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Community Liaison Manager

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

Community Liaison Team

To raise queries with our Community Liaison Team (non emergency)
Phone 01392 723721 Email

Estate Patrol Exeter

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 Warden News

Rubbish planning

If you’re living in the city and going away at the end of term, please remember that most final grey (non-recycling) rubbish collections take place on December 1st. (December 8th will be a recycling collection).

Grey waste must not be left outside if you are leaving Exeter for Christmas, and bins need to be taken back inside. Bins left out over Christmas will be confiscated by the council and waste left on the pavement could result in a fine. A clear street is also the best Christmas gift to neighbours!

If you have concerns about waste backlogs - please contact the Student Community Wardens for advice:

For further details about waste/bins and leaving for Christmas - the council has produced this useful leaflet.

Glass caddying returns

The hugely successful Glass caddy scheme has returned to transport student’s glass waste to recycling points. This collection service is only offered to students living in private housing who don’t have access to a car or don't live within walking distance to a bottle bank. 

We have some collection dates available in November and December -contact us for more details. Please book early to avoid disappointment- there is a limited amount of collections slots and we are on a first-come, first-served schedule. Last-minute requests will not guarantee you a collection.

Once we have confirmed your collection date, we will confirm whether you will receive a morning or afternoon collection slot. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a precise collection time.

Please ensure that before the Student Community Wardens visit that:
-You are at home for the allotted collection time. Due to Covid regulations we strongly advise that students place their own waste into the Guild van to limit contact.
-Your glass waste is clean
-Glass waste is not broken. We will not collect broken glass for health and safety reasons
-If you have lots of waste, please distribute it evenly into bags. Do not overfill or make bags too heavy

-Please colour-sort glass and place in small shopping bags, to avoid lifting strain and minimise ‘sorting time’ at bottle bank
-Wash your hands before and after community wardens visit

If you have any queries regarding your waste, please contact us.

Security Marking Service available to students

Keep your valuables safe with our free security marking service. Your student Community Wardens can help you register your items and provide advice on how to keep your valuables safe. This service will improve your chance of getting your valuables back if in future they are lost or stolen.
We will be occupying the Exehale room every Tuesday from 16th November- 7th December (4:30-6pm). You can contact our team for more information.

Signing for a house contract next year? 

Come meet the Student Community Wardens for housing advice before you sign a housing contract for next year. We have experience and some useful tips to help you move into the right kind of place. We’ll be at Streatham Marquee (1.30-4pm) on Wednesday 10th November and in G48 on St Luke's campus on Wednesday 17th November (12-1pm) to advise. We look forward to seeing you!

Connect and Discover

The Student Community Warden team will be offering peer support on FAQs to students living in private accommodation in the community - but we are really keen to connect with any student who might be preparing for life 'off campus'. We can advise on a wide range of topics; whether it's small things on campus (where are the microwaves?) to strategies on how to deal with household conflict and choosing flatmates next year-or knowing when to take rubbish out for council collection! We'll be in the Forum Exploration Lab 1 on 19th November and 3rd December (12- 1:30pm) to answer your queries.

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 three Student Community Warden teams. The Exeter East, West and Central Teams 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

The Community Warden scheme has been developed and supported by the University, Exeter Community Safety Partnership, and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.