Exeter is often rated as one of the best places to live, work, and study in the UK and as home to one of the Top 10 UK Universities it’s no wonder students can’t wait to come here.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter may seem quaint and charming at first glance, but there is much more to this lively city than many people realise. Offering students everything from nightlife, restaurants and shops to culture, history and the nearby coastline, this student friendly city creates rural living within an urban environment.

Downing Students will introduce you to the Exeter student way of life by helping you settle in to your new home and welcoming you into the student community. It’s easy to understand why our luxury student halls in The Kingfisher are so popular. Perfectly located within easy walking distance of the University of Exeter, College of Exeter and Into Business School, our student accommodation benefits from nearby local transport links and Exeter airport also has direct flights to London.

It won’t be long before you adopt the easy-going attitude and relaxed pace of life that makes this city such a memorable and pleasurable experience. With past students including J. K. Rowling, Zara Philips, Steve Backshall and Will Young you’re certainly in good company.

Living and studying in Exeter is about choosing a high quality of life in a safe and friendly environment and Downing Students want to help you make that decision as easy as possible, by providing you with high quality student accommodation throughout your time at university.


Exeter Cathedral at Night

Fun Events

The large student population in Exeter creates a vibrant atmosphere, especially around the re-developed historic quayside, where you can find plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants. Alongside this, there are plenty of fun events that take place during the busy summer months, including dragon boat racing, open air concerts, street markets, charity events and various art exhibitions to keep you entertained.

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