The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 22,085 students from more than 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students. The University was voted the Sunday Times University of the Year 2012/13. It is ranked amongst the UK’s top 10 universities and ranked amongst the world’s top 1% of universities in the QS and Times Higher Education rankings.
The University of Exeter’s vision is to be a global 100 research leader and to create graduates of distinction within a community of the most talented and creative minds. They nurture their students, colleagues and communities giving future generations the ability to change the world around them through skills, intellectual resources, courage and resilience.
They want graduates to stand out from the crowd and be among the best in the world. They create an internationally excellent education, which gives their talented students the ability to go on to make a difference in the world. To become graduates of real distinction they stretch, challenge and engage with their students. Their education is characterised by the partnership they have with students in developing their own learning and helping them to become agents of change. They work hard to create programmes which instil a life-long love of learning, stimulate creativity, a worldwide outlook, leadership, the ability to work with others, analytical skills, resilience and imagination.
The University is an ambitious, strongly interdisciplinary, international University. They provide education of the highest quality, inspired by world-leading research. At the heart of their approach is a strong and supportive partnership between students and staff. Their Education Strategy (2014-2020) outlines a vision for “an education that transforms dreams and ambitions into global opportunities for success” with a mission to “create an internationally excellent education for all of our students that equips them to make a positive difference in the world".
This Education Strategy captures key aims to ensure they deliver this vision and mission and is grounded around research-inspired, inquiry-led learning and discovery, enhanced by digital education, multidisciplinarity and excellent opportunities to promote positive student outcomes and employability for all.
“We are delighted with this global recognition of our teaching excellence. This is further affirmation of the effect of our pan-University approach to a partnership built around excellence in education between our students and staff.”
Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)