University of Exeter

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The University of Exeter is the principal University in the English city of Exeter, in Devon. The University received its Royal Charter in 1955 and is today based on two Exeter campuses: Streatham Estate and St Luke's.

The University also maintains a third campus in Tremough, near Falmouth in Cornwall, in conjunction with the Falmouth College of Arts (FCA) - the University of Exeter in Cornwall - under the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative. The Camborne School of Mines has relocated to the Tremough campus.

Many students are accommodated in Halls of Residence.

Note that the University of Exeter is not the only university in Exeter - the University of Plymouth also maintains a campus, near to the Topsham Road, Exeter.



1840 Foundation of Exeter Diocesan Training College
1855 Foundation of Exeter School of Art
1863 Foundation of Exeter School of Science
1868 Schools of Art and Science relocate to Albert Memorial Museum
1876 Foundation of Camborne Miners' Association laboratory
1888 Camborne laboratory established as Camborne Mining School
1893 Schools of Art and Science renamed to the Exeter Technical and University Extension College
1900 Exeter Technical and University Extension College renamed to Royal Albert Memorial College, Gandy Street
1922 Royal Albert Memorial College renamed as The University College of the South-West of England;
Streatham Hall (now Reed Hall) gifted to the University College
1930 Exeter Diocesan Training College renamed to St Luke's College, Exeter
1955 The University College received its Charter and became the University of Exeter
1962 Post-graduate Medical School founded
1966 St Luke's College became co-educational
1978 Incorporation of St Luke's College of Education into the University's Department of Education
1991 Affiliation of the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
1993 Incorporation of Camborne School of Mines
1995 Affiliation of St Loyes School of Health Studies
2000 The Peninsula Medical School was established in conjunction with the University of Plymouth and the National Health Service. This is based at St. Lukes and local hospitals.
2004 Closure of Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Italian and Music departments announced.



Streatham campus

Most students work on the main campus, Streatham, which includes the Northcott Theatre.

St Luke's campus

Several thousand students, mainly Sports Scientists and Education students (both undergraduates and postgraduates), live and work at St. Lukes.

Tremough campus

In addition, there are several hundred students at University of Exeter in Cornwall.

Guild of Students

Students are represented by a Guild of students, which has an active role in campaigning at a local and national level. There are over 100 societies, ranging from the Theatre Company, LARP and Creative Writing to the Egg and Spoon society. There are a large number of sports clubs, as well as award winning media: a student radio station (Xpression FM), a newspaper (Exeposé), a website (Xnet) and television station (Xtv).


Notable Alumni

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