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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 undergraduates arriving in autumn 2021

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 16 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details 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, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Hub: or on 01392 723301

Hubs are open Monday to Friday (term time) 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK time).

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: 16th September.


Induction module

We have created an induction module for you within ELE (Exeter Learning Environment). ELE is our virtual learning environment and enables you to access course materials and use tools such as discussion forums and learning logs to interact online. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account in order to access ELE. 

Induction timetable

An overview of the induction timetable can be found below but please do check your personal timetable for up to date information.

Mon 21 Sept 10.30-11.30am Philosophy welcome talk. Please attend your timetabled event. Forum Auditorium
Mon 21 Sept 11.30am-12.30pm Philosophy welcome talk. Please attend your timetabled event. Streatham Court A
Tues 22 Sept 10.30-11.30am Sociology and Criminology welcome talk
For BSc Criminology and BSc Sociology students. Please attend your timetabled event.
Forum Auditorium
Tues 22 Sept 11.30am-12.30pm Sociology and Criminology welcome talk
For all Soc & Crim students, except those who are on BSc Sociology & BSc Criminology programmes
Please attend your timetabled event
Streatham Court A
Tues 22 Sept 3.30-4.30pm Anthropology welcome talk Amory Moot

What if I need to study remotely in term 1?

You can apply to study remotely this term. It is a simple process which is detailed on our Coronavirus information pages. (navigate to the ‘Planning for the next academic year’ section of that website and select ‘Can I study remotely in 2020/21?’).

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 2020

For those of you beginning your undergraduate studies in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology during 2020-21, 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. Of course, because of safety concerns related to the pandemic, we have had to make a number of changes to the ways in which deliver our teaching. However, we have worked very hard over the past few months to make sure you receive the best possible educational opportunities.

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, whether on-line or on campus, in September.

Professor Mike Michael

Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology