The University of Exeter is globally recognised as one of the top universities in terms of both quality of teaching and impact of research.
We are a Russell Group University with campuses in Penryn, Exeter and Truro. Uniquely, we share the Penryn Campus with Falmouth University, which creates a vibrant community of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds. Although one of the smallest top ten university campuses in the UK, we excel in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges through our research, which informs our teaching.
We strive to embed ourselves as an integral part of the Cornish community. This we do through outreach and volunteering, conducting world-class research, and a commitment to improving the Cornish economy. We are also sponsoring the Cornwall School Games in collaboration with Cornwall Sports Partnership for the next three years.
The environment and sustainability underpin much of the ethos of the Penryn Campus. These themes consequently recur throughout our research and degree programmes, as well as in student societies, clubs and the running of the campus.
Our newest development project is the £12 million extension of Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF), which builds upon the £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), and puts the University and Cornwall at the forefront of research into the solutions to problems of environmental change.
Recent improvements to the campus include the Exchange building which encompasses lecture theatres, an extended and refurbished library plus informal study spaces. The new sports centre, gym and nursery is also now open to staff, students, and the local community.