Sport and Health Sciences: New students
A very warm welcome to Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Congratulations on securing your place here – we look forward to meeting you, and hope you will enjoy a rewarding and challenging academic experience as part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Please take time to look through the induction information on this page to prepare you for the start of term.
We will be updating this page regularly as new details of induction and welcome activities are released. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to-date information from us. (Please note you need to register with the University and activate your IT account to access My Timetable.) If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Info Point using the details on this page.
Welcome from the Head of Sport and Health Sciences
Meet your Head of Department, Professor Mark Wilson.
College online induction
This induction course for CLES students is all about helping you to feel confident and happy during your first couple of weeks with us.
Your student experience during Covid-19
Find out about our plans to provide a safe studying and campus experience on our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.
Welcome from Professor Richard Winsley
Richard is Associate Dean for Education in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
During Welcome Week (13-19 September) you will have some scheduled induction meetings to get to know the department.
The first welcome session will be on Tuesday 14 September and full details of this session and other sessions throughout the week will appear in your timetable in the iExeter app very soon. If on arrival in Exeter you are unsure when your induction meetings are please ask at the St Luke’s Information Point (email@example.com or 01392 724837).
Let’s introduce you to some of the key people in our department who’ll be supporting you through your programme of study. Most of our academic members of staff (or ‘faculty’ as they are sometimes called) split their time between teaching and research, with some also taking on additional roles.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll be allocated a Personal Tutor who’ll be your first point of contact if you have any queries or concerns about your overall progress and wellbeing. Across the university you may also see these referred to as ‘Academic Tutors’ or ‘Academic Personal Tutors’, but it’s all the same role.
You’ll be invited to attend regular meetings with them throughout the academic year, and it’s important that you keep in touch, even if it is just to confirm that all is well. You can also contact your Personal Tutor at any time to arrange a meeting.
The relationship you build up with your tutor is an important one, not least because they will sometimes be the person who writes references for you when you start applying for jobs or other positions such as internships.
This short video outlines some of the benefits of our tutoring system:
Your degree is made up of a number of different short courses called ‘modules’. Each module is led by a named academic member of staff, but most are taught by a team of tutors who share the lectures, seminars and laboratories.
Your Module Tutors can be contacted in the same was as you would contact your Personal Tutor to seek help and advice. Your Module Tutors will let you know how to contact them to arrange a meeting, with this information also displayed on the module’s ELE page*.
*ELE is the Exeter Learning Environment, and each module has a dedicated page. On here you will find the information and materials you need to complete the module.
Each programme (e.g. BSc Exercise and Sports Science, MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health) is led by a Programme Director, whose job it is to oversee the running of the programme and to liaise with all of the Module Tutors to ensure that you make good progress. You might need to contact them with any programme-level concerns, and they may also be able to advise you on your module choices.
Each department has a Director of Education who has overall responsibility for the programmes and modules in their subject area. The Director of Education in Sport and Health Sciences is Dr Daryl Wilkerson. You’ll be able to meet with him during Freshers’ Week, and most of your contact with him will probably be in his regular role as an academic member of staff teaching you on modules. If you encounter any significant difficulties with your studies, Daryl may be able to work with you to resolve these.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the undergraduate programmes. This may include helping students make choices about their studies, or meeting with individuals who are having difficulties at university. The Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sport and Health Sciences is Dr Sarah Jackman. You will meet her during Freshers’ Week, and see her regularly throughout the year.
You can find a complete list of all staff in Sport and Health Sciences here, including office locations and contact details.
Info at St Luke's: Support with your studies in Sport and Health Sciences
Access and wellbeing support
If you have declared a disability on your application form pre-arrival or on a medical form, we would advise you to contact AccessAbility and Wellbeing services by logging an enquiry through the SID helpdesk. They will ensure that you get the additional study support you require e.g. extra time in exams, specific software etc.
If you are interested in joining any societies, you can look out for the Sport and Health Sciences Society during Freshers’ Week.
You can find recommended reading for your modules in the module descriptors here. All recommended reading is available through the university library.
The new students guide includes everything you need to know about starting University, with a handy checklist of tasks to help you through your first term.
The Buddy Up scheme is designed to help you settle into University life more quickly by networking with and learning from a year 2+ student in the same discipline.
You will be matched with a Buddy who can answer any questions you have and help you meet new people and feel confident in your first year.
- Full name
- University email address (if you have it)
- Student number (if you have it)