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Welcome Week

New students move into their university accommodation the week before term starts, with online and on-campus events to introduce you to all aspects of university life. This is your opportunity to get to know your surroundings, learn more about your course and what’s involved in studying, find out about the many societies and sports on offer, discover our support services, and to meet and make new friends.

Make sure you complete the essential tasks in when you arrive.

Collect your UniCard Your UniCard is vital, it gives you access to buildings and identifies you as a member of the University of Exeter.
Academic Induction At your academic induction you will learn more about your course, meet key staff and your peers, and prepare for your studies. See your personal timetable on iExeter or your department new students webpages for information about your academic induction
Society, Sports, Arts and Culture introduction More information and a full list of events on the Students' Guild, Student Sport and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (The SU) websites.
Complete your Library induction

Complete the online induction to Library Services to learn about the resources and support available. Engaging with the library early on will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed. If you have any questions contact the contact the library.

Library tours and welcome activities will be taking place in our libraries at the start of the academic year. More details to follow.

Book onto events in Exeter

Visit the Students' Guild webpages to find about events during Welcome Week for you to join in with in Exeter.

Book onto our events in Cornwall

There will be a wide range of events organised in Cornwall to help you settle in, meet new friends and have some fun. Details will be available on the Falmouth and Exeter Students Union (The SU) website and the events on campus webpage nearer the time. 

Complete International Student Clearance More information on this in When you arrive.

You must receive written permission from Admissions if your arrival date is after the first date of your course. Arriving later may mean that you miss out on Welcome Week activities, academic induction and social sessions.

If you arrive at Exeter-based campuses after Welcome Week please book onto one of our Late Arrivals Orientation Meetings with a member of staff.

On our Cornwall-based campuses, we have an elongated welcome period to support those who arrive after Welcome Week. As well as engaging promptly with your academic studies, if you are living in Glasney Village we encourage you to make use of our ResLife team to support your arrival and help you meet likeminded people. They are all current students who are here to support you. All of their activities and other opportunities can all be found on the campus events pages and The SU events pages. 

Welcome Week in Cornwall

Keep checking the on campus events page for the latest information. 

Cornwall: Students' Guide 2023/24

You can also take a look at our Students' Guide filled with advice, support and information for every aspect of student life.