Private Accommodation Options

Hello everyone!

In today’s blog we are going to look at private accommodation options available. This is especially useful to think about if you are not covered by our Accommodation Guarantee. Although it is not compulsory for new students to live with us so you may find that you want to consider private options in the city also. See below for some useful hints or tips about searching for private accommodation:

What types of accommodation are available?
Whether you are looking as an individual or as a group, Exeter has a lot of private student accommodation options available in the city centre and surrounding areas. The options include:

  • Purpose-built private halls of residence (similar to the halls you would live in on campus)
  • Shared houses and flats through agents or landlords
  • Resident landlord/host family – (This would include living in accommodation with the landlord and/or their family)

You can see examples of these and further advice and information on our website.

How do I search for private accommodation?
Before you can begin your search for private accommodation you need to think about what exactly it is you want. For example:

  1. Budget – weekly/monthly and if you want bills included or not
  2. Who you wish to live with. Options include living alone, with other students or with family
  3. The areas of Exeter you wish to live (we have a handy list of locations close to our campuses on our website under the ‘local area information‘ tab)
  4. The type of living style you’re looking at. Think about whether you want a room with a landlord, room in a purpose-built residence, a flat or a house

Once you know what you’re looking for, you can take a look at the private housing list available via our Studentpad website to see what accommodation is available. Studentpad is a free, easy to use student accommodation site and you are able to search by accommodation type, number of bedrooms or price.

Support for students living in the city:
Our Student Community Wardens encourage the integration of students as active citizens and they work closely with the Students’ GuildDevon and Cornwall Constabulary and Exeter City Council to support fellow students living off campus

Thank you for reading today’s blog, we hope that it has been useful and wish you all another sunny week!

Accommodation Shannon

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