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which self-catered accommodation is the best (for an international ambivert)

hey! as im thinking of firming exeter this coming year, was wondering which self-catered accommodation is good for someone who's a bit in between about everything - i don't mind parties but would also like some peace and quiet for studying; i like socialising and cooking but would also need my own space too.

actually have my eye on east park bc i heard it's one of the newer accommodations + it looks rly nice and modern! anyone has any insights on it?

not sure if mentioning that im an international student would make any diff too haha; does exeter try and mix international + home students together for accommodation? and any thoughts on the safety of east park/other accoms?
Original post by grayrah
hey! as im thinking of firming exeter this coming year, was wondering which self-catered accommodation is good for someone who's a bit in between about everything - i don't mind parties but would also like some peace and quiet for studying; i like socialising and cooking but would also need my own space too.

actually have my eye on east park bc i heard it's one of the newer accommodations + it looks rly nice and modern! anyone has any insights on it?

not sure if mentioning that im an international student would make any diff too haha; does exeter try and mix international + home students together for accommodation? and any thoughts on the safety of east park/other accoms?



I guess you are probably looking for some student perspectives on this. It might be worth posting in our accommodation thread which you can find here. Alternatively you could try our ask a current student messaging service here.

Hope this helps with your research and decision making.

Melody
University of Exeter Student Recruitment Team
Students at Cornwall campus, University of Exeter
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Original post by University of Exeter Student Recruitment Team Two
I guess you are probably looking for some student perspectives on this. It might be worth posting in our accommodation thread which you can find here. Alternatively you could try our ask a current student messaging service here.

Hope this helps with your research and decision making.

Melody
University of Exeter Student Recruitment Team

Hi Melody,

I am also thinking of firming Exeter and I was wondering what the process for accommodation is for someone with medical needs? I have a condition which means I require an ensuite and self-catering facilities, is there any way that this can be guaranteed?
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Original post by grayrah
hey! as im thinking of firming exeter this coming year, was wondering which self-catered accommodation is good for someone who's a bit in between about everything - i don't mind parties but would also like some peace and quiet for studying; i like socialising and cooking but would also need my own space too.

actually have my eye on east park bc i heard it's one of the newer accommodations + it looks rly nice and modern! anyone has any insights on it?

not sure if mentioning that im an international student would make any diff too haha; does exeter try and mix international + home students together for accommodation? and any thoughts on the safety of east park/other accoms?

Gonna copy my answer from another thread here, since (I think) it's a pretty good overview on accommodation at Exeter.
It really depends on what you want out of your first year accommodation. For background, I'm a 1st Year student at Exeter, though I'm living in private accommodation off-campus, so I can't provide any first hand experience of living in any of the specific halls on campus. What I can do, however, is provide a fairly unbiased review of all the halls I have visited, and give their pros and cons.
First off, East Park. One of the newest accommodations blocks, East Park is very nice. It's got Games Rooms, Study Rooms and most of the facilities are fairly modern. It has 2 types of rooms; Standard (shared bathroom) and En-suite. Standard rooms are about 9.6m², En-suite are about 12.7m². Standard rooms are flats of 8 to 10, and En-suite are 5 to 8. It's on the east side of campus (shocking, I know), so it's decently close to most of the STEM buildings (other than the Physics building), but it's a bit further away from some of the Humanities buildings (though it's still close to Amory). It's also built on a big hill, so depending on whether you live at the top or bottom of East Park, you may have to contend with a lot of stairs to get where you need to be.
Next up is Lafrowda. Closer to both the center of Streatham and Town, it's one of the more popular and well known Halls, and it has a reputation for having a lot of parties going on, which is deserved because it does. Quite close to Lafrowda is also Rowe House, which is similar in location and style, though the rooms are a bit smaller (about 12m²) and all En-suite with Double beds. Lafrowda has 3 types of rooms; Standard (10.5m², up to 12 people per flat, single bed), En-suite (14.7m², up to 8 people per flat, single bed) and Studio (16.1m², room with kitchenette, 3/4 double bed). Both Rowe and Lafrowda are fairly popular, but don't have the Games Rooms or in-hall Study Spaces that East Park has. That said, you'll have a communal space in your flat where you can study and play games, and there are various places around campus to do so as well, so I wouldn't worry too much about not having them.
Finally, we have Birks, Duryard and Moberly. I'm lumping these three together since they're all on the west side of campus. This means that they're gonna be a bit further away from campus center and a bit further away from town center, though they do also have less parties going on, so if you're not so much into that then these may be the ones to go. Since there's three of them and this post is already getting really long, I'm just gonna go over some quick points for a few of them. Birks has a shop fairly nearby, and is fairly close to Kay House, which is a music practice area. Duryard is also fairly close to Kay House and is close to Birks, only offers En-suite rooms and is probably the furthest away accommodation from campus center and town center. Moberly is one of the newer accommodation buildings, only has standard rooms but does have some quite nice facilities.
Pictures and virtual tours of all the accommodations I mentioned are on their pages on the Exeter accommodation page. I can't comment on anything to do with international students, but I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask! Also, sorry about the text dump, tried to be as comprehensive as possible.
Original post by studentuser2022
Hi Melody,

I am also thinking of firming Exeter and I was wondering what the process for accommodation is for someone with medical needs? I have a condition which means I require an ensuite and self-catering facilities, is there any way that this can be guaranteed?



