Future Steps

Our team of impartial Careers Advisers, qualified up to Level 6 in Careers, support students making their next steps to either university, employment, apprenticeship, gap year or further studies at College.

Exeter College offers a wide range of progression routes from Apprenticeships to Higher Technical qualifications and Degree level programmes. Use the buttons below to find out more.

We have a dedicated Careers hub located in the ground floor of the Tower Building.

The team run a variety of workshops and sessions delivered as part of the tutorial programme and subject specific lectures. We also host a variety of industry and university speakers throughout the year.

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Careers Advice

We offer all 16-19 year old students the opportunity to book a 1:1 30-minute career advice appointment, these run throughout the year and can be face-to-face or via Teams. 

Students can book a careers appointment via their own eILP. Parents/Carers are welcome to come in for any booked appointments. Please remember to visit our College reception to sign in as a visitor.

Our advisers are here to support all current students that wish to apply to university. The team are responsible for the final check of each UCAS application and support our tutors who write the references for applying students.

Find out more about our Future Steps offer and vision.

University Application Process

Year 1:

Summer Term – Students start to investigate options after College. Those applying to university should be working on personal statements, researching courses and universities over the summer. Those applying to Medical/Veterinary/high tariff universities should start their application now.

Year 2:

Autumn Term – Students applying to university should start their UCAS application now.

Spring Term- Students applying to university should apply for Student Finance and Disabled Students Allowance to ensure all funding is in place before students start University.

Are you an ex student (in the last two years) and are applying to university? You can access our guide with details how to obtain a reference and link your application to the College by clicking here.

If you were at College longer than two years ago or if your previous tutor is no longer at the College/is unable to provide a reference, we would advise that applicants seek out a professional reference from a previous employer.

Key dates for 2023/24

  • College internal UCAS application deadline for Medical/Veterinary/High tariff universities (early applicants): Friday 29th September 2023 (5pm)
  • College deadline for completion of Tutor reference for Medical/Veterinary/High tariff universities (early applicants): Friday 6th October 2023 (5pm)
  • External UCAS Deadline for Medical/Veterinary/High tariff universities: 16th October 2023 (6pm)
  • College internal UCAS application deadline (main applicants): Monday 4th December 2023 (5pm)
  • College internal deadline for completion of Tutor reference: Monday 11th December 2023 (5pm)
  • External UCAS deadline (main applicants): 31st January 2024 (6pm)

As well as support from the team, students can access a wealth of information and resources via Future Steps SharePoint page which is located on the student SharePoint homepage.

To contact the team direct please email futuresteps@exe-coll.ac.uk