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An App In 6 Weeks

In just 6 weeks our three super knowledgeable instructors will teach you the programming language Python and will give you the chance to build your own game that you can run on your own Android device! And best of all it is open to all students!

With some seriously useful skills to gain and prizes up for grabs, EXCODE is sure to be a highlight of the year.

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Stages Of EXCODE

Four easy steps to complete the course

Online Application

Tell us a little about yourself and any previous coding experience

Learn Python

Learn the basics Of Python, a coding language, over the first 2 weeks

Create Your Game

Get help with the basics and then make it your own


Present your game and win big prizes


For your completed game, we're looking for a game that someone will actually want to use - with a great mix of features and design.

Features - 35%
Graphical Design - 30%
Code Formatting - 25%
Bonus - 10%


How does it work?

EXCODE is a six week course where any Exeter students who have successfully applied learn all the basics of creating an app, in the form of a game. The course teaches the simple programming language Python, which is ideal for first time coders. Weeks 1-3 are dedicated to learning Python, weeks 4-5 are dedicated to developing the game and week 6 is dedicated to teams presenting their completed game.

What skills do I need?

The course is open to any university student, however preferably the student will have had some programming experience before. This could be through one of our past workshops or though doing some exercises on a site such as: https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python.

Who can apply?

If you're over 18 and a student you're set.

Is it free?

100%! Thanks to our incredible group of dedicated sponsors, EXCODE is entirely free.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself - and a laptop.

Where is it?

We are based in Forum Exploration Lab 2

When is it?

The course runs weekly on Tuesdays at 18:00-19:30 from 14 February-21 March.

Are You Ready?

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