1 University pathways Academic and English language preparation for international students
2 2 INTO University of Exeter RANKED 8th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014) TOP 1% of universities globally (THE World University Rankings ) PLACED 6thin the UK for students satisfaction with quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2013) A member of the Russell Group MORE THAN 475 million investment into new facilities on campus Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
3 University pathways International students studying at the INTO University of Exeter Centre have a strong track record of success. To date, 2,066 students have progressed from INTO University of Exeter to our degree programmes. They have joined a successful and expanding institution. Exeter is consistently ranked among the UK s top 10 universities and has recently joined the elite Russell Group the UK s own Ivy League. We also rank in the top 1% of the world s universities and are committed to further developing our international reputation, aiming to join the world s top 100 by Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor University of Exeter Contents About University of Exeter University of Exeter 08 High-quality research and teaching 10 Subject disciplines 12 Academic, cultural and social facilities 18 Exeter and the South West 20 The Study Centre 22 Celebrating our students success 24 Supporting your university application 26 Course information Choosing your course 28 International Foundation 30 International Diploma 46 Graduate Diploma 52 English for University Study 62 Pre-sessional English 64 Postgraduate Certificate in Pre Doctoral Studies 66 Application information Student support 68 Accommodation 70 How to apply 72 Application form 73 Terms and conditions 75 Dates and prices 78 Scholarships 79
4 4 INTO University of Exeter The Forum, which opened in 2012
5 University pathways The Forum s main atrium provides 130 work spaces with high-speed Wi-Fi
6 6 INTO University of Exeter The INTO Building is located in the heart of the Streatham Campus
7 University pathways Areas for group study in the Learning Resource Centre
8 8 INTO University of Exeter University of Exeter About the University of Exeter The University of Exeter can trace its roots back to the 19th century and is reputed to be one of the fastest-rising universities in both UK and world league tables. A member of the Russell Group, the UK s own elite Ivy League, the University s campuses in Exeter and Cornwall provide a safe, convenient learning environment in beautiful surroundings. All academic, social and sports facilities are ideally located within easy walking distance of each other and all of our campuses are easily accessible from London, with European flights available from Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. INTO University of Exeter students live and study on the Streatham Campus, which is home to the majority of the University s academic disciplines. Details of all of the University s campuses, including our St Luke s Campus and Penryn Campus, are available online. For more information visit our website: Quick facts: The University of Exeter is ranked firmly in the top 1% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings ). The University of Exeter has approximately 18,500 full-time students, over 4,000 of whom come from over 110 countries outside the UK. Over 80% of University of Exeter students graduate with a First Class or 2:1 Honours degree (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014). The University of Exeter has consistently been ranked in the top 10 for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey Ranked firmly in the UK top 10, sixth for teaching in the National Student Survey 2013, and in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Exeter offers an unparalleled environment in which to live and study. Our research is acknowledged as world-class, which means that our students benefit from the latest thinking, equipment and resources. We are home to over 4,000 students from over 110 countries, and with more than 475 million invested across our three campuses, you will be living in a vibrant, dynamic and supportive atmosphere. The INTO Centre is at the heart of our beautiful Streatham Campus and provides an outstanding preparation for degree level study at the University of Exeter. Dr John Withrington, Head of the International Office, University of Exeter Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
9 University pathways I lead the Career Zone s Global Employability Team (GET), which was established in 2011 in recognition of the growing importance of the international employment market. The GET mission is to build multidimensional, effective and sustainable relationships with key global graduate employers. The Career Zone, part of the Forum student services centre, features a Global Opportunities Desk where we provide students with advice and guidance in applying for international graduate jobs and internships. GET also organise global employer presentations and employability skills workshops, as well as an annual International Virtual Careers Fair which has featured multinationals such as Bosch, HSBC, IBM, Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Sony. Dominic Prosser, Global Employability Consultant, University of Exeter Campus facilities The Streatham Campus is widely renowned as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. It offers students a safe and welcoming environment in which to study, with everything you need within walking distance. The campus has recently benefited from investment of over 475 million, including expansion of student accommodation and the construction of the Forum, located at the heart of the Streatham Campus. This iconic development brings together all of the University s student support services, including International Student Support, Careers and Employability and the IT Helpdesk, alongside a variety of retail and catering facilities. The Forum also houses the extended and refurbished Main Library, one of only five academic libraries in England that are open 24/7 throughout the academic year. Stateof-the-art teaching rooms and a 400-seat auditorium complete the development. With Wi-Fi connectivity throughout and landscaped piazzas, the Forum forms the hub of campus life. INTO s main teaching facilities are located directly opposite the Forum. The INTO Building contains a number of striking features, including an independent Learning Resource Centre, a lecture theatre, multimedia IT suites, spacious classrooms (fully equipped with the latest educational technology), a science laboratory and an excellent café. For further information about studying and living at the University, view our short film at: Wide choice of subjects The University offers a range of specialist Bachelor s degrees and Master s programmes, and first-class supervision for research degrees across a broad range of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature of our programmes allows students the flexibility to shape their degree to their own specific interests and career plans. The six academic Colleges are: College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences College of Life and Environmental