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Theology and Religion: New undergraduate students

New undergraduates

New undergraduates

Welcome message from Professor Morwenna Ludlow

I should like to offer you a very warm welcome to Theology and Religion here at the University of Exeter. My colleagues and I are delighted that you will be joining us this September. You have done very well to get here, and we look forward to working with you over the next few years. We hope that you will enjoy Freshers' Week, where you will find out more about the opportunities available to you as Theology and Religion students.

Professor Morwenna Ludlow
Theology and Religion

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Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.

We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.

Freshers’ Week 2022: Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September

During Fresher's Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below. If there is any reason why you may not be here for Fresher's Week, please contact the Amory Hub, who support Theology and Religion students, as soon as possible by emailing theology@exeter.ac.uk.

The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.

Please check your academic timetable during Freshers’ Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures! If you have any timetable-related problems or questions, please contact the Amory Hub at theology@exeter.ac.uk.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact theology@exeter.ac.uk

Academic Induction for new undergraduate students studying Theology
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 20 September 10:00 14:00

Theology Welcome Day

Amory C501
Tuesday 20 September 12:30 14:30

Theology tutor group meetings

Please check your personal timetable for time and location
Tuesday 20 September 14:00 14:30

Theology Welcome Day - Tutor Group Lunch

TBC 
Wednesday 21 September 14:30 16:30

Religion and Memorialization activity in tutor groups

 Meet at Queens Reception

Please also be aware that an optional Humanities and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Amory C501 from 15:00 to 16:30 on Wednesday 21st September.

Joining instructions

We encourage you to do some preparatory reading in the weeks before term begins so that you are ready to tackle the material in your first-year modules. Please view the Theology and Religion 2022 Reading list‌

You do not necessarily need to buy the books listed here; lecturers will advise you which books you might need to buy when you arrive.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Language Centre webpage.