University of Exeter
Exeter is a top UK university which combines world leading research with very high levels of student satisfaction.
It is one of the UK’s most popular and successful universities with campuses in Exeter, Devon, and near Falmouth in Cornwall. The University also has Project Offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Bangalore.
Students and staff enjoy some of the finest campus environments in the UK. The South West counties of Devon and Cornwall boast an unrivalled mix of city life, countryside and coastline.
League tables and prizes
Exeter is ranked 10th out of more than 100 UK universities in the Times league table. It was the 2007/08 TimesHigher Education University of the Year.
Exeter is one of the top 200 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.
The University scores highly for degree completion rates, and for students achieving good honours degrees (Firsts or 2:1s).
It is ranked sixth in the UK for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey amongst full service universities. According to the Sunday Times, a subject taught at Exeter won the accolade for the most satisfied students in the UK for two years running - Sports Science in 2007 and Finance and Accounting in 2008.
Exeter has been shortlisted for the SundayTimes University of the Year Award more times than any other university and has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for its research.
Under the leadership of Professor Steve Smith, appointed Vice-Chancellor in 2002, the University has invested heavily in new academic appointments and facilities.
Some 180 new academic staff were appointed last year. A £140 million investment programme has recently been completed, including major investment in student facilities. Many academic buildings also received a ‘makeover.’
The Peninsula Medical School, a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and NHS, opened in 2002 with its first students graduating in 2007. The new £28 million Peninsula Dental School opened in 2007, the first new dental school in the UK for 40 years. The £100 million Cornwall Campus opened in 2004 and now offers a ranged of degrees in areas such as Mining Engineering, Politics, Geography, English and Biology. New buildings have also recently been provided for Drama and for Finance and Investment.
The University has recently begun an even more ambitious investment programme worth £450 million. This includes a £48 million new student services building, a £25 million investment in the Business School and a further £18 million for Biosciences.
Success has led to growth in student numbers: Exeter now has 17,000 students, 4,000 of which are postgraduates.
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