Freshers' Week in English at the Streatham Campus

Congratulations on getting a place at the University of Exeter. This page gives you the information you need for Freshers’ Week and what you need to do before you get here. We look forward to welcoming you to the College in September.

Many congratulations on securing your place in the English Department at the University of Exeter. We all look forward to welcoming you in September. During Freshers’ Week, we’ll introduce you to your fellow students, your personal tutor and to the various members of the department who will be teaching and advising you during your time here. You will attend introductory lectures for your term one modules, and you will also have the opportunity to work in small teams on a range of activities designed to help you to get to know each other, the department, the library, the campus and the city.

See you in September!

Dr Henry Power
Head of English

Before you get here you'll need to register with the University, activate your University IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will need to have chosen your modules by Friday 22 September 2017 and you will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed. For more information about the above please use the links at the bottom of this webpage.

Freshers’ Week 2017: Monday 18 September – Sunday 24 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 18 September at the latest.

If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the Humanities Education Office as soon as possible by emailing english@exeter.ac.uk.

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

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 humanities-education@exeter.ac.uk

 

Academic Induction timetable for new undergraduate students studying English at our Streatham Campus*
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 19 September 9.30 11.15

Department of English Welcome and Introduction to Freshers' Week

Students will be welcomed to the department and receive information regarding Team Skills and Personal Tutors


Forum Auditorium, Streatham Campus

Wednesday 20 September 9.00

12.45

Team Skills

Meeting with students to explain team skills

LT4.1-2, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus
Wednesday 20 September 16.00 17.30

Teams Skills - Check-in 

LT4.1-2, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus
Thursday 21 September 9.00 11.00

Introductory Talks by Module Convenors

Forum Auditorium, Streatham Campus
Thursday 21 September 16.00 17.30 Team Skills - Check-in LT4.1-2, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus
Friday 22 September 17.00 17.30 Team Skills - Hand in for the Team Skills Portfolio Room 239, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus

* For all undergraduate students studying English programmes as Single Honours (SH) and Combined Honours (CH) (including BA English with Study in North America)

If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the Freshers' Week information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. You will find links to all the various college Freshers' Week websites from our UG Freshers' Week webpage.


Joining instructions

Reading list

You will shortly receive a welcome email and reading lists, please also see‌ English Welcome Letter 2017 and English Reading List 2017

Great value English deals: The University bookshop, Blackwell's, has multiple copies of the texts you need in stock and can supply discounted bundles of core texts (these can be posted to any UK address at no extra cost, prices are cheaper than Amazon). Click here for more details.

Module choice

To guide you through the process of choosing your modules, please read the English module choice guidance which gives you further information on the level one English modules you can choose from.

Please familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules on the College intranet. Please ensure you select English - level 1 in the Module category drop-down box.

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

First you will need to register with the University and activate your University IT account. To find out how to do this use the links in the tabs below for the 'Before you arrive' section of the New Students’ website. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal. You should find the Online Module Selection System by clicking on the 'Student Record' tab and then by following the instructions.

For some programmes where your first year of study includes either optional modules and/or the need to select between specific core modules, you must make your Year 1 module choice between Wednesday 30 August and Friday 22 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 22 September module availability may be restricted within your discipline/s. Please contact us if, for any reason, you have not been able to make your module choices by this date.

English module choice guidance

To guide you through the process of choosing your modules, please read the English module choice guidance which gives you further information on the level one English modules you can choose from.

Please familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules on the College intranet. Please ensure you select English - level 1 in the Module category drop-down box.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead College for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title.  For example, Combined Honours History and Politics is led by the College of Humanities; Combined Honours Politics and Modern Languages is led by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Foreign Language Centre in:

British Sign Language ▪ French ▪ German ▪ Italian ▪ Japanese ▪ Mandarin Chinese ▪ Spanish

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Foreign Language Centre pages.

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