After your first year

Looking for accommodation after your first year can be daunting, but there are several options open to our returning students, such as renting a room within a large private student accommodation provider, or living in private sector student housing.

Take time during the first term to consider where you want to live and who you want to live with. It is natural to start to panic when you see everyone else signing up to contracts and you haven’t found anywhere yet, but there are enough rooms in Exeter for everyone, so make sure you are making the right decision when you sign on the dotted line.

Remember that once you have signed an accommodation contract (and paid deposits where required) it is legally binding so make sure you have thought everything through before making that commitment.

Remember that Students' Guild Advice can help by looking over your contract before you sign up to your accommodation.

The Accommodation Office manage the Studentpad website which lists properties/rooms from private landlords and large student accommodation providers. Advertisements for the 2019/20 academic year will go live on the same date as the Students' Guild Accommodation Fair which takes place in the Great Hall between 11:00am-2:00pm. This year the date of the Accommodation Fair is Tuesday 20 November. Advertisements will go live from 9:00am.

Before you begin your search for accommodation in the city, we recommend that you read the information provided below and consider the following:

  1. Price
  2. Place
  3. People
  4. Paperwork

A video guide on searching for private accommodation