If you would like to book a visit to our campuses or make a request to attend an event or the delivery of a workshop, please use our booking system.
Working with pre-16
Working with pre-16
We provide various opportunities for students across the UK throughout the academic year. To find out more information about each activity or programme see below.
During the summer term we host visit days for students in years 7-9. During these visits, students will explore our Streatham Campus and hear from current students providing them with an insight into what higher education is like. The programme will run from 10:30 – 13:30 including a tour of the campus and a presentation delivered by our student ambassadors.
The KS3 visit days are open to all schools and on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to other commitments we are only able to offer these visits on set Tuesdays and Thursdays in late June and July. Each advertised date will see us run two simultaneous sessions for students which will run parallel to one another. Each session will be able to accommodate up to 120 students (minimum group size of 40). Due to demand each school will only be able to book a maximum of two sessions enabling them to bring up to 240 students.
If you are interested in booking a visit for your students, please book on through our upcoming events webpage. The booking form on the upcoming events webpage shows the availability of dates for this academic year or you can contact us for any additional information about these visits.
Each year we host two visit days aimed at students in year 10 and 11 who are actively interested in university and would like to find out more about how they prepare for applying to higher education, subject options open to them and study pathways to access those subjects. The days also enable students to find out more about life as a student and provide them with an opportunity to explore a university campus.
These events take place on Wednesdays in the October and June of each year and are open to all schools. Please be aware that due to numbers, in the first instance, we will need to limit bookings to 50 students per school per date. Students must be predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4 including Maths and English Language and be interested in finding out more about higher education.
If you would like to book some of your students on to our next scheduled KS4 visit day please book through our upcoming events webpage. Alternatively, you can contact us with any queries about these visit days.
We host school visits throughout the academic year for students in years 7 - 11 at our Penryn campus. These visits give students the chance to see what a university is like first-hand and learn about progression into higher education.
These days usually run from 10am-2pm and are tailored to the age group and needs of your students usually consisting of a couple of workshops and a campus tour. We have a range of sessions covering different topics relating to progression into higher education. Each visit is tailored towards the needs of your students ensuring they get the information they need to help inform them of their future options.
Due to teaching and other university commitments we are not always able to accommodate a group's first choice of date. Please contact us or use our school booking system to express your interest in visiting our campus.
Please visit our Live events to book now page.
Throughout the academic year, we offer a series of one day conferences for mixed Year 10 and 12 groups, each one themed and offering a snapshot of a wide range of courses. These conferences will have attendees from a wide range of schools and will allow students to participate in interactive sessions and workshops designed to showcase the diversity of subjects available at university level. Large groups are welcome, and there are no restrictions on how many of the conferences you attend. Please continue to check back for updates.
We can provide £150 towards travel costs for eligible schools in the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol) and £300 for schools outside. There will be a cap of eight bursaries available per event on a first come first served basis.
Please visit our Live events to book now page.
The university is dedicated to support Looked After Children and provide aspiration-raising events for young people in care from across the region. We work closely with Local Authorities to offer bespoke opportunities for young people to visit and get a taste of university life. These events range from specific subject-related taster days to targeted age-related events.
These taster days are usually arranged and promoted through Local Authorities. However, if you have any care experienced students wishing to attend a taster day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exeter Scholars is a free programme giving participants the opportunity to find out more about university, develop a passion for a chosen subject and gain first-hand experience of student life at the University of Exeter.
It provides participants with:
- An understanding of university life and an opportunity to hear directly from current university students about their experiences
- First-hand experience of a leading university and advice from world-class academics who are passionate about the subjects they teach
- An exciting insight into the type of research carried out by universities and the impact it can have on our everyday lives
- The chance to make new friends
- The opportunity to explore a subject of your choice through fully-funded residential events and regular trips to one of our campuses
- Development of experience and knowledge to help them decide if university is right for them, and if so, boost their university application
- Development of key skills to help with both current studies and the transition to university-level study in the future
- A pathway to studying at the University of Exeter and access to the Exeter Scholars benefits packages
The programme offers opportunities for both South West-based and national students, has activity pathways starting as early as Year 9, and supports participants through to the end of Year 13. All pathways include exciting face-to-face events, as well as continued support and online activities for participants to complete in their own time.
For details about the programme eligibility criteria and how your students can apply visit the Exeter Scholars website.
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