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Flexible Combined Honours at Penryn Campus: New students

Flexible Combined Honours Penryn

Flexible Combined Honours Penryn

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 14 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

 If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact the Penryn Hub, who support Flexible Combined Honours Penryn students: or +44 (0)1326 371800

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

Welcome to Flexible Combined Honours at the Penryn Campus of Exeter University! Penryn is a new campus near Falmouth in Cornwall, with state of the art facilities and a setting in a beautiful part of the Cornish coastal landscape. 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 at Penryn 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 Penryn 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 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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Freshers’ Week 2020: Monday 14 September - Sunday 20 September

In this unusual year, we recognise that not all students may have arrived on campus for the start of Freshers’ Week. Don’t worry if you are not able to be in Exeter for the start of term, we’ll be recording induction sessions that take place on campus and offering online alternatives so you can still join in.

If there is any reason why you may not be here for Freshers', please get in contact with us by emailing as soon as possible. 

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for Flexible Combined Honours and each your subject/s, either in person or online.

Please note that the induction timetables for Flexible Combined Honours and some subjects are not yet finalised and may be subject to some change - we recommend that you keep checking this webpage in the run-up to Fresher’s week. The information will also be available via the iExeter app in due course.

Monday 14 September 11:00 12:00 Welcome Talk and Indtroductions Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Monday 14 September 16:00 17:00

Introduction to Flexible Combined Honours

Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Wednesday 16 September 10:00 11:00

Online Ice Breaker

Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Thursday 17 September 11:00 12:00


Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Thursday 17 September 12:00 13:00 Employability Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Thursday 17 September 15:00 16:00 Introduction to Assessment Online  (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

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

International Relations; Law; Politics

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science; Geography

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences


The Business School


Joining instructions

Some subjects will have reading lists, but not all. 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.

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.

Online module selection, will open between the 5 September and the 19 September. We will send you more information about this before it opens, but please do feel free to contact if you have any queries.

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels via the Foreign Language Centre in:

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

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.

To find out more about language modules see our Foreign Language Centre page.