Get advice at one of the Housing drop-ins

1 December, 18:00 - 20:00, Holland Hall Common Room - Flatmate finder event with Residence Life and Accommodation Teams

2 December, 19:00 - 20:30, Isca Eats - ResLife Coffee Night with the Residence Life Team

After your first year

Looking for accommodation after your first year can be daunting, but try not to rush and consider all your options.

Accommodation Types

  • Renting a shared house, flat or apartment through a private landlord or letting agent
  • Renting a room in a landlord's house (lodging)
  • Living at home
  • Living in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the city (similar to university accommodation)

Read more about the different types of accommodation in our After Your First Year leaflet.

Contracts and Paperwork

Take time during the first term to consider where you want to live and who you want to live with. There is lots of choice in Exeter, so think it through and be sure that you're making the right decision before you sign on the dotted line. Remember that once you have signed an accommodation contract (and paid deposits) it is legally binding. Take a look at these Tenancy Agreement videos from University of Exeter Law students for more information.

Searching for Housing

The Accommodation Office manages the Exeter Studentpad website, which lists properties/rooms from private landlords and large student accommodation providers. You can search based on your preferences, look for housemates and sign up to receive alerts when new properties are added. 

Things to Consider

Before you begin your search for accommodation in the city, we recommend that you read the information provided below and consider the following:

  1. Price
  2. Place
  3. People
  4. Paperwork

A video guide on searching for private accommodation