The University of Exeter
University of the Year 2012/13 - The Sunday Times
Now in UNIVERSITY WORLD TOP 200 - The Times Higher Education / Thomson Reuters
7th Overall in the UK – The Times &Sundays Times Good University Guide 2016
A Superb Environment in which to Live and Work in beautiful Southwest England
The University of Exeter is probably the most attractive campus in the UK and the delightful city is rated as one of the best
places to live in the country. The climate is one of the warmest in the UK so the shock of cold UK weather will not be quite as
bad!! With roots going back to 1855, the University of Exeter was granted its Royal Charter in 1955 and in 2012 became a member of
the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities. There are about 15,000 students, which makes Exeter big enough to be fun, but
small enough to be friendly and personal. The University has an excellent academic reputation and offers a full range of
undergraduate and postgraduate studies from its six colleges: The Business School; the College of Engineering, Mathematics &
Physical Sciences; the College of Humanities; the College of Life &Environmental Sciences; the College of Social Sciences &
International Studies; the Peninsula College of Medicine &Dentistry. Specialist areas include Business (particularly Accounting &
Finance), the unique One Planet MBA, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, Geotechnics, International Relations, Law, Mining
Engineering, Sport Science and Tourism Policy.
The University of Exeter also has a superb new 100-million pound campus near Falmouth in Cornwall, where some areas of Biosciences,
Environmental Sciences, English and Geography are taught. The Times Good University Guide 2018
ranks Exeter 14th Overall in the UK, including 1st for Creative Writing and 1st for Drama, 2nd for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism, 11th for Accounting & Finance, 15th for Business Studies, 4th for Sports Science, 5th for English, 18th for Economics, 12th for General Engineering, 7th for Geography & Environmental Sciences, 11th for Politics, and 11th for Psychology. For international students who
require academic and English language preparation courses, the INTO University of Exeter English Language Centre www.exeter.ac.uk/into
has courses from short summer and Pre-sessional courses to 30-week academic preparation courses (Foundation or Diploma leading to bachelor’s
degree and Graduate Diploma leading to master’s degree). Several Thai students have recently progressed from the INTO International Foundation
Year on to 1st Year bachelor’s degrees at Exeter, and others have progressed from the INTO International Year One on to 2nd Year bachelor’s
degrees. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional English course guarantees entry onto your degree programme.
Exeter is located in Devon, one of the loveliest areas in the UK, surrounded by beautiful countryside with sandy beaches,
national parks and unspoilt rural villages. Just take a look at the photos and you will want to go there. It is in the Southwest of
England, with excellent road and rail links (2½ hours to London). The Exeter in Cornwall campus is located at Penryn near Falmouth,
in a wonderful location overlooking the River Fal. From Thailand, you can fly to London Heathrow Airport and take either a National
Express coach direct to Exeter or take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington station and then go direct to Exeter. Exeter
has its own airport with many flights to UK and European destinations. There are sea ferries to France and Spain from nearby
Open-access computer rooms are available 24-hours a day, with access to e-mail, the Internet and the University’s data network from
your own study bedroom. There is a free Helpdesk service for all information technology users. The Library has over a million books
and journals and subscribes to 3,000 periodicals, plus it has a large Audio-Visual section with specialist collections of CD-ROMs.
Excellent sports facilities, a supermarket, bank, bookshop, print and travel shops are all on campus, and the University also
enjoys its own TV and radio station, and a newspaper. There is a modern Health Centre with full medical facilities as well as a
Student Advice Centre. There is a full time international student advisor.
High quality University accommodation on or near the campus is guaranteed to all unaccompanied international students for the
duration of their studies. Facilities vary from standard self-catering flats to en suite rooms, but all rents include heating,
lighting and water, and most study bedrooms have a telephone with voice mail plus a data point for Internet / e-mail access.
Thai Exeter Student Profile 1 - Suthee Ploisawaschai
I spent 4 years (2011-15) doing a PhD in Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter. I also completed
my Master’s Degree in Exeter too. Before I applied for my further study with a great help from Consortium UK, I was a research
assistant in the Learning Institute at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.
It is such a sheer delight to study at the University of Exeter, which is a leading research-led university in the world.
Moreover, I am honoured to get a scholarship from the University of Exeter, which provides funding to support students
financially. Besides, there are tutoring sessions and English language support to help students academically. There are also
many student-run societies to join and to make friends and this helps us socially. These might be the reason why students rate
the University of Exeter as one of the best places to study in the UK in the National Student Survey.
Although Exeter is a small city, there is everything you need including department stores. What’s more, we can experience some
of the most beautiful countryside scenery in the UK. It’s never too far to Stonehenge, coastlines and seaports where we can
enjoy seafood and boat trips. There is also a temple near Exeter where Thai Society students usually go to make merit.
Thai Exeter Student Profile 2
Ms Sawita Ditayont - PhD in Drama 2007-2010
"Exeter is a very nice town. People here are very friendly. The university has a very beautiful campus and the staff are very
supportive especially to international students. The town is small and quiet which I think it is very suitable to study.
However, even though the town is not that big, you can find everything you want here, pubs, good restaurants, shops (We just had
new shopping street this year, Ye!) etc. In case, you want to enjoy "big city" life, you can go to London in only two and half
hours by direct train. So it won't be a problem if you want to enjoy your life on weekends and come back to have quiet study
life during the week time.
The weather in Exeter is warmer than in London (and that is another reason why I chose to study here). Each year, there will be
many Thai students who come to study here, so you don't have to worry that you will feel lonely here. There are also around 10
PhD students who study here at the moment and they (including me of course) are very nice and friendly and can help you with any
problems you have to face when you arrive here.
As far as I know, Thai students do not have any problems studying here. Actually many get very high scores in class. Because
there are so many international students come to study at Univerisity of Exeter, there is a lot of support to international
students like in-sessional English language courses that can help you improve your English during the term time. There is also
international office with staff there who are very lovely and will help you deal with any problems you get during the time you
So for all above reasons, I recommend you to consider University of Exeter as one of your choices.
Thai Exeter Student Profile 3
Katawut Chuasiripattana - PhD in Physics, University of Exeter
I came to Exeter after studying for my BSc in Physics at Mahidol University in Bangkok and for my MSc at Newcastle University
in Australia, after which I was employed as a Lecturer in Physics at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. I joined the
research group at the University of Exeter concerned with the electronic properties of semi-conductor surfaces. The facilities
for research in the School of Physics are excellent. The University campus is very beautiful and is an excellent environment for
studying. I have been pleased with my accommodation close to the campus and I have found that the cost of living here is very
reasonable compared with other cities in the UK. Exeter is a safe city and I have easily made friends with other international
students as well as with English students.
In Thailand, please contact the official representatives: Consortium UK
4th Floor Times Square (Room 423)
246 Sukhumvit Road (Between Soi 12 &14, Exit 5 BTS Asok with direct access to MRT Sukhumvit
Station, near Asok/Sukhumvit/Rachada intersection – the building has a large car park and is next to the Sheraton
Grande Sukhumvit Hotel and opposite Robinson Department Store and Terminal 21)
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