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Self-guided campus tours

St Luke's Campus

Use the St Luke's virtual map, or help yourself to a physical Self-Guided Tour map from any of our building receptions and student hubs.

Follow the numbered circular route around some of our key buildings on campus.

Click on a building name in the dropdowns below to virtually see inside buildings and find out more.

Directions to St Luke's Campus

Central tour

Info Point at St Luke’s is a central point for all users on campus. Includes the Student Information Desk (SID), 24 hour security team. Additional Security services include Careers and Employability services, Wellbeing Teams and the Guild Space 

In recent years, £12.7 million has been invested into developing a modern campus with a strong emphasis on health and wellbeing at St Luke’s. As part of this project, a £10.5 million redevelopment of the South Cloisters building was completed in 2015 to create a modern, high-quality, state-of-the-art research and education facility. This includes a new extension wing to provide centrally-bookable learning and teaching spaces for 255 students, 120 extra student study spaces and new facilities for our Medical Imaging programme. We have also extended the reach of our healthcare professional training by creating a new University of Exeter Academy of Nursing. By creating this Academy, the University not only contributes to meeting the needs of our health care delivery partners regionally, but also provides a model for excellence in nursing education globally. The Students’ Guild have an outlet in South Cloisters, which is manned by Guild staff for student queries, and it also contains social space and a food prep area for student use.  Here in the College of Medicine and Health, we have three programmes that have clinical placements (Medicine, Medical Imaging and Nursing) and you could be placed at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital site (RD&E).

Nursing: Fifty percent of your time will be spent in clinical practice. Placements are organised in blocks that range from seven to eleven weeks. By the end of year one you will have had exposure to mental health and primary care settings, as well as two core practice placements in an acute hospital setting. By the end of year two you will have had exposure to mental health, learning disability, child, maternity and primary care settings, as well as three core practice placements in acute or community settings.

Medical Imaging:You’ll go on placements for 16 weeks each year, allowing you to fully integrate into your team and understand the full clinical experience. This full-time three-year programme includes clinical placements in hospitals across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, which stretch into the summer vacation and, as such, this programme is longer than those in other subjects. You will have three clinical placements as part of the degree programme, where you will attend a different placement site for four months during each year. Around fifty percent of your time will be spent in clinical practice. Each clinical block is about 4 months in length. You go to a different placement site for each of your years of study.

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Giraffe House is a new study centre. The centre is available to all students from 8.00am till 9.30pm increasing during exam and revision periods. Explain that it is a quiet study area, so you won’t take the tour group inside, but they can look through the door. The facilities include: 120 student study spaces with 37 PC s provided, 3 group study rooms, Quiet study area, “Railway carriage” study booths, Print, copy and scan facility, Plenty of power sockets.  

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Smeall is the home of APEx (Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care).

Inside this building there are various purpose-built teaching and research laboratories used by undergraduate students throughout their degree programmes. Most of the tutors and course leaders for this course are based within the building. The building also houses a state of the art AV suite available solely for students in the Sports and Health Sciences and Nutrition cohorts.   

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The University of Exeter formed its own Medical School following a successful 10-year partnership with Plymouth University in the Peninsula Medical School – it took its first entrants in 2013. The school is based in Exeter but operates across the South West giving students the choice of living and working in locations such as Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth and Truro.  The LSRC is one of the main teaching and learning environments used by the medical programmes. The Centre supports learning of the biomedical sciences that underpin clinical practice. Sessions within LSRC involve active learning where students are asked to engage in activities that require them to think about what they are doing, rather than passively receiving information. The LSRC also has evening opening for self-study with access to resources. 

Medicine: Extensive exposure to real patients in clinical settings underpins the development of your clinical skills. This experience will help you become an expert in the clinical environment. In your clinical placements during the first two years, you’ll experience how healthcare is delivered in both the community and hospital. You will normally meet your first patient within the first few weeks of your first year. During your placements, you’ll also learn from patients about the breadth of diseases and health problems in a community and the effect of social and environmental factors on disease. This will help you to understand the multi-professional nature of medicine and the importance of the wider healthcare team.

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Access to the digital resources is 24/7 and available from wherever you are in the world. The digital library collection is larger than the print collection; what’s on the shelves is only a small proportion of what’s available, 90% of library journals are available online, 50 – 60% of library books are available online. St Luke’s library specifically supports medicine, sports science and education. It is open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year, It has over 180 study seats, 40 computers, It has a 24 hour access computer room, 29 computers, It has a 24 hour access study room, 36 seats, It has a mix of individual, group and silent study areas  Here in the College of Medicine and Health, we have three programmes that have clinical placements (Medicine, Medical Imaging and Nursing) and you could be placed at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital site (RD&E)

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Sports facilities at Exeter are spread onto four different sites – some of the best sports facilities in the south west. Many of the facilities (Astro/water based/rubber crumb pitches, indoor tennis courts, squash courts, brand new gym called the Russell Seal Centre, etc.) are available on the Streatham Campus. Over six football pitches and two rugby pitches are available on University grounds near the Quay in Exeter (Duckes Meadows). About 10 minutes’ drive away (in Topsham) are county standard football/cricket and rugby pitches also owned by the University. Lastly, the building in front of you houses the remaining facilities. There are two sports halls, (one fully kitted out for 5-a-side football), one gymnasium equipped with cardio-vascular equipment (recently benefitted from at £50k investment in some state-of-the-art new gym equipment) and a heated indoor swimming pool. Students studying on St Luke’s also regularly use the facilities on the Streatham Campus

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The ground floor is used by the Graduate School of Education to simulate the classroom experience (if you look through the glass windows on the right hand side, you will see the ‘set’ of a primary school classroom!).  The ground floor also houses the internationally renowned Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre. The centre is devoted to the study of the exercising child and aims to initiate research in paediatric exercise science and disseminate the findings. The top two floors have small lecture theatres and seminar rooms.  We also have teaching labs and brand new teaching kitchen for Nutrition students.  

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Cross Keys is the social hub of St Luke’s. The ground floor has been upgraded and refurbished and a first floor extension added. It is a great place to relax and enjoy drink/lunch. There is ample seating space and a quiet space on the first floor. This is the main social space for staff and students and the space can be booked outside of opening hours for socials and events. 

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One of the main lecture theatres on campus is located in North Cloisters, along with the offices of academic staff from the Graduate School of Education. North Cloisters and the attached Chapel are steeped in history, being the oldest part of the campus. Today the Graduate School of Education offers a range of postgraduate teaching programmes at both Primary and Secondary level as well as a variety of research based programmes. Also in North Cloisters is a state-of-the-art teaching laboratory for the Medical Sciences programmes, which contains a range of standard equipment you’d expect to see within a modern teaching laboratory as well as some more specialist equipment such as a fluorescent microscope, physiological activity recording setups, close-circuit video recording and streaming system for teaching, and tissue culture facilities.  

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The Quad, is extremely popular amongst students here, particularly during the summer when it is used as tennis and volleyball courts as well as for other sports such as frisbee, or as a place to relax in the sun. It is also used to host the very popular summer ball that takes place towards the end of the third term. 

Although the majority of our student halls are located on campus, some University accommodation is located offsite. These include Point Exe, James Owen Court, Northfield and Rowancroft where we are now. There are three different types of accommodation available within the Rowancroft complex. Rowancroft Mews are flats of 5 with shared kitchens and bathrooms. New Rowancroft are flats of varied sizes all en-suite with shared kitchens. Rowancroft Studios provide students with the opportunity to live in self-contained flats.