Freshers' Week in Art History and Visual Culture

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. 

Welcome message from Professor David Jones

Welcome to Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter!

Our exciting programmes will introduce you to two fields of study as well as providing a thorough training in their main themes and approaches. You will learn about the media, techniques, and historical contexts relevant to the production of these works, the languages used to describe and evaluate them and the institutions that present them to the public. We encourage students to take risks in their thinking, while guiding them toward critical depth and rigour. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you soon, as we embark together on this intellectual adventure.

Professor David Jones
Chair and Progamme Director of Art History and Visual Culture 

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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 14 September 2018 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.

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

Freshers’ Week 2018: Monday 17 September – Sunday 23 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 17 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 ahvc@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 ahvc@exeter.ac.uk. If you have a clash between talks you should attend the talk for your first named subject e.g. AHVC and English, you should attend AHVC as it is named first. Your Academic Tutor for the other department will be able to advise you on what information you missed.

Academic induction timetable

Academic Induction timetable for new undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture

Date

Start

Finish

Details

Location

Tuesday 18 September 11:00 12:30 Art History and Visual Culture Welcome Meeting (for all SH and CH AHVC students, plus any FCH student taking AHVC) Queen's LT4.2
Tuesday 18 September 14:30 17:30 Artistic Orientation Tour ending with a Cream Tea at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Meet in front of the Cathedral Main Entrance
Thursday 20 September 10:00 12:00 Academic Tutor Meeting Old Library Room 134

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. 

College of Humanities

Flexible Combined Honours

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

www.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/freshers
Anthropology; Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Philosophy, Politics and International Relations; Sociology; and Strategy and Security Institute

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

BiosciencesGeographyPsychologySport and Health Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/newstudents/
Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and  Renewable Energy

The Business School

www.exeter.ac.uk/business/ugfreshers and www.exeter.ac.uk/business/pgfreshers
Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

The University of Exeter Medical School

http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/newstudents/
Medical Sciences; Medicine

Joining instructions

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 29 August and Friday 14 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 14 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.

The University of Exeter values the ability for students to have the opportunity for open module choice where academically feasible. However, it may be the case that some module choices may not be compatible for scheduling purposes and students will be asked to re-choose to avoid clashes.

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

If you wish to start with some reading before you arrive in Exeter, please view the Art History and Visual Culture summer reading list.

 

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

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

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