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Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Exeter, and intend to stay to complete a PhD. I discovered Caving here, which has completely...
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Exeter, and intend to stay to complete a PhD. I discovered Caving here, which has completely changed my life, as I am now a member of Cave Rescue and participate in international expeditions across the globe.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
The small cohort sizes builds close relationships with academics and researchers who provide fantastic support and advice about furthering your academic career. The universities career zone provides hands on transferrable skills training and interview preparation to assist students in future job hunting.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
The course is exceptionally varied, with the option to choose modules which suit your interests. With each module led by a passionate researcher in the field, and a high focus on real-world research projects, teaching is interesting and motivating.
How many contact hours per week do you have?
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
The Students Guild supports students throughout their time at university; providing student societies and events, and representing students interests in university policy discussions. They support students who are struggling and work hard to keep university all about the students.
How good are your university's facilities?
The facilities at Exeter are world class. Recent investment had opened up the Life Sciences Institute which specialises in interdisciplinary research and teaching that breaks out of the standard old fashioned approach of single sciences. Students have access to the Engineering Fab Lab and other technical labs so that they can work on their own projects using the university resources.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Exeter is a beautiful city with lots of green space. It's has a friendly and safe feel, but has lots going on. It's set a stone's throw from the beautiful Exmoor and Dartmoor countryside, and has excellent public transport links.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
The societies are a superb way to meet new people and learn new things. Traditional societies thrive, but there are also some weird and wonderful groups like Caving that you might never think about trying outside of University.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
Academic support is good, with high quality teaching across the board. Feedback on work is prompt, detailed, and constructive, and the university develops modules to ensure that students get an opportunity to learn transferrable skills alongside their academic content. The personal tutor system means that you always have someone to talk to if you don't know how to access help, and the tutors are supporting and engaged.