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which was quite nice as your stuff didn't get wet. The kitchen space is a decent size and my flat mates and I would hang out there quite a bit! Unfortunately there were no sofas but you can easily bring in your "lounge chair" into the kitchen. I met the majority of my friends at point exe and the social aspect was great!! You're flat doesn't get cleaned by cleaners but the main stairs do, and the people at reception were friendly and helpful. You could here the trains if you were facing the tracks but you get used to it quickly and it's not much bother.
I didn't apply for point exe and when I heard it wasn't on campus I was disappointed, but the walk is only about 15 mins to get to campus which isn't too bad, there's also a feee minibus which was handy! It's right next to st Davids station which was so convenient, and it was a nice easy walk into town as well! The rooms are decent and come with everything you really need in a uni hall, the ensuit wasn't a wet room which was quite nice as your stuff didn't get wet. The kitchen space is a decent size and my flat mates and I would hang out there quite a bit! Unfortunately there were no sofas but you can easily bring in your "lounge chair" into the kitchen. I met the majority of my friends at point exe and the social aspect was great!! You're flat doesn't get cleaned by cleaners but the main stairs do, and the people at reception were friendly and helpful. You could here the trains if you were facing the tracks but you get used to it quickly and it's not much bother.
I didn't apply to Point Exe so when I found out I was gonna be living here I was quite worried - some reviews aren't great but I think a lot of the reviews don't give the place justice. Location wise, it's about a 20 min walk to the centre of campus uphill, but it isn't an awful, steep walk, there is just a bit of an incline! However you are right by St Davids train station which is amazing - no need to walk 20 mins to the station from campus or pay for a taxi, so that's a plus! The halls are your standard size, nice ensuite - has an actual shower instead of being one little wet room like a lot of campus ensuites so that's good! The kitchens are decent sized but there aren't living areas like in other accommodation - I believe flat 1 and flat 6 are the only ones with sofas in them (that I know of) but the kitchens are big enough to hang out in. The staff are lovely and very helpful, but no flat cleaners! Tbh it's actually okay!! And it's cheaper than campus flats!
Point Exe does not deserve the bad rep it gets from a lot of reviews/people - it's only a 15 minute walk to campus, and there's a bus in the morning and evening. It's convenient for town, in fact moreso than some of the accommodations which are actually on campus, and being right by the train station is a definite plus for when you're travelling home. Not sure why people claim it's an isolating accommodation, because there's about 200 of us in Point Exe and then hundreds more in St Davids right next door. Everyone I know in Point Exe has had a great year - it genuinely seems that an effort is made to ensure that you're placed with flatmates that you're similar to. The staff are generally really helpful, with most maintenance issues, out of hours or not, being dealt with very quickly. If you've been placed in Point Exe and you're freaking out about the other bad reviews, ignore them! You'll have a great year here.
Point Exe wasn't one of my choices so I was really worried before I came here but it's really not too bad. Walk is about 20 minutes uphill to campus and also to town in the other direction, but there's a free minibus from St David's to campus in the mornings. Location is quite isolated from campus but the people I've met here are great and it's a big hall so lots of people live here. But there's no communal areas. The staff are really helpful and maintenance work is done quickly. There's no cleaning in the flat though which I think all the uni halls have. The room is not a bad size and has plenty of storage. The kitchen is a good size and mine has a sofa but I think it is just flats 1 and 6 that do. Right next to the train track so it's noisy but fine with the window shut, although annoying in summer because it gets so hot but can't sleep with the window open because of the trains. Heater is terrible. Wifi can be unreliable. I'm complaining but honestly it's fine living here.
I was horrified when I first got assigned Point Exe and read the reviews online. However, do not be afraid, it is not as bad as it seems. Pros: -The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful -Lots of places to leave bikes -Near St Davids where there are lots of house parties Cons: -The location isn't great and living between a road and train track means you get noise whatever room you have. There are no common areas and only 2/59 flats have sofas in them (flats are 1 and 6). It's a long walk uphill to uni which means you're always going to arrive hot and sweaty, even in the depths of winter you have to remove your coat. -Tiny rooms, the smallest of all the halls I believe -Windows open barely an inch so the rooms are always hot and stuffy -Appalling radiator that emits almost no heat
I was horrified when I first got Point Exe and read the reviews online. However, do not be afraid, it is not as bad as it seems. Pros: -The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful -Lots of places to leave bikes -Next door to St Davids where there's lots of house parties -Sense of community as everyone is in it together -It's Cons: -The location isn't great and living between a road and train track means you get noise whatever room you have. -There's no common areas and only 2/59 flats have sofas in them (despite the pictures on the Exeter website, these flats are 1 and 6). -It's a long walk uphill to uni which means you're always going to arrive hot and sweaty, even in the depths of winter you have to remove your coat. -The rooms are very small, smallest halls in Exeter I believe
Point exe has a bad reputation as being bad halls, however they are what you make of them and I've met the most down to earth people here. The location isn't great but theres a free bus in the morning which takes you to uni. Honestly don't worry if you get put here it all depends on who is in your flat anyway.
I did not apply for this accommodation, so was very disappointed when I was allocated here. The staff are very friendly and any maintenance problems are dealt with quite quickly. However, the rooms are small with an impractical layout and very poor lighting, especially for studying. There is no cleaning service inside flats. There are no common areas to socialize and the campus is quite a distance away, and uphill, which makes it more difficult to make close friends as it’s more difficult to meet with them. Town is also quite far away. The accommodation is only a little cheaper than university owned accommodation, but much less is included in the price.
The room is small and badly laid out, there is no cleaning of the flats (unlike many other uni halls), all of my flat requested to be placed in a mixed flat but was with 6 girls which was especially strange as there was a flat of 6 boys in our block. The location of the halls is very far away from all others and a 20 minute walk to campus (not 10 like the website states) which can be very isolating as it is harder to make friends and involve yourself in university life. My room was particularly awful as it was on the ground floor (against my request) about 2 meters away from the railway line so you constantly hear trains throughout the day and are woken by them at night. I was also located right next to the accommodation's rubbish bins so smelt unpleasant and awoken by them being emptied twice a week at 7.30am. Bed is so uncomfortable and cheap giving me frequent back pain and stiffness. I did not choose this accommodation and I suggest you do not either. Also £127 a week is a rip off!
gutted when I first got put into point exe! However, after arriving here I've had the best time, my flatmate's are great and everyone bonds over the fact you're so far away from campus, which really is the only downside.
Pictures are completely misleading. Rooms are tiny and beds uncomfortable. No sofas in the kitchen, and most are very small. No social spaces and point exe is a long walk from the university, meaning that you can't pop back between lectures. As it's far out it isn't integrated into campus life. The system of putting people with likeminded people doesn't seem to exist here either. Don't put it as your first choice - you're better off paying extra.