University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Devon, South West England. It is located primarily in Exeter, where it has two of its four campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s. The other two campuses are Truro and Penryn, located in Cornwall.
Streatham is the largest of the university’s four campuses, with a mix of modern and historical buildings on a country estate that overlooks the city. Nestled among woodland, parkland, lakes, and gardens. The campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.
In 2018, student hubs were added. These are spaces across the campus where students can gather to socialise, eat, and study. Info points at the hubs provide students with information about student life and answer questions regarding everything from their timetables to future careers.
Apart from the natural beauty, the most impressive part of Streatham would have to be the Forum, which houses a 24/7 library, a lecture theatre and retail/catering outlets. The Forum is also where you can find the university’s reception and student services.
St Luke’s Campus
This is a small campus and home to Exeter’s Medical School, the School of Sport and Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Education. A large part of the original building was destroyed in World War II when St Luke’s was impacted heavily by a bombing raid. The effects of the bombing are clearly visible due to the difference in the colour of the rebuilt portion.
The Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHEREC) is also located at St Luke’s. When CHEREC was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, it became the first recipient in sport science research.
St Luke’s joined the University of Exeter in 1978 when it ceased to be an independent Anglican College.