Exeter

Student Accommodation Exeter

Exeter One is a stylish Exeter student accommodation building conveniently located a short walk from University of Exeter, INTO Exeter and Exeter College. With a bus stop on the doorstep and a regular bus service into the city centre, taking only 10 minutes, the property is in a prime spot.

Students can choose from stunning studios or first-class shared student flats, both of which offer up a large, comfortable bed, study area, ample storage, and en-suite bathrooms finished to an unrivalled standard. Studios also feature a modern, well-equipped kitchenette. A range of on-site facilities in a safe, secure environment make Exeter One a dream location for students studying in this wonderful city.

Universities In Exeter

Exeter One is our Exeter student accommodation that leaves you just a short five-minute walk to the University of Exeter campus, whilst Renslade House is within walking distance. Both benefit from brilliant bus routes to the University and the city centre. The University of Exeter is situated in a breath-taking location, in historic and beautiful surroundings. The Streatham Campus is in fact a registered botanic garden, with a crop of edible bananas grown there in 2017!

university of exeter graduates celebrate

22,500 students study in the city, and the university provides flexible learning in a setting that helps to create a close-knit student community that really feels like home for many who come here. There are over 30 disciplines taught at the university, with world –class facilities that allow for academic excellence on a consistent basis.

The Student’s Guild at Exeter is just a few minutes walk from Exeter One and has over 260 affiliated societies, and over 12,000 members throughout them. It is also a place where donation and volunteering is well thought of, and through the Student’s Guild there are regular attempts to raise money and awareness for various causes. Exeter Raise and Give (RAG) for example, raised over £190,000 during the academic year 2017-18, to be donated to charities based in the city, the UK, and abroad. The Exeter Student Volunteers (ESV) is responsible for over 13,000 volunteer hours in the time too! If you are looking to give back to the community, add to your CV, or just because you enjoy taking part in fundraising, the University of Exeter certainly provides you with the stage to do so on a regular basis during your time studying in the city.

The University of Exeter has a long history and tradition, having first been founded as a School of Art and Science in the 1800s, and it was granted full university status in 1955. It is always highly ranked as one of the top universities in the UK, and takes in students with high expectations from throughout the UK, as well as a large number of international students.

Eating Out In Exeter

If you are lucky enough to study in this fine city then you are in for a real treat when it comes to dining out. Whether you are looking for a spot of brunch to set you up for an afternoon of study or revision, a late night bite after a night out at Timepiece, or you fancy some gastro pub fare, Exeter has it all. Walking around the picturesque streets of Exeter you might be forgiven for thinking there are actually more places to sit and have brunch than there are students in the city, and you know what? You just might be correct!

eating out in Exeter

There is plenty to enjoy in Exeter when looking for food, from a visit to The Glorious Art House for one of the world-famous hot chocolates on offer, to a big, elegant breakfast at Tea on the Green with the perfect view of Exeter Cathedral as your backdrop. In the evening, there are some sumptuous offerings around the town, with plenty of top-notch gastro pub options, as well as some amazing experiences, such as The Old Firehouse, with its choice of ciders stretching to the horizon and massive pizzas to share with friends. There are few places to spend as an enjoyable few hours than here with your new friends from university. Overall, the city is in the midst of a foodie revolution, and has been voted as one of the top places in the UK to eat out, by Which Good Food Guide. As well as the above, and gastro pubs on every corner, Queen St Dining you have the choice of several top class restaurants and international cuisine to whet the appetite, whilst Princesshay offers the choice of big brand, chain restaurants that we all know and love. There is also a big independent scene, with many restaurants choosing to serve high quality Devon produce.

There is food for every type of tastebud in the city, and as a student living at Exeter One or Renslade House you’ll be within walking distance of most cuisine on offer. Not only do you have access to some of the best restaurants and student-friendly deals for nosh in Exeter, there are also regular markets and food halls to take advantage of. Exeter Farmers Market is one such example, with seasonal local food and drink sold every Thursday. Guildhall Street Food Market is open every weekend with a wide variety of food, and colour, and culture on offer. The Quayside is the glorious setting for many restaurants in the city, and it regularly hosts Exeter Street Food Night Market, with food stalls and produce being sold with a stunning backdrop at night.

