What is studying at INTO University of Exeter like?

During your pathway programme, you'll increase your knowledge of your academic subject, improve your study skills and develop your English language skills, continually supported experienced and knowledgeable teachers. This dedicated academic support means that INTO University of Exeter students progress to the University of Exeter feeling prepared and confident about their studies ahead.


Who will teach me at the INTO Centre?

Your teachers at the INTO Centre understand how challenging it can be to learn in a new study environment, so they will help you get accustomed to the new education system from your first class. They will prepare you for university learning, often offering individual attention.

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How will I be supported at the INTO Centre?

Need a little extra help? Our support team are on-hand every step of the way. From a 24-hour emergency telephone number to a friendly face to meet you at the airport when you first arrive in the UK (at an additional cost), we’ll help you to feel safe and get you settled in as quickly as possible.

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What can I expect from the UK education system?

A typical undergraduate degree in England lasts three years, while a postgraduate degree lasts one year. This study length could increase for specialised medical and health degrees or if you take an option with a placement year or a year abroad.

As an INTO University of Exeter student, you will add additional preparatory study time to your degree programme. The amount of time will depend on the programme you choose.

An undergraduate preparation programme will add 2, 3 or 4 terms (approx. 6, 9 or 12 months) of study time, while a postgraduate preparation programme will add 3 terms (approx. 9 months) of study time.

Terms are periods of time that your study programme is broken up into across the academic year. During this time, you will attend classes. Between each term, you will have a few weeks without classes to take a break, study independently and work on assignments.

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How and when will I receive feedback?

During your pathway programme, you will have regular one-to-one tutorials where you will receive feedback on your progress. You will also receive one written report per year.

You will be assessed throughout your programme and receive regular feedback from teachers and at least one tutorial with your Personal Tutor per term. You can ask for additional meetings if you want specific guidance.


What is expected of me during my INTO programme?

You are expected to attend all timetabled classes, be aware of any changes to your class time or room and attend any other events set by INTO, such as extra classes. If you know that you will miss a class due to illness or another reason, you should contact your INTO Centre to let them know.

We encourage you to be actively involved in every part of your studies by preparing in advance for your lessons, asking and answering questions in class and working with your classmates.


How and when I will receive my timetable?

Your timetable is created by the Admin team at the INTO Centre and you’ll receive a hard copy of it during your Welcome Week. You will also be able to find your timetable on the ELE virtual learning environment and on noticeboards in the Centre. You will receive a new timetable every term – the modules you study each term are automatically assigned to you depending on the degree you intend to progress to at the University.