English at Streatham Campus: New students

Welcome message from Professor Eddie Jones

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!

Professor Eddie Jones
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 13 September 2019 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 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 the Queen's Hub Team, who support English students, 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 English@exeter.ac.uk.

Academic Induction timetable for new undergraduate students studying English at our Streatham Campus*

Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 17 September 09:30 11:30

Department of English Welcome and Introduction to Freshers' Week

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

Forum Auditorium LT, Streatham Campus

Wednesday 18 September 09:00


Team Skills

Meeting with students to explain team skills

LT4.1-2, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus
Thursday 19 September 09:00 11:00

Introductory Talks by Module Convenors

Forum Auditorium LT, 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 New Students 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

Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Politics; Sociology; Philosophy and/or Anthropology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences; Geography; Psychology; Sport 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

College of Medicine and Health

Medical Sciences; Medicine

The Business School

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

Joining instructions

You will shortly receive a welcome email and reading lists, please also see the English welcome letter and English reading list

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 refer to the English module and programme descriptors which gives you further information on the level one English modules you can choose from. Please ensure you select English - level 1 in the Module category drop-down box.  These can be accessed through these links programme specification and modules on the College intranet.

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 28 August and Friday 13 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 13 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 discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

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 pages.