Student accommodation in Exeter
Regularly rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, Exeter has plenty on offer for today’s student, and our Exeter student accommodation is perfectly located for you to take advantage of it all.
The city’s thriving economy has made it one of the top 10 best locations for businesses in the country, which means you’ll have a greater selection of shops, bars and other handy hangouts to choose from. Big business also means big employment, and Exeter’s impressive growth offers some fantastic work opportunities for students.
Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of famous University of Exeter students like J K Rowling or Will Young, or are looking to do things your own way, our student accommodation in Exeter puts you at the heart of everything you’ll need to succeed.
In your area
The Imperial, the second largest Wetherspoon pub in the country, sits close to our Exeter student accommodation and provides everything on a budget; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as special grill and curry nights, and a wide selection of drinks. The city centre is also home to Starbucks and Costa Coffee, as well as many independent coffee houses where you can meet up with friends or simply watch the world go by.
The University of Exeter’s Sports Park is located on campus, just off Stocker Road, and is home to some of the South West’s leading sports facilities. The facilities host events from the Athletic Union clubs and societies, plus British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions. Exeter Tennis Centre and the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre are also based here, offering indoor playing space that is unrivalled in the region.
The city’s arts centre, the Exeter Phoenix, offers top-quality theatre, dance, live music from around the world, exhibitions of visual arts and crafts and thought-provoking films. Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is based on the Streatham Campus and stages its own productions as well as touring shows, comedy nights and concerts. The Vue Cinema is the main cinema in Exeter, but the Picturehouse is also very popular and not far from our student accommodation. Its programme includes art house and classic films as well as major blockbusters and it has a café/bar with fabulous views.
The city centre is home to many bars and nightclubs with weekly student nights. Popular venues include Arena, the Cavern, Timepiece and Mosaic. The Quayside is just a short distance from our properties, and is home to one of the most relaxed parts of the Exeter bar scene day or night. On the Waterfront is popular whatever the time of day or night, and even more so when it’s sunny.
Exeter has great access to coastal destinations like Exmouth, Weymouth and Plymouth. The city sits next to the foot of the M5, which goes north past Bristol and up to the Midlands. Exeter Central train station is just a short distance from our properties, so you’ve got great access to public transport across the country. Direct lines to London, Bristol, Leeds, Plymouth and Edinburgh run regularly, so you can really make the most of holidays and weekends. Exeter’s other main station, Exeter St David's, is also nearby. Our student flats’ city centre location means you have good access to trains and taxis. The property team will be happy to assist if you need help choosing the best public transport to suit your journey.
Health and wellbeing
Exeter has two main hospitals: Wonford and Heavitree. Wonford Hospital can be accessed via the ‘H’ bus service from the city centre. Heavitree can be accessed via the ‘D’ bus service which stops at the university’s Streatham Campus. The University of Exeter provides many welfare services. We have a long and successful history of working with the university and we will support you to get access to appropriate support for any problems or challenges that you encounter.
There are plenty of local stores to choose from close by our properties. There are also several supermarkets and convenience stores. Numerous independent and chain bookshops are located in the city centre and are easy to get to. You’ll also find a number of takeaways and restaurants including Pizza Hut, KFC, Raj India Balti House, Subway and Domino’s. Our property teams will be happy to advise on the nearest stores if and when you need them.
High street highlights
The city centre itself has an impressive shopping centre with all the stores and facilities you’d expect in the regional capital. Some of the best finds in Exeter require you to explore side streets such as Gandy Street with its diverse range of shops selling designer labels, jewellery and gifts. Exeter is home to a range of shopping outlets, from local stores to giant department stores. The standout shopping centres include Princesshay, Guildhall and Harlequins where, as well as designer brands, you’ll find a wide array of fashion boutiques to choose from too.