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Geography at Streatham Campus: New students

Undergraduates: Streatham Campus

A very warm welcome to Geography at the University of Exeter. Congratulations on securing your place here – we look forward to meeting you, and hope you will enjoy a rewarding and challenging academic experience as part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

On this page: Welcome from the Head of Department | Academic induction | Getting started in Geography | What Exeter is really like

We will be updating this page regularly as new details of induction and welcome activities are released. 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.

College online induction

This induction course for CLES students is all about helping you to feel confident and happy during your first couple of weeks with us.

New students guide

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.

Your student experience during Covid-19

Find out about our plans to provide a safe studying and campus experience on our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.

Welcome from Professor Richard Winsley

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

Welcome to Geography

A massive welcome to all of you who have chosen to come and study Geography with us at the University of Exeter and many congratulations on securing a place here. Geography matters, perhaps more than ever now and we are all greatly looking forward to meeting you as you start your three, or for some of you four, year degree programme. We will do all we can to help you to have a fabulous, stimulating, and productive time as a Geography student at Exeter.

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 or 01392 723301.

Welcome to Exeter Geography!

Professor Henry Buller - Head of Geography, Streatham Campus


Your induction

During Welcome Week (13-19 September) you will have some scheduled induction meetings to get to know the department. Please check your timetable in the iExeter app for the times and locations. 

Your induction information can be found on the Geography Student Portal on ELE.

Getting started in Geography

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 or on 01392 722257.


Access the Geography student portal on ELE

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


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!


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

Basic reading lists for each first year module can be found in the module descriptors. All recommended reading should be available through the university library

The Buddy Up scheme is designed to help you settle into University life more quickly by networking with and learning from a year 2+ student in the same discipline.

You will be matched with a Buddy who can answer any questions you have and help you meet new people and feel confident in your first year.

Find out more about the scheme here, or if you’d like to request a buddy, email with your:

  • Full name
  • Discipline
  • University email address (if you have it)
  • Student number (if you have it)

What Exeter is really like: Current students share their honest experience

Welcome to Geography at Streatham Campus! We're really looking forward to welcoming you.

To help you know what to expect from your first year, we've asked some of our current Geography students for their honest opinions, experience and advice on starting uni. You can watch the videos below or open the playlist on Youtube

Dr Matt Finn - Senior Lecturer

1. Expectations 

2. Making friends

3. Accommodation

4. Studying abroad 

5. Learning at university

6. Things I wish I'd known

7. Preparing for uni & optional modules outside of Geography

8. Beaches and getting outside the Exeter bubble

9. One thing not to be without