Pre-arrival and arrival information

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter! Please read the information below carefully.

  1. Read your pre-arrival support emails. Students joining in September will receive approximately one per month from July onwards. Students joining in January will receive two before Christmas, from early November onwards.
  2. Visit the International Student Support webpages - the 'before you arrive' and 'when you arrive' pages will answer many of your questions and it is here you will find the International Welcome Programme! Remember to book your 'meet and greet' airport collection service (if applicable) and take advantage of the Global Chums Mentoring Scheme.
  3. The welcome Programme for each campus details the Welcome Talks and sessions for exchange students. These provide essential information about your academic studies and support available to you as an exchange student. There are also sessions for you to amend your modules if required. See 'module allocation' below for dates and times.

Exeter-based campuses

There will be compulsory welcome sessions on Monday 13 January which is the start of the semester.

We would also encourage students to book onto our 'pre' orientation sessions held on Friday 10 January. These sessions allow you some extra time to undertake the necessary administration and settle into the city before classes begin. Students joining us on Friday will need to arrive into Exeter on Thursday and seek accommodation in the private sector. Spaces are limited - email the Study Abroad Team to register your interest.

Further details on arrival and orientation information can be found on the When you arrive in Exeter webpages..


There will be compulsory welcome sessions on Monday 13 January which is the start of the semester.

Further details can be found on the When you arrive in Cornwall webpages.

Please see below a list of our College Study Abroad Coordinators.  You will need to meet with your Coordinator at the date/time shown below to discuss and finalise your modules.  You should first visit the Coordinator where you are undertaking the majority of your modules (your 'home' College) and then visit the College where you may be taking additional modules.  If you are unsure which College you should see first, please get in touch by emailing

Exeter based (Streatham and St Luke's Campuses)

College/SchoolDisciplineAcademic Welcome TalkModule Allocation
Business School Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management Studies, Organisation Studies


Monday 13 January, 17:00-18:30, Queen's Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2)


Global Opportunities Team



Humanities (HUMS) Archaeology, Art History & Visual Culture, Classics & Ancient History, Drama, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Theolgy & Religion, Foreign Language Centre
Social Sciences & International Studies Arab & Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology
Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences (EMPS) Engineering Dr Khurram Wadee and

All EMPS Departments:

Monday 13th January, 13:30, Harrison Building, room 106



  Computer Science Dr Leon Danon
  Maths Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein
  Physics Dr Charles Williams Physics based students:
Monday 13 January, 15:30, Room PHY703, Physics building
INTO Centre English Language Modules Emma Sweeney

English Language Support information session for international students: Wednesday 15th January, 16:00 - 16:30, Queen's Building, room LT4.2

English Language Support Placement test:
Wednesday 15th January, 16:30 - 17:30, Queen's Building, room LT4.2

Flexible Combined Honours If you are based in FCH you will be informed on Friday 10th January. Becky Acton

The Hub in the Peter Chalk building:

Monday 13th January, 12.30

Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences The Hub team

Bioscience based students:
Monday 13th January, from 13.30 onwards, Peter Chalk building Info Point

  Geography Dr Angela Gallego-Sala

Geography based students:
Monday 13th January, 14:30 in Amory Building, room B143. 




Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Brad Metcalf

Module Registration
Sport Science students only:
Monday 13th January, St Luke's Campus, 14:00-15:00, Baring Court building, room 101.

Penryn Campus

Biosciences, Geography, History, English, Mathematics, Geology,  Renewable Energy, Mining, Law, Business, Politics

Rachel Scofield

Debby Wright

Liz Fath

Welcome Talk:

Monday 13 January, 10:00, Peter Lanyon Seminar 10

Module add/drop

Go to the Penryn Information Point (PIP) in Peter Lanyon Building

*Flexible Combined Honours: Erasmus students studying at the University of Exeter through a 'Broad General Programmes' partnership agreement will be homed with our Flexible Combined Honours Department. Study Abroad and International Exchange students who request to study modules (courses) in many different departments may be homed in our Flexible Combined Honours Department. This department permits students to study two to three different subjects however students cannot study more than half their modules in one subject area.

On the Exeter campus, the Global Opportunities Team will provide Study Support Drop-in Sessions. You will have an opportunity to receive:

- academic guidance

Module Change Guidance

- have your learning agremeent signed


Please note: we cannot register you for any modules in these sessions. You will need to follow the process of the Module Change Form which is open from 9am on 13th January to 12pm on 24th January.


Monday 13th January Streatham Court 0.28 12.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 14th January Forum Seminar Room 4 13.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 15th January Forum Seminar Room 12 13.30 - 16.30
Thursday 16th January Streatham Court 0.28 10.30 - 11.30
Friday 17th January Streatham Court 0.28 10.00 - 15.00
Monday 20th January Forum Seminar Room 6 12.30 - 15.00
Tuesday 21st January Building:One Marchant Syndicate Room A 13.30 - 15.30
Wednesday 22nd January

Forum Seminar Room 5

Forum Seminar Room 7

11.30 - 12.30

12.30 - 14.00

Thursday 23rd January Forum Seminar Room 3 12.00 - 14.00


Helpful links:

Module change FAQ:

Info Point Contact Information:

My Timetable Guidance:

Module Timetables:

If you are arriving later than Monday 13 January you must notify and gain written permission from your College and the Study Abroad Team. If permission is granted you must attend a late arrival orientation meeting.