Sciences College of Social Sciences and International Studies College of Humanities University of Exeter Business School University of Exeter Medical School. For further information about some of the subjects you can study at Exeter, see pages of the brochure. Excellent employment prospects The University of Exeter is among the top 20 Higher Education Institutions targeted by the largest number of top employers in (High Fliers Research) and enjoys superb links with hundreds of international, national and regional companies and organisations. Supporting our students in securing graduate level employment or postgraduate study is given the highest priority. Six months after graduation 92% of Exeter s first-degree graduates were in employment or further study (HESA ). The Career Zone within the Forum offers students help and advice in all stages of career planning and job hunting. The University hosts at least four annual Careers Fairs at which over 200 companies are represented, including the not-for-profit sector and specialist firms. Employers also regularly visit campus to give presentations and assist at skills events, while practice interviews, psychometric testing and guidance on completing applications are provided by our specialist careers and employment staff. However, there are many other ways to add value to your CV during your UK studies. The University of Exeter boasts one of the UK s largest student volunteering programmes, as well as a world-wide network of study-abroad opportunities to enhance your employability. There are also opportunities for part-time work, business placements and careers advice from our own successful graduates. INTO University of Exeter also offers practical workshops to help you develop your employment prospects. For more information visit our website:
10 10 INTO University of Exeter High-quality research and teaching Quality of research At the University of Exeter, research inspires and leads our teaching. Our researchintensive culture allows for a much broader range of module choices and encourages discussion of the latest ideas in seminars and tutorials. Interdisciplinary research is a hallmark of Exeter s recent success. Our research tackles issues from local to global challenges, as varied as climate change, food security, the rapid detection of malaria, cancer therapeutics, urban water recycling, counterintuitive materials and psychology. Quick facts All University of Exeter subjects were assessed as including world-leading (4*) research in the last Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE). 90% of our research was rated as being internationally recognised. 16 of our 31 subjects are ranked in their respective top 10, with 27 in their respective top % of our staff were entered into the 2008 RAE a much higher proportion than most other universities. Research income at the University has more than doubled over the last five years. Expert teaching As a research-intensive university, teaching staff are active researchers, many of them at the cutting edge of their fields; so whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate you can be assured of an exciting and challenging learning environment. Studying at University of Exeter is not a passive experience; all students are encouraged to contribute to classroom discussions and undertake their own research, benefiting from access to the latest thinking, equipment and resources. The University is also committed to a system of personal tutoring, so that students receive the individual support and advice they need to succeed in their studies. Quick facts Ranked 6th in the UK for students satisfaction with the quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2013). A world-class learning environment with 235 million investment in research infrastructure and staff. How does the University teach? All students will be taught through lectures and tutorials, along with practical or laboratory assignments, IT sessions and field work in some subjects. Students are partners in the learning process, and should expect to be active contributors in seminars, tutorials and virtual learning environments. While reading lists are provided for each module, students are responsible for planning their own private study time and engaging with their subject area. Quick facts Extra curricular activities that enhance skills and contribute to opportunities after graduation are recognised through the very popular Exeter Award and Exeter Leader schemes. The University has an interactive online learning environment (ELE the Exeter Learning Environment) which encourages blogging, online discussion forums and virtual field trips, as well as hosting all the materials and notes for the various study modules. Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
11 University pathways Management and Management Accounting are my favourite modules. I have also found topics such as leadership and costing very interesting. My teachers make lessons interactive and interesting with their ever-changing study techniques and relations to the real world. It is this that I believe helps me understand the modules better. Abena Opeibea Anie-budu, Ghana International Diploma in management and business economics Now studying BA (Hons) Business and Management at the University of Exeter How are students assessed? Exams are just one of the ways in which students are assessed at the University of Exeter. Continuous assessment, a mixture of independent and group project work, allows students to steadily enhance their skills, as opposed to being assessed on the basis of an intensive examination period. The ratio of exams to continuous assessment depends on the subject studied and module selection. Quick facts Final undergraduate degree classifications are determined by grades achieved in the second and third years of study, whereas postgraduate awards are based on assessment in all components. Undergraduate dissertations are usually between 10,000 12,000 words long. Master s dissertations vary in length, and can be between 15,000 40,000 words depending on the subject. The PhD comprises a written thesis of around 100,000 words and an oral examination known as a viva. What support can students expect? Studying overseas can initially seem very daunting, and students should ensure that they feel equipped to make the most of the academic and cultural experience the University has to offer. Our support begins before students leave home, with detailed pre-arrival information and an induction programme for new students. Quick facts The University s International Liaison Office provides dedicated support to INTO students, assisting them to discover the range of study opportunities available at the University and to get a taste of what University life has to offer. Our Liaison Officers work with INTO students to ensure that they have chosen the right university progression option for them, through a range of sample lectures, employability sessions, visits to academic colleges and engagement with INTO alumni. The Student Skills team provides support and guidance for University of Exeter students in the following areas: time organisation and prioritising team working assignment planning and writing reading strategies and note-taking revision and exam techniques.
