It’s finally here. Exeter Freshers’ 2k15; the one you’ve all been waiting for. A warm welcome to all you newbiesfrom us at Exeposé. We’re Exeter’s longest running and most widely read student-run newspaper, available free every other Monday on campus and online.
This edition of the paper is our Freshers’ Week special, crammed full of lighthearted, informative content to help you through your first week of university life. Whether you’re stood in a queue or come down with the flu, whip out our paper and have a gander at all the weird and wonderful things Exeter has to offer. From music venues like The Cavern (lauded by Music over on page 15) to shopping paradises such as Princesshay (explored by Lifestyle on page 13) we’ve got you covered so you’ll never be left short of things to do this week.
Green may well be the new black, but Exeter is no prison. Freedom is truly yours, for this week and for the next three years here in the not-so-sunny South-West. But what will you choose to do with it? Rave until the godforsaken hour of 2am in newly refurbed Unit 1? Climb Cardiac Hill to attempt your 9am introductory lecture? Or write for your student paper? The latter is the easiest of the three.
Since 1987 Exeposé has given a voice to Exeter students. From news to reviews, we have a wide variety of sections and a whole host of ways you can get involved with the paper. Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in journalism, grab press passes for a Phoenix gig, or just want free pizza on a Friday, student journalism is rewarding on so many levels. If this sounds like your thing, ping an email to the relevant section (*firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about writing for us. Membership is a mere fiver – you can find our stall by the stairs in The Forum on Saturday to sign up.
We’re also running a number of events this week (see below) which will give you an idea about what life as a member of a student paper is like, so feel free to come along for a chat, or get in touch on social media for more information.
Our ‘Meet the Editors’ sessions will take place in our second home, The Media Suite, located upstairs in Devonshire House. We’re a friendly bunch, so come and say hello! If you’re too hungover, lost or are too busy trying out for Ultimate Frisbee don’t fret, you can sign up online to receive our bi-weekly content calls and make the most of all the benefits Exeposé membership brings. We hold elections for editorial positions at the end of second term. If you fancy joining one of the biggest and best committees on campus, don’t hesitate to get stuck in!
For now, enjoy the rest of your Freshers’ Week. Put yourself out there and remember to have fun. After all, when else are you going to get the chance to poledance, paint pottery and pre-drink with strangers ever again?