Your accommodation contract is legally binding. Make sure you read and understand it fully before accepting it.
Remember to adjust your accommodation payments for terms two and three.
Please read your contract before you accept your accommodation agreement because it contains information and guidance about the terms and conditions that apply to your residence in accommodation, and the regulations applicable to University residences.
The document contains information that will help make your stay at the University of Exeter as easy and as pleasant as possible. The information it contains is not exhaustive but it may give the answers to some questions about your accommodation.
As a student at the University of Exeter you will be bound by the University’s Regulations. A full copy of the Regulations can be found in the University Calendar.
Many of the student residences in Exeter are owned and managed by the University, however some are either owned or managed by carefully selected partners. These partners will usually employ their own staff to carry out services such as reception, cleaning and maintenance.
Sample accommodation contracts for 2013/14
Your right to cancel
Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations, if we have not met you before you enter into your accommodation agreement, you have the right to cancel your contract by giving us written (by email, fax or post) notice within seven working days, beginning on the day after the date the contract becomes binding. This is the date when you accepted your accommodation contract and it has been checked and confirmed by the University.
Students will receive a dated email of confirmation which will be considered the date at which the contract becomes binding.
If you fail to notify us within the seven day period, you are no longer entitled to cancel the contract.
If you take up your tenancy, your accommodation deposit will be split and credited equally against your accommodation charges in terms two and three.
This will reduce the outstanding amount for terms two and three and should be taken into account when making your termly payments.
If you wish to pay the whole year in advance, please remember to deduct the amount of your deposit from your total charges due. If you do not do this, we will refund the deposit to you within the first payment period if you notify the Student Fees Office of your overpayment.
The 2013/14 academic year runs from Monday 23 September 2013 to Friday 13 June 2014 (excluding Freshers' Week). There are a number of different contract lengths within our residences which are summarised in the table below.
|Weeks||SC/C||Freshers' Week||Christmas vacation||Easter vacation||2013-2014|
|32||Catered||Yes||Not resident||Not resident||15 September - 14 December
5 January - 29 March
27 April - 14 June
|40||Self catered||Yes||Yes||Yes||15 September - 21 June|
|42||Self catered||Yes||Yes||Yes||15 September - 5 July|
|44||Self catered||Yes||Yes||Yes||15 September - 19 July|
|51||Self catered||Yes||Yes||Yes||15 September - 6 September|
Rooms in the catered residences are let for 32 weeks based on the University's term dates. If you live in a catered residence you will not be able to stay in your room during the Christmas and Easter vacations and will be required to move your belongings out for the Easter vacation.
Some self-catered residences are kept open over the summer vacation for students who are staying in Exeter for academic purposes and wish to stay on in university owned/managed/approved accommodation. More information about what accommodation is available is provided in the summer term.
You will be expected to remain in University accommodation for the full period as stated in your contract.