Hello,

If applying for Exeter Campuses there will be a question in the application form asking if you require the accommodation is for medical needs. There will be a separate form for you to fill in and then it will go to accessibility services. They will get in touch and assess your requirements - Accessibility team will then make recommendations to the accommodation team on what you need.

If applying for accommodation there will be a question in the application form asking if you require the accommodation is for medical needs. However you will need to fill in details on the page , and then this will go through to accessibility. Accessibility team will then make recommendations to the accommodation team on what you need.

Hope this helps and reassures you about how the process will work.

Melody
University of Exeter Student Recruitment Team
Reply 5
Original post by tw559
Gonna copy my answer from another thread here, since (I think) it's a pretty good overview on accommodation at Exeter.
It really depends on what you want out of your first year accommodation. For background, I'm a 1st Year student at Exeter, though I'm living in private accommodation off-campus, so I can't provide any first hand experience of living in any of the specific halls on campus. What I can do, however, is provide a fairly unbiased review of all the halls I have visited, and give their pros and cons.
First off, East Park. One of the newest accommodations blocks, East Park is very nice. It's got Games Rooms, Study Rooms and most of the facilities are fairly modern. It has 2 types of rooms; Standard (shared bathroom) and En-suite. Standard rooms are about 9.6m², En-suite are about 12.7m². Standard rooms are flats of 8 to 10, and En-suite are 5 to 8. It's on the east side of campus (shocking, I know), so it's decently close to most of the STEM buildings (other than the Physics building), but it's a bit further away from some of the Humanities buildings (though it's still close to Amory). It's also built on a big hill, so depending on whether you live at the top or bottom of East Park, you may have to contend with a lot of stairs to get where you need to be.
Next up is Lafrowda. Closer to both the center of Streatham and Town, it's one of the more popular and well known Halls, and it has a reputation for having a lot of parties going on, which is deserved because it does. Quite close to Lafrowda is also Rowe House, which is similar in location and style, though the rooms are a bit smaller (about 12m²) and all En-suite with Double beds. Lafrowda has 3 types of rooms; Standard (10.5m², up to 12 people per flat, single bed), En-suite (14.7m², up to 8 people per flat, single bed) and Studio (16.1m², room with kitchenette, 3/4 double bed). Both Rowe and Lafrowda are fairly popular, but don't have the Games Rooms or in-hall Study Spaces that East Park has. That said, you'll have a communal space in your flat where you can study and play games, and there are various places around campus to do so as well, so I wouldn't worry too much about not having them.
Finally, we have Birks, Duryard and Moberly. I'm lumping these three together since they're all on the west side of campus. This means that they're gonna be a bit further away from campus center and a bit further away from town center, though they do also have less parties going on, so if you're not so much into that then these may be the ones to go. Since there's three of them and this post is already getting really long, I'm just gonna go over some quick points for a few of them. Birks has a shop fairly nearby, and is fairly close to Kay House, which is a music practice area. Duryard is also fairly close to Kay House and is close to Birks, only offers En-suite rooms and is probably the furthest away accommodation from campus center and town center. Moberly is one of the newer accommodation buildings, only has standard rooms but does have some quite nice facilities.
Pictures and virtual tours of all the accommodations I mentioned are on their pages on the Exeter accommodation page. I can't comment on anything to do with international students, but I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask! Also, sorry about the text dump, tried to be as comprehensive as possible.

hey yea i saw ur reply in the other thread! thanks so much for replying again haha :,) i guess i'm a bit more concerned about the international-local student mix when it comes to accommodation? i know exeter does take into consideration personal preferences, and i have heard of some issues with racism & diversity, so i'm wondering if there's a certain accom that usually has a good mix of local + international students? if there is any of that sort haha
Reply 6
Original post by grayrah
hey yea i saw ur reply in the other thread! thanks so much for replying again haha :,) i guess i'm a bit more concerned about the international-local student mix when it comes to accommodation? i know exeter does take into consideration personal preferences, and i have heard of some issues with racism & diversity, so i'm wondering if there's a certain accom that usually has a good mix of local + international students? if there is any of that sort haha

I don't know of any one accommodation that has a higher ratio of home to international students than any others, sorry. The accommodation team while probably have more answers than me in that regard, so maybe shoot them a message!
Reply 7
Original post by tw559
I don't know of any one accommodation that has a higher ratio of home to international students than any others, sorry. The accommodation team while probably have more answers than me in that regard, so maybe shoot them a message!

no worries, thanks again for ur help :smile:

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