Find out more about Freshers' week at the University of Exeter

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Welcome to Psychology at Exeter

Congratulations on your achievement of obtaining a place to study Psychology at the University of Exeter. We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter and working with you over the coming few years.

This page contains some useful information about Freshers’ Week activities in Psychology. Please also refer to the new students’ website for information about other non-discipline specific events.

Essential information for Freshers' Week

Dates and deadlines

Monday 17 September

Freshers' Week begins

Your timetable is available to download via iExeter

Tuesday 18 September, 9am-5pm Psychology Welcome Day (compulsory) 
Monday 24 September Teaching begins
Thursday 27 September eXfactor
Friday 5 October

Final deadline to register with the University (more information below)

Deadline to select your optional modules (more information below)

Essential tasks

You must register with the University at the start of each academic year. By registering, you agree to observe the University’s rules and regulations, including the payment of tuition fees and other charges by the deadlines. Most students will be asked to register online. Visit the Student Registration web page for further information.

To register:

  • Make sure you have activated your IT account. Your Welcome to the University of Exeter email will tell you how to do this.
  • Log in to the Student Record System using your short username and password
  • If you have been cleared to register you will see a red box titled 'Welcome to online registration'. Click on 'Register Now', then follow the instructions on screen.

Important: You must register by 5 October 2018. If you have any problems registering online or your course details are not correct please contact the Student Information Desk on 01392 724724 or email

Freshers’ Week runs from Monday 17th September – Sunday 23rd September 2018. All Psychology students are required to be on campus by Monday 17 September. If you cannot be here by this date for unavoidable reasons, you need to inform us by emailing your details to the Psychology Education team at Please include your student number and your programme of study in your email.

There will be a formal welcome by the Head of Psychology on Tuesday 18 September at 9.00am. This will be followed by various introductory talks, specific to the programme, throughout the morning.

Attendance on the 18 September is compulsory and a full itinerary of the activities can be found here: UG Psychology welcome schedule September 2018 (PDF) 

All students have the opportunity to select optional modules. Please look through the fact sheet Selecting your optional modules 2018-19 and follow the instructions to select your modules.

The deadline for selecting your optional modules is Friday 5th October 2018 although it is preferable to do it earlier than this date so you do not miss too much teaching content.

If you would like to take PSY1208 Work Experience instead of PSY1105 Introduction to Behaviour and Evolution or PSY1126 Classic Studies in Psychology, please complete a module change form which is available in hard copy from Washington Singer Reception or via email at

Further information

For reading lists, please refer to the individual descriptors for each module. Please do not buy any books before you arrive, as guidance will be given in the first lecture of each module.

Your detailed personal timetable will be available to download from iExeter from Monday 17th September 2018. Further details about how to read this timetable can be found here: How to understand your personal timetable (PDF). Teaching commences on Monday 24th September 2018.

This is one day of interactive graduate development and recruitment activities designed to help you develop, reflect on and articulate the personal and employability skills required for any career path. The eXfactor event for all Psychology year 1 students will take place on Thursday 27 September 2018. This will appear on your timetable.

The Insessional Programme is provided by INTO University of Exeter. It offers a range of courses, workshops and tutorials to international students at the University of Exeter. It is designed to enable students to develop their academic English and provide help and support for studying in English.

As you prepare for your first year of university study, you may experience a combination of excitement, anticipation and apprehension. You may even be quite fearful and uncertain, particularly if you are first in your family or community going to university. We want to support you during your arrival and orientation process, which is why we have over 70 students called Buddies waiting to be matched up with new students. To find out more go to the Buddy Up scheme website.

The SSLC is committed to enabling all students to communicate their views and to receiving suggestions to influence changes to our policies and procedures. To find out how to become a member of this important committee in 2018/19 see Student-Staff Liaison Committee (UG SSLC) 2018(PDF).

You can find a complete list of Key contacts 2018/19 (PDF) but if you have any Psychology-specific enquires please email or telephone +44 (0)1392 724626.

Psychology is based in the Washington Singer building on Perry Road, Streatham Campus. You can take virtual tours, complete with 360º panoramas, to see what the campus really looks like.