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Become a Global Chums Mentor

From being a mentor I have gained an insight into new cultures and have gained leadership skills in helping and answering my chums questions... I have also learnt many new things about the city from showing my chums around!


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Studying is just part of your university experience. There are a number of ways to make the most of your time in the UK, meet local people and get to know your new home:

Exeter-based students

Check out the list of societies and groups and sports clubs available on campus, see what the Students' Guild have planned in the 'What's On' section across campus.

Penryn-based students

Check out the list of societies and groups available on campus, see what Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union have planned in the 'What's On' section across campus.

HOST visits are a fantastic way of spending a weekend with a British family and experiencing British culture for yourself outside the University.

The visit itself is free, but you will be required to pay an application fee of £60.

Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV, develop skills, gain experience, make contancts and give something back. Don't forget that most voluntary work counts towards the Exeter Award.

  • Why not help out new incoming international students by becoming a Global Chums mentor?
  • Have you considered getting involved in the events on your campus?
  • See what other volunteering opportunities are available through the Students' Guild and FXU.

Join a community group – for example The Global Centre in Exeter

Streatham Campus

Come and be a part of our Intercultural Cafe to meet new people, celebrate our different cultures and approaches.

Join us every Friday during term in Isca Eats (Cornwall House) from 10.00 for a free hot drink and pastry. Sessions run from 10.30-11.30. Each week will be a different theme.

You can find a full list of themes here.

Exeter students

Connections Cafe is hosted online by our Multifaith Chaplaincy on zoom meeting 200859738. Come along to connect with new friends, talk about your week and life.  

Find out more about the largest mentoring scheme on campus specifically for international students.

New students wanting to request a mentor should click here.

Current students wanting to learn more about training to be a mentor should click here.


Events on campus

We host a number of cultural events across our campuses, often open to local residents too.

Events in Exeter

The University, in collaboration with Student's Guild societies, supports a number of cultural events on campus throughout the year. We support groups of students who wish to celebrate national, cultural or religious events across campus.  In previous years we have helped students to celebrate Diwali, Thanksgiving, and Chinese New Year.  All events are open to students and staff, and some events are open to the public where noted.

Events will be added throughout the year and publicised through Your International News and News In Brief.

For your diary:
Diwali Campus celebrations, Sunday 14 November 2021

Events in Cornwall

The International Student Experience Group is made up of members from both universities on campus, The Students' Union, the International Society and FXPlus and provides a range of events to celebrate our diverse campus. Some of our main events are highlighted below.

We also support groups of students who wish to celebrate national, cultural or religious events across campus. In previous years we have helped students to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, Diwali, Chinese New Year & Norwegian Constitution Day. 

Contact if you’d like support with planning and celebrating an event. This year's events will be publicised through the 'Your International News' newsletter.

Photo credit: Geraint Roberts/MAYN Creative

International Students Day - November

Celebrated with an event designed to help international students meet each other and share aspects of their culture with students from the UK.

Christmas in Cornwall

Students remaining on campus can enjoy a wide range of activities during the festiver period.

Photo credit: Geraint Roberts/MAYN Creative

International Mother Language Day – February

Celebrating the diverse range of languages present in our student population.

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Society Events

The various societies on campus also hold events to celebrate key cultural, national and religious events through the year. You can find a list of events through The Students' Union, or contact the societies directly.

Photo credit: Peter Flude/MAYN Creative

International Summer Picnic

Welcome in the summer holidays with a final chance to catch up before you go off on your travels home or across Europe.