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Engineering: New Penryn students

New students Penryn

New students Penryn

New students Penryn

Welcome message from Dr Helen Smith (Director of Education and Student Experience)

Congratulations on joining Renewable Energy at Exeter, part of the wider Engineering department. We’re really excited to welcome you to the department as you start your journeys to become the clean energy specialists of the future, playing a key role in our net-zero ambitions. Over the next three years you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to launch your careers, and we hope you will take full advantage of our fantastic facilities, inspiring environment, and the wider opportunities open to you. I look forward to meeting you all during Welcome Week.

Dr Helen Smith
Director of Education and Student Experience

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.

Online induction

Prior to your arrival, we encourage you to complete the online induction to help you prepare for your studies in the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE).

Information about your arrival

Event Start time  End time Room Group
Tues 19th Sept    
MSc Welcome talk 10:00 12:00 PL Lecture 4 MSc
Renewable Energy Lunch 12:00 13:00 REEF All
Year 1 Welcome talk 13:00 15:00 DM Lecture B Year 1
Meet Your Tutor 15:00 17:00 DM Lecture B All
Thurs 21st Sept    
Field trip to Goonhilly wind farm and St Michael's Mount 09:15 17:00 Meet at the bus stops at 9.15 All
Fri 22nd Sept    
MSc Programme talk 10:00 12:00 DM Sem M MSc
Year 1 Renewable Energy team challenge 10:00 15:00 REEF Year 1

Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.


Share your experiences, support prospective students and earn while you learn. Find out more about more below:

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to We look forward to hearing from you!