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.

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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.

 

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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. 

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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. 

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12th July 2015

Pubs are great…

Pubs are great, some are a bit too "locally". Not many clubs, but still a good night out.

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2nd July 2015

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.

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2nd July 2015

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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.

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1st July 2015

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.

 

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Public Transport

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.

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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.

 

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Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a half an hour drive away, where you can experience fantastic hikes across a stunning landscape of forests, wetlands, rivers and tors.

 

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Beaches

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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Clifford House 4.8 /5

Really good accommodation for international students as you get to meet lots of different people from all over and it’s not just all year one students...

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The most amazing halls ever. Have made best friends from it for life and we had the most fun imaginable...

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I booked my room in summer 2020 and from the first instance they took the phone I already felt the kindness of the staff. They are very pleasant and w...

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Lafrowda was amazing, it was lively and social, and filled with so many lovely people. I loved my flat and room, which also had a gorgeous view. The k...

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Rowancroft Croft 4.36 /5

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Very happy with my experience at the Barn and this is why I have renewed my contract for next year. I love that I get to spend time with my friends in...

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The Northfield 4.31 /5

A very good place to live the first year as it was 10 min from all the main places like campus and town and the quay...

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Exeter’s a bit expensive...

Exeter’s a bit expensive and there isn’t a lot of options to eat out if your looking for halal options. Aren’t a lot of clubs to choose from either with a lot of people getting bored quickly. Shopping is also okay but nothing new really read more

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21st April 2021

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Sometimes some girls are violated, so we usually don't go out at night. The price level is relatively high, close to London. But shopping is very convenient, basically everything is available. read more

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21st April 2021

Easy train access and...

Easy train access and good shops available. Restaurants also not bad. Not particularly cheap, but worth it in my opinion. I wouldn’t know about the nightlife really but it seems active. read more

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21st April 2021

Very walkable city. Plenty...

Very walkable city. Plenty of food, social and travel options. read more

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21st April 2021

This city is amazing!...

This city is amazing! Not many people, not many cars, life is slow. The scenery is so beautiful. read more

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21st April 2021

There are a lot of different...

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20th April 2021

Exeter is a nice small...

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Exeter is good town to...

Exeter is good town to stay. With fewer people, feel less hectic. It is really a good one to chill and it is also a place for concentrating your study. The life here will not be so bored or so playful. It's just nice. read more

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20th April 2021

Exeter - more shops for...

Exeter - more shops for clothing please!!! read more

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19th April 2021

Prices are more expensive...

Prices are more expensive than other cities, which may be a burden for students. But it is safe compared to other places. read more

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19th April 2021

nice transportation system,...

nice transportation system, nice environment, nice neighborhood read more

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15th April 2021

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Not a typical student city compared to others. Although I do like Exeter as a place to be. read more

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15th April 2021

Cost of living (Rent)...

Cost of living (Rent) is high compare to other cities except london. read more

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Overall Exeter is a nice...

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12th July 2015

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

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9th July 2015

Expensive to live I'm...

Expensive to live I'm Exeter but it's a wonderful city - so much to do read more

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9th July 2015

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3rd July 2015

The perfect uni city

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3rd July 2015

Everything you need is...

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. read more

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2nd July 2015

everything is good apart...

everything is good apart from nights out as closing time is too early. read more

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2nd July 2015

Exeter is a lovely small...

Exeter is a lovely small City but living costs are extortionate read more

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2nd July 2015

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

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2nd July 2015

Exe is expensive

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2nd July 2015

Expensive city but so...

Expensive city but so worth it. Near the beach, near Bristol. Great for real ale read more

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2nd July 2015
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2nd July 2015

Buses are rare, only...

Buses are rare, only one indie club - the Cavern. read more

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2nd July 2015
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2nd July 2015

It's a city so you can...

It's a city so you can expect city prices. However the experience you get is top notch. read more

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2nd July 2015
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2nd July 2015

In reality the nights...

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. read more

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1st July 2015

Decent city

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1st July 2015

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

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1st July 2015

Transport not needed...

Transport not needed but great station for traveling home read more

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1st July 2015

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

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8th May 2015

Its very expensive to...

Its very expensive to live in Exeter as a student. However, I love Exeter and I wouldn't want to go to University anywhere else! read more

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24th April 2015

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

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23rd April 2015
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22nd April 2015

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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

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22nd April 2015

I love living here, there...

I love living here, there is always so much to do and places to see! There is also so much in driving distance in the surrounding areas. read more

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21st April 2015

Exeter is a fantastic...

Exeter is a fantastic city to live in. There is a lot going on, its quite picturesque and beautiful countryside and coasts are right on the doorstep. read more

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