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History at Streatham Campus: New students

History Streatham

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 Amory Hub, who support History studentsinfo.amory@exeter.ac.uk or +44 (0)1392 723301

Welcome message from Professor Richard Toye

Welcome to History at the University of Exeter.

Studying History at university is about developing your confidence, independent thinking and your ability to work without supervision. It will help you to identify key reading, collect and organise important information quickly and express it clearly in written and oral work, to support your own ideas. History at Exeter offers a range of subjects, stretching from early Medieval England, through histories of religion, class, power, race, war and empire, into the late twentieth century. We hope that you will enjoy the mix of subjects, approaches, time periods, and that you benefit from the expertise, enthusiasm and commitment of my colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Richard Toye
Head of History

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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 the Amory Hub Team, who support History students, as soon as possible by emailing history@exeter.ac.uk.

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

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, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact history@exeter.ac.uk

Academic Induction timetable

 For new undergraduate students studying History: Single Honours (SH) and Combined Honours (CH).

Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 15 September Flexible Flexible Welcome Week Talks Online (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Wednesday 16 September Flexible Flexible Meet the Department Talks Online (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Thursday 17 September Flexible Flexible Personal Tutor Meetings Online (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

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

Preparatory reading

In readiness for the start of academic work, you should read some works relating to the core 'Making History' module. You should read any two of the following books:

  • Peter Claus and John MarriottHistory: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (Harlow: Pearson, 2012)
  • Ulinka Rublack ed.A Concise Companion to History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Ludmilla JordanovaHistory in Practice (London: Arnold, revised 2nd ed. 2006)
  • John ToshThe Pursuit of History (London: Longman, revised 3rd ed., 2002)

See also the History summer reading list

 

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.