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The University - considering it is such a small city, Exeter has everything that a student could really want. The campus is meant to be the most green campus in the country, which I would agree with, and the city centre is friendly and welcoming to students. The halls are nice, if on the pricey side, but it is still possible (at the moment) to go to the cheaper self-catered residences, such as Lafrowda, Cook and Llwellyn Mews among others. It is an expensive city to live in though, so watch out.
The Course - the languages department at Exeter is brilliant, the Russian department in particular is especially good, although with only a small teaching staff. The workload is quite intense but manageable, and the teaching staff are professional and happy to help with any problems. The French course is slightly more impersonal due to a high volume of students, but help is still available if you are prepared to search it out a bit. Overall, a very positive experience, except for the price of halls of residence. Unless mummy and daddy are paying, the only halls feasibly within a student budget are... well, they leave a lot to be desired. It is what you make of it though!
In general, I would recommend this university to anyone. It is out of the way in a beautiful setting, but this does not mean it is cut off. It is only £2 return from exeter St David's to Exmouth if you have a student railcard, so come in the summer there is loads to do! Try the Old Firehouse in town, the Imperial at the bottom of the main entrance to the university and the Ram if you like a bit of casual drinking with mates. The clubs include Arena (everyone goes to Arena, regardless of whether you like it or not...), Mambo and Riva for the slightly more wealthy of the students, and the Cavern if you like being shoved underground with no ventilation surrounded by metal-heads - which of course, we all do. A vibrant, fun and safe city, I recommend Exeter, it is the place to be!!!
Written by studio2 on 4th Jul 2008