University at Exeter has been great. My experience in halls during first year was fun and private housing in 2nd and 3rd year was close to town and campus. My course is a mixture of theory and practicals, which is a really nice balance. Exeter has a great vibe.
Courses, part-time work
Practical sessions are great ways to learn
My overall experience has been good, i've been happy with my course for the most part and have met lots of nice people. There are lots of facilities on campus and places to hang out.
studentzone is useful for looking for jobs and placements, we get emails about stuff
i wish more interactive methods were used- such as online quizzes
quite good, need more space in the library though/study spaces on campus
it's a good distance from town and the shops. All of the accommodation is quite close to campus which is useful
there are lots of societies, some of the sports societies can be a bit clique-y though
support is good, you can easily book office hours to talk to someone
My undergraduate university experience could not have been any better, if it were not at the University of Exeter. As an international student who had never been to the UK before my university studies, I was quite nervous if I could fit in and adapt to the UK. But Exeter made that the easiest thing ever, and I enjoyed everything from my classes and walks to campus, and all the amazing friends I have made.
Their career zone is very supportive, and as Exeter students/graduates, we are able to make use of their support for the rest of our lives after graduation. Their leadership skills workshops were particularly useful.
Most of the teachers were the most engaging, supportive lecturers whom I appreciate very much for all they teach me. The courses, especially in 2nd and 3rd year, are very specific and unique so you can really hone in and explore your interests
I think the facilities they provided were great - especially appreciated the two music facilities. The representation is good, but could do better
Really good, there are plenty of silent and group work places - and as the university has been going through various renovations, the facilities are all very well managed. I especially appreciate all the hot water taps and microwaves in all the buildings that keeps me going through my workload.
Yes, it is a small city, but that also means everything is at a walkable distance and it’s got everything you need in close proximity.
There is almost one too many!!! There is a variety of societies and sports, and any student is bound to find several that they enjoy. There are the more conventional ones like baking society, debating, volleyball, etc; to weird and wonderful ones like hide and seek society, nerf gun society, and caving.
The academic support is brilliant - the lecturers are always more than happy for you to pop by their office hours and really help you through any struggles.
I absolutely love uni, I've had an absolutely amazing time. I made friends for life, learnt new skills and most important did plenty of growing up living away from home, 10/10 would recommend to anyone.
Huge effort, careers's effort is great. I wouldn't have gotten my job had I not gone to the careers workshops on offer.
What I liked most about my course is that I had -by nature of what I was learning- the ability to attend lectures when I needed to. I essentially self studied unless I came across a hard subject and waited for the lecture.
Student's union was rubbish, admin was slow if they replied to queries at all. A lot of the time feels like they're running around like headless chickens.
Big blend, it's either end of the spectrum but I think that comes with updating an old uni bit by bit. Some buildings are extremely old with poor heating or desk space and others were brand new.
Top of springfield road, was perfect for popping into campus
Decent variety of sports, I wasn't too into the hardcore attitude of the rugby and wanted a more casual playing experience and I had the option to do so.
I've only interacted with academic tutors and they're usually keen to help which is nice. Never used the counselling but sadly I've mostly heard bad things.
My overall experience has been exceptional and I couldn’t think of a better university to attend. I would advise future students to come to Exeter because of its great atmosphere, social life, opportunities and support.
The career zone was fantastic. I receive regular emails and updates from them, am informed about careers fairs. It’s also great that my course has a specific career guidance counsellor as well so I can get information tailored to my field and more relevant.
I liked the independence within my course structure and the ability to engage with students in syndicates and seminars
The student union seemed great
The facilities are exceptional
Yes, my university is situated in a great location.
Exeter has a great variety of societies and sports. They’re well advertised throughout the university and at freshers fairs. There’s a great mix for everyone
Academic support was great. Personal support I never engaged with myself personally.
Very enjoyable in terms of social life and activity, but not very hands on teaching or support on how to achieve better grades. Year abroad aspect was very poor and needs much more research.
There are career mentoring sessions and fairs.
Not enough contact hours, but good lecturers and good they’re recorded.
Not great, not sure what they do and other universities have much more union engagement.
Yes, close to the city centre and to student accommodation.
A good variety with lots on offer.
Not much feedback and not much help on how to improve.
Overall university has been disappointing. The course material is dull and is presented poorly by lecturers who are ill prepared, uninspiring, and make me and others wish we had chosen a different course and modules. The saving grace of the university is its sports facilities and the societies, both of which are excellent in quality and fairly priced. Overall if I could choose to do a different course I absolutely would. The university's staff and facilities are excellent but the course is poorly designed and delivered.
There is a compulsory careers event in the first year to help you decide the type of job to do. A fully staffed and well resourced career zone with it's own website are a great help.
The course has some good lecturers who care about the course and it really shows. However, many lecturers either: don't seem to want to teach, are poor at teaching, or teach very boring modules. It really drains any vitality from you and makes you tired and bored in already boring lectures. The tutorials are also poorly done. In my experience participation is forced which can be uncomfortable. The tutors are hostile and act as if we are in primary school putting me and others off from going to tutorials.
I have seen no actual effect of the Student Guild (Union) aside from elections and the guild affiliated shops on campus.
The facilities are mediocre. There has been and is ongoing modernisation but on most days, rainy days especially, there is no where near enough seating to either do work or eat. There are few available toilets around campus. There are abundant computers in some areas but the library is almost always crowded and has multiple computers broken at any one time.
Yes it's a 10-15 mins walk to the centre of campus, although the hills are very difficult to walk up even for a generally fit person. The main train station is a 10 minute walk and the city centre is 20 minutes so very easy to get around.
The societies are excellent as are the sports facilities, one of the best parts of the university. Modern equipment, friendly and helpful staff, and a cheap price for what is available and payment methods that are student loan friendly.
Personal tutors can be helpful to a certain degree but there is little they can actually do to help you . They are also often away doing research and are unreachable for months at a time. Feedback is scarce, the model answers are lacking in any explanation which makes them useless and lecturers in previous years have been hostile to students requesting the answers to previous exams which makes them less approachable. Feedback doesn't consist of much more than ticks or crosses on work. The counselling service is excellent, they have a number of excellent psychiatrists, and getting an appointment is quick and easy.
Very helpful and caring
Skills and careers module to increase experience/field knowledge
Varies in competence but no one terrible
Haven't been in contact with them
Rather expensive but good quality and care
Good labs and screen recording
Bit far from uni run accommodation but good for on site things
Difficult to contact at times but helpful
Very fun and interesting with loads of opportunities
Loads of opportunities, mandatory 40 hour placement
Structure good. Some days very busy - can have 7hrs straight of lectures
Clear and easy to use. App iExeter could be better however
Being by the train station is useful
Hard to know when things are happening e.g. only post on facebook page
I love everything about my course and lectures. They have everything. They are perfect