Returning students accommodation 2017/18

We guarantee accommodation to students entering into year one of their studies in order to enhance their student experience and settle them in to university life. The demand for accommodation covered by this guarantee, means that we are unable to offer university accommodation to returning students for the 2017/18 academic year.

There are a range of private accommodation options available in the city, from purpose-built halls of residence to shared houses/flats. Further information can be found on our private housing webpages.

Supported applications for returning students

We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to support individuals who, due to a disability, a long-term medical condition or sensory or physical impairment require adapted accommodation or a particular location in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Scheduled building maintenance

Please note essential maintenance works are scheduled to take place on a number of blocks located at both Lafrowda and Birks Grange Village during the 2017/18 academic year.  We have identified a need to update the exterior of some of the accommodation blocks and to install new bathroom flooring.  While this work is on-going, students living in these residences will experience some disruption, this will include external scaffolding being erected which may affect visibility, as well as noise from the essential maintenance works. Some students will need to move from their bedroom to an alternative flat for a period of one week so the bathroom maintenance can be carried out efficiently. The University will make every effort to ensure that any disruption to students will be kept to a minimum, however, to compensate students for any disruption caused we will be reducing the rents in the affected blocks during the 2017/18 academic year.  The reduction in rent students will receive is currently being determined and, once confirmed, will be reflected on the website as will full details of the scheduled works taking place, the blocks affected, and the potential disruption of such works.

Further information about the essential repairs and improvements are available on our dedicated webpage.

Please see below for information about how to apply:

Applications for supported returners accommodation will open from 10am on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

We will process applications submitted week commencing 13 February and contact applicants from 20 February 2017 onwards therefore, we advise that your accommodation application and your writtern support from one of the Wellbeing Services team is received before 13 February

We accept written support from:


If you have a medical condition or a learning difficulty which requires extra support then you can contact AccessAbility to discuss your requirements.

Opening times: 9.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday (Closed on Bank Holidays and University closure days).

Student Health Centre

The Student Health Centre is available to all registered University of Exeter students and is located within Reed Mews on the Streatham Campus.

The health centre is open Monday to Wednesday - 8.45am - 5.00pm, Thursday - 8.45am - 5.00pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm and Friday - 8.45am - 5.00pm.


The University of Exeter Wellbeing Services team, made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners, are all highly skilled and experienced. They are able to offer advice, therapeutic and practical support to help students cope personally and to manage their studies.

  • We have introduced a new accommodation portal for 2017/18. All applications for returning students will be made via the new accommodation portal. If you already have an accommodation account active, you will need to use the same login details as you have previously. If you have not previously applied for accommodation you will need to use the First Visit section to validate your account in order to apply.

  • You will need to apply using the application type 'Current Student Supported Application'.

  • Within the application, you will need to indicate that you have a medical requirement.

  • Please be advised that without written confirmation of support from one of the University of Exeter support services, your application will be not be processed.


  • When applying for accommodation, you will not be given the options for specific residences and will only be able to choose the type of accommodation and the standard of room you require to meet your needs.

  • Please advise us in the notes section, on the second page of the application form, the residence and contract length you would prefer.

It is highly likely that you will be allocated to accommodation with students who are not of similar age/study group to yourself, however, we will try and match you with students who share similar interests, as per our room allocation procedure.