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Cycle facilities

Locked cycling facilities are now available for use on Streatham and St Luke's campuses:

  • The Streatham facility has 40 cycle spaces, solar powered lighting and meets Cycle Exeter's best practice. Cyclists wishing to use the facility should get the code for the facility from the Streatham Sports Park reception. Cyclists can use this map to find out where cycle parking is on Streatham Campus.
  • The facility at St Luke's has 30 spaces. Cyclists wishing to use this facility should get the code for the facility from the accommodation office in the South Cloisters.

Cycle to work

University staff can buy bikes through a government scheme designed to encourage people to cycle to work, which saves you income tax and national insurance on the cost of the bike, and spreads the cost over 12 months. The Cycle2work and CyclePlus schemes allow the employee to redeem a voucher at Halfords or a number of other local participating cycle shops in Devon and Cornwall. The scheme operates under a salary exchange arrangement which is approved by the government. Find out further information on the cycle scheme

Pool bike scheme (St Luke's)

Based at St Luke's? Why not cycle to your next meeting? We are now piloting a pool bike scheme for staff working on the St Luke's Campus. Pool bikes are free to use and you have a choice of a ladies' small hybrid or a medium gents' hybrid. They are easy to book, contact the St Luke's Porters lodge. Visit the pool bike webpages to find out more.

Free cycle training

Devon County Council provides free two hour cycle confidence sessions for adults who live, work or study in Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and Totnes. Training is provided by a fully Qualified National Standard Cycle Instructor. Whether it is getting on a bike for the first time or tackling particularly tricky sections of a journey, the training is tailor made to your needs and suitable for all levels of cyclist.

For more information on travelling by bike please visit our sustainability travel by bicycle web pages

Discounted travel passes

The University has partnered with Stagecoach to offer staff working at the Streatham and St Luke's Campuses discounted travel passes. For an application form and further information on the passes as well as information on bus travel, to, from and between our Exeter Campuses please go to the Sustainable Travel webpages.

Shuttle bus service

There is a free minibus service from Exeter St David’s railway station to Streatham Campus for staff and students. The minibus service also includes the St Luke’s campus and Veysey building at certain time of the day. For more information please see the Campus Services website. 

First Bus Cornwall travel pass

For staff in Cornwall, First Bus operates a number of frequent service bus routes linking major towns in Cornwall. Staff are able to receive subsidised bus transport with First Bus using a zoning system. A discounted travel pass to travel at any time within Cornwall is also available. Information can be found on the Falmouth Exeter Plus Travel Information webpages.

Car clubs

As a University employee, you are eligible for free first year Individual or Household membership of Co Cars car club, allowing you to book, pay and use any car in their low emission fleet for your own personal use. Find out more.

Car hire

Enterprise Rent a Car offers a discount of 15% off local rates or a 5% discount compared to standard online booking prices to University staff. For more information on how to obtain a staff discount, see the supplier search on the Finance website. The discount can be found under 'C' in the A-Z listing.

Car scheme

The University's car scheme offers eligible staff the opportunity to acquire a new, energy-efficient car at much lower rates than those generally available to members of the public through salary exchange. Further information on the car scheme.

Car parking

There is parking available at all University sites although this can be limited. Staff are advised wherever possible to take advantage of the alternative travel options detailed on this page, including car sharing. Staff are able to purchase free authority to park permits which enable you to have greater flexibility as to when you bring your car (and pay the reduced pay and display £1/day charge) to campus and when you use an alternative form of transport. Staff are able to purchase annual parking permits (although for certain campuses criteria must be met). Staff car parking permits are only available through salary exchange, unless you meet one of a few exemptions.

Car sharing

Staff can find other people to car share with through Car Share Devon and Car Share Cornwall. You can register with the general car sharing website to share with a variety of people from throughout the area or you can join the private University group (see instructions below) to share with university staff and students. Staff are encouraged to utilise car sharing opportunities when travelling for business, for example when travelling between the Exeter campuses and Cornwall campuses. 

To join Carshare Devon please follow these simple steps:

  1. Register on
  2. Choose to join the public group by clicking Go on the Car Share Devon dropdown box OR you can join the University of Exeter private group by selecting University of Exeter from the second dropdown box.
  3. Enter your name and email address
  4. Register a journey (this can be commuter and/or business journeys)

Gemini Taxis (Exeter)

Gemini Taxis offer a 10% discount to University staff on production of the University identification card when commencing journeys. Tel: 01392 666666 and indicate when you call that you will be applying your discount to your journey.

Interest-free loan

For regular train commuters, the University can provide an interest-free loan for the purchase of an annual rail season ticket, subject to certain conditions. To view the conditions and to apply complete the PD16 form.

Shuttle Bus

Staff and students who travel between the Exeter campuses and St David's Railway Station are able to use the free shuttle bus service during peak hours. Services run throughout the year, except for bank holidays and closure days. View the full timetable for more information.