Have been able to try everything I wanted to and have been supported to reach and overachieve my potential. this was enabled by the great staff at the university and the friends I made
They have many events and opportunities to further your ability to be employed. the careerzone are very supportive and helpful, my internship for a year helped me go straight into employment, this was helped my exposure to the career fairs
I like that at times it was interactive and that the lectures were interesting with the choice to take modules from other courses. that generally the maths based modules were not explained very well, especially in 1st year
O think that there isn't really SU for going out in comparison with other uni's it is expensive for food and don't really provide a cheap night out. Plenty of food places to choose from and the forum is great for times it is open along with the vending machines
Good, have great Gym, printing, the rooms for lectures are great and can deal with capacity, the fact that we have the ability to record lectures is amazing and really helped my studies
Yes, there is many supermarkets, its easy to get around and do multiple things both free and those that charge
So many to choose from, not all are equal in terms of being approachable and friendly. MOre often that not they are competitive, and there are many opportunities to compete or be involved
Good Be prepared to try new things and make an effort to attend new events as it is a great opportunity to meet people outside your course, even if it is intimidating
Career zone sends useful weekly updates, very easy to keep aware of current opportunities, also student campus partnerships great opprtunity, well paid and accessible
Most: Interactive seminars, opportunity to discuss and challenge thought Least: large scale lectures extremely hard to focus in, especially as no interactive learning
Have never had any contact with them, unable to say
Very good, Variety of study spaces, eateries, sports facilities etc
Very good location to accommodation only 10 min walk Not good for local amenities, closest supermarket 25 min walk away and return trip up a hill
Very good variety and inclusive
Fairly good but very dependent on individual tutor
I've had a really positive experience so far. Exeter is situated in a fantastic areas and many of the societies and sports groups take advantage of its location near Dartmoor and the coast.
Career workshops and appointments and placements abroad or with industry
Problem based learning is brilliant and a good way to get to know your coursemates and work in a team
Very supportive in making sure there are a wide range of activities to participate in
We could benefit for a proper swimming pool but gym is good
Very good. There is plenty to do!
Very good, the St Luke's campus has excellent welfare officers available
The University is outstanding. The facilities are adequate, but the course is excellent, the location is excellent, the accommodation is excellent, the staff are excellent, the ability to balance work and play is helped by a fantastic campus.
It was amazing, I slightly regret not doing a masters there and moving out of the university because the community of the university is amazing: everyone knows everyone and the teacher-student relationship is very comfortable
Careers Fair Employability Weeks (learning how to write CVs, how to increase your chances of getting employed etc.) Transferable skills have been amazing. I've moved out into another university to do a masters and I'm basically learning things from second year (from uni of Exeter)
Most: Fieldtrips every week for an entire year. This is how we learnt best - on the field Least: First term was practically empty (9 lectures/week), second term (25 lectures/week)
Student Unions have many activities offered despite being a very small campus
Good Library is open all year round, 24/7 which is very useful when doing an all nighter Facilities are cleaned everyday
10 minutes from ASDA 5 minutes from University
All sorts, Hockey, football, rugby etc.
Academic: I have needed a lot of help from my tutor and other lecturers, they were very helpful. My tutor helped me achieve a first in my exam and another academic helped me get into the university I'm in now for my masters. Personal: I haven't needed personal support, so doesn't apply to me.
I did my undergraduate degree in this university as well, I really loved my experience here, otherwise I would not choose to stay for an additional year to do an MA degree in the same Uni.
we have a lot of tutorials on employability
interactive, and fun
hard-working, non-exclusive, effective
a great variety, enjoyed it a lot
I made the right choice. Whenever I tell people where I study, they get immediately jealous. Because Exeter combines the social with the academics. Most universities in the Russell group focus on one or the other
These have definitely been the best 4 years of my life, studying a subject I love in the ideal location with a great peer group and inspirational and passionate lecturers who genuinely enjoy teaching. I have been involved with some amazing sports clubs and societies which have given me some great extra curricular skills and opportunities to really build on my experience outside of academia and become more employable.
There is a dedicated career zone team who are always on hand to offer advice on upcoming opportunities, look over your CV and job applications with you in person, offer online and in person training courses. In my degree we also had a compulsory 'Preparing to graduate' module tailor made to finding employment within my degree field.
I enjoy the size of my course, which has been kept small to develop a close knit and more connected feel with the lecturers, so you can develop great professional relationships with the academics here and never feel afraid to ask questions. The field courses are a great example of this, where we spent 2 weeks away in the field with really dedicated and passionate lecturers in groups of up to only 30 students.
I think the students' union works very hard to try and listen to changes we ask for, but don't always manage to achieve them within their presidency. Representation is good with the student rep system and many different roles within the SU like environmental officer which is great.
Our campus is highly modern with most buildings being built within the last 25 years. Lecture halls and seminar rooms are all of a high quality with high tech recording facilities put in place to watch lectures over and over again. The library is also very modern with a diverse range of studying spaces including the silent section. There is a new gym on site with some other sports facilities, however you do have to pay extra to use these.
Yes, the university campus is located in Penryn which is within walking distance from the town and major stores like ASDA. It has great bus and train links to Falmouth with very regular buses leaving every 10 mins at peak times.
With the highest ratio of sports clubs and societies to students in the country our Cornwall campus has almost too many options to choose from. There is definitely something for everyone and new societies are popping up all the time which is great as the SU is highly supportive of students creating their own unique societies.
Academic support is excellent, lecturers are always on hand to answer any questions either via email or in person with their open door policies. These can be with coursework, feedback on assignments, looking for opportunities in the future or more personal support from tutors if you feel you need it. Additional counselling is also offered free via the student services desk and is anonymous and available to everyone, no matter how big or small your issue.
All in all it was a fantastic experience I will never forget, I’ve met great people, developed academically and obtained a strong degree at the same time, aside from a few incidents with teaching the university was very good for me.
The careers zone service is very poor, the uni makes a very poor effort in this area.
Most lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their field. Unfortunately some were also vindictive and downright rude individuals who took pleasure in trying to wreck entire modules worth of students careers.
The guild are incompetent and yet insisted on doing everything for societies, treating ejected officers like children whilst their so called professional staff made basic errors.
Fantastic sports facilities, not enough study space.
All up hill but not too far
Fantastic, probably the best of any uni.
My tutor was excellent all the way through however I don’t believe this was the case for some of my friends who had multiple changes of tutor and some who just couldn’t be bothered.
I graduated from Exeter last year, and have continued on to do my MSc (subject not on your list though!). I’ve loved being here and don’t want to leave. Would highly recommend Exeter to anyone I know!
The career zone and employability assistants have made me feel as if I’m ready to go out into the real world
I like that they’re spread out equally across the week so we’ve got time to do extra reading. No downsides!
The SU is very friendly and approachable, and happy to help with anything you’d ever need
Amazing. One of the main reasons I chose Exeter!
Everything is an easy bus or train journey away
Amazing! Working with students from Falmouth University on the Penryn Campus too is a very unique and rewarding experience!
Great! Really easy to organise and very helpful