University of Exeter

University Information, Campus and History
(Exeter, Devon, England)

Located in Exeter, Devon, UK, the University of Exeter was founded in 1955 after it was granted its Royal Charter. The university is comprised of three main campuses: St. Luke's, Streatham, and Cornwall. St Luke's campus houses high-tech facilities, the Education and Sports Scientists departments, and the Peninsula Medical School. It is just a ten-minute walk from Exeter, a mile away from Streatham campus.

Streatham campus is the university's largest campus. Built around an estate surrounded by gardens, woodlands, lakes, and parkland, Streatham campus is considered one of the loveliest campuses of the university and houses the famous Northcott Theatre. University art galleries such as Sculpture Walk and The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture are also found in this campus. Other facilities found in Streatham campus are a counselling service, medical centre, day-care centre, and several catering outlets. Some of the university's student accommodation is also found here.

Within close proximity of Falmouth is Cornwall campus. This campus overlooks the Fal estuary and houses the internationally recognized Camborne School of Mines. This campus is home to most of the university's humanities and arts; and science and engineering, most of whose students are very much in demand by industries in the electricity and mining business. Three of the university's departments, Biology, English, and Geography are also contained in this campus.

In 2005, The Sunday Times University Guide ranked twenty of the university's subjects as 'Excellent'. Some of the university's excellent subjects are Business and Management; Archaeology; Computer Science; Classics and Ancient History; Dance and Cinematics; Teacher Training and Theology and Religious Studies. Drama, English, Italian, Molecular Biosciences, and Geography were also ranked 'Excellent' by The Sunday Times University Guide.

In the Guardian's recent university rankings, the University of Exeter was ranked the 28th university in the UK. The Times also ranked the university its top 28th university in its own league table.


The university provides several academic, social, and recreational areas that facilitate the well-rounded growth of its students. University students are represented by the University of Exeter Students Guild. This guild has organized over 100 student societies that are focused on varied interests such as theatre, creative writing, and politics.

The university has several sports clubs and a newspaper (Expose), radio station (Xpression FM), television station (XTV), and website (X-net). These media have been given awards over the years and are operated and maintained by the Students Guild. The university also has several fund-raising organizations that raises money for its chosen charities and organizations. Some examples of these fund-raising groups are the Raising and Giving (RAG), and Community Action.

Aside from organizing student societies, the Students Guild also maintains a number of bars, restaurants, and shops inside the campus. Beside Devonshire House is The Guild Print Shop. This shop provides various services like binding, printing and computing at very affordable student prices. The Guild Print Shop is where students go for their t-shirts, photocopying, risograph and finishing needs.

The Ram Bar is located in Devonshire House and is arguably the best and busiest student bar in Exeter. Students flock to this bar for its inexpensive food and drink and to mingle with fellow students and friends. The bar also offers a video jukebox and several arcade games for recreational use. The bar serves drinks in the evening and hot meals from noon until 8:30 pm. Vegetarians and Vegans can also have their fill of meat-free dishes at the Ram Bar.

Another popular student bar is Lemon Grove. This bar is composed of a large dance floor and a main bar that serves soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in the evenings. Lemon Grove is also known as Lemmy and is packed with university students during weekends.

The bar is also a venue for holding student concerts and open mikes as well as watching sport matches on two large-screen projectors.

For a quick coffee date or study session, Coffee Express is the best venue. This coffee shop is also located in Devonshire House and offers cold and hot drinks like coffee, fruit shakes, smoothies, and super juices. Coffee Express also serves fresh bread and organic baguettes that are filled with vegan, meat, and vegetarian fillings.

The Students' Shop is similar to a mini-supermarket. Here, students and staff can purchase newspapers, cigarettes, postage stamps, stationery supplies, clothing, and souvenir items. This shop is located at Devonshire House beside the Ram Bar.

The university provides comprehensive student accommodation where required, while those students in their second and third years are encouraged to stay off campus, in recommended and university affiliated apartments. Many students also choose to live in rental properties within neighbouring districts of Exeter, such as Heavitree, St. Leonards and Stoke Hill. Information about student accommodation.

Each of the three university campuses has its own sports centre. These sports centres provide venues for netball, football, volleyball, indoor cricket, and hockey. Other sports centres have indoor and outdoor tennis courts, as well as exercise studios, sunbeds, physiotherapy suites, and heated swimming pools. The university's sports centres are normally open daily all throughout the semester.

Famous Students

The university has produced graduates who have excelled in various fields such as media, politics, arts, and sports. Some of the university's famous students include BBC Radio 1 DJ Emma B, journalist Frank Gardner, and television producer Paul Jackson. Nick Baker (wildlife TV expert), John O'Farrell (author), Thom Yorke (singer), Andrew Slaughter (Labour MP), and Richard Dawson (cricketer) are also graduates of the university.

Interested international students can contact the university's international office at +44 1392 263841 or send a fax to +44 1392 263856 The university would be more than willing to answer queries regarding admission requirements, course offerings, university facilities, and student accommodation. Inquiries can also be sent through email at

Contact University of Exeter:
Address: Streatham Campus, Northcote House, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 661 000
Fax: +44 1392 263857
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