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Your university experience

Choosing to study at university is a big decision and we understand that you may feel both excited and nervous about it. We’re committed to supporting you every step of the way so you continue to thrive. 

Coming to university should be inspiring and fun, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our friendly, inclusive and supportive community.

Your education

We support all our students, irrespective of background, in helping them succeed and realise their ambitions.

Take your place at a World Top 150 university and join the pursuit of new knowledge. You will become part of a community whose shared passion, determination and values are leading the way towards a greener, healthier and fairer future. 

We’ll try to make your transition to university as easy as possible, whether you’re just a train ride away or you’re flying from the other side of the world.

We’ll support you however we can, and help you get to grips with higher education, and potentially new ways of learning. This might include using new technologies supported by our Digital Hub. 

We’re committed to our teaching and supporting you getting your world class degree.

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The community feeling at Penryn helped to foster the attentive academic and career advice I received during my three years and as a result I left the university a more rounded individual than when I arrived.

Joshua Peters, UK

BA Politics and International Relations

Your campus experience

We’re lucky to have some of the most beautiful and green campuses in the UK, providing plenty of areas to socialise with friends and enjoy green landscapes and outside space.

When you arrive at one of our campuses this autumn, we’ll make sure that you are welcomed and looked after.

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The mature student provision has been amazing, signposting me to services like AccessAbility which has been really helpful. Things like getting my timetable early so I can plan childcare helps level the playing field.

Every lecturer I’ve spoken to has been crazily happy to help. My tutors have read my Individual Learning Plan, so they don’t mind 1-to-1 communication, and understand that it’s better for me to talk things through than to email.”

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Hazel Banks, UK

BSc Medical Science at St Luke’s Campus, Exeter

Your student experience

We know that being a student at the University of Exeter is about more than your academic studies and we work closely the Students’ Guild in Exeter and the Students' Union in Cornwall to make sure your experience is great fun, exciting and you can make new friends for life.  

Whether you’re based at our Penryn, St Luke’s or Streatham Campus, we’re committed to making your student experience the best it can be. With bars, pubs, clubs, theatres and music venues, our campuses offer plenty to keep you entertained. You’ll also find world class sports facilities for beginners and athletes alike.

Plus, with over 90 sports clubs and 450 societies you could be a part of, there really is something for everyone. You will discover that feeling of what it means to #BleedGreen, to feel so proud of how far you’ve come and the community that you are a part of. 

Choose to study in the buzzing city of Exeter, with its cultural sights, quirky quayside and great collection of high street and independent shops, bars and restaurants.

Or choose Penryn in Cornwall, set in a beautiful location next to the thriving harbour town of Falmouth, with its International Sea Shanty festival and much more!

Wherever you are based, beautiful beaches are just a short journey away. There are plenty of opportunities to make the most of your time here and we can’t wait to welcome you to our fun, inclusive and active community.

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One of my favourite things about student life at Exeter is the sports facilities. Last year, I joined the basketball club and found it a really good way to have fun, relax and make friends. I also love the gym and sports facilities as they are really well equipped.

I’m also part of the Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society which is a great way to make friends and get to know people.

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Hao Tam (Zachary), Hong Kong

BSc Economics and Finance at Streatham Campus, Exeter

Your community

At the University of Exeter, we believe that all students should have equal and fair access to Higher Education and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our community.

We recognise that studying at university isn’t straightforward for everyone. We are committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and supporting our LGBTQ+ community to build an inclusive learning environment.

We are in the Top 50 most international universities, welcoming students from over 150 countries around the globe, from all walks of life. We celebrate all people and cultures, and are leading the way to a socially just future.

We ensure our facilities support equality and diversity across all our campuses and with multi-faith chaplaincies and quiet spaces on offer, you will have time to rest and reset.

Our beautiful campuses are full of art and history, from museums and sculpture trails on our Exeter campuses to the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Penryn.

From volunteering societies to our academic research, we are passionate about supporting our local community and the world around us, and leading the way to a greener, healthier and fairer future.

When you join our community, you’ll be joining one that is passionate about making positive change to the world around us.

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The University is showing some great steps in the right direction towards providing a better mental health and wellbeing provision.

Sophie Pollard, UK

BA English at Streatham Campus, Exeter

Your wellbeing

Your health, safety and wellbeing is important to us, which is why we have dedicated Wellbeing services and resources which are available in a safe and accessible way, including mental health support.  

We also have dedicated welfare support which is available to all our students 24/7, which means you have support available around the clock, should you need it.

The University has also created the ‘Success for all’ fund, helping students who may be experiencing financial challenges which are affecting their ability to study.

We will continue to work together as the University of Exeter community and continue to support one another with kindness and respect, and ensure your voice is heard.

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One of my favourite things about the course is how industry focused it is. We get to use actual data sets so you’re working on real life scenarios. This makes the course really employability focused and helps you stand out against other graduates as you’ve worked so closely with industry and done a course that isn’t offered anywhere else. 

I love how what you do during your Masters truly prepares you for what you’d be doing day-to-day as an exploration geologist.

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Sam Vaughan, UK

MSc Exploration Geology at Penryn Campus, Cornwall