It’s more than just a group of societies and clubs.
It’s an organised set of exciting activities that gives all students on full time 16-18 courses, the opportunity to test out new hobbies, get a skill or qualification you hadn’t thought of and make new friends!
The enrichment programme enhances your core programme of learning at the College and helps you enjoy and achieve and make a positive contribution.
You can choose your activities during the Freshers’ Fair at the start of your term and there are enrichment activities available nearly every day.
You can join:
- Sport and fitness activities – including futsal, basketball, badminton, netball, kayaking, climbing, bike club or using our Central Fitness gym
- Languages – Italian, Spanish, or Japanese
- Challenges such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or the Ten Tors event
- Music groups such as the Chamber Orchestra, student choir or get involved in performances
- Young reviewers, Debating Society, and Business and enterprise activities
In addition, each faculty runs trips and visits as well as cross college trips such as the annual ski trip.
Please note: There is a small fee for some of the enrichment activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Ten Tors.
- Exeter College and The Model United Nations
What is the Model United Nations?
The Model United Nations (MUN) is a group where we simulate the United Nations by debating pressing global issues in a forum setting.
So far, the Exeter College MUN have challenged and debated issues such as ‘The question of sustainable development in Africa’, and ‘Economic War in Venezuela’.
To create a varied discussion, students represent different UN countries, each with different agendas and interests.
For the debate students write and propose solutions around a topic from the perspective of the country they are representing. Students learn how to reflect and discuss a country’s unique interests and political interests.
After, other represented countries have the responsibility of scrutinising your proposed compromise or resolution. Amendments are offered before they ultimately vote on whether the motion should pass.
Who is the MUN for?
From confident speakers to reserved thinkers, all Exeter College students can play a successful role in the MUN.
This programme enables students to develop their debating and public speaking skills while making friends and meeting students from throughout the college. Furthermore, it provides students with a platform to build on teamwork skills and to research complex global issues. As a result, this can help to develop knowledge of international relations; making students a more globally aware citizen.
Exeter College’s MUN
The Exeter College MUN group meets every Thursday from 16:40-17:30. They also compete at MUN conferences all over the South West and have gained a reputation as being one of the best MUN teams in the region.
Some of their best achievements include winning the Bristol Grammar School MUN 5 years in a row and winning the Bath International School’s MUN in 2013. They also placed as runners up in 2017 and 2019.
At Exeter College, we like to think about the future of our students. The MUN extracurricular programme provides the tools to make sure students can shine when it comes to further study or moving in to the workplace.
“MUN is a great way of meeting new people, improving some of the most crucial skills, and most importantly… it is incredibly rewarding and great fun,” – Model UN participant.
- Ten Tors Challenge
The Ten Tors Challenge is attempted by 2,400 teenagers in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over the Northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors/check points in under two days. Teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out overnight safely.
Exeter College usually enter teams at 45 & 55 miles.
Training for the Event is the responsibility of the participants and their establishment (Exeter College) and training starts in November. Completing Ten Tors is not easy with the terrain, distances and often the climate all conspiring against success. It is though achievable with the right commitment, training, endurance and grit: as the Event’s founder once said: “If there is anything more important than the will to succeed, it is that the will shall not falter.”
- Big Band
Running for over 30 years, the Big Band is as popular as ever with students. Our current programme includes Latin American, popular ballads, Motown soul, soundtracks and genuine big band jazz repertoire. We encourage singers to front the band and instrumentalists to improvise. The Big Band has been a launch pad for many musicians over the years and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn the rewards on offer in meeting the challenge of new and complex styles of music.
- The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14-24 year olds the opportunity to develop work-ready skills, and increase employment opportunities by gaining skills to add to their CV.
The DofE will give you the chance to make a difference, get fit, learn a new skill and get out in the countryside.
You could be doing something that’s completely new to you, or getting better at something you already do.
It’s not easy – but at the end you’ll have achieved something special that employers and universities rate highly.
- Live Lunch
Welcome to Live Lunch, Exeter College’s weekly Arts Open Mic and student social hosted by the Music Academy.
Every Wednesday lunchtime you can be part of live music happening in the CCI Cafe. All music styles and ideas are welcome and this open mic is for ALL EXETER COLLEGE STUDENTS to get involved.
Want to play? Simply turn up. Vocal PA, keys, drums, guitar amp, bass amp and DJ decks provided. Bring anything else you need. We can also play backing tracks if they are on your phone/laptop.
Live Lunch is an Arts open mic – read poetry? Want to sketch/paint live to music? Want to read a short story? Teach the CCI Cafe a dance routine? Show a short film? Have other ideas? We’d like to hear from you so please get in touch.