12 12 INTO University of Exeter Subject disciplines at the University of Exeter The University offers Bachelor s and Master s programmes, as well as first-class supervision for research degrees, across a broad range of academic disciplines. Biomedical, Life and Environmental Sciences The University s disciplines of Biosciences, Geography, Psychology, and Sport and Health Sciences offer students the opportunity to specialise in a single discipline or to explore areas of interdisciplinary study. Teaching is informed by our research and many of our programmes offer fieldwork opportunities both in the UK and overseas, with the option of a year s industrial experience or studyabroad available on several of our degrees. The University of Exeter is ranked in the World Top 100 for Psychology (QS World University Rankings 2013). The department possesses a considerable range of expertise in diverse and specialist fields; our researchers are active in social, cognitive and clinical psychology conducting studies to improve health and well-being such as depression, addiction and the health benefits of social groups. We also work closely with local zoological parks and wildlife facilities to discover new ways of improving the lives of animals in captivity. Students have access to specialist research laboratories, extensive computer laboratories and state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities. In addition to one of the broadest Biological Science degrees in the UK, students studying Biosciences at the University of Exeter can also specialise in Biochemistry, Biological and Medical Chemistry, Human Biosciences, Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Sciences and Zoology. Our interdisciplinary programme in Natural Sciences, alongside our cutting-edge Environmental Science programmes, expose candidates to state-ofthe-art research and break down the barriers between traditional scientific disciplines. The International Foundation in Biomedical, Life and Environmental Sciences at the INTO University of Exeter Centre not only provides students with the opportunity to progress to a broad range of Biological Science disciplines, but can also lead to study on the Bachelor of Medical Science degree, which is taught jointly by the Medical School and Biosciences. This industry-focused degree has been developed in consultation with the biomedical profession and the National Health Service (NHS) and is designed to train future research scientists to improve patient health. The programme provides a firm foundation in the core biomedical and biomolecular sciences, alongside an insight into medical practice and the biotechnologies used to diagnose disorders and treat patients. Graduates will have the necessary scientific knowledge, research and communication skills to prepare them for a successful translational research career, helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical practice. Geography at the University of Exeter, ranked top 50 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013), provides the opportunity to explore critical global issues such as climate change, energy policy, sustainability, satellite mapping, biosecurity, heritage, landscape and health geographies. The Streatham Campus boasts many experimental and analytical laboratories for physical geography, including the 3.7 million Sediment Research Facility, which includes the rainfall simulator experimental facility. The Penryn Campus in Cornwall offers outstanding laboratories for environmental change and is home to the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) which inspires research and cutting-edge teaching within the discipline. Sport and Health Sciences is based at the St Luke s Campus where students have access to purpose-built teaching and research laboratories for sport and exercise physiology, biomechanics, health and performance psychology, and qualitative research. Academics work with industrial partners such as Kellogg s, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as individual athletes, sports teams and individuals in the local community. Such links foster a wealth of employability opportunities for our students. Quick facts Top 10 for Biosciences, Geography and Environmental Science, Psychology and Sports Science in 2014 league tables (The Times and The Sunday Times; The Guardian). Psychology degrees accredited by the British Psychological Society.
