Beyond planet discovery - follow-up observations of planets and stars from the WASP survey" The WASP survey is the most successful of many ground-based surveys for transiting exoplanets. I will review briefly the properties of the exoplanets discovered by the WASP survey and go on to present results of several follow-up programmes to better understand and characterise these exoplanets. The WASP survey is also a gold-mine for the study of variable stars. I will highlight some recent results, including studies of the rotation of young solar type stars and the discovery of several stripped red giant cores in eclipsing binary systems.