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Physics and Astronomy: New postgraduate students

New postgraduates

New postgraduates

New postgraduates

Welcome message from Professor Tim Harries

Congratulations on joining Physics and Astronomy at the University of Exeter. We are delighted to welcome you to our vibrant academic community dedicated to delivering world-class teaching and research.

You have done brilliantly to get here, particularly given the disruption you have faced during the pandemic. Now you have the chance to study Physics at a deep level, guided by our world-renowned experts and using state-of-the-art equipment.
You will be assigned a personal tutor and you will meet them during the Induction Event. They are there to help you settle in to life in the Physics Department and can answer any questions you might have about the course, and can signpost you to any other help you might need.

Look out for events that happen during the year, such as Physics Breakfasts on Friday mornings and Physics@Exeter talks that occur during the term. These tend to be advertised by email – so make sure your University email daily. These are a good opportunity to meet and chat with staff and students and get to know what’s going on in the Department.

I look forward to seeing you at the Induction Event and I hope you have a great start to University life.

Professor Tim Harries

Head of Physics and Astronomy

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 below to help you prepare for your studies in the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE). Please click on the relevant button below to be directed to this online course.

Physics and Astronomy online induction

Information about your arrival

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Event nameModule codeStaff memberTimeRoom code
Induction Event PHY1907 Harries, Tim, Strawbridge, Sharon 10:00 - 16:30 NEW/GRE
Meet your Tutor, Physics PHY1907   10:30 - 12:30 FOR/SEM-06, FOR/SEM-07, FOR/SEM-08, FOR/SEM-09, FOR/SEM-10, NEW/RED
Induction Event PHY1907 Harries, Tim, Strawbridge, Sharon 11:30 - 13:00 HAR/215
Meet your Tutor, Physics PHY1907   13:00 - 15:30 HAR/215
Welfare and Mitigation PHY1907 Loren-Aguilar, Pablo, Naylor, Tim 13:30 - 14:30 NEW/GRE

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


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