Exeter University is known to be a beautiful campus. By attracting thousands of students every year, it is only natural that accommodation becomes one of the biggest topic of conversation before arriving to university.
I therefore decided to create a blog post fully dedicated to Exeter University’s accommodation halls of residence for incoming freshers. But before I start getting into it, let me give you a little bit of context.
There are two types of accommodation settings in Exeter:
- Student houses
This post will be dedicated to halls as almost every newbie gets into them during their first year at Exeter University. However, do bare in mind that only freshers (or master students) are allowed to be living in halls: after your first year, you are asked to live in houses (in the city). Unfortunately that means that you must start looking for student houses during your first year. Moreover, at the University of Exeter, most students signed their 2nd year housing contract as early as October! This can be very stressful, especially for students (like me) that needed more time to connect with others and build real friendships.
Let’s get right into it! There is nothing more helpful than room tours. That is why I made a bunch of them for some of the halls in Exeter University. I hope the next videos will help you have a clearer vision of what you are getting into.
Birks Grange Village – STUDIO ACCOMMODATION
This was my first year accommodation back in the day. I loved it because, since I was extremely sociable 24/7, I needed some alone time and privacy when I came back home. Also I hate sharing bathrooms and kitchen rules.
Since students living in studios have no flatmates, this accommodation is great for extraverted people. They will be able to socialise and make friends regardless, and enjoy their privacy when a break is necessary. This is also great for students who like quiet environments. However if you are super introverted, this accommodation could disable you from getting out of your comfort zone and be more sociable. So bear that in mind!
Lafrowda is one of the most popular halls. It is extremely international and has a very central location as you are right next to the Business School, 5 minutes away from the forum, a less than 10 minutes from the center.
I have included here some freshers talking about Lafrowda and accommodation:
Holland Hall is the most beautiful hall with the most stunning view. It is quite expensive and it’
s a catered hall. If you hate cooking and love views, you can come right here. However do keep in mind that during holidays you need to empty your room, which is not at all ideal for international people!
I have included a couple of interviews as well:
Rowe House was basically the Old Lafrowda back in the day. It has the same great location as Lafrowda but the buildings are not new therefore can look a little bit uglier. However it has a lovely little community.
I made a second video to show you another point of view of this hall just in case you are interested in many points of view.
Northfield is not on campus. It doesn’t have a great location and was not one of my favorites. As a matter of fact, I never went there (ever) except for when I made this video! The people tend to be more quiet and it can be quite boring.
There are obviously many other major room tours that I need to do such as Birks Grange Catered, Lopez, Penny C and off campus halls too… But generally speaking they all look pretty much the same so do not worry if your hall is not represented. These room tours will definitely give you a rough idea of what to expect!
Please Note The Following
No matter where you end up it doesn’t matter, you will always have the possibility to make the most out of your time in university regardless of the halls you are staying. Societies are a true savior, therefore make sure you join a few!
HOW CAN WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER (ONLINE OPPORTUNITY)
I have done my best to keep this website up-to-date. However, not living in Exeter anymore, this can be a challenge. If you are about to move to Exeter and want to get involved with this blog then please do not hesitate to contact me via my Instagram account. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who would like to get into blogging, influencer marketing or just generally gain some experience for their CV. Again, you can contact me for more details on how this may help you!
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOU
Over the years I have created many guides and checklist that aim to help you save time. Here are a list of them just in case you might miss out on a few:
- The Essay Decoder: a resource to help international students understand what is asked in an essay. This resource was given to me by one of Exeter’s top Senior Lecturers.
- Do’s & Don’ts at University Guide: a resource that gives you 70+ tips about university life. These recommendations range from social life, to love life, to reputation… I wish I had this guide when starting.
- The Ultimate Packing Checklist for both Catered students and Self-Catered students. A resource that aims to help you save time when preparing yourself for University.
- My 1st E-Book: a resource that has help me become a boss at Time Management. Moreover, it has also helped me create more time for what I love and get to my goals faster. It is lengthy, however it is arguably the best Time Management piece of research out there.
- My Before & After CV Transformation: a resource that has collected my CVs for the past 7 years to help you not only craft a great CV, but to also show you that everyone can start mediocre and grow exponentially.
- How To Land a Job Faster Guide: a resource that aims to give you all of the tips and recommendations I have used during my career. This will help you avoid some common mistakes students do when starting off with their job applications.
MY OBJECTIVE IS AND WILL FOREVER BE TO HELP YOU
To conclude, the aim of this website is to help you have the best fresh start at University and with your career. There is nothing that gives me more happiness and joy but to hear your positive feedback on how helpful my content has been. Contact me if you have any feedback for me!
BEST OF LUCK WITH IT ALL!!!!