Our University of Exeter, Cornwall accommodation is based on site at the Penryn Campus, as well as a short 15-minute walk away in Penryn itself.
Glasney Student Village
Glasney Student Village, located on the Penryn Campus, is divided into self-catered and catered flats, each with seven to nine en-suite bedrooms and Wi-FI. Two different room types are available: 1. Single occupancy rooms are furnished with a double bed or single studybed¹, wardrobe, drawers and desk. 2. Shared studybed ¹ 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.
¹ Studybeds rotate between two functions, acting alternatively as a single bed and a large desk area; the innovative design means there is no need to clear the desk before rotating to the bed function.
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, have Wi-Fi 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.
Accommodation for students with disabilities
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and have accommodation that can be adapted in both Glasney Student Village and The Sidings ². We’re happy to discuss individual requirements with students who have disabilities and we encourage you to contact the Accommodation Office and the Accessibility Service as soon as possible to discuss what can be provided.
² In studios only/
Alternative accommodation options
In addition to accommodation at Glasney Student Village and The Sidings we may have availability, by special request, in other residences. Please request this in the notes section of your application.
These accommodation options are predominantly allocated to Falmouth University students and so are subject to availability for University of Exeter students. They do however offer a more diverse range of housing to choose from, including studios. Prices vary depending on the room type, as well as the size of the room. For further information please contact the accommodation office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Living in University self-catered accommodation
If you are living in our self-catered accommodation, there are food outlets serving breakfast, lunch and snacks 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.
All our halls include self-catering facilities, but if you prefer to have your meals prepared, we offer a catered option. The catered option can make planning meals and budgeting easier as meals are included in your accommodation fee.
The catered option is available in Glasney Student Village and provides breakfast and dinner, Monday to Friday (10 meals a week) for 36 weeks of the 40 week contract. Catering for Christmas and Easter break is excluded.
Halls are accessed via secure entry systems and there is CCTV in operation at most sites. Support is available 24/7, either via the Residence 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 Residence 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.
Private sector accommodation
There is a range of private rented accommodation in Falmouth and Penryn for your second, third or (if applicable) fourth year. The Accommodation Office provides support in finding private rented accommodation off campus and, manages an online list of local rooms and properties called Cornwall Studentpad.
They also organise annual house-hunting sessions and accommodation fairs. During these events, you can find out more about available accommodation, talk to staff, and meet private sector landlords to view properties. These events are particularly popular with groups of students looking for houses to rent for their second and third years, and for individuals looking for single accommodation or to find a larger group to live with.crm-students.com/penryn/the-sidings
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