentage, visceral fat and metabolic age - and a programma with a fitness advisor.

 

Drop in between 10:00 and 16:00 - Sign up sheet on the door!

Think ewe've got what it takes?

Put your skills to the test and see how long you can manage to stay on our inflatable rodeo sheep! Great fun for spectators too!

 

Suitable for all ages

 

North Piazza, in front of Great Hall

11:30 - 14:30

 

 

Go wild in the Jungle Run Assault Course - how fast can your team conquer it? 

 

Sign up in teams of four to see if you can be the fastest to get your whole team through the course. You will go one at a time - so if you don't have a team of 4 you will have to go multiple times!

 

2 teams will be competing head to head at any given time.

The team with the fastest time overall from all competitors will be contacted after the event to let them know that they won!

 

Great fun for spectators and competitors!

Book Here

 

Great Hall
Half hour head-to-head slots between 11:30 - 14:30

jungle run 1

 Please note: No shoes should may be worn, and we advise against jewellery and glasses. 

Test your mettle on the St Luke's Quad with the Bungee Run!

 

Bungee Run

Offers great fun for both the customers and spectators alike!

Run as far as you can before being hilariously pulled back by the bungee cords.

 

11:30 - 14:30