St Luke's library

"St Luke’s Campus is so individual and special in character and history. It shapes your education both academically and socially – it’s a very close knit community"
Louise Michael
3rd Year, BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences

St Luke's Campus

St Luke's Campus is home to students in:

  • the Graduate School of Education
  • the School of Sport and Health Sciences
  • the University of Exeter Medical School

It is located on the east side of the city centre, just over a mile from Streatham Campus across the city to the north-west.

Founded in 1854 as a teacher training college, students have studied at St Luke's for over 160 years. Throughout that time the campus has grown and developed – currently, an exciting £1.7million full refurbishment and expansion of the Cross Keys building is underway, which will soon provide students with a larger communal space in which to eat, study and socialise.

Although much has changed over the years, St Luke's has retained its vibrant, collegiate atmosphere and sense of history. Alumni of St Luke's proudly refer to themselves as 'Lukies' and hold a deep affection for their former place of study.

As you walk through the arches of the traditional North Cloisters you will see the lawns of the quadrangle surrounded by modern teaching buildings. Facilities include:

  • a library, which has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment
  • IT facilities and support
  • modern seminar rooms, lecture theatres and an art room
  • a sports hall
  • a health and fitness studio
  • an indoor heated swimming pool
  • a chapel
  • muslim prayer rooms
  • a number of pianos that students can practice on, including a baby grand

The Students’ Guild organises many events and activities on campus and students at St Luke’s can also take full advantage of all the academic, social and sporting facilities at Streatham Campus.

St Luke's is directly opposite a Waitrose store, five minutes' walk from two areas of local shops, a 15 minute walk from the city centre and about a 35 minute walk from Streatham campus. Buses to the city centre, train station and to Streatham campus can be caught directly outside the gates, and run very frequently.