The University of Exeter has three campuses in Devon and Cornwall – Streatham and St Luke's in Exeter, Devon, and Penryn near Falmouth, Cornwall. In this beautiful corner of the UK, they mix heritage with modern facilities.
Nightlife and culture
- Exeter and Falmouth both have proportionally high student populations, making for surprisingly diverse nightlife. Exeter's Cavern is a legendary alternative music venue.
- Exeter is a UNESCO City of Literature, has an award-winning museum and three multiplex cinemas. Falmouth, home to an arts university, has a unique cultural experience.
- The South West's renowned food culture runs through Exeter and Falmouth, with a plethora of local producers and suppliers, independent restaurants, and food festivals.
- Exeter Chiefs bring Premiership Rugby to the city, while both locations offer outstanding watersports, cycling, and access to national parks, beaches, and countryside.
- The university's arts and culture strategy promotes on- and off-campus events, bringing in international figures from film and the arts.
- Plenty of choice for where to live: on or off campus, catered or self-catered, single or shared, university or privately owned.
- Guaranteed accommodation offered to unaccompanied UK, EU or international undergraduates who firmly accept a place of study.
- Guaranteed accommodation also for unaccompanied international postgraduates who firmly accept a place of study.
- All accommodation offered is owned, managed, or approved by the university. All accommodation is reviewed annually.
- Exeter accommodation is at most a 30-minute walk from campus. Penryn accommodation is a maximum of 15 minutes' walk from campus.
Accommodation costs 2019/2020
£5454- £8232 per year
£3396- £7574 per year
- The Students' Guild represents students in Exeter, and the Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union represents Cornwall students.
- The Guild has more than 250 societies and the SU more than 140. From student media to Harry Potter, climbing, Pokémon, and more.
- Events are hosted at the Ram Bar and Lemon Grove in Exeter and the Stannary in Cornwall, from club nights and karaoke to balls.
- Exeter is a compact city, easily walkable and great by bike.
- From Exeter city centre, Streatham Campus is 15 minutes' walk and St Luke's is 5 minutes. Buses run from town to both campuses.
- Penryn Campus is 15 minutes' walk from Penryn, 15 minutes by bus/train from Falmouth, and 30 minutes by car or train from Truro.
- Exeter Airport is just outside the city and offers flights to the UK and Europe. In 2018 it handled almost 1 million passengers.
- Penryn Campus is 45 minutes from Cornwall Airport Newquay, which offers flights to the UK and Europe.
- The Career Zone helps students find part-time and casual work to gain transferable skills and earn extra money while studying.
- The university offers employment as a student ambassador at all campuses, including as open day marshals.
- Retail, hospitality, and tourism offer plenty of part-time job opportunities across the South West, plus summer holiday work.
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