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The University of Exeter Outreach Team is committed to providing timely relevant information surrounding higher education issues to teachers and advisers to ensure that you are able to provide meaningful information, advice and guidance to your students. There is a dedicated member of staff working with schools in each region across the UK. Should you wish to make a request for attendance at an event or the delivery of any workshops and presentations at your school/college, please use our booking system to submit an enquiry.

Our Discover University platform provides regular updates through varying channels as follows: 

  • A dedicated twitter account @DiscoverUniExe, specifically for teachers and advisers. Tweets are also available on our homepage.
  • A webcast series discussing topical issues pertaining to higher education – available on our YouTube channel under Discover University and under the In Conversation tabs below
  • A teacher/adviser blog linked directly from this site.
  • A dedicated student facing site available on our webpages.

Degree Apprenticeships offer an alternative cost-effective way of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree whilst gaining valuable work experience. Students undertaking a Degree Apprenticeship combine working with study at university. The amount of time students spend with their employer or at university will depend on the programme, however students will stay employed with their employer for the full length of their degree apprenticeship.

The following resources provided by speakers are also available to be downloaded: 

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aims to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

Series 2 launches in May and runs through until early August. Tune in below and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 15 - 16th August - In the final episode of In Conversation, Karl and Katherine reflect on A Level results day and look ahead to the new application cycle for students entering in 2022. Tune in and listen to their thoughts for the year ahead.

Series 2, Episode 14 - 9th August - In this episode just before A Level results day, Karl and Katherine run through what teachers can expect on results day including reviewing recent media reports about increased levels of competitiveness for places, whilst also providing some guidance for students considering deferring/re-applying. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 13 - 2nd August - In this episode of In Conversation, Karl talks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Office Manager based in Exeter, about our accommodation guarantee and what students need to do come results day next week. Find out more by listening to this episode.

Series 2, Episode 12 - 26th July - As A-Level results day approaches, Karl and Katherine reflect on the process and what students should expect on the day itself. Join in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 11 - 19th July - In this episode of In Conversation, Karl talks to Nicola Sinclair, Head of WP and Student Recruitment about the support available to students from under-represented backgrounds and how we as a University identify students at the point of application.

Seres 2, Episode 10 - 12th July - Head of Wellbeing and Welfare Services, Mark Sawyer talks to Karl this week about the support services in place for students at the University. What can students expect and how do they reach out to the different services? Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, episode 9 - 5th July - Its IB Results day and Karl and Katherine talk about what happens next for students receiving their IB results. Tune in to find out how we handle these results and what students need to do next.

Series 2, episode 8 - 28th June - In this episode, Karl is joined by two current students who reflect on their learning and student experience at the University of Exeter. Tune in to hear fantastic insight into their experiences and how they have coped with the high and lows of university life.

Series 2, episode 7 - 21st June - In episode 7, Karl talks to Helen Whyte, Accommodation Office Manager, about accommodation arrangements for prospective students starting their courses in September in Exeter. Tune in to find out more about what is available.

Series 2, episode 6 - 14th June - Karl is joined by two current students for this episode of In Conversation where they discuss their teaching and learning experiences over the last 14 months and provide advice for students starting in September.

Series 2, episode 5 - 7th June - Karl is joined by Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice Chancellor and discusses the key challenges facing universities , whilst looking ahead to the teaching and learning experiences envisaged for prospective students. Tune in and find out more!

Series 2, episode 4 - 1st June - Episode 4 continues the admissions cycle for year 13 students and focuses on results day. Karl and Katherine explore the different possible outcomes, how universities handle results and the options for students at that stage. Find out more by listening in to this episode.

Series 2, episode 3 - 24th May - In this episode, Karl talks to Katherine about Teacher Assessed Grades and what happens between the time they are put together in schools/colleges to their release in early August. Gain an insight into the process and how universities handle grades by tuning in!

Series 2, episode 2 - 17th May - Episode 2 focuses on the teaching and learning experience in September as Karl and Katherine talk through the student experience, deferral opportunities and availability of year abroad/industrial placements. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, episode 1 - 10th May - In this episode Karl discusses with Dr Katherine Lloyd-Clark, Assistant Director for Admissions and Student Recruitment, forthcoming milestones for Year 13 students and how teachers/advisers can best prepare their students for the coming months.

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aim to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

The series normally runs from early May until early August. Student episodes are available on the following Discover University student pages.

 

Each year the University of Exeter hosts HE Advisers' Days in Exeter and Cornwall. These days provide the opportunity for teachers and careers advisers, who play a vital role in supporting students making progression decisions, to attend a full programme of presentations and workshops focusing on the current higher education environment and the factors affecting progression. Topics typically cover the UCAS application cycle, student funding, University of Exeter admissions and life as a student.

To find out when our next HE Advisers’ Day event is scheduled please see current events.

We are pleased to provide free access recordings to our HE Adviser Day programme delivered virtually during March 2021.

Session 1 - Admissions: An update on 2020 and looking forward to 2021, Charlie Smith (UCAS) & Jo Hamilton (University of Exeter)

Session 2 - Supporting students with their UCAS applications in a virtual environment, Jon Cheek (UniTasterDays.com) & Hetty Upton (University of Exeter)

Session 3 - Student Finance, Stacey-May Fox (Student Loans Company)

Sessoin 4 - Spotlight on our courses: an insight into studying at the University of Exeter, Jim Boyne (Flexible Combined Honours), Aku Clemmet (Nursing), Alexander Richardson-Hall (Data Science), Dr Bob Brewin (Marine Science)

Advancing Access host free CPD virtual conferences for teachers and advisers. Representatives from Russell Group universities normally present topics covering: successful personal statements; writing academic references; preparing for university interviews; applying to medicine; applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

You can also ask questions through live discussion forums. To find out more and sign up for the event, visit the Advancing Access website.

The Annual Teaching and Learning Conference run by the South West Academic Trust (SWAT) normally takes place every year in June. Aimed at teachers, it involves a series of interactive workshops and key note speakers who share interesting and innovative experiences and allow delegates the opportunity to generate ideas to make teaching and learning truly exceptional.

The next teaching and learning conference will take place in 2022 at the University of Exeter. Conference information may be found on this website closer to the date.