13 University pathways I want to say thank you to everyone at INTO and the University of Exeter as they gave me lots of opportunities to make wonderful friends, succeed academically, and take part in so many activities. Thank you so much! CHOW Pak Yee, Hong Kong International Foundation in Biomedical, Life and Environmental Sciences Grade: 81% Graduated from BSc (Hons) Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Exeter degree classification: upper second class
14 14 INTO University of Exeter Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences The University offers a diverse range of programmes across the disciplines of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The Streatham Campus is home to the majority of our Engineering disciplines as well as Mathematics, Computer Science, Medical Imaging, and Physics and Astronomy. The campus also offers a number of exciting interdisciplinary programmes with the University of Exeter Business School. At the Penryn Campus the Renewable Energy group has expertise in energy policy, marine renewables, bio-fuels, electrical power and networks, wind, photovoltaic and thermal technologies. The University offers the only Mining Engineering course in the UK, alongside degrees in Geology and Minerals Engineering. University of Exeter academics are committed to undertaking research that will help to tackle some of the biggest problems of the 21st century: modelling climate change, sustainable urban water supply, malaria diagnosis, new optical imaging techniques to treat brain disease, and developing blast-proof curtains to provide protection from bomb explosions. The University also collaborates with numerous UK and international industrial organisations, as well as smaller companies, ensuring that our programmes are relevant to both current and future industrial and commercial needs. The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences provides world-class facilities, including: a 3D visualisation suite and rapid prototyping facility an automated QEMSCAN scanning electron microscope a bio-diesel testing rig a commercial wind development an underground test mine thermodynamics and energy labs a 1 million supercomputer an astronomical observatory. Our Engineering programmes offer a core first year, which provides students with the technical, professional and communication skills from across the whole spectrum of engineering. This provides the foundation for specialisation in the remainder of the programme and develops an interdisciplinary understanding which is valued by employers. Quick facts Top 10 for General Engineering, Materials and Mining Technology in both the Times Good University Guide 2013 and the Guardian 2014 League Table. Engineering specialisms include Civil and Environmental, Electronic, Materials, Mining and Mechanical Engineering. Mathematics can be studied in combination with a range of other subjects, including business and finance, economics and computing. Our physics laboratories contain facilities for the fabrication of nanostructures, and laser systems for the study of ultra highspeed phenomena. I really like my classes here, I have found them very interactive with lots of discussion. The facilities are good and I like the size of the classes at INTO. You can get individual attention and more care from the teachers because there are not so many students in each class. Suh Jung Hoon, South Korea International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics Grade: 75% Now studying BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the University of Exeter Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
15 University pathways Humanities, Law and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter provide the gateway to a diverse, innovative and highly interdisciplinary range of study programmes. Our programmes seamlessly traverse a range of countries, periods and genres in a manner that is both stimulating, intellectually challenging and permits you to further explore your own individual interests. Students pursuing Archaeology, Drama or Law are also provided with extensive opportunities to gain valuable practical skills. Our departments have a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and students benefit from plentiful contact with academic staff as well as small group teaching in many of our disciplines. Our teaching is research-led and third year options are usually specialist seminar-centered modules that reflect our academics research specialisms. The University s Humanities and Social Sciences programmes are spread across its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. Film Studies and Modern Languages are located in the Queen s Building, at the heart of the Streatham Campus, alongside English, whereas Drama has dedicated facilities on the periphery of the Streatham Campus. Anthropology, Classics, History, Law, Politics, Philosophy, Sociology and Theology are based in the Amory building, which boasts modern teaching and studying facilities, such as the new Moot Court and mini-board rooms for our Law students. Disciplines such as English, History and Politics are offered in dual locations at both the Streatham Campus and at our Cornwall Campus at Penryn. Students therefore not only benefit from a wide range of programme choices, but also diverse and contrasting study locations to suit their individual preference. Quick facts Ranked in the top 10 for Arab and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Drama, English, Film Studies, Politics, Sociology and Theology in the Times Good University Guide Law students benefit from a portfolio of extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, pro bono work, study tours and work placements. Politics staff have a wide breadth of experience with governmental and nongovernmental organisations in the UK and overseas. Drama students can specialise in areas such as directing, contemporary performance, music theatre, actor training and technical theatre crafts. 95% of our history research was rated as of international quality (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). The INTO library is equipped with tables and computers for students use, making it extremely convenient for us to catch up on work or do some revision during break times. There is also a three-storey library over at the Forum, loaded with a wide variety of books as well as rooms for both individual and group study. It is open 24 hours a day and I find that incredibly useful, especially when you re rushing an assignment that is due the next day they even provide blankets for people who stay overnight! Benita Koh, Singapore International Foundation in Humanities, Law and Social Science
