A Guide to Exeter University Student's Union – A Student’s Guide

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23 February 2022

With a vibrant city centre just waiting to be explored, student-friendly Exeter is home for over 22,000 students. With the hustle and bustle of moving to a new location and starting the next chapter of your life, it’s good to have somewhere you can go to re-group, relax, get information or advice and more. That’s where the student union at Exeter comes in.

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Exeter Students Guild is led by Exeter students, with a team of full-time officers representing your interests, from voting in elections to tackling issues on campus.

The student union at Exeter is a one stop shop for you and anything you could need while you’re studying at Exeter University.

We think it’s important to get to know what your student union can do for you while you’re at uni, that’s why we’ve put together a useful guide as a starting point. Whether you’re at the Streatham or St. Luke’s Campus – both are very easily accessed from our student accommodation in Exeter – you’ve got the opportunity to join societies, access support services, vote in elections or just somewhere to go to catch up with course mates over a coffee.

The Role of The Exeter Student Guild

Essentially, the role of the student union in Exeter is to help shape your student experience and further help you think about life beyond university, by empowering students to take their place in the world and make a positive difference. The Exeter Students Guild is there to ‘make your university experience as amazing as possible’ with three core values of being ‘radically inclusive, collaborative, and empowering.’ There’s always someone you can speak to at the student union in Exeter.

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Groups & Societies at Exeter Student Guild

From acting and indie music to yoga and STEM subjects, you can explore over 300 groups and societies at Exeter Student Guild. Joining a society or two is a great way to meet your fellow students, enjoy time with like-minded people or to try something completely new. And if you don’t see one you like, although the choice is pretty far and wide, you’ll have the opportunity to start your own society. You’ll enjoy lots of perks of being a registered society at Exeter student guild such as training, support and funding from the student’s union. You’ve also got lots of opportunities to try something completely new through Exeter Student Guild Give it a Go sessions, where you’re free to try an activity, attend events and workshops with no obligation, just see if it works for you.


Music at Exeter Student Guild

Music is at the heart of Exeter’s Student Guild and offers over 20 affiliated music societies covering a huge cross section of talents, genres, preferences and styles. Some societies involve an audition but some don’t, so there’s something for everyone to get involved with. Each music society at Exeter Student Guild is led by students, for students and there are many local, national and international performance opportunities available.

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Volunteering can be a really rewarding way to spend some of your free time while you’re at university in Exeter. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities at Exeter Student Guild for you to explore and all of them are led by Exeter students. Whether you’re looking for a local opportunity, to become a student rep or help out campus or within the community, there’s an opportunity waiting for you.

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Upcoming Events

There’s always plenty to do for students in Exeter, as the city is well-known and loved for its nightlife. Make sure to check out our best 6 student nights in Exeter and stay up to date with performances, events, workshops and more at Exeter Student Guild.


Between a 20-30 minute walk or short bus ride depending on which of our Exeter University student accommodation spaces you’re staying at, you’ll find Exeter Students Guild at the following address; Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ.

Student Accommodation in Exeter

One of the other most important things to consider when you start university is your student accommodation in Exeter. With four different sites to choose from, Collegiate is sure to be worth a look. Whether you’re after a room in a shared apartment or the privacy of your own self-contained studio, you’ll find the living space that suits your needs and your budget. Whatever you decide on and whichever location you prefer, you’ll always benefit from a prime city centre placement with everything Exeter has to offer within easy reach. Your weekly rent also includes all bills and WiFi so with a few less things to worry about, you can get on with enjoying your time at university in Exeter.