As part of a radical vision for the city, schools of Art and Science were founded in Exeter in 1851. Challenging opposition and driven by ambition from the start, these humble beginnings were the first steps towards establishing the University of Exeter.
Formed in 1955, the University has 22,085 students from more than 130 different countries.
The University of Exeter offers a wide range of programmes which seek to develop key attributes of the students such as:
All Exeter students will graduate with experience of leading and effecting change, empowering them to make a responsible and sustainable difference as a future leader, whatever the context.
As a Russell Group University our research makes a difference across the world. We are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and have a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences.
Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today and, in order to continue our reputation, we are furthering investment in research infrastructure.
We are constantly seeking new ways to engage with government, industry, and the community in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.
At the Career Zone, we want to help you with your career planning, whatever stage you are at. Whether it's a case of not knowing the sector you’re interested in yet or the options that your degree offers you. Or perhaps you are very clear on your chosen career, want to skip those early stages and get help with your applications, this Career Planning section of our website should help you.
As a student, moving from University accommodation into the community can be an exciting time. Renting a house or flat with friends and living in the community will be a big part of your university life.
The University offers a wide range of accommodation, from catered halls, self-catering flats and shared houses to self-contained family flats.
Many students will need to secure private accommodation in the City as the University of Exeter offers its 5,500 bed spaces to those students who meet our Accommodation Guarantee.
The library underpins education and research by providing extensive digital and physical academic information resources including more than 1.2 million e-books and 1.2 million physical library resources. With subscriptions to over 53,500 journal titles, library users access more than 2 million journal articles online every year.
The University of Exeter provides a Health Centre which students can access on the basis of appointments. Students from overseas are also encouraged to register with us to access all NHS services during your time in the UK.
The University of Exeter is home to some of the best sports facilities in the South West. We are dedicated to providing an excellent sporting experience to players at all levels from across the community. Over the last decade we have invested in excess of £20million in the creation of the highest quality training environments and resources for the development, coaching and playing of sport.
In Exeter, thousands of students sign up to over 180 different Guild-affiliated societies. These societies cover a wide range of activities enabling our students to get fully involved with university life. Societies range from the conventional (such as English Soc, Ski Club, Photosoc and Jazz Orchestra), to the more esoteric (such as the Chocolate Society and Hide and Seek Society). You can get involved with the running of any of these and if there’s a society you want that we don’t have, we’ll help you set it up.