Exeter

Study Preparation Courses in Exeter, United Kingdom

Exeter at a glance

Exeter is a small city in the United Kingdom, with a beautiful countryside, and friendly welcoming locals, that will make your study abroad experience rewarding and enjoyable. The local major university provides an academic environment that encourages class participation and focuses on innovative research methods. More than 3,000 students from 130 countries outside the UK contribute to a thriving international community across campuses in Exeter. 

Studying

Studying in Exeter

Exeter has only one university, The University of Exeter, which has two campuses in the city. Another higher educational institution is Exeter College, a further education college.

In particular, the University of Exeter is well-known for study degree options like: medical healthcare, engineering, IT and multi-media, bio-technology, business and economics- for all Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.

The University of Exeter has been continually present in The Times Higher Education rankings among top 400 world universities. The institution offers excellent internship opportunities with regional employers, helping students obtain real business experience.

Career

Career opportunities in Exeter

Main sectors that are sustaining Exeter’s economy are related to industries such as: health care, retail, utilities, public administration, finance and insurance.

Companies with local offices in Exeter include: Flybe, Pennon Group, Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, Southway Scania, Ashwood's Automotive, British Petroleum Oil UK, Bank Of Ireland UK Holdings, Lloyds Tsb Bank and more. While studying in the city you can find diverse internship opportunities provided through collaborations between the university and respectable multinational businesses.

Life

Exeter city life

Although Exeter is not a metropolis, nor does it have the vibe of a busy city, you can enjoy many activities and discover interesting places during your study abroad experience. Visit Exeter’s iconic monuments, like:

  • St Nicholas Priory in Mint Lane
  • Medieval churches including St. Mary Steps
  • The ruins of Rougemont Castle
  • The Guildhall
  • Higher Barracks – a former cavalry barracks
  • Northernhay Gardens – oldest public open space in England
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum, The Spacex Art Gallery
  • Powderham Castle
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park
  • Northcott Theatre – on the university campus.
Explore medieval underground passages – the only attraction of their kind open to the public in Britain.

If you are into amusement parks, try Go Ape Haldon where you can take sag-way lessons, climb rope ladders, and other fun activities.

Go to Fore Street, where you can find a number of good outdoor shops. Princesshay is home to over 70 retailers and offers some of the best shopping in the country. A place where mostly young people hangout is Exeter quay – an area where former warehouses have been converted into antique shops, quirky stores, craft workshops, restaurants and pubs.

If you are into sports, join Exeter Cricket Club or Exeter Rowing Club.

Whenever you want to change the scenery and want to experience the atmosphere of a multicultural city, London is two hours and a half away by train.

International atmosphere in Exeter

Exeter is quite a small city with a compact, typically British population. The largest ethnical minority group in Exeter is a Chinese community. Other minorities include people coming from Ireland, Poland and countries from Asia and Africa. As a student living here, you will encounter different cultures, in addition to your other international colleagues at university.

Weather Exeter

Exeter has a temperate and maritime climate with mild winters and warm summers with hot and sometimes cooler rainfalls. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year. The hottest month is July with an average high of 21°C (70°F), and the coldest month is January with an average high of 8°C (46°F).

Universities in Exeter

SKOLA English Courses are operated by several of the organisations within the SKOLA Group.

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At the University of Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

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