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Undergraduate student life in Geography
Geography at the University of Exeter provides all our students an exciting and inspirational student experience, whether you are based at either our Cornwall Campus or Streatham Campus. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging and stimulating environment in which to learn, together with an enjoyable social experience where you can make lifelong friends and great memories of your time here. This is exemplified by our high levels of Overall Satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey.
We have a lively community of Geography students on both campuses who run a wide and diverse range of student societies. These include the Geography societies (GeogSoc) which organises social events, guest lectures and outings. Social meetings and events are organised throughout the academic year and provide excellent opportunities for getting to know your fellow students outside of the classroom in a more relaxed, friendly environment.
All undergraduates have unlimited access to social and library areas as well as common rooms within each academic building. For example, our Geography undergraduate students have access to the Geography IT Suite in the Daphne du Maurier building in Cornwall, and dedicated facilities in the Amory Building on the Streatham Campus. There are also communal seating areas which are ideal for meeting and working with fellow students.
For me, studying geography at the University of Exeter is a wonderful opportunity to get close to the cutting-edge, especially with the experience and knowledge of the staff here. They are always friendly and approachable and I was impressed by their keenness to engage with students, for example through the Staff-Student Liaison Committee, with which I have become involved.
Sean Kennedy, BSc Geography with Environmental Management, Cornwall Campus
Your voice as a student
Our academic team and students develop a strong working relationship over the course of a degree programme, which we believe is an important factor to your success, both today and in the future.
For example, the Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLC) provide the ideal environment in which your opinions, views and suggestions can be heard. It is presided over by Subject Chairs (a student elected by the Students’ Guild) and composed of elected student representatives from each year and programme and appropriate staff representatives. The Associate Dean (Education) and Assistant College Manager (Education) for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences meet with Subject Chairs on a regular basis, and Subject Chairs are represented on the College’s Education Strategy Group.
University life and student support
You can find out more about what life is like for students on the Streatham and Cornwall campuses and what support is available for you on the student life pages of the Undergraduate Study website. The website also includes student profiles and films, which give a flavour of life on campus and in Exeter and Cornwall.