Exeter is a small city in the south of the UK; home to over 125,000 people, 20,000 of which are students. It’s home to a high ranking university – The University of Exeter which consistently ranks well in the National Student Survey and was even named the Sunday Times University of the year in 2013.
But Exeter isn’t just a great place to learn at also a great place to live. It is the perfect balance of modern and historical, giving you options for being to be in the city, countryside or coastline. This gives the students of the city options to experience a range of experiences and opportunities.
At first glance, Exeter can seem like a southern middle-class city with little to do, but that’s just not true. The city manages to balance modern and historic in perfect harmony.
The size of the city makes it incredibly convenient for students, almost everything will be within walking distance of your accommodation. The university is just a 20-minute walk from the great bars and restaurants inside the city centre.
Almost 20% of the cities population is student-based, making the city very student friendly and giving it a fun and friendly atmosphere that is in a mostly serene environment.
Wherever there are students, there is always nightlife, and Exeter is no different. Clubs and bars in the city host live bands and DJs most nights, and if you pick the right venue on the right night, the clubs are as lively anything London has to offer.