Geography at Streatham Campus: New students

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 in September 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 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 or 01392 723301.

Once again, welcome to Exeter Geography!

Professor Henry Buller - Head of Geography, Streatham Campus


Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

What to bring


If you are planning on bringing your own laptop we recommend bringing a windows laptop, as these are able to run the required software that we have available for doing technical coursework. We also have many high-spec PC workstations that are available for all students to use.

Clothing for field trips

For fieldwork/outdoor activities you will need:

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

Visit the New Students website for more information on what to bring to university. 

What is it like being a Fresher?

Read our students' blog post about what it is like to be a Fresher.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

Geography Welcome Talk

The Geography Undergraduate Welcome Talk will take place on:

Monday 16 September at 13:00-15:00

Location: Streatham Court A, Streatham Campus (building 31 on the Streatham Campus map).

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 date, time and location above. 

Flexible Combined Honours Geography Welcome Talk

For Flexible Combined Honours students only: Find out more about Geography and your FCH programme at our welcome event for FCH first year students, on Tuesday 17 September at 10:00-11:00 in Amory B316 (building 29 on the Streatham Campus map).

Personal tutor meetings

Your personal tutor meeting will take place in Week 1, this will be when you have the chance to meet your Geography personal tutor and ask them any questions you may have.

All modules are automatically generated through the online system. Once you arrive at Exeter you can change your optional modules at the Amory Hub in the Amory Building (building 29 on the Streatham Campus map.)

Geography is co-located in the Amory Building (building 29 on the campus map) and Laver Building (building 22 on the map) on the Streatham Campus. Academic members of staff have offices on the second, third and fourth floor of Amory and on the eighth and ninth floor of Laver. 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


As part of one of your core modules in Term 1, you will be attending a three-day residential field trip to either Bristol (BA students) or Slapton Ley (BSc students).

This trip is a compulsory part of your programme and will run on the 28th, 29th and 30th October 2019. Please make sure you have no other commitments on these three days. Further details will be provided at the start of term.

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

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

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

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at or on 01392 722257.