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Welcome to Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter

BSc Programmes

Congratulations on your achievement of obtaining a place to study BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences, BSc Exercise and Sport Science with Study Abroad or Human Biosciences at the University of Exeter.  We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter and working with you over the coming few years.

This page contains information about Freshers’ week activities in Sport and Health Sciences but please also refer to the University welcome pages for information about all the other non-discipline specific events.

If you are studying BSc Human Biosciences please also refer to the Biosciences essential information website.

Freshers’ Week and Sport and Health Sciences Welcome Meeting

There will be a formal welcome by the Head of Sport and Health Sciences on Tuesday 19 September at 10.30am and this will be followed by various introductory talks, specific to the programme throughout the morning. There will be further introductory talks and an opportunity for you to meet your Personal Tutor on the morning of 15 September.

Timetable

Your detailed personal timetable will be available to download from the iExeter student portal in early September (you will need to register with the University online first).  Further details about how to read this timetable will be given at the welcome meeting on 19 September. Teaching commences on Monday 25 September and ends on Friday 15th December.

eXfactor

All students at the University of Exeter are expected to attend eXfactor during their first year. This is a day of interactive graduate development and recruitment activities that aims to get you to start thinking about what motivates you, what your interests and values are, the skills set you already have and what you need to develop in order to help you succeed after graduating. The eXfactor for all Sport and Health Science year 1 students is being held on Monday 9 October and all students are expected to attend. Further details will be provided during the welcome talks.

Reading Lists

Details of the key texts that year 1 Sport and Health Sciences students use in their first term can be found at the link below:

As textbooks are expensive we have tried to keep the suggestions to a minimum and have only included those that cover the core disciplines of your degree programme. All key texts are of course available for loan in the University library and there is no need to purchase them before you arrive in Exeter.

Buddy Up Scheme

As you prepare for your first year of university study, you may experience a combination of excitement, anticipation and apprehension. You may even be quite fearful and uncertain, particularly if you are first in your family or community going to university. We want to support you during your arrival and orientation process, which is why we have over 70 students called Buddies waiting to be matched up with new students. To find out more go to the Buddy Up scheme website.

Information about the Health Centre

It is important that you register with one of the Student Health Centres or a surgery near your accommodation during Freshers' Week, or as soon as you can.  The St Luke’s Campus Health Centre is at The Heavitree Practice, Heavitree Health Centre, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter EX1 2RX. Phone: 01392 222099.  Registration is a paper-based process and the relevant registration forms will be handed out during the welcome meeting.   To complete the forms, you will need your NHS number and so please bring this with you to Exeter.

Sport and Health Sciences Society

There are many societies available to join at the University of Exeter. The Sport and Health Science Society aims to integrate all year groups and staff throughout the course through various events. Past events include dodgeball tournaments, quiz nights, BBQ’s and bingo! Further details of how to join will be given during fresher’s week.ms to integrate all year groups and staff throughout the course through various events.

Sport and Health Sciences Clothing

It is a requirement that appropriate clothing (e.g. polo shirts, jogging bottoms and trainers) are worn for practical lab sessions.  It is not compulsory to purchase Sport and Health Sciences clothing but if you wish to do so, you can via the Squirrel Sports website.

Students studying BSc Human Biosciences will be given a laboratory coat and goggles on arrival.  These are free of charge and there is no need to order them.