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About Devon


Devon's capital city, Exeter, is home to our main site, the Streatham Campus on the edge of the city, and St Luke's Campus in the heart of the town. Set in the the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, work, and study in the UK.

Exeter is a lively city with a strong independent sector. There are boutique shops alongside high street stores, as well as quirky cafes amongst independent restaurants using locally sourced produce. Find out more about what Exeter has to offer, including food, shopping and places to visit, on the Exeter Live Better website. You can also hear from students about their life in Exeter on our blog pages.

Boasting a high quality of life and low crime rate, a quarter of Exeter’s population study or work at the University, making the city a welcoming environment for students and academics alike.

Over recent years a number of big-name companies and organisations have seen the potential of Exeter, from the Met Office to John Lewis Partnership. Exeter’s new Science Park provides outstanding opportunities for technologically-driven businesses to develop.

Exeter is the administrative and commercial centre of Devon, and the region’s exquisite coastline and impressive national parks are only a short drive, cycle, bus or train journey away. With direct flights from Exeter to London, the city is better connected and more accessible than ever.

A major new study has revealed that Devon has the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales.

Places of note

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

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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.

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Nightlife and going out

Small but perfectly formed, Exeter’s nightlife is powered by the high proportion of students in the city and takes in nightclubs, pubs, live music, and much more besides.

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Shopping and retail

The city centre and stylish, modern Princesshay complex boast big names galore, and are complemented by a bustling culture of independent shops and boutiques across the varied but compact city centre.

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Green spaces

Exeter benefits from a huge amount of green spaces at its heart and on its fringes, not least the University’s own Streatham Campus.

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Arts and culture

Award-winning museums, independent theatres and cinemas in the heart of the city, and a busy cultural calendar contribute to a thriving scene.

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Sport and leisure

Exeter is home to Premiership rugby and Football League teams, and offers a wide array of sporting and leisure activities from cycling to canoeing to climbing and beyond. 

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Beyond the city

Rolling countryside, expansive National Parks, and, of course, miles of beautiful beaches make exploring outside the city itself exhilarating and rewarding.

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