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New Nursing students 2021

Welcome to Nursing at the University of Exeter. 

During Welcome Week you will have many opportunities to meet your fellow students and some of the teaching staff on your programmes too. As well as the fun stuff offered by the Students' Guild (such as taster sessions for various societies and sports clubs for example) you will also be attending timetabled welcome/induction sessions for your programme, which will inform you about what to expect as a student here in the College of Medicine and Health.

Some of the welcome sessions will be delivered online for safety reasons at this early stage in the academic year, but this will mean that the sessions can be recorded for you to review later in your own time. During the online sessions, you can post questions to us using the chat function and we will do our best to respond to them in-session. 

Further information about about Welcome Week activities for Nursing can be found on the Exeter Learning Enviroment (ELE)

We are 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.

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 can contact them on Tel: +44 (0)1392 724837 or Email:

We look forward to welcoming you!


Please purchase a pair of flat black shoes with non-slip soft soles. These MUST cover your total foot (heel, toes and the top surface of your foot). These shoes must be very comfortable and made of a waterproof material, such as leather. You will be spending a lot of time on your feet and you should look after them, invest in a good pair of shoes. If you buy cheap shoes, you will end up with sore feet and have to replace them frequently. Nurse shoes are not fashionable and are designed to reduce risk of injury, including spills, dropped objects or contamination. Soft soles are required to reduce noise in patient and surrounding areas.

Fob watch

Please purchase a fob watch - these can be purchased very cheaply from online suppliers. The silicon ones, come in a range of colours and are ideal as they can be removed and cleaned to reduce risk of infection.


Please purchase a stethoscope - these can be purchased very cheaply from online suppliers. Please purchase a basic dual head model.