Starting at university is an exciting time and we realise the importance of finding the right place to live. There are new friends to be made, new places to discover and the chance to develop many new interests. Being in university residences enables you to meet a diverse range of people from different backgrounds and cultures, on a variety of programmes and you can make friends straight away.
In recent years there has been a multi-million pound investment in the building of new accommodation on all our campuses, which are designed to the highest standard and complement our existing residences.
At our campuses in Exeter we have something for everyone, from catered halls and self-catered accommodation, to self-contained family flats. Visit the Accommodation website for full details, including virtual tours of our halls and self-catering residences [new window].
At our Cornwall Campus we are able to offer self-catered accommodation in our purpose-built student village on campus. Please see the Cornwall Campus Accommodation page.
All our accommodation is either on the campuses or a maximum of a 30-minute walk away. That means you’re close to academic and campus facilities as well as being only a short walk away from the city centre. A bus service also runs regularly between the campuses and the city centre, train and coach stations.
With over 5,000 places, we are able to offer accommodation to many of our students. We welcome applications from all students and in particular we guarantee to offer you accommodation if you are:
- An unaccompanied new student entering the first year of an undergraduate programme and have firmly accepted the offer of a place at the University of Exeter *
- An unaccompanied incoming Study Abroad or Erasmus student at Exeter for the full academic year
We would advise you to make your application by 31 July.
* University accommodation is accommodation owned, managed or approved by the University.
I found it so easy to meet people when I first arrived at Exeter, and generally the people I met in my first couple of weeks in Halls are still my best friends, and I have continued to live with them ever since.
Angharad Smith, 3rd Year Drama
It’s so difficult to single out a particular element which I enjoy most about the Cornwall Campus. It’s very social; you don’t feel like another student, but a member of a family within a close-knit community. I have really enjoyed meeting a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, and the small class sizes on my programme allow you to make some very close friends. Another enjoyable aspect is the ability to use a wide range of resources on an innovative and modern campus which is still developing.
There’s also access to a wide range of extracurricular activities and societies. I’m still having an amazing experience here; my programme is stimulating and extremely enjoyable and the social life is simply fantastic! I believe my experience is unique, because of the range of students who study both at the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth on the same campus.
Daniel Venton, BA Geography, Cornwall Campus