New undergraduates autumn 2019

Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.
Last updated: 28th August.

Mon 16 September 17:00-18:30 Welcome reception for Philosophy students Amory C501
Tues 17 September 09:30-10:30 Welcome talk for Anthropology students Amory C417
Tues 17 September 11:00-12:00 Welcome talk for Philosophy students Newman Blue LT (A)
Tues 17 September 13:00-14:00 Welcome talk for Sociology / Criminology students Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Wed 18 September 17:00-18:30 Welcome reception for Anthropology / Sociology / Criminology students Amory C501
Thurs 19 September 10:00-12:00 Introduction to Q-Step Amory C501


Your introduction to University life will be through Freshers' Week which runs from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September 2019. Arrivals weekend is therefore Friday 13 - Sunday 15 September.

Freshers' Week comprises:

  • Academic Induction activities
  • University-wide events (for example, information about services to support you as a student - these often run multiple times so you can select one at a time that works for you)
  • Social events

Academic Induction activities

Academic Induction activities are the key sessions for you to attend so you should make sure you are aware of these, and then fit any University-wide and social events around them.

You will be able to see the entire Freshers' Week timetable from the beginning of September in iExeter but you will need to activate your IT account first. Please see the main University webpages for new students for details of what to do before you arrive which provides further information about this process.

A note for international students

It is important that you bring your original certificates of qualification so that we can register you at the University. Copies of certificates, such as those downloaded from a web portal for example, cannot be accepted.

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at or on 01392 723301

Welcome to all new undergraduate students arriving in Autumn 2019

For those of you undertaking undergraduate studies in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology during 2019-20, let me introduce myself and welcome you to the University of Exeter. Whether you are coming from school, from a year out, or from an established career, the members of staff in this Department are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time here.

Our undergraduate degrees are given by some of the leading academics in their fields. Our Department offers an exciting and expanding mix of options in anthropology, criminology, philosophy and sociology. As Head of the Department, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Dr Alexey Bessudnov, as Director of Education, can also address any issues. We look forward to meeting each of you in September.

Professor Mike Michael

Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology