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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

Visiting Us

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.

Business Talks

Date and Time - Available for flexible delivery subject to speaker availability 

Location - Virtual 

Year group - Year 9-13

Dr Constantine Manolchev will deliver a Business talk to your students, with flexible options on content, such as an insight into Dr Manolchev’s own inspirational ‘path to business’, an explanation of how Business is taught at Exeter University and the transition from sixth-form studies, or a taster session on his own unique area of research – Business and Sustainability. Accompanied by a student ambassador the session will also provide insight into university life and study from a student perspective. Your students will also have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have on any of these topics throughout the session. The talk will be delivered in-person to schools local to the Penryn Campus and virtually to schools further afield.

Dr Constantine Manolchev is available on Tuesdays & Fridays but exact timings will depend on academic teaching commitments within the particular week of enquiry. Please enquire as to possible suitable dates. Spaces for talks are limited, so early booking is advised by contacting subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

Travelling Academics Roadshow 

Date and Time - Available for flexible delivery subject to speaker availability 

Location - Virtual

Year group - Year 9-13

This virtual roadshow will give your students an opportunity to hear a short talk from an academic or current University of Exeter student on a requested subject.  Speakers can provide expert insight on what it's like to study that particular subject at the University and/or a taster session, which could adapt to curriculum or focus on an academic’s specific research interests. To express an interest in arranging a talk in a particular subject area email the team at subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk 

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.

Black British History, Literature & Performance Conference

Date - 5th May 2022

Time - 9:00-15:30

Location - Streatham Campus

Why should Black History be confined to one month? Here at Exeter we are proud and excited to offer students a brand new conference for 2022, in Black British History, Literature & Performance! Open to all year groups, we have devised a conference that has something for everybody and that all centres on discourses around what it means to be Black and British. Students will also get the chance to hear from representatives from our BME Network as well as our African and Caribbean Society. But students are not the only ones able to gain something from this conference- we are also offering a Teacher's Networking Lounge during the event, where teachers are able to hear from our expert academics and gain advice and support in ways in which they can decolonise and diversify their curriculum. In addition to all of that we have a very unique and very special performance and workshop by Beyond Face- an Exeter alumni organisation who are leading the South West into becoming a recognised region that amplifies and celebrates Global Majority people in the arts and cultural sector. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

Britain Needs Scientists, Penryn 

Date - 23rd June 2022

Time - 10:00-15:00

Location - Penryn Campus

Science impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to where we live - and even the day to day functions of our bodies. Science is far more than petri dishes and pipettes - and the roles of scientists, and the challenges and innovation they engage, are just as varied. Students from Years 10-12 are invited to our Streatham campus to take part in a day of exciting, engaging workshops focussed on highlighting the practical applications of curriculum science topics in our world-leading disciplines and research areas. There will be opportunities to learn about our specialist research, hear about the career journeys of our staff and students, and explore our campus. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

Britain Needs Scientists, Streatham

Date - 4th July 2022

Time - 10:00-15:00

Location - Streatham Campus

Science impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to where we live - and even the day to day functions of our bodies. Science is far more than petri dishes and pipettes - and the roles of scientists, and the challenges and innovation they engage, are just as varied. Students from Years 10-12 are invited to our Streatham campus to take part in a day of exciting, engaging workshops focussed on highlighting the practical applications of curriculum science topics in our world-leading disciplines and research areas. There will be opportunities to learn about our specialist research, hear about the career journeys of our staff and students, and explore our campus. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.



Day in the life of a Medical Student

The Day In The Life scheme is an exciting student shadowing programme which brings individuals or small school groups onto campus to gain an insight into life at the University of Exeter by shadowing an undergraduate student in the College of Medicine and Health for the day.

Accompanied by University of Exeter Student Ambassadors, students have the opportunity to attend undergraduate lectures, seminars and/or other academic sessions and take part in a full campus tour. They also have the opportunity to speak to staff and current students about the course, student life both on- and off-campus, and the careers and opportunities available beyond graduation. Travel expenses for attendees will be reimbursed, however they will need to bring their own lunch.

In order to be eligible for this activity, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in Year 10, Year 12 or be a mature student
  • Be studying at a State School in England (unless the student is applying as a mature student)

And also meet one of the following criteria, where either you:

  • Live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by home postcode (will be checked on your behalf as a part of the application process)
  • Live in a low income neighbourhood (will be checked on your behalf as a part of the application process)
  • Are an estranged student
  • Have had experience of Care
  • Are a mature student
  • Are a participant in the Exeter Scholars or Realising Opportunities programme

To apply, students would need to fill in this application form.

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 outreach@exeter.ac.uk.

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.

University of Exeter Medical School Year 11 Residential 

Date - 12th-15th July 2022

In collaboration with Health Education England, and the Medical Schools Council, the University of Exeter is supporting a summer school for Year 11 students interested in courses and careers in medicine and the medical field. Students will receive the information, skills and above all the confidence they need to submit a strong application to medicine, as well as hands-on workshops set in a real model 'field hospital' environment on a range of scientific topics and challenges, with pupils taking the lead on making diagnostic decisions and working to a deadline to build a field hospital and use a range of medical diagnostic tools and procedures. Places are competitive, and will be assigned based on applicant eligibility.

Participants can apply for a place at this link: http://www.catalysis.org.uk/MSC/

Note - applicants must be attending a school within Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset or Bristol in order to be considered for a place