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What is the best accommodation at Exeter University?

I can’t do anything too expensive and I’d prefer en suite because I’m anxious. I am not a party person but would still like to make friends despite liking a more quiet environment
Reply 1
Original post by spencerspencah
I can’t do anything too expensive and I’d prefer en suite because I’m anxious. I am not a party person but would still like to make friends despite liking a more quiet environment
I’ve applied to Rowe House as first choice which is en-suite and seems to be one of the ‘cheapest’ en suite options🤣doesn’t seem like many others have applied to it (most going for east park or lafrowda?) and went to see it on offer holder day, it looks like a much smaller accommodation but still social!
Students at Cornwall campus, University of Exeter
University of Exeter
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Original post by spencerspencah
I can’t do anything too expensive and I’d prefer en suite because I’m anxious. I am not a party person but would still like to make friends despite liking a more quiet environment


Hi Spencerspencah,

I just want to signpost you to our accommodation finder. You can filter the choices based around what you went, and it will show you which accommodations match your needs!

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/room-finder/

I lived in a Birks Grange Village townhouse in first year, which suited me perfectly as there were 12 people in my flat, but as it was a ‘house’ rather than a flat I could simply go upstairs and have some quiet time if I wanted to. I also prefer en-suites, but I’d recommend checking how many people you’ll be sharing a bathroom with in the accommodation information. I only shared with one other person in Birks Grange, which I thought I’d dislike but it was fine! I totally get not wanting to share with loads of other people.

I believe you can indicate if you’d like to live in a quiet accommodation on the application. Here’s the link down below, as you can see we have options for quiet blocks.

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/applyingandpaying/howweallocaterooms/

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

All the best,

Jen

University of Exeter student ambassador
Reply 3
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hi Spencerspencah,
I just want to signpost you to our accommodation finder. You can filter the choices based around what you went, and it will show you which accommodations match your needs!
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/room-finder/
I lived in a Birks Grange Village townhouse in first year, which suited me perfectly as there were 12 people in my flat, but as it was a ‘house’ rather than a flat I could simply go upstairs and have some quiet time if I wanted to. I also prefer en-suites, but I’d recommend checking how many people you’ll be sharing a bathroom with in the accommodation information. I only shared with one other person in Birks Grange, which I thought I’d dislike but it was fine! I totally get not wanting to share with loads of other people.
I believe you can indicate if you’d like to live in a quiet accommodation on the application. Here’s the link down below, as you can see we have options for quiet blocks.
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/applyingandpaying/howweallocaterooms/
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
All the best,
Jen
University of Exeter student ambassador

Hi Jen - can I ask about accommodation contract lengths. I can see they range from 32-44 weeks. How do I find out how many weeks the course my son will be doing is, in order to choose accommodation length?
Original post by Ginny99
Hi Jen - can I ask about accommodation contract lengths. I can see they range from 32-44 weeks. How do I find out how many weeks the course my son will be doing is, in order to choose accommodation length?


Hi Ginny99,
All of our accommodations will cover our term times which in 2024-2025 are from 23rd September to Friday 13th June. Most courses will be around this length also. Students will also have moved in before fresher's week has begun. For some courses, such as Master's programmes and medicine, this will vary however.

For catered accommodations the contract length will be shorter as during breaks like Christmas and Easter, students must move out.

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/ accommodation/contractsandpolicies/ contract23-24/

It's a bit out of date, but the 'contract length' section might help you understand a bit better. As mentioned, all of our accommodations cover our term dates, but some contacts are longer if your child would like to stay in Exeter for a longer period of time.

All the best,
Jen

University of Exeter student ambassador
Original post by spencerspencah
I can’t do anything too expensive and I’d prefer en suite because I’m anxious. I am not a party person but would still like to make friends despite liking a more quiet environment

Heyy, i've firmed Exeter too and i'm in exactly the same situation! I think i'm going to go rowe house first, then duryard second (bit of a trek if I end up there but oh well haha) - like someone else said, east park seems by far the most popular choice so I figured I'd avoid it
I considered quiet accom but I don't think I'm gonna go for it because I'm worried it would be less social

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