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Information for new students

Congratulations on gaining a place at the University of Exeter, and welcome (back) to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES). CLES is one of the most diverse colleges at the University: we are represented on all campuses, we face all research councils, and we have researchers working on all levels of analysis, from cells to societies to global systems. That diversity is our strength. We are very fortunate to have a community of talented and dedicated postgraduate researchers, from all walks of life and backgrounds, who contribute to that strength through the cutting-edge research they do. If you are new to postgraduate study, being responsible for doing your own research can be a bit daunting. But remember, that the community of researchers in CLES – which includes your supervisors, the Directors of Postgraduate Research and the PGR support team, as well as your fellow students – are also there to help you. So take advantage of the opportunities and expertise around you, and I hope that you will find it both challenging and rewarding to pursue your interests and develop your research here with us.

Professor Jon Blount, Professor of Animal Ecophysiology and Director of Postgraduate Research