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Choosing accommodation for Exeter uni

Hi,

There’s a lot of info on student room about accommodation for Exeter but notably some threads are a lot older than others. I’m not a party person (so looking for quieter housing), and would prefer self-catered, modern accom. Does anyone have any recommendations/opinions on where to go? Also preferably would be on campus/central.

Thanks!
Hiya, I hope all is well.

There is plenty of accommodation available that is self-catered and modern.

The most sociable / loudest I'd say would be Lafrowda (where I stayed in my first year), the pros with this accommodation was the location though, you really couldn't get anywhere closer! It is also quite modern. But it was pretty loud in all honesty.

East Park is probably the next sociable, it's the newest and most modern accommodation on campus, and is a very popular choice.

Rowe House is near to Lafrowda, so there will still be noise, but from what I have heard (from friends who have stayed there), it isn't as loud as Lafrowda, Rowe House has also got a really good location, and comes with a double bed. It is a bit older than the other two though.

Birks Grange Village, from what I've heard, has a good balance of being sociable and quiet, but is further away and requires a walk up Cardiac Hill (as it is affectionately called!) The styling to Birks is pretty much identical to Lafrowda.

St German's is in a similar area to Lafrowda and Rowe House, but is slightly out of the way in comparison, so is less loud, in my opinion this is one of the more quieter ones, and comes with a double bed. The age / design is very similar to Rowe House.

Finally there is Duryard, which is popular with international students, a couple of my friends lived there previously and they did really like it, but it is quite a long walk from campus. It is probably the quietest of the accommodations. This is a newer / more modern accommodation too.

Most accommodations have the option to request a quiet building, so this may be a good option for you.

It is really up to you, think about exactly what you want from your accommodation, and I recommend watching YouTube videos of each of the accommodations to get a real feel for each one, and many of the videos also run through the pros and cons of living there. There are also some university made videos and virtual tours too, I will put the link here:
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/accommodati...s/selfcatered/

I hope you manage to make your decision, and good luck for the future.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask :smile:

Erica
University of Exeter Student Ambassador
Students at Cornwall campus, University of Exeter
University of Exeter
Exeter
Reply 2
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hiya, I hope all is well.

There is plenty of accommodation available that is self-catered and modern.

The most sociable / loudest I'd say would be Lafrowda (where I stayed in my first year), the pros with this accommodation was the location though, you really couldn't get anywhere closer! It is also quite modern. But it was pretty loud in all honesty.

East Park is probably the next sociable, it's the newest and most modern accommodation on campus, and is a very popular choice.

Rowe House is near to Lafrowda, so there will still be noise, but from what I have heard (from friends who have stayed there), it isn't as loud as Lafrowda, Rowe House has also got a really good location, and comes with a double bed. It is a bit older than the other two though.

Birks Grange Village, from what I've heard, has a good balance of being sociable and quiet, but is further away and requires a walk up Cardiac Hill (as it is affectionately called!) The styling to Birks is pretty much identical to Lafrowda.

St German's is in a similar area to Lafrowda and Rowe House, but is slightly out of the way in comparison, so is less loud, in my opinion this is one of the more quieter ones, and comes with a double bed. The age / design is very similar to Rowe House.

Finally there is Duryard, which is popular with international students, a couple of my friends lived there previously and they did really like it, but it is quite a long walk from campus. It is probably the quietest of the accommodations. This is a newer / more modern accommodation too.

Most accommodations have the option to request a quiet building, so this may be a good option for you.

It is really up to you, think about exactly what you want from your accommodation, and I recommend watching YouTube videos of each of the accommodations to get a real feel for each one, and many of the videos also run through the pros and cons of living there. There are also some university made videos and virtual tours too, I will put the link here:
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/accommodati...s/selfcatered/

I hope you manage to make your decision, and good luck for the future.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask :smile:

Erica
University of Exeter Student Ambassador


Thank you very much☺️ this is just the information I needed I’ll take a look on YouTube.

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