Rory Cunningham is the Community Liaison Manager for the University, promoting positive relationships between student residents and permanent residents living in communities surrounding the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses.
This role evolved from ongoing partnership work of the University, Exeter City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Exeter's Students' Guild.
Tel 01392 723721
The University's Estate Patrol provides a 24 hour service on campus. They deal with matters of security and safety and can be called to report or discuss off-campus incidents involving students. Estate Patrol can be contacted at any time on 01392 263999.
You can find out more information on the Security webpages.
The University in the community
We provide information and guidance for students living and socialising off-campus, also information for permanent local residents who live alongside students and have an interest in the University's development.
We understand that social differences between students and permanent local residents can sometimes cause tension. We believe that such tensions can be resolved when there are more opportunities for communication and meaningful engagement. The University's Community Liaison Manager works to enhance relationships with local communities.
The University also provides many services and facilities that are available to members of the public, contact us directly to find out more.
Community News on Covid-19
Read our community newsletters in Exeter and Cornwall for information about university actions on Covid-19, including support and contact information.
Community Warden News
Recruiting for 2021/22
Supporting our local communities and staying safe has never been a greater priority. Do you want to be part of an innovative team, supporting students and working in the local community? Are you interested in a flexible, part time job that provides experience in working with community organisations?
We are currently seeking to recruit Student Community Wardens to work with our Community Liaison Team throughout 2021/22.
Find out more about how to become a Community Warden next year by visiting our recruiting page on Handshake. If you haven’t already, sign up for Handshake here. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 April at 12pm
Over the past few weeks of March our Student Wardens have visited over 400 student households, making sure students have the correct bins and provide advice on how to store correctly before they depart for Easter holidays. In the long run, this will ensure that streets and pathways are kept clear and prevent bin confiscations.
We remind you look after your bins because you can get charged for new ones if confiscated. Call 01392 265 010 or click here for further advice on what to do with your waste.
Litter picks for Student Volunteer Week
Thank you to our Community Wardens for coordinating litter picks in the last few weeks of February, in time of our annual 'Student Volunteer Week.' Despite the fact that we couldn't have a 'normal' Student Volunteer Week this year- our team was keen to provide volunteering opportunities to support the community as safely as possible.
To get involved with litter picking opportunities, or to find out more about how to become a Community Warden next year contact email@example.com.
Winter Students on the Move 2020
Throughout December, we collaborated with the Exeter City Council and visited over 100 student addresses to remove extra grey waste from their homes before students left for the Christmas break. The campaign ‘Winter Students on the Move’ ensured that Exeter streets would be clear of waste during the holidays. Our Community Wardens visited student addresses with leaflets and advice on the service during their Walkabout and litter picking service. We are very pleased that so many students made use of the campaign before their travel home to keep local streets safe and clean and we'd like to thank all those involved.
We hope to bring this back for a summer version in Term 3. Further details will follow closer to this date on this page.
Student Community Wardens
Student Community Wardens encourage the integration of students as active citizens and facilitate the work of the Community Liaison Officer. Student Wardens work closely with the Students’ Guild, local Police and City Council to support fellow students living off-campus.
There are two Student Community Warden teams. The Exeter East Team and the Exeter West Team provide a supportive presence to students living across the wards of St James, St David's, Pennsylvania, Newtown and Polsloe.
Wardens conduct 'walkabouts' in their area, signpost students with community queries, attend community meetings and develop termly community projects. Wardens also facilitate ongoing campaigns and initiatives, including the end of term 3, Students On The Move refuse removal scheme. They can help to security-mark your valuables, stencil your property number onto your bin and they also run a glass caddying scheme at the end of each term to help collect and recycle your glass.
Wardens have access to the StreetWise fund, financing projects that bring students and permanent residents together.
Local wardens wear branded Student Community Warden jackets, hoodies and polo shirts and are always happy to chat. To contact directly please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently recruiting for next year's Wardens to begin from September 2021, so if you would like to find out more on the role and how to apply please visit our recruiting page.
The Community Warden scheme has been developed and supported by the University, Exeter Community Safety Partnership, and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.