EXtra is everything available to students over and above the core curriculum.
When you become a full time student with us your learning experience reaches far beyond your course. As well as your course and your tutorial time, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that will help you to enhance your interests and talents, make new friends, develop new skills and have fun along the way. We call this element of your College programme Your Extra – read on for more!
EXtra activities you can join:
- Clubs and Societies
- Trips and Visits
- Learner Voice
- Talks and Visiting Speakers
- Employer Encounters
- EXtra Events
- Extend (A level Year 1 students only)
Clubs & Societies
We have a huge range of clubs and societies from kickboxing to yoga, CPR training and British Sign Language, the Ten Tors or Duke of Edinburgh challenges, Lego and robotics, languages to cooking, debating to the environment, musical ensembles of various genres…and the list goes on! These clubs offer the chance to discover new passions and test your skills and, if you want to introduce something new, then we can support you in establishing your own society.
Sport and fitness clubs (including using Haven Banks facilities), Women’s Rugby Club, Self-Defence with Exeter Martial Arts, Badminton Club, Volleyball Club, Active Club (EAA students only), Dance EXtra, Jiu Jitsu, Basketball, Indoor Netball, Indoor Football
CPR training, BSL, languages, cooking, budgeting, driver safety, sewing, DIY
Bodyswaps, Linkedin profile building, eSports club, radio station, podcasting, Casual Gaming Club
Volunteering, beach cleans, mentoring, Young Enterprise
Art and media clubs, Creative Writing, Poetry Society, TV and Film Club, Drama Production, Drama and Painting Club, Photography Club, Knitting Club, Creative IT, Dungeons and Dragons
Music: Instrumental Lessons, Choir, Electronic Music Ensemble, Jazz Band, Big Band, Orchestra
Mindful Reading Club, Cooking Club, Earth Matters, Look Good – Feel Good, Wellbeing Club, yoga, meditation, journaling, PAT dog visits
Debating Society, Model United Nations, Ten Tors, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, academic clubs, ESOL – Boost your Bilingual Skills, Languages Club, Medical Society / Medical Ethics, Entrepreneur Punk, Exeter College Christian Union (ECCU, Lego Club (EEA students only), Apple Coding Club – App Development), Esports Academy
Science Club, Law Society, History reading Club, Arts and Literary Magazine, Book Club, LGBTQIA+ Student Group
The aim of the Learner Voice is to ensure that learners have a real say in the way that they learn and the experiences they have at College. It means that the College can gain a clear picture of what it is that students want, how best they learn, and can take on board their ideas, comments and concerns and act on them. Students can become a Tutor Rep who then leads on collecting this student feedback and responding back to their peers.
Following Learner Voice feedback here are some examples of recent changes:
- Costa coffee available in College cafes
- Contactless card payment offered across College
- Corridor seating added to various buildings
- Lockers added across the College
- Mindfulness added to the cross-College enrichment programme
- Table tennis tables installed across various College
There are also opportunities for those students nominated as a Student Rep to progress onto the Learner Leadership team (LLT) where elected representatives from each faculty meet regularly to discuss learner feedback and suggest improvements. With one student elected as the FE Student Governor to bring knowledge and experience as a member of the student body to the College Board.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitions at Exeter College.
This could be at events such as the British Physics Olympiad, debating at a Model United Nations (MUN) conference or competing in the British Esports Association tournament.
Our students have seen great success regionally and nationally including helping the South West bring home the trophy in the Association of Colleges (AoC) sport national championships and students in Hospitality were crowned runners up in the National Seafood Chef of the Year Competition.
To ensure you are supported throughout your studies with us, you will be allocated a personal tutor and a tutorial group. Your personal tutor will provide regular one-to-ones and individual support for your studies. In addition to this, you will receive regular group tutorials during which you will cover a range of topics designed to enhance your wider personal development. Examples of some of the topics you might cover include preparing you for your next steps, health and wellbeing, global citizenship and understanding equality and diversity.
Student Discount card Totum
Becoming a student at Exeter College gives you the opportunity to obtain a TOTUM discount card – an essential for any student wanting to make a saving or bag a bargain on lots of high street and online retailers! TOTUM is the #1 student card providing discounts in-store and online and it can also include ‘PASS’ which is an accredited proof of age ID. The card will give you access to hundreds of student discounts, latest offers, and competitions. New students will be invited to sign up during your first few weeks at College, you can also sign up at any point during your studies using the TOTUM website.
Students can get involved in charity fundraising for the College Charity of the Year. This could include running a cake sale, charity sporting challenge, raffle and much more.