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Students' unions

Streatham and St Luke's Campuses

Exeter Students’ Guild

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild is here to help you Love Exeter! The Guild exists to encourage and inspire all students to find their people, their passion and their place. Central to student life, the Guild is your home of societies, events, representation, and advice.

Representation: The Students’ Guild is a member-led organisation which exists to represent all students on the Exeter campuses. Student-led representation is vital to drive change on campus and ensure the student voice is heard at every level and on every issue. You can share your opinions, become a rep, and campaign for change to improve the student experience.

Give it a Go: Running a programme of trips throughout the year, this is your chance to try out a unique range of trips and activities. Most of the events are free or low cost, and you can come to as many as you like!

Activities: There are more than 300 societies and groups, covering a wide range of interests. Learn a new skill, develop an existing hobby or even start your own society. Our student groups include our award-winning student media societies; XpressionFM, XTV and Exeposé, which allow students to develop skills and experience in broadcast and print media.

Fundraising and Volunteering: Dedicating some of your spare time to help charitable causes allows students to give back to the local community and beyond whilst developing skills and experience that will count when you graduate.

Arts & Culture: From art therapy workshops to on-campus festivals, you can explore your creative side with music, art and theatre opportunities!

Student Communities: The Guild is here to help you find your people and your place at Exeter, so they have created space for student-led communities to connect, make lifelong friendships and above all feel that Exeter is somewhere everyone can call home.

Support: The Students’ Guild Advice Team offers a range of confidential and impartial advice on topics including academic support, accommodation and money. The Guild also offers peer-led support through group discussions on issues such as mental health and eating disorders.

» Visit The Students’ Guild website

Penryn Campus

The Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union (The SU)

The Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union is known as The SU and jointly represents students of the University of Exeter in Cornwall and Falmouth University. Students from each institution have their own student president and the support of two joint presidents: one responsible for student experience, and one responsible for community and welfare.

The SU will play a major role in your student experience, starting with Freshers’ Week. It organises events on and off campus; helps students set up and run sports clubs, societies and volunteer projects; has a successful community and student fundraising department and runs an advice service.

Representation: The SU President Exeter works full-time to make sure your voice is heard within the University and wider community. The SU also offers lots of opportunities for students to get involved, including roles as a course rep, committee member or as part of the Leadership Team.

Advice Service: The SU staff offer independent, impartial advice and help with queries relating to money, accommodation and legal matters.

Media: students run an online newspaper, the Falmouth Anchor, and a science and nature-themed magazine called Life. These publications offer the opportunity for ambitious students to showcase their talent.

Student fundraising: gives you the opportunity to make a difference, gain experience, make new friends and boost your CV. Students are welcome to come up with their own fundraising events or join RAD (the Raise and Donate Society) with their annual challenges, including Movember, Rally4Shelterbox and Challenges Abroad.

Volunteering: students have established 18 different long-term volunteering projects, ranging from environmental projects to animal care and education, and also contribute to the wider community. Legends is our volunteering scheme, which helps you build and record your volunteer journey, whether you volunteer regularly with one of our volunteer projects, work independently within the community, or work as a committee member with one of our activity groups or with our Student Voice department. It enables you to find your ideal voluntary activity, log your volunteering hours, record careers skills gained, access training and work towards a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Crystal or Diamond award in volunteering.

» Visit The SU website