Communications: New undergraduate students
Welcome message from Dr Neil Ewen
Welcome to Communications at the University of Exeter! The teaching team are really looking forward to meeting you and we will do our best to ensure that your time here is happy, stimulating, and fulfilling. During Freshers’ Week you’ll have various sessions where you’ll meet your lecturers, fellow students, and personal tutor. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, learn about how your degree will work, and get to know the beautiful Streatham campus.
See you soon.
Dr Neil Ewen
Subject Leader, Communications
Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.
We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.
Welcome Week 2023: Monday 18 September - Sunday 24 September
During Welcome Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below. If there is any reason why you may not be here for Welcome Week, please contact the Queen's Hub, who support Communications students, as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com.
The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.
Please check your academic timetable during Welcome Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures! If you have any timetable-related problems or questions, please contact the Queen's Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Welcome Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Welcome Week timetable please contact email@example.com.
Academic Induction timetable for Communications
For new undergraduate students studying Communications*
|Tuesday 19 September||11:00||12:00||
Welfare and Wellbeing Talk
|Forum Auditorium LT|
|Tuesday 19 September||13:00||15:00||
Communications welcome talk
|Tuesday 19 September||15:30||18:00||
Tour of Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
|Old Library / Bill Douglas Cinema Museum|
|Thursday 21 September||10:00||10:30||
Communications Intro to the Career Zone
|Thursday 21 September||10:30||11:00||
Communications Intro to the Library
|Thursday 21 September||11:00||12:30||
Communications Interactive Session
* For all undergraduate students studying Communications programmes as Single Honours (SH), Combined Honours (CH) and Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)
Please also be aware that an optional Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Queen Margaret Rooms 1-3, Queen’s Building, Streatham campus on Monday 18 September. You will find details in your timetable when it is published.
If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the New Students information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable.
New undergraduate student information
Please note that these reading lists are only here as guidance and for those interested, you are not expected to purchase these books.
Modules for Combined Honours programmes
For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).
- Communications Handbook
- Humanities undergraduate modules
- Programme specifications
- New students
- New Students Guide
- Welcome Week
- Information for parents
- Your studies
- Your health and welfare
- Introduction to Wellbeing Services - Peter Chalk Building [video]
- Your Welfare Advisors - Peter Chalk (Wellbeing Services) [pdf]
- Introduction to Education Services at the Peter Chalk Hub [video]
Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Language Centre in:
• Mandarin Chinese
• British Sign Language
We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.
If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.
To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Language Centre webpage.