University Living, Penryn Campus
Your guide to University accommodation
Starting at university is an exciting time and we understand how important it is to you to find the right place to live. There are new friends to be made, new places to discover, and the chance to develop new interests.
Being in university residences enables you to meet and quickly make friends with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds and cultures, who are on a variety of programmes.
Everyone has different requirements, and the University is able to offer a range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Each residence is a vibrant community with its own distinctive character, offering you a safe and secure environment in which you can socialise, study, and relax.
Most parts of the campus – including our residences, leisure facilities, and some teaching and learning spaces – are shared with students from Falmouth University in an arrangement unique within the UK. This creates a vibrant mix of arts, humanities, science and engineering students; it’s one of the features of life here most often commented on by students from both universities, and something that contributes to what many see as the campus’s unique atmosphere.
We are fully compliant with the Universities UK Code of Practice, which promotes best practice over a range of management activities in student residences.
With a range of accommodation options available to suit the needs and budgets of our students, we are able to guarantee an offer of accommodation in University owned, managed or approved residences as long as applications are received by 31 July based on the criteria below:
• UK or international undergraduate entering into Year 1, who has firmly accepted the offer of a place at the University of Exeter
• International postgraduate who has firmly accepted the offer of a place at the University of Exeter
• Incoming study abroad or exchange student based at the Penryn Campus for the full academic year
We also have a number of spaces for study abroad or exchange students joining the University of Exeter, Cornwall at the Penryn Campus for single semesters.
Please contact us directly for further information.
Applications submitted by the deadline of 31 July are prioritised; however, we are not able to guarantee that you will be allocated your preferred accommodation, as this is determined via a ballot system.
We recommend that you list options in order of priority on your application.
Please note, during periods of high demand, we enter into agreements with approved accommodation providers in the local area in order to increase the availability of University owned, managed, or approved accommodation. If your preferred choice is not available, we will offer you an alternative from our accommodation options.
If you miss the deadline, you can still apply; however, we are unable to guarantee our usual offer. We review availability in our halls on a regular basis, and if there is nothing available the Accommodation Office will advise and provide assistance in helping you find alternative accommodation in the private sector.
We have accommodation based on site at the Penryn Campus, as well as a short 15-minute walk away.
Glasney Student Village
Glasney Student Village, located on the Penryn Campus, is divided into self-catered flats, each with seven en-suite bedrooms. Two different room types are available: 1. Single occupancy rooms, which are furnished with a double bed or single studybed¹, wardrobe, drawers, desk and have Wi-Fi. 2. Shared studybed¹ rooms, which are designed for two students and therefore offer a more affordable accommodation option. These are furnished with two studybeds, two wardrobes, shelves and have Wi-Fi. The communal kitchen/dining areas are fully fitted and furnished to include a dining table, chairs and television, as well as fridge/freezers, a microwave, toaster and kettle. Additional facilities include card operated laundrettes and external bike racks.
The Sidings offers high quality contemporary student accommodation just a short walk from the Penryn Campus and close to the bus and train links at Penryn train station. Housing 233 students, it offers an intimate community environment.
The residence is divided into flats accommodating four to seven students. All rooms are en-suite and are fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk and shelving. Each flat has a fully fitted communal kitchen/dining area, as well as a living area with sofas and a television.
There are a small number of self contained studios which offer private living and include en-suite bathroom, double bed, study area and kitchenette.
The development is managed by CRM Students, who provide on-site management of all services, including IT and laundry.
Applications for accommodation here are made via our online system, ‘Room Service’, but CRM will manage your contract and payments.ps://www.crm-students.com/penryn/the-sidings
Living in University self-catered accommodation
If you are living in our self-catered accommodation, there are food outlets serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals Monday to Friday.
Our on-campus shop offers a wide range of food and drink, toiletries, household and stationery supplies.
Koofi, located in Glasney Student Village, is open 7 days a week and offers quality refreshments, light meals, pizzas and snacks.
Halls are accessed via secure entry systems and there is CCTV in operation at most sites. Support is available 24/7, either via the Site Office and Accommodation Office during normal working hours, or overnight there is an out-of-hours support team who visit each residence through regular patrols; they can also be contacted by phone.
Glasney Lodge reception located at Glasney Student Village is open 24/7 for any students who need assistance.
Utility bills are included within some of our halls. In other residences, bills within a given quota are covered and you’ll need to ‘top up’ if you go over this. Support is provided by Site Managers to make you aware of your electricity usage.
Internet is provided free of charge and in some halls there is the option to pay extra for increased provision.
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NIST is recognised worldwide cybersecurity framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology situated in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
It will give us the best foundation to build upon as we look to implement a cyber-security capability that will enable our ‘Strategy 2030’. The NIST Framework has been utilised by numerous universities in the US and UK. The principles of the current framework are as follows:
- Common and Accessible Language
- Comprehensive framework that maps well to ISO standards and other guidance
- Adaptable to many technologies, lifecycle phases, sectors and uses Risk Based Approach
- Based on international standards the framework is a living document (constantly adapted) Guided by many perspectives (including academia)
It will support us in developing an organisational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, people, assets, data, and capabilities.
Adopting the framework will give us an advantage and support our 2030 strategy by improving experiences for Our People, Our Place and Our Partnerships. The NIST framework is split into five functions (see diagram below).