I loved university, it was the best 4 years of my life. The course was exceptionally well designed and taught, and was so interesting. It has provided me with a good background with which to start my career in ecology (although there could have been a few more practical elements). The lecturers were excellent, they really invested in your success and cared that you enjoyed their modules and your overall university experience - they were always taking on board student feedback to try and make improvements where necessary. Falmouth was a wonderful place to house the university and I thoroughly enjoyed living there.
There is support available for writing CVs and applications but the quality could be better. There are practical skills associated with the modules, but there could be more provision of practical skills and certifications outside of modules that would have helped me in applying for jobs.
I love everything about my course. The lecturers are excellent, always available to help you out and they work really hard to ensure the content of the modules is up to date, useful, and interesting for us. There is plenty of choice to pick modules I found the most interesting and the uni is always working on developing new modules if there is an area that is lacking. I can't recommend the course enough.
The student's union works hard to represent all of it's students and although it has occasionally fallen short it has worked very hard to make all of it's students lives easier and provides a good voice for students. The quality of support for mental health is also improving.
The facilities like the labs are excellent quality, and the university is constantly reviewing the facilities it offers and is currently adding a lot more space in terms of computer labs and library access.
Yes, the bus links to local shops and facilities are regular and easy to access. Getting further afield is harder without a car but that is the nature of living in Cornwall. Falmouth itself is a wonderful place to live and very easy to get to from uni.
There is a good variety of societies and the quality of the sports is very good. It is also very easy to set up your own society if you feel something is missing. I enjoyed being a member of our ecological society and had some excellent guest lectures through the society. I wasn't as interested in joining many of the other societies, but I would occasionally go along to their events without needing to be a member.
Feedback is generally very detailed and the student voice is taken very seriously by academics. They always try their best to offer tailored support to each student despite our large class sizes, and I always felt I could approach any lecturer if I had a problem.
Very good, but hassle lecturers more, the good ones wont need it but some need pestering to do things. Get involved in a good sport to make friends outside your course/ halls.
Little, need more weekly emails
Lack of lecturer interest and continuity of marking between colleges
Never interacted with it
Hard to join societies in first year for shy people. I enjoyed self-guided research when feedback is given. With compulsory discussions I was taken out of my comfort zone and ended up loving them!
Career zone. But once you graduate, it feels like you're dropped off a cliff.
Good, mixture of methods of delivery to suit all kinds of student
Lots of new builds but the Uni is getting to big for the town
With a car, yes.
Good, given the size.
Academic is ok, counselling is bad. Six short session does not help and the use of mainly CBT was useless. It was merely a plaster over an infection - not dealing with the true cause of issues.
Fantastic experience at the university of Exeter. Good society choices including academic, sports and hobbies. Nice environment including a lot of greens and nice facilities on campus. Close to city centre and the sea.
Good structure More interactive classes can be good
New and high tech
A great range
great, exeter offers great ease in the transition to university life, lectures make subjects interesting and the learning experience is very unique. societies allow relaxation and the chance to make friends with a range of different people.
Employability lectures and seminars compulsory for all students, 'my career zone' has great services and information avaliable with ease. constant fairs and connections with employers.
Courses are very flexible with module choice allowing you to shape your education. spilt into lectures and seminars/tutorials allows for a variety in education styles. also different forms of assement
the student union (guild exeter) is very strong and constantly working to improve. Offers range of services and help.
large variety of facilities and maintained well. large campus allows for a range of services and useful websites
yes, town is near with different routes depending which side of campus you are on. services on campus available such a shops and restaurants. Most accommodation is very near, although private accommodations vary.
very wide variety and keeps growing
everyone is assigned a private tutor who has relevance in chosen subjects. also general information points avaliable as well as wide range of office hours with tutors. wellbeing services are very supportive, and although no personal experience, i am aware they are useful and offer a range of help. student healthcare on campus is very efficient and helpful
Overall I’m really enjoying exeter as I feel like there are lots of opportunities for me and I find my course very interesting and I found it a very easy environment to make new friends
There is an employability team here but I don’t know much about it as I have not used their services yet, but I have heard it is very good
I don’t like how fast the lectures go and how much information is told to us but I do like the depth in which they go into
I don’t know much about the student Union
Specifically for my course the facilities are very good
Very good location, 20 minute walk to town and 10 minutes to accommodation
Academic support isn’t amazing because I get very confused a lot but the pastoral support offered by tutors etc. Is good
I am in my 4th year at Exeter now and I love it, there is nowhere else I would rather have gone. I would recommend future students to apply even if they live far away as I am so glad I pushed myself to attend.
The career zone is a great platform for finding work placements
I dislike the group work and unbalance of contribution from some students. I love how interesting the lectures and coursework topics are.
Yes the University is under 20 minutes walk from both my accommodation and town centre
There are a great variety and sports and societies to choose from
University was an overall good experience. I had a good choice of modules and found my course academically interesting and challenging. The facilities at the uni were excellent. It could do with more library space.
Career zone and websites with info
I like the optional modules so you can choose the path you want your course to take. However there were perhaps not enough of these.
Not too sure but have heard good things
Excellent but need more library space
Yes a huge variety of societies
Academic support was sufficient but personal support is quite difficult to access, particularly for people in a vulnerable situation
I have enjoyed my time studying for a PGCE at Exeter University and am now studying for an MA remotely. Whilst living in Exeter, Infound the St Luke’s campus to be in walking distance to everything you need, including the centre of town. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful, with options for extra modules to broaden employability.
I have found Exeter to be an exciting place to learn English. It has such an impressive caliber of lecturers and tutors that are dedicated to suppporting the academic and personal growth of their students, broadening their perspective and challenging their preconceived notions of their subject and how they study it. They are the best part of the university as they are the ones who really change the lives of students.
The university offers support continually through the Careers hub.
I love that my course is very varied: even though I studied English, I was also able to study topics such as history, social anthropology and comic books. The thing that I least liked was that it could be a more decolonised course and that lecturers of all disciplines, particularly those that do not directly study colonialism or the history of minority writers actually participate in these discussions. For example, modules that studied the 'beginnings' of literature or the 'novel' or 'satire' could do a lot more to recognize the underlying colonial narratives in the texts they teach. Also, they could diversify the perspective that they teach it from, to include all voices.
The students Union is good but there could be more gender, ethnic and racial diversity in the student representation
They are very good. Good libraries, food places/cafés and great room hiring.
Yes, it is a good location. Only a few minutes walk from town but a little far from Rowancroft but shuttle buses were provided.
There was a great variety.
The support is varied depending on which tutor but generally I have had great support from most of my personal and academic tutors.