University of Exeter: General Information

The University Campus

The campus is compact and well signposted. Find out more about the campus.

Key buildings you may wish to access include:

  • The Forum (for Student Information Desk, non academic enquiries & the Library)
  • Devonshire House (cafés, shops, SU bar etc)
  • Reed Hall Mews (Student Health Centre).
  • Northcote House houses the University’s administration (the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Academic Secretary have their offices there, plus the Faculties Office, Registry, Accommodation and Examinations).
  • The Sports Hall & open-air swimming pool adjacent to Cornwall House (open end of May to middle of September) and an indoor pool at St Luke’s College.

Find out more information about parking on campus.

Student Information Desk

The Student Information desk is based in the Forum. Opening times are detailed here. To log an enquiry, click here. 

The SID desk will routinely deal with most enquiries, including those to do with IT.

Library Facilities

The main library facilities are at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus. The library is stocked with psychology texts.  The library catalogue, including access to electronic journals, and facilities for reserving and renewing books are on the web www.exeter.ac.uk/library.

Programme members are entitled to five Inter-Library Loan (ILL) tokens per year.  The tokens are paid for by the College; they can be obtained from the Programme Administrator.  If an increased allocation is required please speak to the Programme Director for more information.

Access to external Libraries

The SCONUL Access scheme is a UK based method to allow students access to other HE Libraries. It is a co-operative venture between most of the higher education libraries of the UK and Ireland.

It is available to:

  • Academic staff on open or fixed term contracts
  • Postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • Part-time, distance learning and placement students
  • Full-time postgraduates

SCONUL Access also provides for a reference only service for full-time undergraduate students. These students are NOT entitled to borrow from other Libraries under the SCONUL Access scheme. More information can be found on the University Library website at  www.exeter.ac.uk/library.

Study Skills Service

The Study Skills Service offers confidential help to any student who would like to improve their study skills.  The Study Skills Advisors can help with the following:

  • Reading effectively
  • Selecting reading from book lists
  • Planning and writing assignments or essays
  • Taking useful notes
  • Revising for exams
  • Organising your time
  • Generally evaluating your study skills

This service is available to postgraduates, who can and do consult the Study Skills Advisors.  Help is available throughout each term and during part of each vacation - see www.exeter.ac.uk/student-engagement-skills.

Students with Disabilities

The University employs Disability Advisors who offer support to students with disabilities and endeavours to provide facilities and equipment suited to people’s individual needs www.exeter.ac.uk/accessability.

The Wellbeing Service

More information regarding services provided by Wellbeing can be found here.

Education Enhancement

Education Enhancement provides professional guidance and support for students and academic staff in four related areas.

e-Learning Development promotes and supports the use of technologies in learning, teaching and assessment.

Academic Development offers professional and research informed advice and guidance to academic staff on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education. This unit is responsible for professional development programmes including LTHE (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education).

Academic Skills Development enhances student learning through workshops, lectures, individual appointments and innovative online materials.

Protection of Dignity at Work and Study

The University of Exeter is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working and learning environment, which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable staff and students to fulfil their personal potential.  All individuals should be treated with dignity and respect whether at work or study: staff and students have an important role to play in creating an environment where harassment is unacceptable.

The purpose of this policy is to assist in developing a working and learning environment and culture in which harassment is known to be unacceptable and where individuals have the confidence to deal with harassment without fear of ridicule or reprisals.  The policy aims to ensure that if harassment or bullying does occur, adequate procedures are readily available to deal with the problem and prevent it reoccurring.  Harassment can have a detrimental effect upon the health, confidence, morale, learning and performance of those affected by it. A list of current advisors can be found on the above link.

The policies can be found at on the HR website.

Sexual Harassment

The University defines sexual harassment as ‘attention of a sexual nature which is offensive or unwanted’.  There is a leaflet available on the nature of the problem and how to deal with it.  A copy is available on each of the year’s notice boards and a further copy can be obtained from Reception.  If you feel that you have experienced sexual harassment then read this document and discuss the matter with any of the University’s trained advisors or with any member of Psychology.  This service is confidential and further action is taken only with the knowledge and permission of the programme member.

It is worth pointing out that the University’s policy on protection from sexual harassment extends to its staff as well as programme members.