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Community Liaison Manager

Rory Cunningham is the Community Liaison Manager for the University, promoting positive relationships between students and residents living in communities surrounding the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses.

This role evolved from ongoing partnership work of the University, Exeter City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Exeter's Students' Guild.

Tel 01392 723721

Community Liaison Team

To raise queries with our Community Liaison Team (non emergency)
Phone 01392 723721 Email

Estate Patrol Exeter

The University's Estate Patrol provides a 24 hour service on campus. They deal with matters of security and safety and can be called to report or discuss off-campus incidents involving students. Estate Patrol can be contacted at any time on 01392 263999.

You can find out more information on the Security webpages.

The University in the community

We provide information and guidance for students living and socialising off-campus, also information for permanent local residents who live alongside students and have an interest in the University's development.

We understand that social differences between students and permanent local residents can sometimes cause tension. We believe that such tensions can be resolved when there are more opportunities for communication and meaningful engagement. The University's Community Liaison Manager works to enhance relationships with local communities.

The University also provides many services and facilities that are available to members of the public, contact us directly to find out more.

Community News on Covid-19

Read our community newsletters in Exeter and Cornwall for information about university actions on Covid-19, including support and contact information.



Community Warden News

Student Volunteer Week 2021

Love the outdoors and interested in volunteering? Help your community with our Litter Pick week.
Despite the fact that we cannot have a 'normal' Student Volunteer Week this year- we are keen to share volunteering opportunities for you to support your community as safely as possible.
Join our Community Wardens w/c 22nd Feb to clear public pathways and gardens of waste -and help our community stay clean.
Select a time slot (10:30-11:15 or 14:30-15:15. Timings are subject to change) in the week of 22nd-26th to help our community wardens clear waste. All equipment will be supplied- all you need to bring is your enthusiam!
You can find out more on how we are organising these events by contacting

Winter Students on the Move 2020

Throughout December, we collaborated with the Exeter City Council and visited over 100 student addresses to remove extra grey waste from their homes before students left for the Christmas break. The campaign ‘Winter Students on the Move’ ensured that Exeter streets would be clear of waste during the holidays. Our Community Wardens visited student addresses with leaflets and advice on the service during their Walkabout and litter picking service. We are very pleased that so many students made use of the campaign before their travel home to keep local streets safe and clean and we'd like to thank all those involved.

We hope to bring this back for a summer version in Term 3. Further details will follow closer to this date on this page.

Student Community Wardens

Student Community Wardens encourage the integration of students as active citizens and facilitate the work of the Community Liaison Officer. Student Wardens work closely with the Students’ Guild, local Police and City Council to support fellow students living off-campus.

There are two Student Community Warden teams. The Exeter East Team and the Exeter West Team provide a supportive presence to students living across the wards of St James, St David's, Pennsylvania, Newtown and Polsloe.

Wardens conduct 'walkabouts' in their area, signpost students with community queries, attend community meetings and develop termly community projects. Wardens also facilitate ongoing campaigns and initiatives, including the end of term 3, Students On The Move refuse removal scheme. They can help to security-mark your valuables, stencil your property number onto your bin and they also run a glass caddying scheme at the end of each term to help collect and recycle your glass.

Wardens have access to the StreetWise fund, financing projects that bring students and permanent residents together. 

Local wardens wear branded Student Community Warden jackets, hoodies and polo shirts and are always happy to chat. To contact directly please email 

The Community Warden scheme has been developed and supported by the University, Exeter Community Safety Partnership, and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.