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Discover University

Our online Discover University platform provides information, advice and guidance for prospective students, parents/guardians, teachers and advisers about studying at university.

Take part in an online event covering:

  • Subject specific talks from our academic community
  • Live Q&As with staff and students
  • Guidance sessions on:
    • Choosing a course
    • Writing a personal statement
    • Navigating the UCAS process, and more!

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Date Time Activity
1-31 Oct N/A

Black History Month 2021 'Proud to be'

The month of October marks Black History Month 2021 and this year’s theme is ‘Proud to be’. You can join in a series of activities, from engaging in online resources, to signing up to live online sessions, to watching video lectures, to chatting with current students, etc. 

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25 Oct

17:00 - 19:00

Black History Month Series: Live Chat to University of Exeter Students

University of Exeter Student Ambassadors will be available to chat to you between 5-7pm every Monday and Wednesday throughout October 2021. You can post questions to the ESAs at any time but they will only be active at the times specified to respond. This is an opportunity to find out more about the University of Exeter, student life and why our Student Ambassadors are 'Proud to be'.

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26 Oct

18:00 - 19:00

Study Skills for University

This session will provide an insight into study skills suitable to prepare for study at University. Led by current students, they will provide an overview of techniques and tips that they have adopted whilst studying at the University.

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26 Oct 17:00 - 18:00

Black History Month Series: Entrepreneurship for and by Black People (Entrepreneurship/Business)

This session will be delivered by Dr Stela Ivanova from the Business School and Rachael Twumasi-Cors, Co-Founder of Afrocenchix.

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27 Oct 17:00 - 19:00

Black History Month Series: Live Chat to University of Exeter Students

University of Exeter Student Ambassadors will be available to chat to you between 5-7pm every Monday and Wednesday throughout October 2021. You can post questions to the ESAs at any time but they will only be active at the times specified to respond. This is an opportunity to find out more about the University of Exeter, student life and why our Student Ambassadors are 'Proud to be'.

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28 Oct 18:00 - 19:00

Applying to a competitive University

Join us and find out more about what universities are looking for in an application. This session will provide an overview of what it means to study at a competitive university.

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02 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Considering the University of Exeter

This session will provide an insight into life and study on our campuses in Devon and Cornwall. Led by University of Exeter staff, it will discuss facilities, courses and opportunities to tailor a degree.

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04 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Choosing a course

This session will focus on choosing a course for university study, and will be hosted by University of Exeter staff. It will cover important stages in the decision making process, and factors to take into account – such as modules, years in industry, study abroad, type of university, lifestyle and location.

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09 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Applying to a competitive University

A session led by University of Exeter staff, which explores the benefits of attending Russell Group and Competitive Universities. The session will also discuss what competitive universities look for in a university application.

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09 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Submitting a university application

This session will give you an insight into UCAS and the application process, including things to remember and key dates.

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10 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Introduction to Law

This session will give you an insight into studying Law at the University of Exeter delivered by our academic staff and a current Law student.

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11 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Writing an effective personal statement

This session will provide insight into the important role a personal statement plays in the application process and provide top tips for planning an effective personal statement.

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11 Nov 12:30 - 13:15

Mature student session - Degree apprenticeships

This session will provide you with an insight into what a degree apprenticeship is and the benefits of studying a degree apprenticeship.

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11 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Financing University

This session will give you an insight into the key aspects of Student Funding and information on accommodation as a Mature Student. Deadlines, things to remember - it's not to be missed!

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16 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Managing your money at University

This session, led by current students, will provide insight into budgeting at University. It will include an introduction to student finance and a breakdown of costs you can expect, as well as tips for managing money throughout your degree.

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16 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Foundation Year Programme

This session will give you an insight into the University of Exeter's foundation year degree programmes. This is a brand new route into maths, engineering or physical science degrees.

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16 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Introduction to study skills support

This session will give you an insight into studying as a Mature Student,  the key skills you might need to brush up on and information about  the help and advice available for you, for when you join the university.

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17 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Introduction to Nursing

This session will give you an insight into studying Nursing at the University of Exeter delivered by our academic staff and a current Nursing student.

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17 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Introduction to Politics

This session will give you an insight into studying Politics at the University of Exeter delivered by our academic staff and a current Politics student.

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18 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Preparing for your Medicine/Nursing Interviews (MMI)

This session will provide an overview of the application process for Medicine and Nursing– discussing UCAT examinations and top tips for preparing for MMIs from current students who have been through the process.

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18 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Mature student session - Life as a mature student

This session will be delivered by current Mature Students to give you their experience and tips on what life is really like studying as a Mature Student.

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23 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Student Life at the University of Exeter

Current students from the University of Exeter will provide an insight into life and study at the University of Exeter’s campuses in Devon and Cornwall.

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25 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Understanding the UCAS Process

This session will provide an overview of the UCAS process – from Year 12/Lower Sixth to results day and starting university.

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30 Nov 18:00 - 19:00

Studying a degree apprenticeship

This session will discuss the format and delivery of degree apprenticeships, using University of Exeter undergraduate programmes as an example.

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Spotlight on: Choosing a Course

This month we’re shining a spotlight on researching your course options – pay attention to modules, course structure and campus when you’re searching!

Useful resources

If you’re thinking about going to University, but are unsure of whether it’s right for you or would just like to find out more about university life, here are some useful resources which may help you in your decision-making.

In these podcasts Dr Karl Devincenzi, Schools Relationship Manager, and guests discuss topical issues relevant to higher education. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, Episode 14 - 9th August - In this final episode just before A Level results day, Karl and Katherine run through what students 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.

Series 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 - This week's In Conversation talks through IB results and what happens next for students receiving their IB results. Tune in and listen to Dr Katherine Lloyd Clark and myself talk about 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 available to you 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 your 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 they can best prepare for the coming months.

Here's what some of our previous attendees said about Discover University events:

"I learnt about the different sections of the application, when it's best to apply and how to make use of the help provided on the UCAS website."

"I learnt what it meant to apply at a competitive university, and what the benefits for me as a student would be by applying to one of them. Also, I gained more knowledge on how the Universities are going to be looking at our applications next year after the CoronaVirus epidemic."

"I learnt information about how to best structure my personal statement and more about the Russell group uni’s that I did not know before."