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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

A Message to students staying in Exeter

For those who may be staying in Exeter longer in the summer, please continue to be mindful of your neighbours regarding noise levels, particularly those of you living in private accommodation near our campuses and surrounding areas, as you may have neighbours with young families, or early morning work commitments. 

If arranging a gathering, it is important to socialise safely and considerately by consulting the noise section of the student guide (pages 24 and 25).  And remember - noise in the street can carry and have a big impact on all our community. Please consider those who need to sleep, particularly during the week.

Please also be mindful with household waste as rubbish bags left outside can attract vermin who will attack bags and spread waste across the streets, particularly if there is food waste inside.

Students on the Move and Glass Caddy

Throughout June and July, we collaborated with the Exeter City Council and visited over 100 student addresses to remove waste from their homes before students left for the summer. The Students on the Move campaign ensured that Exeter streets would be clear of waste during the holidays. Our community wardens had an active role in promoting the scheme’s various services (waste collection, charity donations and glass caddying) keeping streets clean with litter picks and caddying glass to recycling banks. We are very pleased that so many students made use of the campaign before their travel home to keep local streets safe and clean.

This service has concluded on 12th July, however, if you’re still in living in the city and will be moving out before bin day, consider booking a special waste collection with the council (Tel: 01392 265 010)

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) until Friday 16th July. For more information please contact us

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.