Information for New Students 2016/17

‌Congratulations on securing your place to study in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS) at the University of Exeter. We wish you every success in your forthcoming degree programme and we look forward to working with you over the coming years.

Please take time to read through all of the information below

Freshers' Week 2016: Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 12th September at the latest.  If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the relevant contact for your subject (see below for contact details). The teaching term will then begin on Monday 19th September.

Academic Induction

The purpose of your Academic Induction is to make sure you complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, as well as meet fellow students and the academic staff within the discipline. The day provides a vital introduction to your degree programme and we expect all students to be present.

  • Academic Inductions for undergraduate students are on Tuesday 13th September.
  • Academic Inductions for XM2 (CDT Metamaterials) postgraduate research students are throughout the week commencing Monday 12th September.
  • Academic Inductions for all other postgraduate students are on Wednesday 14th September.
  • Academic Inductions for Degree Apprenticeship students are on Monday 12th September.

The timetables for your Academic Induction will be uploaded shortly, and by discipline (see below). Please keep checking these pages throughout August and September to make sure you have this information in time for your arrival. Your own timetable will also be available electronically through the new student portal, iExeter, from 1st September.

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Other Important Information & Contacts

If you haven't already done so, please also make sure you carefully read through the Information for New Students on the main University website. These pages detail everything you need to know or do before you arrive on campus. They also provide a checklist to make sure you don't miss anything before you arrive or once you get here. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the Information for New Students section, please contact one of the following:

For all enquiries in Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Harrison Student Services (

For all enquiries in Physics and Astronomy
Alastair Hibbins, Physics Admissions Tutor and Year 1 Coordinator (

For all enquiries in Mining & Minerals Engineering, Geology and Renewable Energy
Penryn Student Services (

For all enquiries in Natural Sciences
Geoffrey Pope Student Services: (


We really hope you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to meeting you in September.
In the meantime, please feel free to explore the pages in the index on the left to find out more about the College.