Exeter University: Bruce Coleman, Admissions Tutor in History, Tells You What He Looks for and What You Can Gain from the Course. (University Challenge)
As the History syllabus at Exeter has just undergone major revision and as the Department (currently one of History & Archaeology) is involved in structural changes as part of a `schooling' of the University, this is an appropriate moment to reintroduce History at Exeter to candidates, actual and prospective. Exeter offers one of the most popular History courses in the British university system, but that is all the more reason for trying to explain and justify its standing.
No doubt location is part of the appeal. Exeter is a medium-sized cathedral city with a population of about 100,000 in a pleasant and attractive part of the country. It lacks the `inner city problems' faced by some other universities and, in addition to a notably temperate climate, has attractive countryside and coastline near at hand. The main campus, not far from the city centre, is situated in the hillside parkland of a Victorian Italianate country house and enjoys commanding views across the Exe valley. Visitors agree it is one of the most handsome campuses in the country. It is also near Exeter St David's station for those who need to escape at weekends.
Exeter has good residential provision for students. All first-years are offered hall places; a few stay on there in subsequent years but most …
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Publication information: Article title: Exeter University: Bruce Coleman, Admissions Tutor in History, Tells You What He Looks for and What You Can Gain from the Course. (University Challenge). Contributors: Not available. Journal title: History Review. Publication date: March 1998. Page number: 26+. © 1999 History Today Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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