Exeter Nightlife

We all know that nightlife is important as a student, and although Exeter cannot compete with London and some of the bigger student cities in the UK, there is still plenty on offer to you if you choose to live and study in the city. Best yet, Exeter One is just a short walk away from the Student’s Guild, the Lemon Grove (The Lemmy as it is affectionately known by students here), and Renslade House is close to a whole host of pubs and club nights.

nightlife in exeter

There is more of a feeling of a big town and a community than a big city for students living in Exeter, and this definitely helps to create a feeling where you get to become part of a family, see similar faces each time you go out, and make lifelong friends in a way that isn’t always possible in a big city with thousands upon thousands of students and countless clubs and student nights to frequent. There is such a high percentage of students in the city compared with the local population that it does lead to some really legendary student nights. The most famous nightspots of the lot is Timepiece – with its proclamation of being a ‘half decent nightclub’! Here, you’ll find your average club-goer mingling with students from one of the many societies. There is always a society night out at Timepiece, most days of the week! If you prefer an indie night, just around the corner from Timepiece is Cavern. For more of a cheesy student night, Unit 1 off Sidwell Street might be more up your street. Other places with popular student nights across the city include Rosie’s, The Terrace, and The Lemmy, whilst you can also experience some renowned parties and nights at clubs throughout the city if you are after dance music, including Exmouth boat parties!

Some nights a pub crawl will suffice instead of a big night on the town, and Exeter can certainly cater for your needs. There are some proper historic pubs in the town to get to, with The Ship Inn one of the most famous. It was here that Sir Francis Drake used to drink after all! The Fat Pig and The Hourglass are just two of the fine gastro pubs to enjoy great ale and great food, with a number of other lively pubs around Fore Street to crawl through in your time in the city. Exeter One is just a short walk away from a cracking pub crawl in Exeter, ensuring that you have your home comforts close by, without needing to rely on late night taxis. Student friendly pubs such as the Victoria Inn, The Firehouse and The Imperial are firm favourites, and during the summer months Double Locks is a beautiful pub along the canal to visit, as is Turf Locks with its views across the Exe. For a different type of pub crawl just out of the city, Topsham is a treasure trove of pubs near its picturesque quay.

Live music has always played a crucial part in the history of Exeter as a student city, with the mythical status of the toilets at The Lemmy being the place where Thom Yorke wrote Radiohead’s breakthrough single Creep! There are several good live music venues in the city, including The Lemmy. The Great Hall is the largest to be found in the region and is host to touring rock bands, as well as regularly hosting Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The Phoenix is an arts centre and a cultural hub within the creative scene in Exeter. It hosts all sorts of music genres throughout the year, from indie rock, to jazz, folk, blues, and dance music.

Sport In Exeter

Sport is such a big part of the student experience for many people, and at Exeter University you have a wealth of options open to you. Living at Exeter One leaves you on the doorstep of the university campus, and whether you are looking to have some fun, make new friends, stay fit, or to compete at a high level, you can find the right type of club or sporting endeavour to suit your sporting level and sporting choice. The facilities at the university of Exeter are well regarded as one of the best in terms of quality throughout the UK. It has been ranked in the top 5 of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) rankings as recently as 2016/17. Students can take advantage of a large fitness centre on the Streatham Campus, with a 200-station gym, indoor and outdoor pitches, squash courts, a cricket centre, sports halls, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fleet of boats at Roadford RYA Sailing Centre, and a boathouse on the canal.

ruby team at the university of Exeter

There are so many sports clubs and societies to enjoy at the university of Exeter, but away from that there is plenty of choice if you are looking to stay fit on an individual basis.

