Skip to main content

About our site

About our site

About our site

The University of Exeter website is managed by the Digital team who work closely with colleagues from across the institution. We strive to make the site as easy to use as we can, but we are always happy to receive suggestions for improvements; email webeditor@zmaomi.com.

Navigating our site

The University site is very large containing a great deal of information for a wide range of users. The site's navigational structure is intended to make it easy for people to find the information they need. However, if you have difficulty finding what you want there are navigation aids available to assist you:

We provide a breadcrumb trail above the main content on each page to indicate where you are in the site.

The site includes global navigation links at the top of each page which divides the whole website into eight broad categories: 

Throughout the University website a search box is available at the top right hand side of the page enabling you to type in search terms and search the University site. Advanced options are available from the search results page if you wish to filter the results returned.

A full site map is available from the top right-hand menu on every page.

We welcome questions or comments regarding our website sent to the Web Editor.

Accessibility and using our site

We aim to ensure our website complies with accessibility guidelines and web standards. More information about how accessible this site is and what we are doing to improve this can be found on our Accessibility statement page. If you experience problems accessing information on this website please let us know at webeditor@zmaomi.com.

AbilityNet has further advice on making your device easier to use.

Certain software and databases used at Exeter are browser specific and your department will inform you of these requirements. Our websites should work correctly on the following web browsers - click on each link below for further information about how to enable accessibility features for each of these web browsers:

Adobe Acrobat

This website provides large and complex documents using Adobe's Portable Document Format or PDF file format. To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC.

Microsoft Word

This website also publishes documents in Microsoft Word format. To view and print Microsoft Word files, you must either have Word installed on your PC or you can use free online software.

Microsoft Excel

This website also publishes documents in Microsoft Excel format. To view and print Microsoft Excel files, you must either have Excel installed on your PC or you can download Microsoft Excel Viewer software.

Most browsers offer a “Reader View” or “Reading View” that shows just the main content; it gets rid of navigation, ads, etc. Some browsers let you set the text font, text size, text color, background color, and line spacing in Reader View.

zmaomi.com in other languages

There are a number of options available if you want to translate pages on the website into other languages.

You can translate our website into 60 different languages using Google Translate.

The University of Exeter is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external websites. You may need to install Language Packs to view some of the languages correctly.

Google language translation

Afrikaans Indonesian (Indonesia)
Albanian (Shqiptar) Irish (Gaeilge)
Arabic (العربية) Italian (Italiano)
Armenian (Հայերեն) Japanese
Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan) Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Basque (Euskal) Korean
Belarusian (Беларуская) Latin (Latine)
Bengali বাঙ্গালী Latvian (Latvijas)
Bulgarian (български) Lithuanian (Lietuvos)
Catalan (Català) Macedonian (Македонски)
Chinese (Simplified) Malay (Melayu)
Chinese (Traditional) Maltese (Malti)
Croatian (Hrvatski) Norwegian (Norsk)
Czech (Český) Persian (فارسی)
Danish (Danske) Polish (Polski)
Dutch (Nederlands) Portuguese (Português)
Estonian (Eesti) Romanian (Română)
  Punjabi
Filipino Russian (Русский)
Finnish (Suomi) Serbian (Српски)
French (Français) Slovak (Slovenský)
Galician Slovenian (Slovenski)
Georgian (ქართული) Spanish (Español)
German (Deutsch) Swedish (Svenska)
Greek (Ελληνικά) Thai (ภาษาไทย)
Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) Turkish (Türk)
Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen) Ukrainian (Український)
Hebrew (עברית) Urdu (اردو)
Hindi Vietnamese (Việt)
Hungarian (Magyar) Welsh (Cymraeg)
Icelandic (Íslenska) Yiddish (ייִדיש)

Changing page appearance

Newer versions of Internet Explorer include a zoom feature that allows you to increase the whole web page. There are three ways to do this.

Using the keyboard:

Press CTRL and ' + ' to zoom in and CTRL and ' - ' to zoom out.

Using a mouse:

If you are using a mouse with a scrollwheel you can scroll text and images bigger and smaller by holding down the CTRL button on the keyboard and scrolling the scrollwheel at the same time.

Using the Tools menu:

  • Choose the Tools menu at the top of the browser window (Alt+X)
  • A list of options will appear in the drop-down menu. Choose 'Internet Options'.
  • A 'General' window will open, with 'Appearance' at the bottom of the window.
  • Select 'Colors' to change the font colour, or 'Fonts' to change the font size.
  • The text in your browser should now appear in the size and colour you have selected.
  • You may need to use the 'Accessibility' options to choose to ignore font size and colour set by the website.

See the Microsoft website for more information about accessibility options in Internet Explorer.

Using a mouse:

  • Click the 'Customise and control Google Chrome' button (the spanner to the right of the address bar).
  • Select the 'Settings' option
  • Select 'Show advanced settings'
  • Scroll down to the 'Web content' heading
  • Next to 'Zoom' in the menu, click the plus or minus buttons to increase or decrease the text size
  • Alternatively you can use the 'Customise fonts...' button to change the font size.

Using the keyboard:

  • To increase the text size, hold down Ctrl and press either + on the numeric keypad, or = on the main keyboard
  • To decrease the text size hold down Ctrl and press  -
  • To return to the default font size press Ctrl + 0

See the Google website for more information about accessibility features in Chrome.

Changing the font size

Firefox uses a Zoom feature that resizes the whole web page. There are three ways to do this.

Using the keyboard:

  • Hold down the CTRL button and press the '+' key to zoom in or the '-' key to zoom out.

Using a mouse:

  • If you are using a mouse with a scrollwheel you can scroll text and images bigger and smaller by holding down the CTRL button on the keyboard and scrolling the scrollwheel at the same time.

Using the Firefox menu:

  • Go to View > Zoom > Zoom in OR Zoom out

The default Zoom setting will automatically resize all the images present on the page as well as the text. So if you increase the size of text, images get bigger and vice versa. Our site makes use of large billboard images with graphic text which can be made larger using this feature. However, if you wish to resize only the text without enlarging the images you can disable automatic image resizing in Firefox.

  • Go to View > Zoom and check 'Zoom Text Only'.

Firefox will also remember the preferred Zoom text size setting you have used for individual sites you visit and will display them at the same size when you visit them again.

Changing the font colour

  • To change the font colour, go to 'Tools' and then click on the 'Content' tab.
  • Select 'Colors...' to set the colour.

See the Mozilla website for more information about setting fonts and colours in Firefox.

From the View menu:

  • Select 'Make text bigger', or 'Make text smaller'

Using the keyboard:

  • Hold down COMMAND key and press the '+' key on the keyboard to enlarge the text or the '-' key to decrease the text size.

From the View menu:

  • Select Zoom and then the percentage you require to increase or decrease the text.

Using the keyboard:

  • Use the '+' and '-' keys to increase or decrease the text by 10% at a time.