Flexible Combined Honours at Exeter (Streatham and St Luke's): New students

Welcome message from Professor Marion Gibson, Director of the FCH programme

Welcome to Flexible Combined Honours at Exeter and congratulations on securing your place! I’m writing to welcome you very warmly to the FCH programme: we’re delighted to have you here. You’ll begin your studies in September and you’ll receive inductions from both FCH staff and staff in your individual subjects. Please do attend as many of these as you can, so that you get all the basic information you need about how FCH works and about the subjects you’ve chosen to combine through our programme. Also please take a look at both the FCH webpages and your subject webpages: these are an essential resource in helping you prepare to study.

During Freshers’ Week, we’ll introduce you to your fellow students, the director and team, and the administrators of the programme. You’ll also be meeting peer mentors, university support staff and advisors, and members of the subject teams who will be teaching you during your time here.

We look forward very much to seeing you in September.

Professor Marion Gibson
Director, FCH

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Before you get here you will need to register with the University and activate your University IT account. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal.

Where reading lists exist, these will either be available on the subjects’ new students’ websites or posted on ELE pages for individual modules before the start of term.

Freshers’ Week 2019: Monday 16 September - Sunday 22 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 16 September at the latest. If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with us by emailing info.peterchalk@exeter.ac.uk as soon as possible. 

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for Flexible Combined Honours and each of 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 (and possibly administrators) for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at Flexible Combined Honours talk/s and as many of your subject sessions as possible. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact info.peterchalk@exeter.ac.uk.

Date Start Finish Details Location
Monday 16 September 14:00 16:00

Induction Event for all Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) students

Students will meet the FCH Programme Director and team, administrators and fellow FCH students 
Queen's LT2
Monday 16 September 16:00 17:00 Welcome session for Study Abroad Inbound Exchange Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) Students only Queen's LT2

Please view the New Students information below for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Business School

Joining instructions

Some subjects will have reading lists, but not all. Please refer to your subjects New students webpages to find out more.

We will be setting up your modules and then releasing them for you to review. If you wish to change any of your option modules you will be able to do so, if the change is allowable, when you arrive via an online form, up until 5pm Friday 4 October. More information on module change can be found on our website.

Your timetable will also be available via iExeter (Smartphone App as well as Desktop version). Your full timetable will not be available until all of your modules are confirmed.

If you want to read ahead, we suggest you have a look at the  FCH website to review the modules for your subjects. In the “Studying” box at the bottom, click on “Current Students” and then on “Streatham/St Luke’s” on the right at the top. This will take you to a list of subjects. Each subject page will show you any core (compulsory) modules for your subject first, followed by options you might want to consider through another link.

The definitive lists of modules for any discipline will be available via the link to their own pages. If there is any recommended reading for your modules, it will be shown on the module descriptor, accessed as described above.

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
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Foreign Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Foreign Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

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