Living in Exeter as a Student

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Nestled in the heart of Devon’s countryside, Exeter offers the best of both rural and city life. Living in Exeter as a student, you’ll enjoy a wealth of entertainment, eateries, pubs, clubs and activities. Read on to learn more about Exeter campus life, shopping, dining and nights out.


Exeter Student Life


Student Life on The University of Exeter Campus

The University of Exeter has two campus locations: Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus. Across both, entertainments, fundraising and other activities are run by the Student’s Guild, Exeter’s student’s union. These include quiz nights and live music at The Ram Bar and getting involved in Raise and Give (RAG) fundraising events for charities.


Shopping in Exeter

Take advantage of your student discount in favourite high street shops at Princesshay. Or, for quirkier independent stores, a trip to the Cathedral Quarter or the West Quarter offers antiques, arts and crafts, vintage clothing and other unique items.


Dining Out in Exeter

Exeter has dining options for every budget. Students enjoy the Quayside, particularly in the summertime when al fresco dining is available overlooking the river. Alternatively, Princesshay and Queen Street Dining offer everything from independent cafes to popular restaurants.


Leisure and Entertainment in Exeter

When you’re looking to take a break from your studies and hang out with friends, Exeter has lots to offer. Keep up with the latest movie releases at the Odeon or Vue, or perhaps even at one of Exeter’s smaller independent cinemas, Picturehouse or Exeter Phoenix. Alternatively, the Exeter Corn Exchange hosts live events and shows all year round.


Student Nights in Exeter


Nightclubs and Music Venues

Exeter has venues and club nights for all tastes, from live music at The Phoenix or Exeter Cavern to student nights. For those looking for some feelgood cheese, Unit 1 is the student venue of choice. Alternatively, Timepiece hosts an eclectic range of nights out, from dance music to sports socials.


Pubs and Bars

Wetherspoons are always a favourite among students for their affordable drinks prices, and the Imperial in Exeter is no exception. Those looking for a wider range of drinks to choose from and perhaps even a bite (or a few!) to eat head to The Old Firehouse. With an extensive range of beer and cider, and an offering of late-night pizzas, it’s clear why students love a visit here.


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