Students at University of Exeter

Living in Exeter

Live in a historic city

Looking to study in a historic city with the added bonus of beautiful scenery? Exeter is in the heart of the West Country and has a modern feel, thanks to its vast student population. 

It’s full of ancient landmarks and surrounded by stunning countryside and coastal views. There’s always plenty to do with good shopping, bars, restaurants, theatres and countless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

 

What makes Exeter unique?

Study on a stunning campus

Modern facilities

You’ll find the University campus to be both beautiful and modern, with great facilities.

Live in a historic city

There's a great atmosphere here

Exeter is an historic city with countless landmarks, including the cathedral and quayside. Which all adds to the great atmosphere here.

It's great for the outdoors

There's a lot to see and do

The West Country is great for just about every outdoor pursuit from mountain biking to canoeing, hiking to surfing – the city will give you great access to Exmouth Beach, North Devon and Cornwall.

Food in Exeter

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Exeter with a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars. You'll find the Exeter Street Food Market in the Guildhall Shopping Centre each week, as well as regular Farmer's Markets throughout the city, where you can pick up local produce and seasonal fruit and vegetables. 

For a quick snack, there are delicatessens and cafes dotted throughout the city, as well as pubs and bistros serving delicious meals. Be sure to try some of the local specialities too, which include traditional cream teas with clotted cream, fudge and pasties.

Nightlife in Exeter

Exeter offers a great selection of pubs and bars in the city centre. Popular choices include The Cavern, The Monkey Suit, The Old Firehouse, Timepiece and Arena.

Getting around Exeter

Travelling in and around Exeter is easy, with the city centre reasonably compact. You’ll find walking or cycling is often the best way to get around. The university is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. 

There are good bus services and a weekly ticket is available which will give you unlimited bus travel around the city. For travel further afield, there are great rail links and the airport is around 25 minutes away.

A daily bus ticket will cost you between £1 and £4, and train tickets are from £4.20. You can get a flight to London from around £35.

Employability in Exeter

Exeter may be a smaller city but it’s home to many employers, including the Met Office, EDF Energy, FlyBe, BT and NHS Devon.

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