16 16 INTO University of Exeter Economics, Finance and Management The University of Exeter Business School brings together inspirational and internationally-respected business teachers from around the world, in an environment that combines historical and intellectual heritage with state-of-the-art teaching and social spaces. The Business School is consistently recognised among the UK s elite. We pride ourselves on being able to offer all of our students an outstanding experience based on dynamic research-led programmes of study, which enable access to experts at the forefront of their fields. Undergraduates have the choice of a wide range of business programmes in the disciplines of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Leadership, Management, Tourism and Marketing. At postgraduate level there are a wide variety of Master s programmes including, for those with sufficient post-graduation work experience, our unique One Planet MBA. Economics is a technical and rigorous subject, which is highly valued by employers. One of the unique features of our teaching strategy is to incorporate experiments into our Economics lectures and tutorials. You might, for instance, participate as a buyer or seller in a market experiment, as a bidder in an auction experiment or as a firm in an oligopoly experiment. Our Accounting and Finance programmes are recognised by a number of professional bodies such as the ACCA and CFA, which allows students on different programmes to add professional accreditation to their academic award. Exeter was one of the first institutions to offer Master s programmes in Finance and our students have access to a range of financial databases, the use of which is integrated into the teaching of modules. Our Business degrees are designed to equip you for a management career, whether in industry, commerce or the public sector. You will gain a detailed understanding of the functional areas of Business and the relationship between management theories, as well as having plenty of opportunities to put these theories into practice. Undergraduates have the option of extending the duration of their programme to four years, with the additional year being either an industrial placement or a year of studying at one of our international partner institutions. Postgraduate students can also undertake an additional year of study at a partner business school in France or Germany to gain a dual award. Quick facts Recently awarded EQUIS accreditation, the world s leading business school accreditation. Top 10 for Accounting, Business and Economics in the Times Good University Guide Opportunities to participate in a varied programme of employability events. Strong links with professional firms and institutes. Guest lectures from distinguished practitioners from a variety of sectors and management disciplines. Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
17 University pathways I am still in touch with the friends I made at INTO, they re my housemates actually. It s easier to move on and find a house together when you know so many people already. The friends I ve made have been a fantastic support. I found the professors to be really helpful at INTO they are friendly we can ask them questions any time. Now, I d like to go and work in a bank because my degree has prepared me for that. Cindy Samoto, Indonesia International Diploma In management and business economics Grade: 87% Graduated from BA (Hons) Economics and Finance at the University of Exeter degree classification: upper second class
18 18 INTO University of Exeter Academic, cultural and social facilities Library facilities The University boasts excellent library facilities, which have benefitted from a recent 10 million refurbishment. The main University library is located in the Forum, opposite the INTO Centre, and international students have their own Library Officer to approach with any queries in relation to use of the library. Within the library are a variety of study environments: group, social and silent spaces, all with wireless network access. Open 24-hours-a-day throughout the academic year, the library runs a comprehensive programme of face-to-face and online training which covers: information search techniques subject-specific information resources journal and database searches drop-in sessions and surgeries. Quick facts The University has seven libraries over its three campuses, holding in total over 1.2 million books and journals and providing online access to over 19,500 e-journals and newspaper and reference works. The University of Exeter has one of the highest UK academic library ratios of printed books to students. All students have access to MyExeter the University s student portal which is home to all IT resources and is accessible anywhere in the world. MyExeter is also the gateway to the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE). ELE is the University s virtual learning environment, which enables you to access the learning materials for your modules. The University recognises that IT facilities are a means of staying in touch with family for international students. All students have their own address and most study bedrooms have a phone and fast broadband internet link. IT facilities include: computer clusters across campus with access to the internet and , along with word-processing, database, graphics and statistics applications 24/7 access to a number of central computer clusters a helpdesk service that can be accessed by phone or a variety of short training programmes throughout the year laptop clinics to help you access our system. The University campus is self contained and really well equipped from restaurants, a post office, a mini market and a health clinic! The environment is really conducive for students; away from distractions. The teachers are professionals who have years of experience teaching in their specialised area. They are always there to help students whether in class or answering queries via s. Gilda Christie, Indonesia International Foundation in Economics, Finance and Management Grade: 80% Graduated from BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Degree classification: second class Download the INTO EXE mobile app at
