yeah- I think east park is like a 30 minute walk to st Lukes whereas rowancroft is a 2 minute walk. I put east park as my first because its rlly new and I don't mind walking- then rowancroft as my 2nd because it nearest st Lukes campus.
Hi, I'm coming to exeter in september and just wondering which accommodation is best? I'm thinking I'll put east park or rowe house as my top choice, then birks grange and lafrowda? Thanks
Hi! Great to hear you'll be starting at Exeter in September - Iooking forward to seeing you!
I've just finished my second year at Exeter and, in my experience, there is no 'best' accommodation; rather, it just depends on what you're after! East Park, Rowe House, Lafrowda and Birks Grange are all popular choices and offer self-catered and en-suite options, whilst being located on campus. I have friends who stayed in all four, and I myself lived in East Park, and all of us ended up loving our accommodation!
That being said, there are a few differences between them: East Park, being the newest, is very modern, and is also very big - there are over 1,000 rooms. Birks Grange and Lafrowda also offer a lot of rooms. By contrast, Rowe House is right next to Lafrowda (and therefore offers an equally central location), but is much smaller; my friends who lived there in first year said that they ended up knowing almost everybody else living there, so it had more of a community feel than some of the larger residences.
It therefore may be worth bearing in mind what size of accommodation you'd like. Regardless of size, all of them provide social opportunities. We have a Residence Life team, run by students, that holds weekly events in residences as an opportunity to meet other people living in your accommodation and to speak to student peer mentors if you'd like to access any wellbeing support. I worked as a ResLife mentor last year and found it to be a really valuable service to have in halls.