Academic Support


Academic Support

Your academic experience is central to your time at university but it can sometimes be complicated to know where to go or who to ask and as such, we know it can sometimes be stressful. Our Advice Service are here to help you, providing free, confidential and independent consultations to make sure you are always informed and always supported.

Changes to your Studies


Are you thinking of making changes to your studies? We're here to help you during this proccess. Visit the pages below to find information about changing your course, transferring to another university, interrupting your studies, or withdrawing from your studies.


Change of course ~ What to do if you are concerned that you are not on the right course.


Change of University ~ Thinking that Exeter is not be for you and considering a different University.


Changing mode of attendance ~ Thinking of making a change such as going full to part time


Interruption Undergraduate ~ Taking a break from your studies, with the intention to return.


Interruption postgraduate taught ~ Taking a break from your studies, with the intention to return.


Withdrawal Undergraduate ~ Leaving University before you have graduated.


Help with your Studies


Studying and revising can often be challenging, and you may need extra support during your time at university. There are lots of resources available, like Study Zone and Peer Support groups. You can also find information below about setting up an Individual Learning Plan, or applying for mitigation.


Individual Learning Plans ~ Additional support for disabilities and long term health conditions.


Finding the course difficult ~ Support for when you are struggling with your studies.


Study Zone ~ Additional support and resources for academic skills.


Peer support ~ Additional academic Support from other students on your course.


Mitigation ~ How to ask for extensions and deferrals due to adverse circumstances


Telling the University about personal difficulties ~ It’s important to let someone know if you are struggling.


Problems with your Studies


Sometimes things may not go according to plan when it comes to your studies, and that's okay. On the pages below, you can find useful information about appealing marks, filing complaints, dealing with academic misconduct, and procedures for resits and deferrals.


Academic Appeals ~ How to challenge a mark or decision and appeal the outcome.


Academic Misconduct ~ Help and advice if your work or exam has been flagged for misconduct.


Academic Complaints ~ How to raise up your concern if you are unhappy with an element of your study or experience at Exeter.


Fitness to Practice procedures ~ Students undertaking a professional qualification where there are concerns.


Resits and deferrals ~ Redoing an exam that you have not passed or sitting one you have deferred.

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