19 University pathways Culture Student life is about more than the exploration of your academic subject. Music, theatre and art are an important part of life at the University of Exeter and involvement in the University s burgeoning art and music scene or membership of over 180 Guild-affiliated societies, provides students with the opportunity to relax and develop new or existing interests in the company of friends. The University of Exeter has one of the most active Community Action (CA) groups in the country and each year our student fundraising group (RAG) raises tens of thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities. The University provides a venue for many plays, films, musicals and concerts, ranging from pop to classical, while our student societies cover a huge range of academic, cultural, political, social and religious interests. The University recognises the need to provide support for students spiritual development through our multifaith chaplaincy and on-campus prayer rooms for Muslim students. Quick facts Our societies range from the conventional (English Soc, Ski Club, Photosoc and Jazz Orchestra) to the more obscure (Chocolate Society and Hide and Seek Society). The University of Exeter is host to a wide range of student music societies: Jazz, Folk, Concert Band, Change Ringing, World Music, University Singers, Stage Musical society and the University of Exeter Orchestra. The University has one of the most advanced student media networks in the country; the student TV and radio stations and fortnightly student newspaper have won several national media awards. Health and wellbeing Maintaining a healthy lifestyle underpins the ability to achieve your academic potential. The Student Health Centre on the Streatham Campus provides day-to-day health care and all students are encouraged to register with one of the general practitioners (GP) on arrival at the University. The University of Exeter is one of the leading sporting institutions in the UK and consistently performs well in the British Universities and Colleges Sports competitions. All students are encouraged to make use of the campus sports facilities which have benefited from over 12 million investment in the last few years, to create some of the best sporting facilities in the South West. The local environment of the University of Exeter campuses is also perfect for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Students can also join one of our 49 active sports clubs, which include: sailing, canoeing and windsurfing our campus locations are perfect! badminton caving climbing Taekwondo table tennis skiing. Our Sports Scholarship Scheme provides practical and financial assistance to enable students who compete at a national or international level to continue to fulfil their sporting potential while studying at the University. Quick facts Ranked 5th in British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) State-of-the-art facilities include a 2.25 million indoor cricket centre and an indoor tennis centre accredited to LTA standards. A further 8 million in developments to the Sports Park has resulted in the recent opening of the Russell Seal Fitness Centre. Students are welcome to use the heated indoor swimming pool at the St Luke s Campus. The UK s top surfing beaches are close to our Penryn Campus.
20 20 INTO University of Exeter Exeter and the South West With a population of around 118,000, the city of Exeter combines modern life with a sense of history. Placed in the picturesque south-west of England, Exeter is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coast. Combining historic buildings with a recent upsurge in investment, the city is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK for its amenities and low crime rate. Living in Exeter A safe and student-friendly city. Combines all the shops and facilities of a big city into a compact area that is easy to get around on foot, bike or by bus. A diverse range of cafés, restaurants, pubs and shops mix easily with Exeter s historic buildings. Watch top-quality theatre, dance and international live music in the city or at the Exeter Northcott Theatre on the Streatham Campus. A growing business centre with new developments, including the Exeter Science Park. Enjoy a high standard of living in what many students find to be a very congenial city in which to live and study. Less than two and a half hours from London, with the outstanding natural beauty of Devon and Cornwall on your doorstep. Beyond Exeter The South West is one of Europe s top holiday destinations due to its picturesque coast. The South West has an abundance of outdoor activities. Two national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor, offer plenty of outdoor pursuits and exploration. Home to England s only UNESCO World Heritage site, the Dorset and East Devon coast. Explore the county of Devon s rolling hills, and picturesque villages with traditional thatched cottages, charming inns and attractive market towns. Explore the UK A good road and rail network links Exeter with the rest of the UK. London is only two and a half hours away by direct train, or three hours by road. National Express buses and National Rail run regular services from central London, Heathrow international airport and all other major cities to the central coach station, or St David s train station, both of which are only a five-minute taxi ride from the campus. The city also has its own regional airport with scheduled flights to Europe and around the UK. Exeter s thriving nightlife, lively cultural scene and rich history make it well worth a visit. This old city is young at heart thanks to a large student crowd and plenty of bars, clubs and cafés, especially around the revitalised quay. Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain Download the INTO EXE mobile app at