Written by Daniel, a 5th year medical student studying on St Luke’s campus, Exeter.
There are a few different accommodations available at the University of Exeter which are located in the city centre. In my first year of university, I lived at James Owen Court (JOC). As a medical student, I wanted to live close to the St Luke’s campus but not necessarily just with other medical students, so this was perfect. JOC is located on Sidwell Street and is situated about the same distance from both the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses. This meant that there was a good mix of students and subjects amongst my housemates and the people who lived in other flats in the accommodation. Being in the city also meant that getting to the supermarket was easy – there’s a Tesco only a 2-minute walk away and many other world food stores in close vicinity plus many different restaurants and takeaways in the same area. (more…)
ded202 April 26th, 2023 accommodation, Lifestyle, The city of Exeter, Undergraduate
Hi, my name is Cherry Wong and I am a first year LLB Law student. For the past 12 years of my student life, I studied in a local English girls school. Therefore, this is my first year studying in the UK. Studying law has always been my dream and I still remember how excited I was when I first came to Exeter.
Cheuk Ying Cherry Wong May 1st, 2020 accommodation, Higher Education, International, Lectures and Seminars, Preparing for University, Studying, Undergraduate
I remember when I had to choose an accommodation for my first year, all that I was looking for initially were catered accommodations, haunted by the thought of having to cook my own meals. Little did I know that being assigned to live in Rowancroft, a self-catered accommodation, would turn out to be one of a few things that I am very grateful for. If you are comparing different uni student accommodations and are trying to learn more about what living in Rowancroft is like as a student, then read on- I’ll be sharing my personal experiences of living in Rowancroft and reasons why you might consider it!
Evlyn April 3rd, 2019 accommodation, International
It’s only a few months away until you have to pack up your life and move to an entirely new place. Huge congrats to you if you’ve been accepted to study at University of Exeter! Now, it’s time for you to get excited and prepare yourselves for your university life. (more…)
Thesia June 12th, 2018 accommodation, Freshers Week, Higher Education, International, Miscellaneous, Preparing for University
As a first year, one of my biggest worries whilst applying for Exeter was student accommodation. How do I apply? Are there catered halls? How easy is it to walk to the nearest grocery store? Luckily, the page for Residences on the University of Exeter website as well as the Accommodation tab on the Falmouth Exeter Plus website answered all my questions. With the help of the images and descriptions provided, I made the decision of applying for Glasney Student Village.
Michelle April 5th, 2018 accommodation, Cornwall, Penryn Campus, Undergraduate
Choosing an accommodation can be a difficult process, especially if you can’t visit the University to check out the rooms for yourself. You are left with the accommodation website, Flickr photos and YouTube videos, which are indeed a great help to make your choice – check out this video which gives you a detailed insight into what it is like to live in Holland Hall (catered).
I opted for a catered accommodation (Mardon Hall) because I didn’t want to worry about preparing my own meals and buying all the cookware in my first year, even though I absolutely love cooking and it can be a great way of socialising as well. I did miss it but living in a catered accommodation meant that I had more time for my societies and part-time work.
Nikolett February 27th, 2018 accommodation, International, Life on Campus, Undergraduate
Home – everyone needs one. And this applies to your time at university. For the length of your course at the University of Exeter, your accommodation will be your home.
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll spend quite a bit of time in your room. So it’s understandable if you’re worried about where that is going to be, who you’re going to live with, whether it will have a launderette…. the list can be pretty long!
Read on to find out more about my experience in living in Clydesdale Rise during my postgraduate degree.
Lakshmipriya February 16th, 2018 accommodation, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous, Postgraduate
At Exeter, there are numerous types of accommodation available. For first years, most students choose to go for university halls: catered or self-catered. For second and third year students, it’s more common to live in a shared house or live in private student accommodation. Private accommodation includes: The Printworks, Unite Students (Northernhay, Northfield, and Trust House), Fresh Student Living (Cricket Field, Queen Street Studios), and so on. Such halls offer different types of rooms: en-suite rooms, studios, and flats. As I am currently living in a studio, this post will focus on what it’s like to live in a studio! (more…)
Nicola February 7th, 2018 accommodation, International, Life in the South West, Undergraduate
As an international student, it was not possible for me to fly over to Exeter just to take a look at the campus and the accommodation offered by the university. The accommodation website was a great help for me because it provides all the detailed information about each hall and includes high-quality virtual tours. (more…)
Jasmine January 31st, 2018 accommodation, International, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Preparing for University