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Students' unions

Streatham and St Luke's Campuses

The Students’ Guild

The Students’ Guild is the students’ union for Exeter-based students. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading students’ unions, the Guild is central to student life and will help you make the most of your time at Exeter.

Representation: The Students’ Guild is an awardwinning, member-led organisation which exists to represent our students on the Exeter campuses. All students have a say in the running of the Guild and any student can stand to be elected as a rep. Student-led representation is vital to drive change on campus and ensure that the student voice is heard at every level and on every issue.

Entertainment: The Lemon Grove is the Students’ Guild’s on-campus venue, hosting regular club nights and live gigs. Every Saturday approximately 1,200 students descend for Exeter’s biggest student night. The Ram Bar hosts evening events throughout the week, including regular quiz nights, ‘Rameoke’ and Ram Jam live music, while the Great Hall has seen acts such as Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Clean Bandit and Tinchy Stryder.

Activities: There are more than 250 Guild affiliated societies, 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. These societies have provided the springboard for the successful careers of many Exeter graduates.

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. Raise and Give (RAG) our student fundraising group, run a diverse range of events in the UK and international fundraising excursions.

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