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The new students site includes everything you need to know about starting University, with a handy checklist of tasks to help you through your first term.

Welcome to all new postgraduates arriving in autumn 2023

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 18 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Hub: or on 01392 723301

Hubs are open Monday to Friday (term time) 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK time).

Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.

We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.

A list of academic induction activities will be published soon. Check back regularly for updates


Thurs 21 September 


PG Induction  

Amory C417 


Library events

Online Library Induction: Online introduction to key library resources, services and facilities

Share your experiences, support prospective students and earn while you learn

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at or on 01392 723301.

Welcome to all new postgraduate students

For those of you undertaking postgraduate programmes in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology during 2023-24, let me introduce myself and welcome you to the University of Exeter. Whether you are continuing your studies directly from an undergraduate degree, or returning to university study, the members of staff here are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time. Of course, because of safety concerns related to the pandemic, we have had to make a number of changes to the ways in which deliver our teaching. However, we have worked very hard over the past few months to make sure you receive the best possible educational opportunities.

Our postgraduate degrees are taught by some of the leading academics in their fields. As Head of the Department, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Dr Adam Toon, as Director of the Postgraduate Taught programmes, can also address any issues for PGT students, and Dr Ginny Russell is happy to help Postgraduate Research students. I look forward to meeting you.

Professor Robert Lamb

Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology