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The latest news from the CRC teams

CARE Team arrange reuse of student bedding with charities

October 2022

Thanks to the University Contracts and Residence Experience (CARE) Team, 250 of last year’s duvets and 500 pillows are heading to orphanages in the Ukraine due to a new partnership between the University and  OHOB, a humanitarian charity based in the South West. 

Another 70 duvets and 140 pillows were collected by Turntable, who will distribute them among various charities and organisations within Exeter. 

Between OHOB and Turntable, all bedding that was potentially earmarked for landfill was instead fact reused by charities. It is hoped that a collaboration will be set up with Turntable and Exeter City Council so that in future, there will be a hub where used bedding can be distributed to various charities rather than being sent to landfill.


University Accommodation Co-ordinate Food Bank Donation

August 2022

The Residences Team at the University were delighted to recently work with local charity Exeter Food Bank, to co-ordinate a large donation.

At the end of the year, students in residence are encouraged to donate any food they have left, along with other unwanted property to be reused by others. This year, in a co-ordinated approach across the residences, Exeter Food Bank was able to collect in excess of two tonnes of food from the University.

Mark Richardson, Manager of Exeter Food Bank said, “That amount is amazing - and it came at a very good moment. We should be seeing less than one hundred clients each week at this time of year, but 2022 has been an exceptional time... and we have been seeing up to 260 weekly. Your donations have helped us in a really crazy time! Thank you so much for your support. “

In particular the residences teams would like to thank all those students who donated items to such a worthy cause.


University of Exeter Accommodation Shortlisted in 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

May 2022

The University are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Halls and Accommodation category of the Whatuni awards.

The student-led awards take place annually and are designed to highlight the incredible work undertaken by universities on behalf of their students. The WUSCAs are decided solely based on reviews provided by students, with around 35,000 submissions being made annually.

The reviews made allow prospective students to see unbiased information about the facilities and services provided at the universities they are considering during their application search.

Sarah Snow, Deputy Director of Commercial, Residential & Campus Services at the University of Exeter said: “At Exeter we recognise that student accommodation is critical to academic success.  Our residences aren’t just bedrooms, kitchens and communal facilities, we create homes and communities to ensure our students have a sense of belonging, contributing hugely to their overall university experience”.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at a special ceremony in Canary Wharf, London, with details of the outcome published on  the Whatuni website