After your first year

Looking for accommodation after your first year does not have to be daunting as there are several options, such as:

  • Renting a shared house or flat
  • Renting a single flat or apartment
  • Renting a room in a landlord's house (lodging)
  • Living at home
  • Living in private residences (just like university accommodation)

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.

The Accommodation Office administers the Studentpad website which lists properties/rooms from private landlords and large student accommodation providers. Advertisements for the 2020/21 academic year will be available on Studentpad as soon as landlords advertise their properties. Students' Guild will again be hosting the Accommodation Fair which this year will take place in November 2020. 

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