My overall university experience has been great. I have met wonderful people due to having very sociable halls and have continued to make friends in my course. The lecturers are on the whole, very friendly and helpful. My personal tutor is kind and helpful and very supportive.
Good. Careers advice continues post-uni.
Most maths lecturers read out the notes they provide online, which isn't adding anything to the information, and may as well be read at home. They are happy to answer questions regarding the work at any time.
Mid. "Main" sports too expensive (netball, rugby etc). Not enough cheaper opportunities to play these sports casually.
University has been an incredible experience to learn a lot of new skills and to have a range of different, enriching experiences. I loved every minute of it - especially being part of a sports team
I really liked it. University was so good for me. Although I think that people shouldn't assume they need to go to university to get on in the world: just because it was the right thing for me, doesn't mean it'd be the right thing for everyone. It can be a particular strain on your mental health; which Exeter is fairly good at helping with, but it's still not easy
Not bad, there are number of careers fairs and opportunities, but if you aren't extremely proactive, it's hard to get much help. Particularly as I did a very theoretical degree, it felt hard coming from that to working life
I think the way my course was taught was very good for teaching knowledge about the area, but I wish more was done to get us passionate about the subject, rather than just learning the techniques and skills.
The Guild (our name for the SU) seems very insular: there are a few students who are very involved who get their say, but for the average student it is not very impactful
Very good facilities, although it could always do with more study space
Yeah, I love that it's a campus uni, but the campus is really close to the city
Amazing, so much variety, there's a society or club for anyone
Good if you know where to look. However, some students who have struggled with their degree or personal situation have found the route to get help, e.g. mitigation has been very hard to navigate
It's average. Exeter is a lovely city but the university can sometimes feel very excluded from the rest of the population. It can slo be hard to adjust to the "exeter bubble" i.e. everyone from surrey.
They email a lot
My course is very hands on and aims to provide real world experience which is nice.
They try their best. It would be nice if their successes were more visible
Some are incredible, some are extremely poor
It's fairly close to everything you could need but a bit isolated when walking home late at night.
There's over 250 so there's a lot of variety
Feedback is good but often extremely delayed.
It was really enjoyable and I learnt alot. I would definitely recommend the university. The highlights was the amazing teaching and support from the university. The major negative was the lack of support from the student union and the lack of compensation we recieved from the strikes.
-They offer a career zone and send emails about job vaccancies -They offer alot of CV help
I like how the lectures were taught with passion and the lecturers knew what they were talking about it. I didnt like seminars as I felt that I got little out of them
They werent great at representing students, I often found they were against us particulary during the strikes and there events were expensive and terribly run.
The facilities are good, the library has a range of workspaces including quiet and not quiet.
yes it was perfect, 10min walk from penryn town and a 10min bus ride from falmouth
-There was a lot of variety
-The feedback from reports was really helpful, as was my disertation tutour
My university experience was honestly unforgettable. I had the strongest support system, including friends, my academic tutor and my lecturers. I was taught so well that i can still remember some of the things i learnt in my first year of Uni in classes like Contract and Criminal law. I got to join some unforgettable societies , such as the ACS, Urban Dance and Kpop society. I met the most amazing people and have been propelled into going forward to achieve my goal of becoming a practicing commercial lawyer.
The University has the career-zone site which is the most helpful effort to increase employability. It offers a wide range of employability development sessions and they also have the Exeter award, which allows you to undergo various skill development session for transferable skills.
Over the three years I was at Exeter how my courses were taught improved more and more. The lectures became more engaging even the location and the lecturers very conducive and understandable. One thing I really like about how the courses are taught is how the lecturers take their time in explaining things, to ensure that everybody is following. They have no problem in going back to something they had said before to enable you understand, (this was especially the case in courses like Contract, Land, Criminal, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Tort...all my courses really). I also really liked the seminars, they were engaging and added to my understanding of the course. There isn't anything in particular that I can think about that I liked the least about the way my courses were taught.
Although i was not so much involved with the student union, I believe it worked hard to be representative and this was evidenced in the very recent student rep elections.
I would highly praise the sports facilities, as these are very well maintained and easy as well as attractive to use.
Yes very good location. The university is at most a 20minutes walk from the farthest accommodation, which is still decent. To town, it is also a good exercisable walk and there are easily accessible amenities on campus itself.
There is a very wide range of societies in the university varying from pole dancing to KPOP society, a personal favourite. There is also the ACS which is pretty diverse, and much more. Similarly there are a variety of sports societies in the university including rarities like volleyball and quidditch as well as much more common soccer and basketball
The University support is amazing, all you need to do is ask and you will receive help. We even had a monthly academic tutor sessions where we would talk about our goals and progression towards achieving said goals and gain advice on employability and skills and what to do to achieve certain things.
I loved it but it had its perks and the teaching wasn't the best! The lessons were not of the best standard and I felt as if the languages teachers in particular were very overstretched.
My course wasn't the most amazingly taught to be honest
Its okay- Good cafes and bar but not much else
Pretty good! Great for things like biosciences
Great! Very close and easy- but Exeter is quite small
Great! Loads of stuff
Amazing, have completed one degree in psychology which I loved and now doing a masters in marketing, been a fantastic experience I’ve made so many friends as well as enjoying my degrees
Good career zone
It has been the best time of my life so far. The university is in a good location, has great facilities, and works hard to develop outstanding graduates. I would recommend Exeter University to people looking to study at university. It has a perfect mix of everything.
The Exeter CareerZone is very good and offers plenty of opportunities that are useful for all degrees
I like how approachable and helpful the Geography academic staff are. My only criticism would be that they arent paid enough, which impacts on student experience when strikes happen.
Not too sure, didnt really get involved with this as much
The sports facilities are top notch. A lot of money has gone into it and this has made it amazing. The campus buildings are very well maintained and the new buildings especially are very appealing and functional (e.g. the forum and INTO building)
Yes it is, very close to both
Highest rate, i joined several sports clubs and societies. These were probably the best part of my uni experience.
I havent needed much personal counselling but the academic feedback has always been punctual and constructive
Excellent, a great uni offering incredible facilities and excited lecturers. However, you get the most out of this university when you heavily involve yourself.
I was able to undertake a placement and sought advice from the careers department. However, my school did not run a placement preparation module unlike other schools.
Economics - after particularly difficult lectures it would have been useful to submit queries regarding the topic, with the most popular reviewed in the next lecture. Geography - first year modules required more audience participation for student engagement. Additionally, more tutorials around essay deadlines would have been useful.
This was good. However, I felt the nightclub could be improved, and when strikes were threatened more action could have been taken.
Excellent, all facilities are new and of high quality.
Yes, it is perfectly sat between the edge of town and the university.
Excellent. Teams I joined were inclusive regardless of ability. Yet, they still strives for competitiveness for the more elite athletes.
Academic was good - lecturers were engaged in their office hours, many of which were offered per week. If you could not make these, you could always meet them at another mutually convenient time. Personal could have been improved. Especially, the speed of getting appointments for mental health. Students should not just be sent away and told to use A&E for mental health issues, when they are more severe. This can be even more daunting for the individual, seeking help is a big enough step.