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Welcome to all new undergraduates 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. 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.

Welcome Week 2023: Monday 18 September - Sunday 24 September

During Welcome Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below.

The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.

Please check your academic timetable during Welcome Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures!

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

Timetable subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.


Mon 18 September 


HASS Information Fair 

MR1 / Queens
MR2-3 /Queens 

Tues 19 September 


Induction and Welcome for Philosophy Students 

Amory Parker Moot LT 

Tues 19 September 


Philosophy Reception 

Amory C501 

Wed 20 September 


Anthropology Induction 

Amory C501 

Thurs 21 September 


Induction and Welcome for BA Sociology, BA Sociology and Criminology, and Combined Honours 

Amory Parker Moot LT 

Thurs 21 September 


Induction and Welcome for BSc Sociology, BSc Criminology, BSc Social Data Science, & BSc Crime and Data Science 

Newman Red 

Thurs 21 September 


SPA Welcome Reception 

Amory C501

Please also be aware that an optional Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Queen Margaret Rooms 1-3, Queen’s Building, Streatham campus on Monday 18 September. You will find details in your timetable when it is published.

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 undergraduate students arriving in Autumn 2023

For those of you beginning your undergraduate studies 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 coming from school, from a year out, or from an established career, the members of staff in this Department are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time here.

Our undergraduate degrees are given by some of the leading academics in their fields. Our Department offers an exciting and expanding mix of options in anthropology, criminology, philosophy and sociology. As Head of the Department, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Dr Charlie Masquelier, as Director of Education, can also address any issues. We look forward to meeting each of you, whether on-line or on campus, in September.

Professor Robert Lamb

Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology