Freshers' Week in Film Studies

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 Film Studies 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.

See you in September!

Dr Fiona Handyside
Film Studies Programme Director

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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 film@exeter.ac.uk.

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

For more information about this please see our 'Joining instructions'.

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 film@exeter.ac.uk

Academic Induction new undergraduate students studying Film Studies*
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 19 September 11.00 12.30

Department of English and Film Studies Welcome and Introduction to Freshers' Week

The Old Library, 134, Streatham Campus
Tuesday 19 September 15.30 16.30

Tour of Bill Douglas Cinema Museum with Phil Wickham

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Streatham Campus

For all undergraduate students studying Film Studies programmes as Single Honours (SH), Combined Honours (CH) and Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)

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

You will shortly recieve a welcome email and reading lists please see these documents Film Studies Welcome Letter and Film Studies Reading List

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

You should familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules which can be found on our College intranet. 

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.

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.

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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