Living costs

The amount you spend as a student is, to some extent, up to you. You will need to make choices about how you live and what your priorities are. For a first year UK student living in University catered accommodation, the term-time (32 weeks) costs are likely to be something like this:

Student A – living in catered accommodation

Catered accommodation for students based in Exeter 2017/18
(term-time costs only – 32 weeks per year)

Accommodation Average £209 per week for 32 weeks £6,685
Books and equipment   £300
Food – lunches, coffees, etc Approx £20 per week for 32 weeks £640
Clubs and societies   £300
Clothing   £250
TV licence   £145
Travel home   £200
Toiletries and haircuts   £150
Telephone and internet   £250
Social life Approx £35 per week £1,120
House deposit for next year   £400
TOTAL £10,450

 

Student B – living in University self-catered accommodation

Self-catered accommodation for students based in Exeter 2017/18
(term-time costs only – NB generally, rent is payable for 40/44 weeks of the year)

Accommodation Average £140 per week for 40 weeks £5,600
Books and equipment   £300
Food – all food Approx £35 per week for 32 weeks £1,120
Clubs and societies   £300
Clothing   £250
TV licence   £145
Travel home   £200
Toiletries and haircuts   £150
Telephone and internet   £250
Social life  Approx £35 per week £1,120
House deposit for next year   £400
TOTAL £9,855

 

NOTE: These examples are intended to demonstrate costs of living at university during term-time only. It assumes that you will be supported by your parents, or by other means, during holidays. Rents are reviewed annually and details for September 2018 will be available in March 2018.