Freshers' Week in Theology and Religion

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 Morwenna Ludlow

I should like to offer you a very warm welcome to the Department of Theology and Religion here at the University of Exeter. My colleagues and I are delighted that you will be joining us this September. You have done very well to get here, and we look forward to working with you over the next few years. We hope that you will enjoy Freshers' Week, where you will find out more about the opportunities available to you as Theology and Religion students.

Professor Morwenna Ludlow
Head of Theology and Religion

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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. 

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

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

Academic Induction for new undergraduate students studying Theology*
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 18 September 10:00 11:00

Theology and Religion Department Welcome Meeting
Welcome by Professor Morwenna Ludlow (Head of Department) and a brief introduction to Level 1 modules, lecturers, other key staff and student representatives

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 18 September



An opportunity to meet current students and staff informally, or to ask any questions that you have about the start of term

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 18 September 11:30 13:00

Meetings with Personal Tutors
Further information to be provided in Welcome meeting

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 18 September 13:00 14:30

Break for lunch
Student representatives will escort you to Devonshire House

Meet in Bateman Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 18 September 14:30 15:00

Introduction to University Study
A study skills session led by Theology and Religion academic staff

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 18 September 15:00 15:30

Brief tour of Amory Building

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 18 September 15:30 16:00

Meetings with Personal Tutors
A catch up session for those students unable to make the earlier timeslot

Meet in Bateman Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 19 September 19:00 22:00

Come and meet the Theology Society
Students from the Theology Society will be available for any questions

RAM Bar, Streatham Campus
Friday 21 September 11:00 13:00

Come and meet the Theology Society
Students from the Theology Society will be available for any questions, and treat yourself to lunch!

The Imperial, New North Road
Tuesday 25 September 16:30 18:30

Department Welcome Social
An opportunity to meet with both staff and students at the start of term, and catch up on how things are going so far

Amory Senior Common Room


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
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
Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and  Renewable Energy

The Business School and
Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

The University of Exeter Medical School
Medical Sciences; Medicine


Joining instructions

You will need to choose your modules online before you arrive at the University and instructions for how to do this can be found in the welcome letter mentioned above.

We encourage you to do some preparatory reading in the weeks before term begins so that you are ready to tackle the material in your first-year modules. You do not necessarily need to buy the books listed here; lecturers will advise you which books you might need to buy when you arrive.

To access the Theology and Religion reading list, please visit YourExeter.

You should familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules on the College intranet. Please ensure you select Theology and Religion - 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 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.

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:

  • 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.