For students interested in societies, sports, arts and culture or nightlife there’s a host of opportunities at the University of Exeter to partake in, meet new people, and create memories.
Both the Students’ Guild in Exeter and the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union in Penryn, support and bring together the university’s student communities. With over 350 societies across the campuses there is something for everyone, and it’s a great way to make friends, have fun and explore the local area.
Alongside a Postgraduate Society which hosts regular events, both student unions have bars, lunch spots, print rooms and everything to meet the students’ needs. Postgraduates at the St Luke’s Campus benefit from a 24-hour common room social area, the Streatham Campus has postgraduate-only study spaces, common rooms, computer rooms and postgraduate PC clusters, and the Penryn Campus in Cornwall has the newly-opened Masters Suite.
The University of Exeter has some of the most satisfied students in the UK. The university welcomes students to participate in a wide range of activities, enabling them to get fully immersed in university life.
Both the Students’ Guild in Exeter and the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union in Penryn, support and bring together our student communities. With over 350 societies across Exeter’s campuses there is something for everyone, and it’s a great way to make friends, have fun and explore the local area.
In addition to the many clubs and societies on offer, the university has its own award-winning student media network- recognised as one of the most vibrant in the country. Based on the Streatham Campus, XMedia encompass three student run media outlets:
These outlets provide the community of Exeter with radio, news and tv shows. Previous graduates involved in these outlets have gone on to have careers in the media sector, including the likes of Thom Yorke of Radiohead, who was a DJ, and Emma B, who was a Guild Sabbatical Officer.
For students looking to give back, the university run a large Raise and Give (RAG) fundraising community. Made up of more than 1,000 students, the RAG team have fundraised over £255,000 for local, national and international charities. For more local charity opportunities, students have the chance to be involved with SU Community Action who provide plenty of local volunteering opportunities across Cornwall.
The two Exeter campuses – Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus - are located close to Exeter’s city centre, which is home to 120,000 people. Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, and is a safe, student-friendly city with a vibrant and relaxed culture.
There’s plenty to do in the city centre with a variety of eateries, cafes, nightclubs and bars. Historic buildings are scattered alongside shopping quarters and arts centres, of which the city is known for. Sports venues such as St James Park host the local teams too, so for a glimpse of some live action students don’t have to travel far. If city life gets tiring, Devon’s beautiful beaches and countryside are only a short train, bus or car journey away. Exeter is also well connected to the rest of the UK, and only 2.5 hours from London by train.
At the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, students have plenty to keep them entertained. The Penryn Campus is located near to the seaside town of Falmouth in Cornwall, with a close-knit student community and a laid-back vibe. Its stunning beaches offer opportunities for sports and outdoor activities.
Falmouth also offers a wide variety of boutiques, eateries and social venues. Truro is a short bus or train ride away. The city boasts stunning views of the impressive Truro Cathedral - site of the Cornwall Campus’ graduation ceremonies - as well as many opportunities for shopping, dining, and culture.