Everything you need is in walkable distance. The surrounding areas are what sold it to me- Dartmoor, beaches, the river. Great location to go to university.
By member129761 On 3rd July 2015
Study in Exeter
The University of Exeter is just a short walk from Exeter city centre. The Streatham Campus is on the edge of the city, and St Luke’s Campus is right in the heart of the town.
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is one of a few universities that are a member of the Russell Group as well as being awarded a gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has over 25,000 students from 130 countries that make up 6 academic colleges and 40 subject areas.
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Exeter Student Life
Exeter is the centre point of Devon, a lively city but in easy reach of beautiful countryside and with a coastline to explore. It is often rated the best place to live, work and study in the UK.
Cost of Living
Train tickets are super cheap here compared to the south east. Rents are a bit pricey, but it depends where you go. Some a cheap and good value for money.
By member1111092 On 12th July 2015
Pubs are great…
Pubs are great, some are a bit too "locally". Not many clubs, but still a good night out.
The nightlife might be a bit limited…
The nightlife might be a bit limited in choice but the venues that do exist are all a fun experience which can fully satisfy the students.
Best night of your life…
In reality the nights out are shoddy but if you go out to have a good time you'll have the best night of your life.
There are a good selection of clubs and bars…
In terms of nights out there are a good selection of clubs and bars to suit anyone's taste from Arena playing popular and chart music to the more indie playlist at Timepiece or Cavern. There's also a small but thriving gay club.
To get around Exeter itself you will find walking and cycling an easy option. When you want to get out of the city there are two train stations, Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids. The St Davids' line takes you off to the rest of Devon, while the Central line can have you in London Paddington in about 2 hours 30 minutes. Exeter is also well connected by a number of coach companies which offer budget-friendly travel across the UK.
Heading to the Quayside area by the river, which is famous for its a slightly eclectic range of shops, will take you past a lot of the city’s attractions including the High Street and several shopping centres. The Princesshay Shopping Centre, a big complex of brand name and designer shops, is also in the city centre.
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The Great Outdoors
Exeter is on the River Exe which is just 10 miles from the coast, making it an ideal city location for water sports. You can hire canoes and kayaks as well as bikes and make your way along the canal to Double Locks and Turf Locks Inn, two great student-friendly pubs.
Dartmoor is a half an hour drive away, where you can experience fantastic hikes across a stunning landscape of forests, wetlands, rivers and tors.
Just half an hour outside of Exeter there are many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. Favourites are Dawlish Beach, Dawlish Warren Beach and Exmouth Beach.
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Pubs are great, some...
Pubs are great, some are a bit too "locally". Not many clubs, but still a good night out. Lots of shops, a full range. Train tickets are super cheap here compared to the south east. Rents are a bit pricey, but it depends where you go. Some a cheap and good value for money. Lots of good restaurants and cafes. read more
While it is a small city,...
While it is a small city, Exeter has a lot of charm and caters to students well. The nightlife might be a bit limited in choice but the venues that do exist are all a fun experience which can fully satisfy the students. There are also a lot of variety in restaurants and shops which make 'town' a good alternative to campus life. read more
As a Northern girl the...
As a Northern girl the expense of Exeter (Exetah) was a shock to the system. However, this city, though small, has everything old and new. Such a pretty city with so much history but all the shops you could ever need on your doorstep. Lots of cute independent shops. A million and one places to eat out, everywhere has a pretty view especially around cathedral green and down by the quay. Nights out are of a lower key than I was used to, you have to go out quite early and there's not a lot of choice, but I've grown to like the casual nights out at cheesies on a Tuesday or magic hatstand at cavern. read more
For a small countryside...
For a small countryside town Exeter has a huge amount to offer. This is the perfect destination for student's who want the cleaner air and pleasant surroundings that a more rural location provides without sacrificing on amenities. The Princesshay shopping district and Guildhall Shopping Centre in the centre of town offer a huge array of outlets and restaurants. The council offers licenses to local buskers who provide entertainment and there is an outdoor food market every day with a farmer's market once a week. In terms of nights out there are a good selection of clubs and bars to suit anyone's taste from Arena playing popular and chart music to the more indie playlist at Timepiece or Cavern. There's also a small but thriving gay club. read more
Exeter is an awesome...
Exeter is an awesome university town, with low crime rates, an awesome vibe and lovely views in the surrounding area. Houses off campus are usually good quality but are on the expensive side p/w cost. Plethora of shopping available and because of the tourists to the area there is always lots to do around town including ghost tours, farmers markets etc. The university has tons to offer, as it is one of the biggest and best student guilds in the country! read more
This is a review for...
This is a review for students: Student housing isn't cheap, but is affordable. Night life is exactly what you expect it to be! It's a small city but no matter what night you go out you'll see dozens of people you know. It's a very safe city compared to some and everything is pretty much a maximum of a 15 minute walk away, whether that's from uni, halls or in the student housing area. read more