Consortium UK
Representatives in Thailand for the UK Universities of Bath, Exeter and Warwick
Study UK
The University of Exeter
University of the Year 2012/13 - The Sunday Times
Now in UNIVERSITY WORLD TOP 200 - The Times Higher Education / Thomson Reuters
7th Overall in the UKThe Times &Sundays Times Good University Guide 2016

A Superb Environment in which to Live and Work in beautiful Southwest England

Profile
Devonshire Scene
The University of Exeter is probably the most attractive campus in the UK and the delightful city is rated as one of the best places to live in the country. The climate is one of the warmest in the UK so the shock of cold UK weather will not be quite as bad!! With roots going back to 1855, the University of Exeter was granted its Royal Charter in 1955 and in 2012 became a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities. There are about 15,000 students, which makes Exeter big enough to be fun, but small enough to be friendly and personal. The University has an excellent academic reputation and offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies from its six colleges: The Business School; the College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences; the College of Humanities; the College of Life &Environmental Sciences; the College of Social Sciences & International Studies; the Peninsula College of Medicine &Dentistry. Specialist areas include Business (particularly Accounting & Finance), the unique One Planet MBA, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, Geotechnics, International Relations, Law, Mining Engineering, Sport Science and Tourism Policy.

The University of Exeter also has a superb new 100-million pound campus near Falmouth in Cornwall, where some areas of Biosciences, Environmental Sciences, English and Geography are taught. The Times Good University Guide 2016 ranks Exeter 7th Overall in the UK, including 10th for Accounting &Finance, 12th for Business Studies, 1st for Sports Science, 4th for Drama, 6th for English, 11th for Economics, 10th for General Engineering, 7th for Politics, 11th for Economics, and 13th for Psychology. For international students who require academic and English language preparation courses, the INTO University of Exeter English Language Centre www.exeter.ac.uk/into has courses from short summer and Pre-sessional courses to 30-week academic preparation courses (Foundation or Diploma leading to bachelor’s degree and Graduate Diploma leading to master’s degree). Several Thai students have recently progressed from the INTO International Foundation Year on to 1st Year bachelor’s degrees at Exeter, and others have progressed from the INTO International Year One on to 2nd Year bachelor’s degrees. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional English course guarantees entry onto your degree programme.

Location
Exeter is located in Devon, one of the loveliest areas in the UK, surrounded by beautiful countryside with sandy beaches, national parks and unspoilt rural villages. Just take a look at the photos and you will want to go there. It is in the Southwest of England, with excellent road and rail links (2½ hours to London). The Exeter in Cornwall campus is located at Penryn near Falmouth, in a wonderful location overlooking the River Fal. From Thailand, you can fly to London Heathrow Airport and take either a National Express coach direct to Exeter or take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington station and then go direct to Exeter. Exeter has its own airport with many flights to UK and European destinations. There are sea ferries to France and Spain from nearby Plymouth.

Facilities
Open-access computer rooms are available 24-hours a day, with access to e-mail, the Internet and the University’s data network from your own study bedroom. There is a free Helpdesk service for all information technology users. The Library has over a million books and journals and subscribes to 3,000 periodicals, plus it has a large Audio-Visual section with specialist collections of CD-ROMs. Excellent sports facilities, a supermarket, bank, bookshop, print and travel shops are all on campus, and the University also enjoys its own TV and radio station, and a newspaper. There is a modern Health Centre with full medical facilities as well as a Student Advice Centre. There is a full time international student advisor.

Accomodation
High quality University accommodation on or near the campus is guaranteed to all unaccompanied international students for the duration of their studies. Facilities vary from standard self-catering flats to en suite rooms, but all rents include heating, lighting and water, and most study bedrooms have a telephone with voice mail plus a data point for Internet / e-mail access.

Thai Exeter Student Profile 1 - Suthee Ploisawaschai

I am currently (2011-15) doing a PhD in Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter. I also completed my Master’s Degree in Exeter too. Before I applied for my further study with a great help from Consortium UK, I was a research assistant in the Learning Institute at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

It is such a sheer delight to study at the University of Exeter, which is a leading research-led university in the world. Moreover, I am honoured to get a scholarship from the University of Exeter, which provides funding to support students financially. Besides, there are tutoring sessions and English language support to help students academically. There are also many student-run societies to join and to make friends and this helps us socially. These might be the reason why students rate the University of Exeter as one of the best places to study in the UK in the National Student Survey.

Although Exeter is a small city, there is everything you need including department stores. What’s more, we can experience some of the most beautiful countryside scenery in the UK. It’s never too far to Stonehenge, coastlines and seaports where we can enjoy seafood and boat trips. There is also a temple near Exeter where Thai Society students usually go to make merit.


Thai Exeter Student Profile 2

Ms Sawita Ditayont - PhD in Drama 2007-2010

"Exeter is a very nice town. People here are very friendly. The university has a very beautiful campus and the staff are very supportive especially to international students. The town is small and quiet which I think it is very suitable to study. However, even though the town is not that big, you can find everything you want here, pubs, good restaurants, shops (We just had new shopping street this year, Ye!) etc.  In case, you want to enjoy "big city" life, you can go to London in only two and half hours by direct train. So it won't be a problem if you want to enjoy your life on weekends and come back to have quiet study life during the week time.

The weather in Exeter is warmer than in London (and that is another reason why I chose to study here). Each year, there will be many Thai students who come to study here, so you don't have to worry that you will feel lonely here. There are also around 10 PhD students who study here at the moment and they (including me of course) are very nice and friendly and can help you with any problems you have to face when you arrive here.

As far as I know, Thai students do not have any problems studying here. Actually many get very high scores in class. Because there are so many international students come to study at Univerisity of Exeter, there is a lot of support to international students like in-sessional English language courses that can help you improve your English during the term time. There is also international office with staff there who are very lovely and will help you deal with any problems you get during the time you stay here.

So for all above reasons, I recommend you to consider University of Exeter as one of your choices.

Good luck."


Sawita


Thai Exeter Student Profile 3

Katawut Chuasiripattana - PhD in Physics, University of Exeter

I came to Exeter after studying for my BSc in Physics at Mahidol University in Bangkok and for my MSc at Newcastle University in Australia, after which I was employed as a Lecturer in Physics at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. I joined the research group at the University of Exeter concerned with the electronic properties of semi-conductor surfaces. The facilities for research in the School of Physics are excellent. The University campus is very beautiful and is an excellent environment for studying. I have been pleased with my accommodation close to the campus and I have found that the cost of living here is very reasonable compared with other cities in the UK. Exeter is a safe city and I have easily made friends with other international students as well as with English students.

University Website:www.exeter.ac.uk

In Thailand, please contact the official representatives: Consortium UK.


 Consortium UK
4th Floor Times Square (Room 423)
246 Sukhumvit Road (Between Soi 12 &14, Exit 5 BTS Asok with direct access to MRT Sukhumvit Station, near Asok/Sukhumvit/Rachada intersection – the building has a large car park and is next to the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel and opposite Robinson Department Store and Terminal 21)
Bangkok 10110
Thailand
Tel: (+66) 0 2653 2384
Fax: 0 2653 2385
Mobile: 081 381 7941 (Justin) or 088 891 6854 (Kaek)
E-mail: info@consortiumuk.net
Website: www.consortiumuk.net

OPEN: Monday–Saturday 11.00-18.00 (please ask for earlier or later appointment if you wish) Sunday 14.00-18.00 (usually) - open on all public holidays (except Songkran)

"Agent of the Year 2013/14" – Bath School of Management