University of Exeter

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About us

The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Exeter, South West England. A member of the Russell Group of UK universities, it combines excellence in teaching and research. It was awarded gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of the high quality of its teaching. 98% of its research was rated as international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). Its motto is Lucem sequimur (we follow the light).  Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

Everyone welcome

At the University of Exeter we welcome students from all over the world, from all different backgrounds. Our vibrant, diverse community will support you throughout your time at Exeter, from your academic tutors and support staff, to all of the friends you will meet along the way. Each of our students has a different story to tell and they are brought together by their determination to succeed.

Student life

We have some of the most satisfied students in the UK - their opinions about the quality of their experience here have consistently rated us highly for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.


Depending on your choice of degree, you may be based at our Streatham Campus or St Luke’s Campus in Exeter, or at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. Exeter is home to our main site, the Streatham campus on the edge of the city, and St Luke’s campus in the heart of the town. Set in the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, work and study in the U.K.


Thanks to its scenic beaches and coves, and dramatic clifftop views, Cornwall is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations. The county also has a rich history of artistic and scientific innovation making it a fascinating and stimulating place to attend university. Both locations offer green and safe campuses in some of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Preparing you for an exciting career

Employers recruit graduates who can show evidence of team work, leadership or who have spent time travelling and experiencing new situations and cultures. Everything you do socially, academically and in the workplace can make you more employable. We will help you to identify and articulate these skills to prospective employers. There are a whole range of CV boosting opportunities that you can get involved with whilst studying: from learning a language or studying abroad to volunteering in the local community.

Discover University

In addition to online Open Days, why not take part in our Discover University series? Activity includes regular subject specific sessions delivered by our academic community, as well as information and guidance on choosing a university course, writing a personal statement, navigating the UCAS process and more! Each session includes a live Q&A with University of Exeter staff or students, which provides a great opportunity to gain insight into life and study at a University of Exeter campus.

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Get an insight into living in Devon and Cornwall and studying at the University of Exeter from our current students.



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