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Studying at University of Exeter
Named as the best in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2013 and ranked in the top 1% of the worlds universities, the University of Exeter offers a fantastic education and life changing experience to its students. As proof of this, the National Student Satisfaction Survey ranked Exeter as 6th for student satisfaction and as 3rd for the level of teaching.
The University of Exeter is based over three campuses; St Luke's and Streatham in Exeter and the largest of the three, Tremough campus in Cornwall. As one of the most desired places in the UK to live, the positioning of the university adds even more to the sought after student experience. The campuses themselves are also known for their beauty and have won several awards.
At the centre of student life on campus is the Students' Union, known as the Students' Guild on the Exeter campus and FXU on the Cornwall campus. Between them there are hundreds of clubs and societies as well as cafés, shops, advice centres, print facilities, bars and clubs. The University of Exeter has an FM license meaning the student radio station can run all year out of the X-Media facilities that are also home to the student newspaper, website and TV station.
For those students interested in art there is a wealth of facilities and opportunity. The university regularly hosts exhibitions and gives free lectures on art history and music. The Exeter Northcott Theatre can be found on the Streatham Campus and regularly hosts productions. Also available at the theatre are opportunities for students to get involved in costume and set design through one of the relevant societies.
Not only are the campuses beautiful and the facilities outstanding but the university also has a commitment to students to help them discover their potential and go on to find fulfilling careers. Students have many opportunities over the academic year to make use of the services provided and can benefit from the fact that the university of Exeter is one of the most targeted by potential employers.
The university has invested millions over recent years in the sporting facilities both on campus and in the local community making it one of the best equipped universities in the UK. Facilities include an indoor cricket centre, gyms, courts, swimming pools, boathouse and as the university is right on the coast, a whole host of water sports facilities and clubs hosting competitive and recreational sports such as surfing, sailing, wakeboarding and rowing.
Famous Alumni from the University of Exeter include author J.K. Rowling, Zara Phillips, BAFTA winner Robert Bolt, singer Will Young and Thom York from the band Radiohead.
375 University of Exeter Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.