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Welcome to all new undergraduates arriving in autumn 2022

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 19 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 which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. 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.

Freshers’ Week 2021: Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September

During Fresher's 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 Freshers’ 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

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.
Last updated: 12 September


Tues 20 September 12:30 - 14:30 Q-Step & BSc Introduction Harrison 004
Wed 21 September 09:00 - 11:00 Induction for Anthropology Induction Amory C501
Wed 21 September 13:30 - 15:00 HASS Information Fair Amory/C501
Wed 21 September 17:00 - 19:00 Reception for Philosophy Students Amory/C501
Thurs 22 September 10:00 - 12:00 Sociology, Criminology and Q-Step Induction (BSc) Streatham Court C
Thurs 22 September 10:30 - 12:30 Induction and Welcome for Philosophy Students Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Thurs 22 September 16:00 - 18:00 Reception for Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology Students Amory/C501
Fri 23 September 09:30 - 11:30 Induction and Welcome for BA Sociology and Combined Honours Students Amory Parker Moot Room LT


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 2022

For those of you beginning your undergraduate studies in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology during 2022-23, 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 Isabelle Engeli

Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology