It couldn’t be better! This university is located in a beautiful part of the UK, and it is a nice accommodation city. As a student from an ethnic minority background I was conscious on diversity issues but my experience was all positive. I would encourage any student to have exeter as their number 1 choice
There are plenty of fairer development talks workshops and support. I was for example able to go to Melbourne and Denmark to present my PhD findings. This put me in good stead as a researcher. This was all funded by the university as the sponsor
At PhD level I am under supervision rather than teaching . The supervisors are great with their ongoing support of my work
Excellent and almost lo new facilities
Loved Exeter but was embarrassed to be associated with the various racism issues which are obviously a bit of a problem amongst Exeter’s clientele. I would want everyone to have had such a good experience like I did and I think I was sad that it wasn’t the case.
I used the career zone a lot
Didn’t like group work. Liked lecture and seminar teaching
I didn’t have much to do with student union, didn’t feel like anyone elected achieved what they said they would.
Not enough library work space at peak times of year
I loved it . So supportive family environment where you felt like the tutors and lectures really knew every student. Commuted from home but felt included. Great study spaces especially on st Lukes campus.
I got my graduate job whilst in2nd year - amazing
Friendly family environment Not great at keeping you up to date with changes
Yes reasonable walking and good buses between campuses
Generally it was very enjoyable and I rate the university very highly. The experience was pleasant, the campus is beautiful and it provided an excellent educational background that benefits my career prospects immensly.
The Careers Zone provided significant help for applications, cover letters, etc. There were mandatory employability sessions which were very useful, and in my case they provided funding for research during a summer vacation within the university, which helped to get me a very prestigious master's degree offer at Cambridge after graduation.
The course provided an excellent foundation in physics and was generally very stimulating and intense. The bachelors projects could be the entire year instead of having two separate ones, I disliked that.
I didn't pay any attention to the student union, so can't comment.
There are a wide range of excellent facilities, and I had never experienced there not being a facility that I would need. I have zero complaints.
There are plenty of places on campus to purchase amenities which is excellent The accommodation for the most part is very close to the university itself, usually on campus The furthest accommodation was perhaps a 20 minute walk which is fine, and the supermarket is also approximately 20 minutes from campus.
There was a huge variety of societies, and Exeter has excellent facitilies for a wide range of sports.
Regular tutor meetings, avenues for people who were struggling, there was plenty of support available and it was readily advertised. There was a surgery on site and a mental health clinic for students who were struggling with mental illnesses, whether they be stress or depression etc. Generally, the support was superb.
Overall the experience has been great! I’ve struggled a little making friends as an international student and I’ve felt overwhelmed with the work at times, but I’ve also met lovely people and the courses have taught me a lot!
There are e-mails from the Career Zone almost daily with ideas for jobs, workshops, interview practises etc. It’s really up to you to look for jobs yourself and I think the university helps a lot with it if you put in some initiative yourself
I very much enjoy my course content and the lecturers are usually kind and helpful. I wish assignments would be more varied however, as the assignments are mainly essays and presentations.
Have not had much experience with the Student’s Union
Very good. The library is easily accessible and there are lots of resources. There are numerous cafes and places to get food on campus, and plenty of study rooms (although more are needed considering the number of students)
My university is about 20-25 minutes away from my accomodation and the town centre which for me is very decent and the walk can even be substituted for other exercise at times
There are loads of societies and clubs available. There is something for everyone I think
I think the support provided is good, tutors have designated office hours. Counselling could be slightly better as last time I had problems with mental health I was told to use an online website when I thought that perhaps I would be offered more in depth counselling services at the uni. Perhaps they did not consider my situation serious enough, which is fair, but I thought the option should at least have been discussed
Lots of societies so it's really easy to make friends. Great sports facilities. Close-ish to town so there's always plenty to do even off-campus. Contact hours could be better but overall lecturers are very good.
Amazing. I wish I could stay here forever. I feel very sad to have to leave and I am really grateful for everything the university has provided for me both academically and as a personal growth journey.
Exeter award and the employability event in first year
Integration of multiple learning techniques makes the course enjoyable and memorable
Very good, responsive and representative
Very good, cannot fault
Yes very good
Many sports and facilities to play sports available
Very good. Have had experience of both and have no complaints
Absolutely loved Exeter and all aspects of it! A super friendly university with great facilities and a really friendly atmosphere. Everything is on one hill and so you always bump into people you know and easy to navigate.
Huge range of job fairs and talks and opportunities to get involved. Really helped.
Most like: the lecturers, enthusiastic and welcoming Least like: limited choice, would have liked there to be more modules to chose from and a bit more flexibility (e.g. I wanted to study sign language but was told I was unable to because of a timetable clash).
Facilities are generally good but a proper 25m swimming pool is really needed for proper training.
Great - everything you would need under one area.
Yes everything is in walking or cycling distance.
A huge range of choices and the annual fair makes this visible to all students.
Great - super supportive.
Best years of my life. Exeter is such a fun and friendly environment and now I’ve graduated I miss it very much. Can’t recommend this uni enough, best decision I ever made
Lecturers are friendly
My university experience has been excellent. The subject is both fasincating and pushes you to work hard; I also went on some once-in-a-lifetime trips, excavating in both America and Kazakhstan. The lecturers are all really friendly and you never feel concerned about there not being someone to speak to.
They have an excellent careers department. Notably their Pathways schemes are useful for securing training and an internship in an area of work that is of interest to you. The careerzone also holds great networking and training sessions for interviews etc. as well as providing excellent opportunities to travel as a University representative.
The course I was enrolled on was Joint Honours and so the two colleges (Humanities and Social Science) could have made the experience better for students by communicating across the college barrier. It seems that neither tutor would be able to offer advice on the other side of the course which is ashame and takes a lot of time to organise.
Representation is good and they generally spoke for the voice of the student body. Facilities were also good; compared to other University's the Student Union club is a bit disappointing but this is not too significant an issue.
Exeter's facilities are excellent!
Yes, very good location. Only a 5-10 minute walk from the accommodation blocks and 15 minutes from town centre
I would say that Exeter offers better options of societies and sports than does my current university where I am studying as a postgraduate. It is really encouraged in Exeter and there is something for everyone.
Academic tutoring was excellent and feedback was both constructive and useful for improving in the future. I attempted to use the counselling service however after speaking to them on the phone they said they would call me back and sadly never did so I ended up using a private counselling service. It was a shame however I'm sure it wasn't deliberate; had it been another student facing a similar situation the outcome could well have been quite different however.