The comradery between the medics extends onto the sports pitches and social scenes, which creates an immensely enjoyable experience.
On top of this, having access to the impressive sports facilities and societies on Streatham campus is an added bonus, and one that I have taken full advantage of, having already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with the Raise & Give society and participated in Lacrosse Club and Intramural Hockey.
Students share their experiences of living and studying at the University of Exeter
All students are allocated an academic tutor who oversees your academic progress and personal and professional development. Your tutor is the first point of contact for academic support for the duration of the programme. You will change tutors each year.
We offer a friendly and supportive environment from your first day with us. Our Pastoral Tutor Team can provide assistance with non-academic issues. The University also provides extensive wellbeing support through a range of services including counselling services, advice units, chaplaincy, childcare facilities and student health centres. Further information can be found on the Wellbeing pages.
The Medical School Disability Officer is the first point of contact for applicants or students with a specific learning difficulty, disability or ongoing health condition. As a student we are able to provide you with individual support through our AccessAbility team who are able to help with screening for dyslexia and dyspraxia, and diagnostic and support needs assessments. Please contact email@example.com.
You will be able to receive support and reasonable adjustments will be made both during time spent within the University or whilst on placement. However, it is important to note that all students must satisfactorily pass a Health Assessment as part of the admission procedure and be able to meet the 'outcomes for graduates' as defined by the GMC. We endeavour to comply fully with the advice and expectations contained with the GMC's Gateways to the Professions (2010) guidance.
We welcome applications from students with disabilities and do all we can to ensure that your participation in both the academic and social life of the University is as successful as that of other students.
Further information is available on our disability support page.
Medical Society (Exeter MedSoc) is a society run for the students by the students. With socials, sports teams, educational micro-teaches and MedSoc balls, you can ensure your social life at Exeter will be thoroughly enjoyable.
Medical Sciences Society
The Medical Sciences Society provides a social environment for course members, and aims to give an opportunity for all years of the course to meet one another outside of academic activities.
We have a lively community of Medical Imaging students who run the Radiography Society. Social meetings and events are organized throughout the academic year and provide excellent opportunities for getting to know your fellow students and most importantly having fun!
Other academic societies
If you would like extra teaching and experience, we have a society that you can get involved with. Here are a few examples:
- Exeter Undergraduate Paediatrics Society (EUPS)
- Exeter Surgical Society (ExeSS)
- Exeter GP Society
- Exeter Undergraduate Medical Society (EUMS)
- Obs & Gynae Society
- MedTeach Society
- Medical Leadership and Management Society
- Medical Research Society
With over 200 societies to choose from, covering everything from Baking to Longboarding, and Dancing to Theatre, there really is something for everyone. Take a look at the Students' Guild website to find more societies that might interest you.
Charity and volunteering work
Medical students are hugely active when it comes to charity and volunteering work. No matter what your interests are, we have a society that you can get involved with. Here are a few examples:
ESV is the Students' Guild’s largest student group; dedicated to facilitating volunteering within the local community, and making you more employable.
Exeter MedSoc has a wide range of sports teams, including football, hockey, netball and rounders. From complete beginners to the elite there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.
St Luke's Campus has its own Sports Centre which offers superb fitness and swimming facilities for students and staff on campus. The centre has recently benefited from a £45,000 investment in new gym equipment bringing state-of-the-art technology to the workout of its members. Find more information about the St Luke's Sports Centre on our Sports Park website.
The Athletic Union (AU) currently boasts 50 active sports clubs, all of which are student-led by an elected Club Captain and their committee. Each club welcomes athletes of all experiences and abilities whether you are Olympic standard or simply want to try out a new sport whilst studying. For more information please see our Student Sport pages.
I have found that there are many opportunities here at the Medical School for professional development as medical students. I’ve attended many medical conferences including orthopaedics surgery, neurology and emergency medicine.
Navin Mukundu Nagesh