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A letter to students

I'm thrilled that so many of you will now receive fairer grades for your hard work and I want to thank all of you, as well as your families, schools and colleges, for bearing with us while we work to process your new results.

I do understand that continued uncertainty while you wait for a decision from the University of Exeter will be causing anxiety for many of you. We're doing all we can to reduce this worry for you and are working around the clock, alongside UCAS and other partners, to ensure we have the best outcome for you and all our students. Details of the University of Exeter's approach to this challenging situation are available here

I understand that you may be keen to make practical arrangements such as travel plans or accommodation bookings, and we know this is an incredibly difficult time for you. All information about how we will support new students are available here.

I want to emphasise though that all our staff are working as hard as possible to support the progression of as many new first years as possible in this most difficult of years.

As you will understand, since OfQual's announcement on Centre Assessed Grades, we are now planning for increased student numbers and seeking to mitigate the impact this has for our teaching and learning arrangements, facilities, buildings and management of Covid-security, and not least you and your experience at the University of Exeter. I would therefore like to ask for your flexibility and forbearance with all admissions, accommodation and arrivals business.

At the University of Exeter, we are committed to doing the best we can for you, and for our incoming first year body as a whole, and we ask you to bear with us while we seek to respond to multiple demands. 

All good wishes to you at this difficult time.

Professor Mark Goodwin

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)