Studying with a family

One of the great things about coming here with children is that I see a different dynamic to life in Exeter.

Students with families

Support for you and your family

We have a range of support available to you, including the Students’ Guild support group for student parents, and the Parents’ and Carers’ network and buddy system


Our Family Centres provide high quality care and education for the children of students and staff. They cater for children from six weeks to five years of age (Exeter) and one to five years of age (Penryn - Falmouth Campus). Apply early as places are in demand.

On the Penryn Campus, a new 54-place purpose-built nursery will open in September 2016, for children from six weeks to five years of age. Please contact us if you are interested in putting your child on the waiting list.

» Childcare in Exeter 

Phone: 01392 725416

» Childcare in Penryn

Phone: 01326 213765

International student families

We have a vibrant community of international student families here at Exeter. If you are planning to bring your family with you to the UK while you study, please read about accommodation, childcare, schools and visas for dependents in the International Students Guide.

We also offer a range of free English language classes for the spouses of international students. 

Accommodation (Exeter)

We offer a limited number of residences designed specifically for families and couples, including flats and studios. Find out about the options available and how to apply.