About University of Exeter

by / Saturday, 05 October 2013 / Published in University Of Exeter

About University of Exeter

The University of Exeter traces its origins to schools and colleges established in the nineteenth century as a result of the energies and visions of individual educational reformers and philanthropists in the South West of England. In 1955 the University of Exeter was established by Royal Charter, and has responded to the expectation to become a ‘University of the highest standing’. The University of Exeter is one of the leading research-oriented universities in the UK.

Excellence at Exeter

  • Ranked 7th out of 122 universities in the UK in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013, and named ‘University of the Year’ in the same publication. Exeter is also ranked in the top 10 in The Times 2013 and Complete University Guide 2014 league tables.
  • A member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities
  • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, all University of Exeter subjects were assessed as including world-leading (4*) research and nearly 90 per cent of University of Exeter research was rated as being at internationally recognised levels.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction since the survey began in 2005.
  • After a £475 million pound capital investment programme Exeter’s teaching, research, social and sporting facilities are amongst the very best in the UK.
  • The University of Exeter offers a wide range of research-led academic programmes across University of Exeter Exeter and Cornwall campuses
  • Exeter has a strong and inclusive international community
  • Exeter offers dedicated support for International students

The University of Exeter offers a friendly and cosmopolitan student experience. University of Exeter campuses provide a safe learning environment for students from over 130 different countries. University of Exeter top 10 ranking in national league tables, and University of Exeter outstanding student satisfaction results, motivate high quality applicants to further their studies at Exeter. University of Exeter location in the beautiful South West of England, with easy access to both city life and quiet beaches, assures those who live here of a very high quality of life.

The Streatham Campus is the University’s largest campus, built around a country estate. Streatham Campus was described by The Times as the ‘best-gardened campus in Britain’, and the grounds feature stunning views across the city to the sea at Exmouth. Many students say they fell in love with the campus when they came to visit – its lakes and woodlands make it a special place that offers a safe and enjoyable environment for study. The campus is a twenty minute walk or five minute bus ride from the city centre. All the teaching buildings, sports facilities, library, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars are within walking distance of each other. The Streatham Campus has enjoyed substantial capital investment crowned by the Forum Project. This development includes a refurbished and extended library, purpose-built and technology-rich learning spaces, landscaped piazzas and a new student support centre.

The St Luke’s Campus is 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and just over a mile away from the Streatham Campus. It is home to students in the Graduate School of Education, the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the Medical School. Students have studied at St Luke’s for over 150 years, and the campus has retained a vibrant and friendly collegiate atmosphere. Walk through the arches of the traditional North Cloisters and student will see the lawns of the quadrangle surrounded by modern teaching buildings. Facilities include the £1 million refurbishment of the library, IT facilities, modern seminar rooms and lecture theatres. There are also excellent facilities for sport including an air-conditioned health and fitness studio and an indoor heated swimming pool.

The Cornwall Campus at Penryn is set in 70 acres of countryside, close to the waterside town of Falmouth, and boasts beautiful views over the Fal estuary. It offers peace and tranquility as well as a lively student community with a vibrant mixture of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds. The Environment and Sustainability Institute is set to become a world leader in research into the leading causes and consequences of environmental change and how to manage its effects. Environment and sustainability are key themes underpinning the unique ethos of this campus. Together they form the basis for much of University of Exeter research there and are a direct or indirect part of all University of Exeter degree programmes offered in Cornwall.

University of Exeter Business School

University of Exeter Business School

The programmes, which have been designed to be relevant, innovative and challenging, are taught and developed by internationally, respected academics who are actively engaged in cutting edge research.

Studying Finance is an excellent choice as students will join a school that:

  • is ranked 8th for Accounting and Finance in The Complete University Guide 2014.
  • 14th for Accounting and Finance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
  • is ranked 2nd in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research in Accounting and Finance (Research Assessment Exercise 2008).
  • is known for very strong links with professional firms and Institutes, including the CFA® Institute, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), and several professional accounting bodies including ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA, ensuring standards aligned with the highest level of professional excellence.
  • is one of a select group of universities worldwide with CFA® Institute Program Partner status.
  • offers intensive computing training covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software.
  • offers the option to extend your study period with a partner university in France or Germany in order to gain a double degree.
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