Postgraduate student life
Postgraduate students are often attracted to the beautiful environment of the South West as well as the research profile of the University and its excellent facilities and postgraduate provision. Here in the School of Biosciences we aim to make each postgraduate student feel welcome and part of a vibrant, exciting School which is continually achieving in its field. You can read more about what it is like living in Exeter or Cornwall, and read profiles of some of our MSc students as they talk about their experiences.
Your voice as a student: Student-Staff Liaison Committees
We are committed to enabling all students to communicate their views and to receiving suggestions to influence changes to our policies and procedures. Taught postgraduate students of Biosciences have a voice through the College of Life and Environmental Science postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). This single SSLC, which exists for all disciplines in the Colleges, gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions about studying with us and to comment on a wide range of issues and possible developments.
The SSLC is presided over by Subject Chairs (a student elected by the Students’ Guild) and composed of elected student representatives from each year and programme and appropriate staff representatives. The Associate Dean (Education) and Assistant College Manager (Education) for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences meet with Subject Chairs on a regular basis, and Subject Chairs are represented on College’s Education Strategy Group.
If you are looking for a School that is not afraid of dreaming big and matching its dreams with brave steps and actions, then Biosciences at the University of Exeter is the place to be... I'd like to share that one of the most striking things you'd notice about the University of Exeter the first time is the willingness by staff and students whom you've never met before to lend a helping hand at all times. For me, it was a refreshing change from the mien of aloof indifference common in big city universities like those in London. The genuine interest and warm support of the Employability and Graduate Development office is truly remarkable. Their efforts have seen key industry players and choice companies scrambling for Exeter graduates at the end of every year. The University of Exeter has one of the highest rates of students graduating with a 2.1 or a first in the country - the quiet, conducive learning atmosphere might not be unconnected to that result.
Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, MSc student