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New students


Wecome to SEMS 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!

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.

View timetables for induction activities and other key information through the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE)


All of these sessions will be delivered Live as an online stream and recorded for future reference.

Time (GMT)




Welcome from the Programme Directors & programme overviews

Dr Emma Taylor, programme director

Dr Clare Gallon, deputy programme director

Welcome from key year 1 staff

Dr David MacDonald, module lead for Fundamental Skills for Medical Scientists

Dr Sam Pollard, module lead for Integrated Human Physiology

Dr Vrinda Nayak, academic lead for BAME student support

Dr Tudor Chinnah, academic lead for international student support

David Massey, education support team)


Dr Alex Clarke



Supporting you on your academic journey: Academic Tutors

Dr David MacDonald, Lead academic tutor for Year 1

Supporting your welfare and wellbeing

Michelle Jagger, Education support (welfare)

Signposting: the Welcome Week ELE page

Dr David MacDonald

12.30-1.00pm Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences Welcome (SEMS students only)

Dr Sarah Jackman, programme advisor, and Dr Clare Gallon, programme lead

2.30 – 4.00pm

Student Voice and Peer Support session


Introduction to session

Dr Alex Clarke, BSc. (Hons) Medical Sciences

The Student Guild

Ed Sloan, Medical Sciences subject chair

Medical Sciences Society


Izzie Burn, President of the Medical Sciences Society

Will Gray, VP of the Medical Sciences Society

Peer-Assisted Learning & tips for success in Year 1

Ed Sloan & Lily Hillson, student peer programme coordinators

Q&A panel session (submit your questions through the chat function)



Ed, final year BSc. Medical Sciences

Lily, final year BSc. Medical Sciences with PTY

Will, final year BSc. Medical Sciences

Alex, final year Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences with PTY

Wrap up session

Dr Alex Clarke


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

Recommended textbooks for the Medical School modules (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
Freshers' Week TBC
Term 1 TBC
Term 2 TBC
Term 3 TBC