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208-223 UCAS Points
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University of Exeter Reputation
The University of Exeter is located in South West England, Devon. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 24,045 students are enrolled at the University of Exeter:
- 18,035 of these students come from the UK
- 1,490 come from other EU countries
- And 4,525 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Exeter show that six months after leaving university, 97% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Exeter, is £23,400 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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A great university if you find your niche and are focused. It is very much a party uni with a vibrant social life. The university is academically superb, but you'll only know that if you attend classes (attend your classes kids--it's really not that hard). The facilities are incredibly nice and the university is there to help you with anything you need.
The quality of teaching and careers services were okay, but the support system at the University is shockingly bad. While I was a student there, they condoned a very serious bullying and stalking episode and provided no support whatsoever after I raised my concerns. I wish I left.
I am a Master student in Computer Science and I love everything about University of Exeter .High quality teaching provided by stuff with a strong academic background , intellectualy stimulating courseworks and nice facilities are amongst the few from the many things I appreciate here.
Feel free to get access to the professors and achieve quit lot of assistance from them. Students are kind and friendly. And uni is surrounded by all kinds of restaurants that fill students with convenience and happiness.
Not a great experience in Cornwall- I regret going to such a small campus rather than a bigger city one. Really don’t feel like exeter Uni has an identity there. Also the staff at the Student Desk in Peter Landon are so rude!!
My experience of the University of Exeter has been generally good. I find the wellbeing and careers services outstanding. My course (BA History) has been mostly enjoyable, and I have made lots of friends. I do feel more study spaces are needed.
Finished my three year undergrad at Exeter this summer and I miss it so much! I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to come to this Uni. The campus has got a luxurious vegetation and is nice to walk around, the town is reasonably sized (not too little I promise) and full of nice coffee shop and weekly events (at the Phoenix, or Thursday's Farmer's market near the cathedral for example). Nightlife is getting better and better and great artists&dj s now come very regularly to Exeter! Also each year 's freshers' week were full of interesting activities to take part in (Satursday's freshers fair is crazy packed tho). To conclude I miss it so much I cannot but recommend that you go and have a look for yourself ! I remember walking back from campus in the evening with an incredible sky and such a picturesque scenery as well as bird's singing. You won't regret it!
This university seriously needs to pay for its OWN free shuttle bus to and from town for students. D bus is unreliable and is often slowed down by non uni passengers making people late for lectures. More shelters outside when raining would also be useful. Sports facilities need to be cheaper given the price of the fees we pay to study at university, and would certainly encourage students to take on healthier lifestyle. There needs to be more dedicated study spaces and less 'deliberately' overpriced on campus food that milks students. Please stop people walking their dogs on campus because some of them don't pick up their dog poo.
I have just completed my first year at Exeter University and I absolutely loved it. Campus/Facilities: I stayed in the St. Germans (sometimes called just Rowe house but they're not the same!) and literally could not have asked for better. I heard that they're going to tear St Germans down to build more blocks like Lafrowda :( i guess its not cost-efficient to have 36 ppl in a block, with 6 ppl per flat with double beds, en-suite, big kitchen + a nice living room area w bean bags in each flat! But it was nice for us at least so get in while you can. Gym is also new and super fresh, it can get quite busy but there are a lot of different cardio machines and stuff so its usually fine. actual campus is also nice and modern. Club/societies: there is smt for everyone, so def get involved in at least one or two, makes the year a lot of fun and you always have events to look forward to throughout the year, exeter is quite a small town after all so you need to spice your life up a bit!
Some staff are dedicated to helping you.. however, others make up their own teaching and referencing styles so you can never do it correctly! This is done by a few of my lecturers which all make up their own styles.. therefore it's affecting my grades. I have tried speaking to various people and staff about this but supposedly Exeter university all stick to one referencing style - so either way you can't win.
I moved to Exeter from another Russell Group university and I have nothing but praise for Exeter. The university has been a great support to me in my studies and the support provided for mental health is exceptional. The campus is simply incredible and a very relaxing place to spend time even during stressful exam season. There is a great range of societies on offer and there is a very friendly atmosphere on campus. Lectures are excellent and some of the staff are internationally renowned experts in their field (I study Law). My only wish would be for a more diverse student body. The decision I made to move to Exeter was the best decision of my life, please don't hesitate to visit!
Incredible campus, such a beautiful working environment! Student Guild staff are generally very helpful, certain members are especially. The university itself is a mixed bag - certain professors are exceptionally passionate, dedicated and considerate to their students, whereas others are clearly more concerned with their own ego than the welfare and progression of their students. The overall feel of the university is extremely bureaucratic and gives the impression that it’s primary focus is to be ran as a business for making money and boosting the reputation of its senior staff members and not the students under its care.
The university of Exeter has achieved the right balance of high-tec modern buildings and old, classy ones. The gardens around Reed Hall are stunning as are many of the other green places around campus. The society scene is vibrant and diverse and you really get a feel for Exeter’s ‘bleed green’ culture.
