Exeter is a lively student city with a great vibe. Students at the University of Exeter regularly vote their experience into the top ten most satisfied student bodies in the UK in the National Student Survey, which speaks volumes about Exeter student life.
Of course, great student living starts with decent accommodation and Exeter is well ahead of the curve in this respect. Despite its compact size, the city offers three outstanding accommodation options. Picturehouse Apartments is the perfect place for those with a keen sense of style who are looking to live just a stone’s throw from the Exeter’s bustling shopping district. Then there are the gorgeous, split-level apartments at Dean Clarke Lofts, which are overflowing with natural light and generously sized living areas. Finally, Library Lofts offers an ultra-luxurious living experience, in one of the city’s top locations.
As well as superior student accommodation, Exeter has plenty of options when it comes to entertainment. From cultural attractions to funky clubs, the city is brimming with activities for the ultimate Exeter student living experience.
Starting with something always close to students’ hearts – their stomachs – Exeter certainly impresses. From giant pizza baskets at the atmospheric Old Firehouse to the tasty snacks in the Impy’s three bars, Exeter has plenty of delicious eateries that will suit all budgets. Tea on the Green is a must for those looking for outstanding cakes, fabulous espresso (arguably the best in the city) and gourmet vegan and gluten free treats. Meanwhile, it doesn’t get much better than The Rusty Bike for those who like their food fresh from the farm.
For a relatively small city, Exeter’s nightlife offers plenty of options. Timepiece is a must for students and Mosaic and Arena are also popular venues. If you prefer to sit and sip over a decent pub meal rather than boogie, The Fat Pig is a must-visit establishment. John Gandys is a great option for cocktails, as is The SpeakEasy Cocktail Lounge at ODDFellows (where you can even indulge in a cocktail masterclass in order to learn from the experts). If it’s live music that floats your boat, then Exeter’s Cavern Club may well become your second home!
Exeter student life also has plenty to offer for those who like history and architecture. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is as grandiose on the inside as it is on the outside, while the Bill Douglas Centre is fascinating to anyone with an interest in cinema. Clyston Mill allows you to travel back in time to the days when watermills were an essential part of city life, while the smugglers’ cellar at the Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton is well worth a visit.
Retail therapy in Exeter is also fun, with high street brands rubbing shoulders with independent stores. And to top it all off, there’s the glorious Exeter coastline and a host of associated watersports.
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