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Film, Television Studies, and Communications: New undergraduate students

New undergraduates

New undergraduates

Welcome message from Professor Fiona Handyside

Many congratulations on securing your place in Film Studies at the University of Exeter. We all look forward to welcoming you in September. During Freshers’ Week, we’ll introduce you to your fellow students, your personal tutor and to the various members of the department who will be teaching and advising you during your time here.

See you in September!

Professor Fiona Handyside
Film Studies Programme Director

Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.

We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.

Freshers’ Week 2022: Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September

During Fresher's Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below. If there is any reason why you may not be here for Fresher's Week, please contact the Queen's Hub, who support Film Studies students, as soon as possible by emailing

The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.

Please check your academic timetable during Freshers’ Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures! If you have any timetable-related problems or questions, please contact the Queen's Hub at

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 subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

Academic Induction timetable for Film and Television Studies

For new undergraduate students studying Film and Television Studies*

Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 20 September 14:30 16:30

Film Studies Welcome Talk

Harrison 101
Tuesday 20 September 11:00 12:00

Film and Communications Welfare and Wellbeing Talk

Forum Auditorium LT
Tuesday 20 September 13:00 15:00

Film studies sample seminar

Please check your personal timetable for time and location
Tuesday 20 September 15:30 18:00

Tour of Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and Meet & Greet with Film Studies Teaching Team

Old Library Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

For all undergraduate students studying Film Studies programmes as Single Honours (SH), Combined Honours (CH) and Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)

Academic Induction timetable for Communications

For new undergraduate students studying Communications*

Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 20 September 11:00 12:00

Film and Communications Welfare and Wellbeing Talk

Forum Auditorium LT
Tuesday 20 September 14:30 16:30

Communications welcome event

Harrison 101
Thursday 22 September 10:00 12:00

Interactive Session

Newman Blue

For all undergraduate students studying Communications programmes as Single Honours (SH), Combined Honours (CH) and Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)

Please also be aware that an optional Humanities and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Amory C501 from 14:30 to 16:30 on Wednesday 21st September.

Joining instructions

You will shortly recieve a welcome email and reading lists. Please also see the Film & Television Studies 2022 Reading list and the Communications 2022 Reading list‌.

Please note that these reading lists are only here as guidance and for those interested, you are not expected to purchase these books.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Language Centre webpage.