BSc Business at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall

A warm welcome to the University of Exeter, and congratulations on your achievement at securing a place in the Business School. We all look forward to meeting you at the Penryn Campus in September. During Freshers’ Week, we’ll introduce you to your fellow students, and to the various members of the department who will be teaching and advising you during your time here.

Our friendly campus community will help you to get involved in many activities, whether academic or extra-curricular. Campus life in Cornwall offers numerous opportunities to complement your studies with sporting and cultural activities. The Students' Union – the FXU – is run jointly with Falmouth University and provides ideal opportunities for meeting new people and having fun, as well as becoming involved in community activities and developing skills of leadership.

We are a supportive and friendly community of learners: as staff, we mean to make a difference to your lives and the world beyond academia by what we do, and as students you should have the same goals. If you do, you will have a fulfilling and productive experience studying Business and Management in Cornwall and thrive at our university.

I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in September but if, in the meantime, you have any questions about the linked documents, or other queries about your arrival on campus, please do not hesitate to contact 

We wish you a very happy and productive time on your degree.

Stephen Hickman
Programme Director

Before you get here you will need to familiarise yourself with the module information, register with the University and activate your University IT account. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal.

Once you have registered, please familiarise yourself with module information including the module reading lists found via the College intranet  For each module, you’ll be able to view the ‘Indicative learning resources - Basic reading’ at the bottom of each module description webpage.

Things to do when you get here

Freshers’ Week 2017: Saturday 16 September – Sunday 24 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 18 September at the latest. If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with your Programme Administrator by emailing as soon as possible. During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

Academic Induction

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 subject/s. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. For the timings and details of events, please see the table below and check My Timetable. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact the Info Point in Peter Lanyon Building tel +(44) 01326371800 or  

Centrally Organised Sessions and Student Services Induction

Please see the Penryn Support Services Induction website for details of centrally organised sessions and Student Services Induction. There will also be sessions organised throughout the week by FXU, the societies and the central services. Please look for my information over arrival weekend.

To help you find your way around, use the Penryn Campus map or download the iExeter smartphone app.


Academic Induction timetable for new undergratuate students studying
BSc Business at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall