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Community Liaison Manager

Rory Cunningham is the Community Liaison Manager for the University, promoting positive relationships between student residents and permanent 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

Students on the Move

We are excited to announce that the Students on the Move scheme has returned this year in time for students moving out at the end of term. Students on the Move is a waste collection scheme subsidised by the University and in collaboration with Exeter City Council.

Operating throughout June and July each year, the scheme allows University students living in private accommodation to have non-recyclable waste collected for FREE- in addition to their normal bi-weekly collection. This scheme has helped to reduce fly-tipping and has taken the stress out of the busy 'moving out' period.

The main University, Guild Information Points and Here to Help desks (at the Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses) are issued with 'SOTM' envelopes containing collection stickers for marking extra waste. Our Student Community Wardens will also be delivering these envelopes to student houses across the city.

The stickers in your ‘Students on the Move’ envelope allow you to mark your refuse for collection between your normal collection times. These collections will take place every Monday and Friday on these dates:

4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 June and 2, 5, 9, 12 July.

Simply place stickers on each rubbish bag. Email “RUBBISH” and the first line of your address to with the desired collection date. Please send this at least 2 days in advance of the desired collection date to ensure good notice. Once confirmed, leave labelled rubbish bags outside on the evening before a collection or before 6am on the day of collection.

This scheme only collects extra 'grey' waste. We do not collect glass or other recyclable items. This service is ideal for anyone who isn’t moving out on bin day!

Email to find out more about the scheme.

Donate coats to charity 

Need to get rid of stuff before the summer? Shrug off any unwanted coats to CoLab charity. As part of our Students on the Move campaign, the university has set up a donation point on campus for you to donate no longer needed coats. Your donations will be given to the CoLab Exeter team and will help homeless people and families in need.

You can find the donation spot in Devonshire House (DH2 opposite the large meeting room near the Exeposé suite). For more information please contact us

Glass Caddy 

The hugely successful Glass caddy scheme has returned to transport student’s glass waste to recycling points. This collection service is only offered to students living in private housing who don’t have access to a car or don't live within walking distance to a bottle bank. This campaign coincides with our ‘Students on the Move’ scheme which is a free non-recycling waste collection service that is also available to students. 

We have some collection dates available in June and July. Contact for more details. Please book early to avoid disappointment- there is a limited amount of collections slots and we are on a first-come, first-served schedule. Last-minute requests will not guarantee you a collection.

Once we have confirmed your collection date, we will confirm whether you will receive a morning or afternoon collection slot. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a precise collection time.

Please ensure that before the Student Community Wardens visit that:
-You are at home for the allotted collection time. Due to Covid regulations we strongly advise that students place their own waste into the Guild van to limit contact.
-Your glass waste is clean has not been touched for 72 hours
-Glass waste is not broken. We will not collect broken glass for health and safety reasons
-If you have lots of waste, please distribute it evenly into bags. Do not overfill or make bags too heavy

-Please colour-sort glass and place in small shopping bags, to avoid lifting strain and minimise ‘sorting time’ at bottle bank
-Wash your hands before and after community wardens visit

If you have any queries regarding your waste, please contact

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.