At our Penryn Campus, we offer exceptional accommodation just a couple of minutes’ walk from all the academic and social facilities, as well as at The Sidings, a short walk from campus.

Glasney Student Village

This is a purpose-built student village offering high quality, en-suite accommodation on campus. The two and three storey buildings are divided into self-catered flats shared with six other students. The rooms are furnished to a high standard; the majority of rooms have a double bed, wardrobe, desk, telephone and internet points. A number of rooms have been modified for students with disabilities.

The communal kitchen/dining areas are furnished with fully fitted kitchen, table and chairs, and TV and Freeview box, DVD/video. Additional facilities at Glasney Parc include coin-operated launderettes and a bicycle/surfboard store.

Twelve of the en-suite rooms at ground level are suitable for students with disabilities. Individual personal needs can be discussed with the Accessibility Service.

The Sidings

This accommodation has been open since September 2012 and is in Penryn, a short walk from the Penryn Campus and adjacent to Penryn Station. All rooms are fully furnished and en-suite. Each flat has a fully fitted communal kitchen/dining area as well as a living area with sofas and a television. The development is managed by CRM, who provide on-site management of all services, from IT to laundry via cleaning and security. Applications for accommodation here are made via our online system, Room Service, but your details will be passed to CRM, who will issue your contract.

The Accommodation pages on the Falmouth Exeter Plus website has all the information you need as a new or current student.


The Accommodation pages on the Falmouth Exeter Plus website cover all cost information. Rents are reviewed annually.

The telephone and internet in your room are both subject to separate contracts and charges (internal calls to other rooms on campus are free). There is a one-off payment for internet access, details are available on the Glasney Student Village webpages.

Please note that all Penryn campus accommodation charges should be paid online or by contacting the accommodation office


We welcome applications from all students and we guarantee to offer you a place in University owned/managed/approved accommodation if you are:

  • A year one undergraduate, unaccompanied home, EU or international student who has firmly accepted an offer of a place at the University of Exeter.
  • An unaccompanied home, EU or international postgraduate in your first year of study.
  • An unaccompanied incoming study abroad and Erasmus student for the full academic year.

You must apply for accommodation by 31 July.

Second and third year students

There is a good deal of private housing available for rent in Falmouth and Penryn, with rents typically in the region of £70-90 per week excluding bills. The Penryn Campus Accommodation Office runs accommodation fairs and other services to help students find private sector accommodation. You can find out more information on the Current Students Accommodation webpages.

Food and groceries

Glasney Student Village is self-catering, but if you prefer to have your meals prepared for you, the nearby campus restaurant and bar offer a range of options during the week. At the restaurant you can pay-as-you-go or buy vouchers from the Finance Office to cover your meals. The campus shop sells a variety of essential food items, and there are also two large supermarkets in nearby Penryn.  

Car parking

Like many other university campuses, our Penryn Campus has limited car parking. It also operates a Green Transport Policy and both staff and students are encouraged to use public transport and to car share. This means that there is no car parking available for students living on campus (except blue badge holders). A subsidised bus service operates between the campus, Penryn and Falmouth. Find out full details on our car parking page.

Further information

For further information contact:
The Accommodation Office
Falmouth Exeter Plus
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

Tel +44 (0)1326 253639

Living in Glasney Student Village means you are at the centre of everything. You have the Stannary a few minutes away, a gym, the student shop, an extensive library and bus stop with frequent buses into Falmouth and the neighbouring areas. The community feel you get means you quickly make a circle of friends and you always have a sense of security within the 24 hour Glasney Lodge.
Hari Chandegra, 1st year student