Sunday 01 July 2012
History: Established as Exeter Tech in 1953, became Exeter College in 1964. Since 1988, has also taught higher education.
Address: Four city-centre locations as well as two custom-built training and skills centres on the Marsh Barton and Sowton Industrial Estates on the edge of the city.
Ambience: Nearby city attractions such as the Cathedral Green and Quayside. There are also beaches for surfing, and Dartmoor for walking and cycling, both within an hour's travel.
Vital statistics: Large tertiary college organised into three areas: the 'sixth', vocational education and training, and access and community education. At HE level, HND/HNC courses, foundation degrees and a full degree in business management. HE courses are validated by Universities of Exeter, Plymouth, Kingston and UCP Marjon.
Added value: Building programme gives students the chance to experience state of the art technology and facilities including top class learning resource centres, a purpose built drama theatre and specialist vocational skills centres, such as the construction, motor vehicle and hospitality hair and beauty centres. Close working relationships with the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter, and membership of the Faculty of Partner Colleges at the University of Plymouth.
Easy to get into? Should be - keen on widening participation.
Glittering alumni: None as yet.
Transport links: Close to city's bus and train stations; two-and-a-half hours from London by train; international airport not too far.
Who's the boss? Richard Atkins, Principal.
Foundation Degrees: Aircraft engineering, aviation operations management, coaching and fitness, creative digital video, early years, engineering, fine art, graphic communication, health and social care studies, journalism and practical media, leadership and management in the air travel industry, performance production, photography and digital arts, public services, sports therapy, and television production.
Nightlife: Exeter is a student city, with Exeter University providing venues for nightlife, and many major bands playing at the Great Hall. Numerous bars, clubs and pubs.
Any accommodation? Yes, but it's mainly for international students. The college will put you up with a host family for £100 per week, bills and meals included.Opal Exeter accommodation offers 51-week lets from £107.50-£138.86 per week with utility costs included.
Cheap to live there? Rooms in a shared house can cost from £65 per week.
Fees: £5995 per year for all full-time courses from 2012/2013.Part-time courses are charged by the module.
Bursaries: A limited number of scholarships are available and take the form of a £3000 fee waiver for first year full time entrants from a family with an income below £25,000. Students must also be entitled to a state maintenance grant to be eligible for a scholarship.
Prospectus: 01392 205 232 / www.exe-coll.ac.uk
UCAS code: E81
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