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Geography at Streatham Campus: New postgraduate students

Postgraduate taught students: Streatham Campus

Congratulations on securing a place on one of our two taught postgraduate programmes (MRes Critical Human Geographies and MSc Global Sustainability Solutions). Below you will find some useful information regarding your first few weeks here in Exeter.

We will be updating this page regularly as new details of induction and welcome activities are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well.

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 need to register with the University and activate your IT account to access My Timetable.) If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Info Point using the details on this page.

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Welcome from Professor Richard Winsley

Richard is Associate Dean for Education in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Welcome to Geography

A big welcome to all of you who have chosen to come and study Geography at the University of Exeter and many congratulations on securing a place here. My colleagues and I in Geography are looking forward to meeting you at the start of your degree programme. I sincerely hope you will have an enjoyable, stimulating and productive time as a Geography student at Exeter. Certainly we will do all we can to help you achieve that.

If you have any questions or queries about your arrival in Exeter, please do not hesitate to contact the Geography team within the Amory Hub at geographyhelp@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 723301.

Once again, welcome to Exeter Geography!

Professor Henry Buller - Head of Geography, Streatham Campus

 

On Friday 9 October you will have some scheduled induction meetings to get to know the department. The purpose of academic induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, and meet fellow students and academic staff.

Please also take a look at the induction information on the PGT student portal on ELE. This includes an introduction to the Students' Guild and information on welfare and student support. 

Induction timetable

TimeInduction eventLocation*
10:00-11:00 Welcome and Induction - MRes Critical Human Geographies

Live online

11:00-12:00
Welcome and Induction - MSc Global Sustainability Solutions
Live online 
15:00-16:00 Welcome and Q&A with the Vice-Chancellor Live online via Glisser (click here to join)

*Locations are subject to change - please check your timetable in iExeter for the most up-to-date information and to access online events. For help with your timetable, see the How MyTimetable works guide.

Info at Amory is the information point for Geography at Streatham Campus.

If you have any questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at info.amory@exeter.ac.ukgeographyhelp@exeter.ac.uk or on 01392 722257.

Handbook

Access the Geography postgraduate student handbook on ELE

Your timetable

You can access your timetable via MyTimetable or in the iExeter app. Our How MyTimetable Works guide (pdf) explains how to understand your timetable, check if your classes are online or on campus, and access your online classes.

Access and wellbeing support

If you have declared a disability on your application form pre-arrival or on a medical form, we would advise you to contact AccessAbility and Wellbeing services by logging an enquiry through the SID helpdesk. They will ensure that you get the additional study support you require e.g. extra time in exams, specific software etc.

Services and support

Societies

If you are interested in joining any societies, you can look out for the Geography Society (GeogSoc) during Freshers’ Week, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter: @GeogSocExeter

Connect with us

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram: @exetergeography or Twitter: @ExeterGeography for Exeter Geography updates!

SSLC

The Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions about studying with us and to comment on a wide range of issues and possible developments. Find out more on Facebook or Twitter: @UofEGeogSSLC

Find out about the overall teaching and learning approach on your course here, and please be aware that this information may supersede the specified teaching and learning activities within individual modules.

Basic reading lists for each module can be found in the module descriptors (see Streatham Campus: Stage 4 modules) and/or on individual module ELE pages. All recommended reading should be available through the university library

The new students guide includes everything you need to know about starting University, with a handy checklist of tasks to help you through your first term.

» New students guide

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to PGunibuddy@exeter.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter in September. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact either the MRes Critical Human Geographies programme director, Dr. Sean Carter (s.carter@exeter.ac.uk) or the MSc Global Sustainability Solutions programme director, Dr. James Dyke (j.g.dyke@exeter.ac.uk).

You can also get in touch with us at geographyhelp@exeter.ac.uk or on 01392 722257.

There is a lot more information about the University of Exeter, the Geography department, and the Global Systems Institute on our website and we really recommend that you take a look around before you arrive! You can also find us on twitter: @ExeterGeography and @GSI_Exeter.