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University of Exeter

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Overview of University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.It was founded and received its royal charter in 1955, although its predecessor institutions, St Luke’s College, The Exeter School of Science, The Exeter School of Art and the Camborne School of Mining, were established in 1838, 1855, 1863 and 1888 respectively. The University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon in post-nominals. (from the Latin Exoniensis) is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university. The University is spread over four campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s in Exeter, and Penryn and Truro in Cornwall. In 1993, the Camborne School of Mining was merged into the University of Exeter.

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The three university campuses in the South West of England offer a safe, high-quality atmosphere for both research and living. Educational, social and sports facilities are conveniently located within walking distance of each other and the local city facilities. The main Streatham Campus of the College of Exeter is considered to be one of the most beautiful parkland campuses in the UK. Overlooking the Ancient town of Exeter, which is now the regional capital, it boasts beautiful architecture and excellent shopping and leisure facilities. The campus of St Luke, where students in sports science, medicine and education study, is also located here. Exeter is the 6th safest place to live in the UK and the 4th best place to live in the UK for recreation (Rightmove). Community transport hubs include Exeter St Davids Train Station, 2-hour connection to London, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport, which connect the city both nationally and internationally. The Penryn Campus in Cornwall is a unique campus that brings the heart of the University of Exeter to an unrivaled environment in the UK. 

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  • Caroline Lucas, MP
  • James Brokenshire, MP
Fun Facts
  • Exeter is the safest place to drive a car in England. It turns out that the roads here are as much as 50% safer than the roads in the rest of the country.
  • Exeter is the safest place to drive a car in the UK. It turns out that the roads here are as much as 50% safer than the roads in the rest of the country.
  • The oldest hotel in Britain is the Royal Clarence Hotel, which was built in 1769 and has sections that date back to the 1500's.
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