Pictured: the Forum at the centre of the Streatham Campus, aerial view.

Benefits of working here

The University offers a wide range of excellent facilities and benefits to staff:

Staff life

We offer generous holiday allowances, together with flexible working and a final salary pension scheme (see financial benefits). We offer a wide range of training courses for your personal and professional development - find out more on the Learning and Development website. We believe the wellbeing of staff is extremely important - for full details see our wellbeing page.

Staff Association

Our Staff Association offers opportunities to meet up for social events and activities, plus a huge range of discounts and offers from local and national companies. Special interest groups enable staff to enjoy sharing interests in activities from surfing to handball, Italian conversation to chess, and knitting to arts and crafts. Find out more about the Staff Association.


Streatham Campus is the biggest of the three University sites and is built around a country estate overlooking Exeter and the surrounding countryside. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the country with lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens with many rare species of plants and trees.

St Luke’s Campus is just over a mile away from the Streatham Campus across the city, and is 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. St Luke’s offers modern facilities in a traditional setting which has retained its vibrant, collegiate atmosphere in which everyone soon gets to know each other.

Penryn Campus near Falmouth is an exciting new campus. The campus’ stunning main buildings have been equipped to deliver the very best in learning and teaching facilities, with teaching labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technologies.

Take a look at our beautiful campuses


The University promotes a green travel policy. We provide a minibus service from St David’s railway station and a cross-city Stagecoach bus service to and from ‘park and ride’ facilities at Sowton. We also have a number of additional incentives for sustainable commuting - find out more on our financial benefits page.

University facilities

Staff have access to a number of facilities throughout the University including:


Well-equipped sports centres, gym and fitness classes, facilities for swimming, tennis, athletics and outdoor team sports - whatever your interest or ability, there is something to suit you.


Arts, leisure and entertainment facilities include the Northcott Theatre, The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, regular music concerts and art exhibitions around campus.

Food outlets and shops

A range of choice in catering facilities is available on each campus, together with shops and banking facilities. Find out about our cafes and shops.


There is a small nursery on the Streatham Campus which accommodates children between 3 months and 5 years. Visit the Family Centre website. There are other private nurseries and childcare facilities within the Exeter area - see Devon Family Information Service. Local schools information is also available on the Devon County Council website.

For the Penryn Campus, the Woodlane Nursery in Falmouth provides students and staff with high quality childcare and education for children aged 1 to 8 years. Find out more about childcare facilities.

The University also operates a Childcare Voucher scheme under a salary sacrifice arrangement. For more information see our current staff childcare information.

Further information

Find out more about the benefits of working here on our current staff site.