Undergraduate Politics at Streatham Campus: New students
Welcome to the Department of Politics. We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 19 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released.
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 your Hub:
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723301
Hubs are open Monday to Friday (term time) 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK time).
Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.
Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.
We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.
Freshers’ Week 2021: Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September
During Fresher's Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below.
The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.
Please check your academic timetable during Freshers’ Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures!
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.
This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.
Last updated:15 September
An overview of the induction timetable can be found below but please do check ELE and your personal timetable for up to date information.
|Tues 20 September||09:00 - 11:00am||Welcome to the Politics department||Newman Blue|
|Tues 20 September||12:30am||QStep and BSc programmes induction||Harrison 004|
|Tues 20 September||16:30pm||PPE Welcome talk||Amory C501|
|Wed 21 September||13:30 - 15:00 pm||HASS Information Fair||Amory/C501|
|Thurs 22 September||14:00 - 17:00pm||Guest lecture followed by free student social and drinks reception||Amory Moot Room|
Welcome to the Department of Politics!
We are very happy to have you with us. We look forward to engaging with you in our modules and activities.
With over sixty full-time faculty members across two campuses, we are one of the largest departments in the UK.
We are also one of the most diverse groups of scholars in the country, specialising in all of the major sub-fields of political studies, including public policy, international relations, political theory, and comparative politics.
During your studies of Politics and/or International Relations, you will first learn the 'core' elements of the disciplines, through a combination of lectures and tutorials.
In your final year, as well as undertaking a supervised independent study project in your dissertation which will be supervised by an expert in the field, you will have the opportunity to study topics that interest you in much greater depth, in our seminar-based third-year modules which are inspired by the cutting-edge research of our staff.
We hope your time studying with us will be intellectually stimulating and that you will be exposed to new ways of thinking about and understanding political phenomena. We also hope it will be hugely enjoyable; the department regularly engages with the Politics Society, organising social events and hosting guest speakers from both academia and the world of politics.
Professor Isabelle Engeli
Head of Department