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.

Contractual information

Please read your contract before you accept your accommodation agreement. It contains information and guidance about the terms and conditions that apply to your residency 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 may give 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.

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.

Your deposit

Once you have been made an offer of accommodation, you are required to pay a deposit of £300.00 in order to secure your place in our residences. Check our room allocation procedure to understand when we will process your application and when you will hear about University accommodation.

This 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.

Letting periods

The 2014/15 academic year runs from Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 12 June 2015 (excluding Freshers' Week) and the 2015/16 academic year runs from Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 10 June 2016 (excluding Freshers' Week). There are a number of different contract lengths within our residences which are summarised in the table below:

WeeksSC/CFreshers' WeekChristmas vacationEaster vacation 2014-2015
32 Catered Yes Not resident Not resident

14 September - 13 December4 January - 28 March
26 April - 13 June

40 Self catered Yes Yes Yes 14 September - 20 June
42 Self catered Yes Yes Yes 14 September - 4 July
44 Self catered Yes Yes Yes 14 September - 18 July
51 Self catered Yes Yes Yes 14 September - 5 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.