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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.

We have a Student Support Office, located in Amory C252 on the second floor, with Student Services staff on hand to answer any questions you have - or point you in the direction of somebody who can help. The telephone number for the office is 01392 722257.  The office can also be contacted on geographyhelp@exeter.ac.uk.

Freshers’ Week

You will arrive at the University for the start of Freshers’ Week (Monday 18th 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

Tuesday 19th September – 13:00-15:30

Amory Moot Theatre

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.

Geography Registration

Discipline registration is very straightforward and takes place on Tuesday 19th September (the same day as the Welcome meeting) in the Student Office (Amory C252).

We ask that students come at different times in order for us to ensure that your registration is managed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please make a note of the time you need to attend:

BA Students (by surname)
A
- M 09:00 – 10:00
N - Z 10:00 – 11:00

BSc Students (by surname)
A - M 11:00 – 12:00
N - Z 12:00 – 13:00

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 30th October until 1st November 2017 - 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

See you soon!

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

Buddy Up Scheme

As you prepare for your first year of university study, you may experience a combination of excitement, anticipation and apprehension. You may even be quite fearful and uncertain, particularly if you are first in your family or community going to university. We want to support you during your arrival and orientation process, which is why we have over 70 students called Buddies waiting to be matched up with new students. To find out more go to the Buddy Up scheme website.

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!