Frequently asked questions

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A number of rooms in both Glasney Student Village and The Sidings have been modified for students with a range of disabilities. We're happy to discuss individual requirements with students who have disabilities, and we encourage you to contact the Accommodation Office and the Accessibility Service at an early stage.

Glasney Student Village, The Sidings and Tremough Barton Cottages are self-catered halls, but if you prefer to have your meals prepared for you, the nearby campus café’s,  refectory and bar offer a range of options during the week. At the refectory you can pay as you go or buy vouchers to cover your meals. The campus shop sells a variety of essential food items, and there is also a large supermarket in nearby Penryn.

We welcome applications from all students and we guarantee to offer you a place in University owned/managed/approved accommodation if you are:

A first-year undergraduate, unaccompanied home, EU or international student who has firmly accepted an offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

An unaccompanied international postgraduate in your first year of study.

An unaccompanied incoming study abroad or Erasmus student for the full academic year.

The deadline date for first year home, EU and international undergraduate and postgraduate students is 31 July 2018. For further information on the application and offer process please see the applying section.

Whilst we try to allocate students their preferred choice of accommodation we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer all students their first choice and therefore recommend that all available options are put in an order of priority. Please note, during periods of high demand, we enter into agreements with approved accommodation providers in Falmouth, Penryn and Truro in order to increase the availability of university owned, managed or approved accommodation.

We also guarantee a very limited number of home, EU postgraduate students accommodation in university owned, managed or approved accommodation if they apply before the deadline. Once these have all been allocated we will create a waiting list but do strongly advise that students search for accommodation in the private sector.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact, and agree a Green Travel Plan with Cornwall Council every year as part our planning permission. There is no parking available at any of our residences (except for Blue Badge holders) and students are strongly discouraged from using a car unless it is essential.

We have excellent public transport links which we subsidise making them affordable for our students. In addition, there are secure bike storage points all around both campuses and at the various accommodation sites. More information on travelling sustainably around Falmouth and Penryn can be found within the Green Travel Guide.

If you have access to the internet while you are out of the country, you can still apply online. You will need your 9 digit student number contained in any correspondence from the Institution to your home address/emails. If you will not have access to the internet or if you are concerned about access to the internet whilst you are away, you can arrange for a family member/friend to apply for residences on your behalf.

The deadline for accommodation for the 2017-2018 year has now passed, however please contact the Accommodation Office on 01326 253639 if you are still looking for accommodation. The deadline for the 2018-2019 year is 31 July 2018.

Any student living in the United Kingdom or the EU is considered a ‘Home Student’. Students from the Channel Islands (except those doing a foundation course) are considered International Students along with any other student living outside the EU.

New unaccompanied international postgraduate students from outside the EU in their first year of study will be guaranteed Falmouth Exeter Plus owned, managed or approved accommodation if their application and deposit are received by the published deadline.

Please note that the process will vary slightly depending on whether you are offered accommodation at Glasney Student Village, Tremough Barton Cottages or The Sidings. For full guidance see the what happens next? page.