Where to start? Best experience imaginable! Amazing people, lectures, course content and support, never a dull moment (and even if there was that would be because you didnt make an effort to engage in the uni!)! I don’t want to leave
I studied History at the University, and worked at the Exeter campus for two years after graduation.The courses are of high quality, and the University is able to retain a high number of world-leading academics. The courses are well designed and stretch your ability. Many of the History modules were structured around the lecturer's current research, and this is the same in many programmes. The campus is lovely, very green, and with lots of facilities. Exeter city is big enough for a University town, and is in a perfect location for the Coast, Dartmoor and not too far from Bristol. Having worked at the University, I have seen how dedicated staff members are, and a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes that students don't see. There are hundreds of student societies, and volunteer groups - honestly, and cater to a wide range of audiences. Exeter has a middle-class reputation, but there is much more than this.
Exeter offers competitive and rigorous courses that are relevant to the real world and I feel that the skills I have acquired will benefit me dramatically in the future. The career zone offers great support with 1:1 meetings and reviews on CVs, Application and advice on the interview process for jobs; this helped me get my first work experience placement during the Easter holidays. The campus is very green and modern, the town offers great amenities and it’s not too far from the beach! I’ve had a great time.
I could not imagine going to another University. Exeter has everything, beautiful campus, nice city, near the seaside. Very organized and well run. Spend a lot of efforts helping students find a job when the graduate. Incredible facilities, and one of the best sports complex of any university in the U.K.
I loved Exeter, ha I'm probably biased I've only been there but having visited other friends at their unis I felt lucky to go home to Exeter. Its such a nice campus and everyone knows everyone. The city is small b and the night life isn't so good but it does mean that when you're out everyone is there, like one big family.
Wonderful campus and the Forum Is very good, good eateries etc. Teaching is no better than your average University despite what you may hear! Exeter it's self is a lovely historic city, lovely Quay area. Lots of places to eat. Plenty of bars/pubs. Good shopping centre.
library is 24/7, The campus is beautiful and spacious. The campus forum is in a central location. There is also a student pub, Costa, Pret and natwest on campus which is really convenient. Very wide range of sporting and social clubs available, many of the sporting clubs compete to a high standard. Lots of career help and advice available as well as student buisness partnerships if you're interested in obtaining some. There is free wifi all over campus too. The only negative is a small lack of diversity in food choices but thats more Exeter in general rather than just the univeristy.
I went to Exeter 2012-15. Had a fantastic time in the city. It has earnt its rah image but there's no shortage of good people either. I was in lgbt soc and joined AU jiu Jitsu. Managed to live pretty close to campus - both 2nd and 3rd in mount pleasant area.
Internet keeps turning off when using it. Campus is beautiful. Buildings - except physics, which is an eyesore - are all new, and really nice looking. The union doesn't have anything to do with me. It's too concerned about ethnic minorities and diversity. I feel very unwelcome as a white male. Failing to allow the economics society to form, and closing down the music school, was unforgivable. The clubs and societies are reasonably diverse, but the music school is not very good. It doesn't encourage people to play, and Kay House two miles away, too far to carry instruments. There are a lot of societies, but most of them aren't worth a damn. They aren't much interesting.
I've had no problems so far, and when you do there's a great support network lined up to help. The campus isn't too big but is filled with lots of green space so your walk in is quite scenic. The Forum has pretty much everything you need with banks, shops and eateries in a modern looking building.
Love this campus - its so green with trees everywhere, its not too far from the city and has good transport links. The hills surrounding the campus are hardwork but great for your fitness levels! Excellent sports facilities and very supportive SU and Careers Team.
Just finished my first year at Exeter, has been the best year of my life, despite the weather, Exeter is a lovely place to study and live, the campus feels so alive and have met so many wonderful friends. Socities are excellent as are facilities throughout the uni. So glad I turned down UCL & KCL!
Exeter was the best University I could have wished for. The campus is beautiful, the teaching is excellent and the people made my University experience unlike no other. I'm so sad that I'm graduating as I had the best three years of my life here. I would recommend the University to anyone.
So glad I chose Exeter after my first year and already dreading leaving when I graduate. It has everything you could want in a university in a city with everything you could need within walking distance. Amazing campus and amazing people.
I have found Exeter to be the perfect university for me. Academically, tutors care about you and know you as an individual, and the standard of teaching is superb. Socially, the student union organise brilliant events and everyone at the university is friendly. The atmosphere is lovely, the facilities are great, and I shall treasure every moment at this university.
The facilities in Exeter are unbelievable, great study spaces, loads of places to grab some food and fantastic for sport. The societies are so welcoming and incredibly inclusive. With a huge variety, they cater for everyone and there are always opportunities to get involved. Being next to such a lovely city and only a few miles from the beach comes in handy during post exam periods. My only criticism would be of the prices of facilities in the university. The gym membership is extortionate and the cost of joining a sports team, which often you won't be picked for unless you're friends with the captians, is almost disrespectful. Besides that little moan at the end, I could not much complain about Exeter.