Personal training and fitness classes provide you with a wide choice of sporting activity to have fun and stay fit, from body combat and spinning, to yoga and pilates. A High Performance Programme also provides the very best sports students with the chance to receive top class coaching, sports science, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning training.

a dragonboat race in Exeter

Away from the university sports offerings there is also plenty to enjoy as a spectator in Exeter, and whether you are living at Renslade House or Exeter One you can reach all of the sporting arenas easily via public transport.

Rugby Union is big business in this part of the world, and the Exeter Chiefs founded in 1871 and playing in the top tier of English rugby.

It's home at Sandy Park is located on the outskirts of the city and was a host during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. If football is more your thing Exeter City play in the football league and has hosted some pretty big names in football in recent years in the FA Cup, at St James Park.

Competitive horse racing has a regular place on the calendar at Exeter Racecourse to the south of the city; whilst watersport is a massive part of competitive sport in Exeter and The Quayside is an historic setting and each year there is the exciting Exeter Regatta and Dragonboat Racing.

The Great West Run and a number of other charity marathons and 10k events can be found taking place throughout the year if you are a dedicated runner.

Shopping In Exeter

As a student living in Exeter you’ll never have a problem finding the right type of shopping for your needs. It is the most popular part in the region for shopping, culture, and leisure activities, so there is always something going on, and it is a city that is home to plenty of high street brands, exquisite shopping centres, and independent stores in a gorgeous architectural setting. Princesshay is a shopping centre that is an award-winning part of Exeter. It is home to a large selection of cafes, restaurants and brand name shops, and is easily reached in the city centre.

shopping in Exeter

All the public spaces and shopping areas within the city centre are easily reached by foot, with the Cathedral Quarter home to a large selection of independent shops and boutiques set around the beautiful 800-year old Cathedral itself and its spacious green. It is a traffic-free city centre too, which makes it a great shopping option for many people. Close to the cathedral shopping area and Princesshay is High Street, which is home to all the big name, high-street brands that you know and love. For more familiar names, The Guildhall and Harlequins are undercover shopping centres with a mixture of high street names and small independent businesses.

For trendy clothing stores, charity shops, gift stores and boutiques, Gandy Street is a great place for students to have a browse and discover hidden gems when shopping. It’s also right by the famous Cavern Club, so you can come and shop late afternoon, go for some food in one of the many brilliant pubs close by, and end the night in the Cavern!

As well as being home to a cracking pub crawl route, Fore Street is full of artsy, independent shops, within meandering arcades and old architectural marvels, with the street leading downhill towards the riverfront. If you are looking for arts and crafts supplies, and antiques the Quayside area has it all, as well as pretty cafes to have a brief rest from the shopping.

Exeter Events

Exeter is such an active city and throughout your time living at Exeter One or Renslade House you’ll be living in the heart of a sporting city, a cultural city, a city that loves art and music and comedy. There really is something for everybody to enjoy.

Exeter Quay

The Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is a popular highlight on the food scene, taking place in April each year. Throughout the year you can find plenty of regular food markets and events to try out some of the amazing restaurants and street food on offer, as well as some of the brilliant local produce from Devon as a whole. There is so much wide open space and green areas in the lovely fresh air of Devon that it is no surprise that there is plenty of sporting events and activities on offer as a student living in Exeter. There are regular park runs, 5k and 10k events, cycling events, as well as the option of hikes in the sprawling Dartmoor National Park outside of the city, and the watersports regatta in the city itself.

The arts scene is a vibrant one, with theatre, comedy, live music, and dance events littered throughout the year in the city. The Great Hall and Exeter Cathedral are both stunning settings for live concerts, with The Cavern Club and The Lemmy providing smaller venues for live music. Westpoint Exeter and Powderham Castle are regularly hosts of large festivals, such as the annual 80s music festival Let’s Rock Exeter. Every year the Heritage Open Day is an event where many buildings of historical nature open their doors for free to the public, including areas and buildings not usually open to the public at all. It is a great way to see more of this fantastic city. For art, theatre, and comedy, Exeter Corn Exchange, Barnfield Theatre, and the Cygnet Theatre provide all sorts of concerts and events throughout the year.

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