We understand that you might be nervous about starting at college but we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to be. Everyone will be new, just like you. This is an exciting start to the next chapter in your life, so we would urge you to grab opportunities with both hands, get involved and make new friends.
SO WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ENROLMENT?
At enrolment you will be given a booklet detailing your first day of college and where you need to go. Induction Days will take place on the 5th and 6th September. Induction Days will involve you getting to know your tutor and lecturers. Full timetabled teaching will then start on Monday 9th September.
Freshers’ Fair will take place on 6th September. This is an opportunity for you to find out about all the enrichment opportunities available at college and sign up. We think these activities and clubs are a great way to make new friends and meet people with similar interests to you. Enrichment is an important part of your time at college and can really help to boost your university applications and CV. Our advice is to give it a go!
You will find you settle into college life quickly and before you know it you will be confident in where everything is. During your first week there will be Help Zones around college where you can go and speak to our team in blue if you have any questions. Your tutor is also always there to help too so ask them if you are unsure about anything.
GETTING INVOLVED WITH COLLEGE LIFE
The Exeter College Students’ Union (ECSU) is run by students for students and is your Students’ Union. Its aim is to make the college the best place to be and to represent the views of all students, both within the college and nationally.
As a student you can join the National Union of Students (NUS) which has great benefits, including discounts on things like driving lessons, eating out and high street shops. Join at enrolment, our Freshers’ Fair or online via the NUS website – www.nus.org.uk
Here are just some of the things you can get involved with as part of the ECSU:
- Join one of the student groups, such as the LGBT group
- Take part in fundraising for the college charity of the year
- Become an ECSU Officer and help to support and represent students at the college
- Find out more on the ECSU page of our website
To develop your skills outside of your core studies we encourage students to get involved in enrichment. This can be anything from debating to photography, learning a new language or maybe taking on a challenge such as Ten Tors or DofE. There is something for everyone and if we don’t currently offer it you could set up your own student run group or club. Our enrichment programme helps you to enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to life at college.
Find out more here.
FINALLY…A BIT OF ADVICE
Be yourself, get involved and make the most of your time with us. That is the advice that our students always want to pass on. You won’t get this chance again and we really believe we can give you an exceptional experience at college so just go for it.