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New students guide

The new students guide includes everything you need to know about starting University, with a handy checklist of tasks to help you through your first term.

Welcome to all new students

Welcome to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Congratulations on securing your place to study in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter. We wish you every success in your forthcoming degree programme and we look forward to working with you over the coming years.

I am the Associate Dean Education for the College and I am looking forward to opportunities to meet with you over this academic year. Across the College all staff have been working hard to prepare for the beginning of term to develop the best and safest possible educational experience for you.

In view of the interruptions that the pandemic has had on your pre-university education, we have developed a number of initiatives within the College and departments to help you with your transition to university life. This includes the use of a range of new systems, platforms and resources to help you make the most of your time with us. We are keen to receive feedback on the transition measures we are putting in place through SSLCs and via module tutors to help us understand what works best and how we can refine and improve our new ways of supporting the start of your university experience.

In addition, an important part of the transition will be the sense of community, the friends and relationships we create. We must be kind and patient, reflective and supportive of each other whilst developing channels for discussion, debate, and working together. Despite things looking more positive, these are still uncertain times and we hope that the skills you will develop through your learning journey with us will equip you well for the challenges ahead.

Professor Duncan Russel

Associate Dean (Education), College of Social Sciences & International Studies

This website will, in due course, point you towards subject-specific information for Freshers' Week, but in the meantime please make sure you familiarise yourself with the main University website for new students.

We will be updating this page regularly as new details of induction and welcome activities are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well.
Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates.

Postgraduate taught students

The links below will become live when information is available.

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Postgraduate research students

Information for postgraduate research (MPhil / PhD) students can be found on the Doctoral College website.