Exeter Student City Guide
Exeter is culturally varied and the diverse mix of eateries is ideal for food-lovers!
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you may know that JK Rowling studied at Exeter University and throughout the city you will notice traces of inspiration that she used to write her novels.
As well as our top pick The Old Firehouse, the city has plenty of options to hang out with friends, study or have dinner with your besties:
In addition to our top pick, the Vue, Exeter has loads of entertainment options. The most popular with students include:
Exerer’s shopping-scene can’t be missed, especially if you’re student!
Thanks to its rich history, Exeter has plenty of attractions to visit, and most of them are free!
Exeter has big green spaces to walk around when the city life feels too chaotic.
Even though Exeter is not as expensive as some other major cities in the UK, you might still consider getting a job or having a side hustle. Many students find a job within the university as student ambassadors or university application mentors: apart from gaining some relevant skills such as learning how to handle groups, working under pressure, and managing other students, you’ll gain some extra money that’ll help you to better enjoy your university experience.
Need a side-hustle with maximum flexibility? You could try part-time tutoring or becoming a web writer. Since the pandemic, opportunities to work remotely are now plentiful; the content creation and writing industry are always looking for people for just a few hours per week. According to The Balance (2022), the best platforms to find a job are Indeed (overall) and LinkedIn (best for connecting directly with recruiters). You can also check out StudentJob specifically for jobs suitable for students.