Freshers' Week 2018

Welcome to the University of Exeter! This page contains some useful information about Freshers’ Week activities in Biosciences at our Streatham and Penryn campuses, but please also refer to the New Students website for information about other non-discipline specific events.

Biosciences at Streatham Campus

Welcome to Biosciences

A very warm welcome to Biosciences at the University of Exeter. On behalf of all the academic staff, post-docs, administrators and existing students, I hope that you will enjoy a rewarding and challenging academic experience as part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. You will be well supported and mentored by friendly and enthusiastic staff members and you will enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities.

The University offers many opportunities to realise your potential in terms of academic attainment and personal growth. All of the activities of Freshers’ Week are designed to ease you into university life and to provide an introduction to Biosciences and your chosen Degree Programme. The first few weeks at university may be a little overwhelming; we will be here to help and support you to find your feet quickly.

I wish you every success in your studies and hope that this is the start of a rewarding and enjoyable time at the University of Exeter.

Professor James Wakefield
Head of Biosciences


Congratulations on your achievement of obtaining a place to study at the University of Exeter. We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter and working with you over the coming few years.

All you need to know about Freshers’ Week and Studying in Biosciences

For full information on the Biosciences Welcome Week and tutee information please log on to the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE):

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the student office on or telephone 01392 723788.

Biosciences at our Penryn Campus

Welcome to Biosciences Cornwall, The Centre for Ecology and Conservation

On behalf of everyone at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, I would like to welcome you to the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. As you are about to embark on your new university career, I would like to reassure you that all our staff and students will do their utmost to make the transition to university life as seamless as possible, and we will also do our best to keep you interested and inspired during your time with us.

The University of Exeter provides a supportive and challenging environment for all its students, and although you have only just arrived, your time here will pass quickly – so please do not waste it. Engage in all the opportunities on offer and give your best at all times. We will do our utmost to ensure that you leave here with the scientific literacy required to solve a wide range of biological, environmental and social problems.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the University in September. If you have any further queries, now or after your arrival, please do not hesitate to contact the Education Team of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at

We wish you all the very best during your studies and hope that you enjoy your stay here at least as much as we enjoy having you.

Best wishes

Professor Dave Hodgson
Director, Centre for Ecology and Conservation