Beautiful campus, the forum is great. More constructive feedback on assessments and knowing exactly what lecturers expect from you in essays and exams would be good, but I guess that's similar at many universities. Plenty of societies to get involved in, with great facilities across campus.
Such an amazing university, so many opportunities accessible to everyone. The friendly atmosphere makes you feel right at home. Facilities are excellent, for example the gym is a really great place to let off some steam/ get fit with a range of classes and personal trainers available.
Exeter is a great university with lots of different backgrounds, I am from the north from a under privileged background mixing in with students who have parents as CEO's in companies and they are all friends as they all respect each other and how they have got into university.
Going to Exeter was probably the best decision I have ever made. Many of the amazing people I met in my halls in first year and through societies are now my best friends. My course was very interesting, well structured and staff was extremely helpful. I would say campus has a very family-like atmosphere, which is something I loved. I would highly recommend Exeter to all prospective students!
Exeter is an incredible experience of community and friendship. It is beautiful and often sunny, allowing students to fully enjoy the campus and the surrounding area. There is also a great variety of courses which are very interesting and a lot of nice and helpful professors.
Everything about UoE oozes modernity, confidence and pride. The new buildings demonstrate Exeter's advancement into the future and its desire to provide its students with everything they need for a degree in the new 21st century. Societies both academic and vocational are well-run, charismatic and thoughtful, encouraging everyone to participate and have fun. Extra-curricular activities such as help with careers is easy to find, use and learn from, providing vast resources to those who truly need it. In essence, UoE has set the standards for pedigree in the university world.
The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing and the courses are super flexible so you can study whatever you want. Plus, the facilities are incredible, the sports and society opportunities are endless and the university offers more advice and support for you than you can shake a stick at.
Honestly the best University in the world! Beautiful campus, amazing staff, very student orientated, so many opportunities within and outside of your department. Did I mention the campus is amazing? They bring in puppies and micro pigs during exam season to relieve stress...I mean c'mon! I have never heard anybody talk about their University the way Exeter us Exeter students do! Love this city and University! Exetah forever!!
My chief complaint is with the business school, who systematically sabotage their own students' degrees with woefully under-prepared lecturers who are chosen for the quality of their research and not their ability to teach any quantity of their area of supposed expertise. 90% of my lecturers have been spectacularly incompetent. Inaccurate and unseen exam topics are another issue, with 4 stages of complaints being reached, still nothing has been done about it. If you want to go to exeter business school, think very very hard and decide not to go.
My experience on the Penryn Campus so far has been excellent, I love the area mostly due to friendly locals, lots to do and a decent night out. The facilities are great although in busier rooms it gets hella sweaty. Halls were much nicer than alot of the places I looked at and really good value too. The teaching staff on my course have been really good, entertaining and obviously knowledgeable, they were really helpful and most of them actually knew my name which was impressive with a course of 200+. This review has been a bit ravey but I love everything about the university of Exeter and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Despite a very difficult start at Exeter due to being placed in a postgrad international students halls Which made my first year a struggle! However as time has gone on I've found my feet and the last term of third year has been the best yet so I'll be finishing on a high
My first year at Exeter has been one of the best of my life. Both campuses are incredible and the environment of the university is welcoming and safe. With a city full of character and a university full of opportunities, Exeter is one of the best universities to attend in the UK.
A lot of pressure is put on career opportunities, there are lots of different societies. Internet is a bit temperamental but there is a good democratic student union. However the standard of teaching is quite average and the events are focused on select groups, it's hard to fit in if you're not sporty.
Campus is beautiful! There's a wide range of societies and sports but it's not 100% inclusive. Career support is great as long as you are proactive about it. Student union is quite small and needs more awareness. Wifi is good but can be a bit temperamental.
Exeter offers the best in every single respect. It has a beautiful campus but the centre of town is a short walk away. There is a huge range of societies and sports clubs to join. You are never short on support on either an academic level or a personal level. Your needs are always looked after! My experience at Exeter has been unbelievably rewarding and enjoyable. I cannot imagine that I could have grown so much as an individual, learnt so much as a student and had so much fun as a person anywhere else.
Students union is not exactly "bringing prices down" orientated, however the university it fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone but the biggest party animals, as Exeter is in no way big for its nights out...
My course is in Steatham campus, which is amazing and beautiful. I have been witnessing it getting better and better from day to day. However, it could have been more complete if the internet in the forum could be improved. It was corrupted while I was listening to my recorded lecture sometimes - not sure if its because of the internet or any fault of Echo360. Furthermore, I think we should have more shops selling health food such as more choice in term of salad, smoothies, and low-in-calories snack and meal simply because many people are having healthier lives. Afterall, choosing UoE has been one of the best decisions of my life.
Exeter is always welcoming, efficient student/staff liaison, the communication between departments and students for exams, results and module changes/problems is brilliant. The library is efficient and 'well-stocked', and the campus is all around beautiful. I feel like I'm in a bubble of paradise here.