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About Exeter, Devon


Exeter, is home to both our Streatham Campus, found on the edge of the city, and St Luke’s Campus, in the centre. Nestled in the picturesque Devon countryside, Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Boasting a high quality of life and low crime rate, over a quarter of Exeter’s population study or work at the University, making the city a welcoming environment for students and academics alike. Exeter is the administrative and commercial core of Devon, with prominent companies such as IKEA, the John Lewis Partnership and the Met Office branching out to the city – and our state-of-the-art Science Park provides outstanding opportunities for technologically-driven businesses to develop.

Exeter is a lively, vibrant place with a strong independent sector. There are boutique shops alongside high street stores, and dozens of cosy cafes and restaurants using locally-sourced produce. A safe and walkable city, you can find everything you need right on your doorstep. The county’s exquisite coastlines and national parks are also just a short drive, cycle, bus or train journey away, and with fast links to major cities across the country, it’s no wonder our students are amongst the most satisfied in the country.

Places of note

With its Roman origins, gothic cathedral, and legacy of the Blitz, Exeter has an abundance of interesting places to explore.

Food and drink

One of the foodie centres of the South West, Exeter offers an exceptional array of choice for eating out and fabulous local produce for eating in.

Shopping and retail

With unique independent shops and boutiques alongside numerous high-street brands, there is something for everyone in Exeter’s varied and compact city centre.

Nightlife and going out

With a high proportion of students, Exeter has a buzzing nightlife with pubs a-plenty, fun clubs and a great music scene.

Arts and culture

With an award-winning museum, several independent theatres and a choice of cinemas, Exeter has a busy cultural calendar.

Green spaces

Exeter is a very green city with lots of parks and green spaces to explore. Our Exeter campuses have both won awards in recognition of their well-maintained and high-quality grounds and gardens.

Sport and leisure

Home to a wide variety of sporting facilities along with Premiership Rugby and Football League teams, Exeter is a great place for sports fans.

Beyond the city

Rolling countryside, expansive national parks, and miles of beautiful beaches make exploring outside the city exhilarating and rewarding.