Biosciences at Streatham Campus: New postgraduate students

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


Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

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. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

Further information about Freshers’ Week and Biosciences will be available on our Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) page.

Induction timetable for MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture: MSc Food Security Induction Timetable 2019

If you are interested in joining any societies, you can look out for the Biology Society during Freshers’ Week.

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at or on 01392 723788.