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New undergraduates autumn 2022

A very warm welcome to the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. We are delighted that you are joining us, and very much hope that you will find your time here at Exeter stimulating, challenging, and rewarding.

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 19 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Hub: or on +44 (0)1392 723365

Hubs are open Monday to Friday (term time) 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK time).

For everything you need to know about preparing to arrive please see the University's main website for new students.

Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction. 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.

Check your schedule for induction activities. These take place during Welcome Week (Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2023).

Freshers’ Week 2023: Monday 18 September - Sunday 24 September

During Welcome Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below.

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 Welcome Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures!

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 Welcome Week timetable please contact

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.

Induction timetable

An overview of the induction timetable is posted below but please do check your personal timetable for up to date information.

Tues 19 September 14:00-15:00 First-Year Cream Tea + welcome back IAIS Building/LT2
Thurs 21 September 15:30-16:00 First-Year Welcome Talk IAIS Building/LT1

Please also be aware that an optional Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Queen Margaret Rooms 1-3, Queen’s Building, Streatham campus on Monday 18 September. You will find details in your timetable when it is published.

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at or on +44 (0)1392 723365

Welcome to the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

A very warm welcome to the Insititute of Arab and Islamic Studies  at the University of Exeter. We are delighted that you are joining us, and very much hope that you will find your time here at Exeter stimulating, challenging, and rewarding.

Professor Christina Phillips
Institute Director