Freshers' Week 2019

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 our 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

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, welcome to the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. As you embark on your university adventure, I would like to reassure you that all our staff and students will do their utmost to help you with the transition to university life. We are here to support you while you gain your independence! We will do our best to inspire you during your time with us, and provide you with the skills and scholarship required for your chosen career.

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. In return, we will give you our best and together we will solve a wide range of biological, environmental and social problems.

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

Best wishes,

Professor Dave Hodgson

Head of Department and Director, Centre for Ecology and Conservation


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