A Student’s Guide to Life at the University of Exeter

A Student’s Guide to Life at the University of Exeter

October 11, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


Exeter is one of those places where it
offers so many things to so many different people. Although it’s a small city there are so many things going on. Exeter feels very historically rich, it
just feels very classically British which is so appealing to so many
students I think. You’ve got the beach, you’ve got the countryside, it’s perfect.
Lots of people go to Exmouth. I go to Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, I like Salcombe as well, the National Parks – Dartmoor, Exmoor. There’s so many clubs and societies
available for you to choose. Societies are the university’s way of including
everyone. Harry Potter Society and Hide and Seek Society. There’s a large range
of sports and there’s the option to get involved in high-performance sport and
recreational sport as well. From shops to independent supermarkets, restaurants,
cafes – it has everything! Princesshay was only kind of recently refurbished so that’s
got every kind of high street brand that you would ever need. There’s loads of
independent shops tucked away at the end of the high street. Exeter has a
variety of nice restaurants here. Whatever kind of food you’re wanting I
think you can probably find in Exeter there is literally every type of cuisine here you’re spoilt for choice. There’s like five main clubs and you always bump
into people you know and it’s just a good night basically there’s always a good
atmosphere and good vibes. There’s quite a few festivals I went to EGB this year
which is the Enchanted Garden Ball. You should definitely see a concert at the
Great Hall whilst you’re here. I saw Muse play here, later that same
year I took an exam on the same stage where Muse had played. I think one thing you
have to do is get lost, go down a side street, go wander around for a few hours
you’ll see so much more than you actually expected to. In the city centre
there’s the Royal Albert Memorial Museum which often has visiting exhibits. The
biggest theatre in Exeter is on campus they do student-run productions but they
also do professional productions as well. The whole campus is a really, really
beautiful. Beautiful architecture. It’s a registered botanical garden so it’s like
amazing wherever you go. It’s that feeling that’s what I like so much about Exeter that you’re in a city but you can so easily not be. The academic side and the
social side is a perfect mix. All the students they give you a sense of
belonging – everyone welcomes you in. I really enjoy walking on campus and being
able to see people you know. I never felt as at home as I do in Exeter.