Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

New students


Wecome to Neuroscience at the University of Exeter. We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 14 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well. 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 must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, then the Info points are the place to go for any questions you may have about your life as an Exeter student. Ours is Info at St Luke's; you will find them in South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus or you can contact them on Tel: +44 (0)1392 724837 or Email:

This page gives you the information you need for your Academic Induction and what you need to do before you get here.

We look forward to welcoming you online!

View timetables for induction activities through the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE)

Please note: you must activate your IT account and register with the university before logging into ELE. Further information can be found on the New Students website

An overview of the induction timetable can be found below but please do check ELE and your personal timetable for up to date information.

Monday 14th September

10.00 ‐ 12.00 Staff introductions Online
12.00 ‐ 18.00 Explore Exeter Challenge Online

Tuesday 15th September

10.00 - 11.00 Programme Welcome  Online
14.00 ‐ 15.00 Guide to Learning Resources Online
16.00 - 18.00 Fresher's Fair Online

Wednesday 16th September

10.00 ‐ 11.00 Academic and Pastoral support; Well-being Online
12.00 - 13.00 Neuroscience myth 1 Online
14.00 - 18.00 Fresher's Fair Online 

Thursday 17th September

10.00-11.00 Student groups Introduction Online
12.00 - 13.00 Neuroscience myth 2 Online
17.00 ‐ 18.00 Quiz Online

Friday 18th September

10.00 - 11.00 Neuroscience myth 3 Online
12.00-16.00 Freshers Fair Online
17.00 ‐ 18.00 Movie night Online

Before you get here you'll need to register with the University, activate your University IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed.

Take a look at the New Student pages for more details.

Useful information

Our virtual learning environment, ELE course pages will provide details of all the textbooks you will need to access during your first year of study.

We are often asked which textbooks you should buy. There are many different textbooks suitable for the early years and as the course progresses other texts will become important too. Copies of these books (and others) will be available in the University and/or Medical libraries.

There is no need to purchase any text book before arriving. We would strongly encourage you to try out the available textbooks in the first few weeks of term before you consider buying!

It is also worth noting that you will have access to a number of electronic texts that support the programme, these are the same books that are available in print but enabled for viewing on PCs/Laptops and Tablets. The first year of BSc Neuroscience is mostly concerned with normal human function, introductory neuroscience and the development of your study skills. There are several relevant text books available for your use in the library and, as different learners prefer different styles, we recommend you try out a few different text books within your first term of University. It is likely there will be significant student discounts available on certain recommended texts during the first few weeks of term.

Recommended textbooks (all available as e-textbooks from the electronic library)

  • Naish, Jeanette and Syndercombe Court, Denise, 2019, Medical Sciences (3rd edition), Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-7020-7337-3
  • Sherwood, Lauralee, 2016, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th edition), Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-285-86693-2
  • Costanzo, Linda, S. 2018, Physiology (6th edition), Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-323-47881-6
  • Cottrell, Stella 2019, The Study Skills Handbook (5th edition), Red Globe Press ISBN: 978-1-137-61089-8

Term dates will be confirmed shortly