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Student life

Clubs and societies

The University of Exeter's three campuses (two in Exeter, one in Penryn) offer a safe, welcoming, stimulating environment. 

Clubs and societies are run by the Students' Guild in Exeter and by FXU (Falmouth and Exeter Student’s Union) on our Penryn campus. Both organisations offer a very wide range of clubs and societies to choose from, including (among many others), these societies:

Croquet, Dance, Health and Fitness, Kung Fu, Meditation, Film, Forensics, Geography, French/German/Hispanic/Italian,
History, Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Cinema, Creative Writing, Theatre, Fashion, Han Culture, Photography, Shakespeare

and these sports clubs:

American Football, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Caving, Cheerleading, Clay pigeon shooting, Climbing, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kayaking, Netball, Polo, Riding, Rowing, Rugby, Rugby League, Sailing, Racing and yachting, Snooker and Pool, Skiing, Squash, Racketball, Sub Aqua, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwon-Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Exeter is a leading sports university: it was named the Times and Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2016; the Streatham campus hosts the multi-million pound and 200 station Russell Seal fitness centre

The SouthWest of England

The South West of England is a world-renowned holiday destination, visited every year by holidaymakers from the UK, Europe, the USA and elsewhere. The counties of Devon and Cornwall are characterised by their quaint fishing villages, rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and wild, open countryside. Surfing, camping, climbing, cycling, diving and hiking are particularly common holiday activities in the region.  Transport links to London and the rest of the UK and to Europe (via Exeter airport) are excellent. 

Exeter (population 120,000) is a historic, safe, and student-friendly city with a thriving arts scene.  As the regional capital, students have access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. For a virtual tour of the city click here

Our Cornwall Campus is just a short distance from the lively, waterfront town of Falmouth.  With its seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina, it's a haven for those who love sand, sea and surf.  You can find out much more about life in Cornwall in our 24 Ours guide.