Undergraduate Politics at Streatham Campus: New students

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

Tues 17 September 11:00-12:00 International Relations Welcome Talk including Employability Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Tues 17 September 12:00-13:00 PPE Welcome Talk including Employability Amory C501
Tues 17 September 12:00-13:00 Politics Welcome Talk Including Employbility Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Tues 17 September 14:00-16:00 'Getting to know your lecturers' and moderated debate 'Beyond the B Word' Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Tues 17 September 16:30-18:30 Special Event Forum Alumni Auditorium LT
Tues 17 September 18:00-19:30 Drinks and nibbles Forum Mezzanine Level


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 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 Info.Amory@exeter.ac.uk or on 01392 723301

Welcome to the Department of Politics!

With over sixty full-time faculty members across two campuses, we are one of the largest departments in the UK.

We are also one of the most diverse groups of scholars in the country, specialising in all of the major sub-fields of political studies, including public policy, international relations, political theory, and comparative politics.

During your studies of Politics and/or International Relations, you will first learn the 'core' elements of the disciplines, through a combination of lectures and tutorials.

In your final year, as well as undertaking a supervised independent study project in your dissertation which will be supervised by an expert in the field, you will have the opportunity to study topics that interest you in much greater depth, in our seminar-based third-year modules which are inspired by the cutting-edge research of our staff.

We hope your time studying with us will be intellectually stimulating and that you will be exposed to new ways of thinking about and understanding political phenomena. We also hope it will be hugely enjoyable; the department regularly engages with the Politics Society, organising social events and hosting guest speakers from both academia and the world of politics.

Professor Robert Lamb
Head of Department