Exeter is a small city in the United Kingdom, with a beautiful countryside, and friendly welcoming locals, that will make your study abroad experience rewarding and enjoyable. The local major university provides an academic environment that encourages class participation and focuses on innovative research methods. More than 3,000 students from 130 countries outside the UK contribute to a thriving international community across campuses in Exeter.
Main sectors that are sustaining Exeter’s economy are related to industries such as: health care, retail, utilities, public administration, finance and insurance.
Companies with local offices in Exeter include: Flybe, Pennon Group, Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, Southway Scania, Ashwood's Automotive, British Petroleum Oil UK, Bank Of Ireland UK Holdings, Lloyds Tsb Bank and more. While studying in the city you can find diverse internship opportunities provided through collaborations between the university and respectable multinational businesses.
Although Exeter is not a metropolis, nor does it have the vibe of a busy city, you can enjoy many activities and discover interesting places during your study abroad experience. Visit Exeter’s iconic monuments, like:
If you are into amusement parks, try Go Ape Haldon where you can take sag-way lessons, climb rope ladders, and other fun activities.
Go to Fore Street, where you can find a number of good outdoor shops. Princesshay is home to over 70 retailers and offers some of the best shopping in the country. A place where mostly young people hangout is Exeter quay – an area where former warehouses have been converted into antique shops, quirky stores, craft workshops, restaurants and pubs.
If you are into sports, join Exeter Cricket Club or Exeter Rowing Club.
Whenever you want to change the scenery and want to experience the atmosphere of a multicultural city, London is two hours and a half away by train.
Exeter is quite a small city with a compact, typically British population. The largest ethnical minority group in Exeter is a Chinese community. Other minorities include people coming from Ireland, Poland and countries from Asia and Africa. As a student living here, you will encounter different cultures, in addition to your other international colleagues at university.
Exeter has a temperate and maritime climate with mild winters and warm summers with hot and sometimes cooler rainfalls. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year. The hottest month is July with an average high of 21°C (70°F), and the coldest month is January with an average high of 8°C (46°F).
At the University of Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.