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Essential information for Streatham Campus undergraduate students

Where are we?

Geography is located on Rennes Drive, in the Amory Building, a large red-brick building on the eastern edge of the Streatham Campus. Academic members of staff have their offices on the second, third and fourth floors. Our laboratories are on the third floor, in a specialised wing of the Amory building called the Sediment Research Facility (SRIF), with additional laboratory space available in other buildings.

Student Support can be accessed via the Amory Info Point, based on the ground floor of the building. The Info Point is part of the new Amory Hub, where you will also find a brand new café, social study area, computer space, and a self-service kitchen.

Support staff at the Info Point will be available from 08:15 – 17:00 every weekday to answer any questions you have, or point you in the direction of someone who can help. If you’re not on campus, you can still reach the Info Point on 01392 723301 or by e-mailing

Freshers’ Week

You will arrive at the University for the start of Freshers’ Week (Monday 17th September). Although there are no lectures in Freshers’ Week, you will find that you are quite busy as the Students’ Guild organises a packed programme of events.

Freshers’ Week gives you a chance to get to know your new surroundings and make friends before the academic term starts. It also gives you a chance to visit the Geography Department, get to know your way around and familiarize yourself with members of staff.

Geography Welcome Talk

This is a COMPULSORY meeting for you to attend during Freshers’ Week. It is very important that you come along because we will outline everything you need to know about the first year of your degree – so please make a note of the following date, time and location:

Geography Welcome & Information Sessions

Monday 17th September – 13:00-15:30

Streatham Court A

University Registration

The University of Exeter has two Registration processes – the first is at University-level during which you register for your degree programme; the second is at discipline–level, when you register for your modules.

University Registration is completed on-line. You should receive separate information about this via e-mail.

Field trip information

As part of core module GEO1315 Research Methods for Geographers, there are compulsory field trips in week 6 for both BA students (Bristol) and BSc students (Slapton). These will run between 29th -31st October 2018 - more information will be provided shortly. For now, please make sure you keep these dates free of any other commitments.

Be prepared!

The weather in South-West England is unpredictable, particularly in the autumn and you should prepare accordingly for outdoor work. For fieldwork/outdoor activities you will need:

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof coat & trousers
  • Hat and gloves

What is it like being a Fresher?

Some of our students have written a blog about what it is like to be a fresher. Feel free to take a look at this here:

See you soon!

We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter in September and hope you enjoy your Freshers’ Week activities. 

There is a huge amount of information about the University of Exeter and the Geography department on our website and we really recommend that you take a look before you arrive!  You can also find us on social media!