More about the center

More about the INTO University of Exeter Centre

The INTO Centre is the place to go to attend classes, study and hang out with friends during your pathway programme, located opposite the Forum – a £48 million technology-rich study and social space that houses lecture theatres, an extensive 24/7 library, a Student Services Centre, a bank, shops and more.

INTO University of Exeter provides university-style teaching in its INTO Centre to help prepare you for life at the University of Exeter. You’ll benefit from a bright Learning Resource Centre with plenty of academic materials and study spaces, plus a lecture theatre, a science laboratory and multimedia rooms. This mix of study settings in a supportive environment will prepare you for a range of UK teaching styles, such as lectures, seminars and workshops.

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Learning facilities

There are lots of different ways to learn in the INTO Centre at the University of Exeter. Whether you’re enjoying a group debate or having a one-to-one tutorial session in one of the modern classrooms, the INTO Centre has everything you need. Facilities include:

  • a multi-purpose lecture theatre that seats up to 110 students
  • state-of-the-art IT facilities to enrich your learning experience
  • a Learning Resource Centre to access computers and find study materials
  • a high quality science laboratory for students on a science pathway
  • two multimedia rooms with specialist software installed on the computers
  • an INTO Café to grab a coffee, cold drink or snack between studies
  • many comfortable spaces around the building to study and relax with friends
Does INTO Exeter have a library?

Open from 8:30am–5:30pm Monday to Friday, the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is the ideal place to work on your assignments. You’ll find a collection of academic books and study materials to help you with your course, plus:

  • magazines and journals
  • computers
  • photocopying and scanning facilities
  • printers
  • language resources
  • help with IT

If you can’t find the resource you’re looking for, you can also make use of the University of Exeter’s seven libraries – with more than 1.2 million books and journals between them! The Forum library is the closest to the INTO Centre and is open 24/7.

How do I access specialist computer software in the INTO Centre?

In addition to standard study classrooms, INTO University of Exeter also has two multimedia classrooms with computers built into the desks. Here, you'll learn how to use specially installed software for your pathway that you may not download yourself.

International Year One in Engineering students use specialist software for Computer Aided Design (CAD), such as Solidworks, and MATLAB. This software is regularly used in the University of Exeter's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences – this is a great opportunity for INTO students to get to know them before progressing.

Students studying an International Foundation with Mathematics have specific classes in the multimedia rooms to learn how to use Excel and Geogebra. Mathematics students are in these rooms at least once a week to access this technology. International Year One in Management and Business Economics students also access these computers for Excel.

How will INTO Exeter prepare me for university teaching?

A highlight of INTO University of Exeter’s teaching facilities is its large lecture theatre – seating up to 110 students! While some International Year One programmes enable students to experience lectures at the University, other pathways don't – but those students won't have to miss out. This space is designated just for INTO students and offers the opportunity to experience university-style lectures.

The lecture theatre has flexible seating – chairs aren’t stationary in the room – and there are two projector screens at the front of the room to ensure that every student in the room can see. The room also has 'Lecture Capture' capabilities, which means that lectures are recorded so you can watch them back in your own time.

You may also experience interactive seminars here, where you'll explore challenging concept-related topics using 'clickers'. You'll share your vote and opinion from your seat simply by clicking a button!

Where can I eat between classes?

The INTO Café sits in the heart of the INTO Centre at the University of Exeter. Serving a range of refreshments, including coffee, tea, cold drinks, sandwiches and hot snacks, this is a great place to meet with friends and have a quick bite between classes.

If you want a more substantial meal, there are plenty of other cafés, restaurants and coffee shops on campus to find just about anything you're craving. From burgers and light pasta dishes to Mexican, Indian and Asian cuisine, you have so much choice here.

Find out about other restaurants on campus here.

Centre details

Centre director: Neil MacLeod

Centre address: INTO University of Exeter, University of Exeter, INTO Building, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PY

Telephone: +44 1392 724 282


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