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Students with families

Support for you and your family

In Exeter we have a range of support available to you, including the Students’ Guild Advice Unit, and the Parents’ and Carers’ network and buddy system.

The Falmouth and Exeter Student's union, (the SU) Advice Service can provide support to students studying at our Cornwall campuses. 


Our Family Centres provide high quality care and education for the children of students and staff. They cater for children from six weeks to five years of age. Apply early as places are in demand.

Childcare in Exeter

Phone: 01392 725416

Childcare in Penryn

Little Wonders Nursery provides childcare for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
Phone: 01326 370408

International student families

We have a vibrant community of international student families here at Exeter. If you are planning to bring your family with you to the UK while you study, please read about accommodation, childcare, schools and visas for dependents on the International Student Support Pages.

We also offer a range of free English language classes for the spouses of international students. 

Accommodation (Exeter)

In Exeter we offer a limited number of residences designed specifically for families and couples, including flats and studios. Find out about the options available and how to apply.

Accommodation (Cornwall)

Please contact the accommodation team for help and advice on finding private accommodation.