Cost of living - we are here to help

Cost of Living

Managing your finances in university can be a challenge without the added burden of a cost-of-living crisis. You are not alone in dealing with the extra financial stresses that come with the cost-of-living crisis – we've got your back. University is a time where we want you to feel free to get the most out of your experience so you can Love Exeter. That’s why we’re constantly working with your Officer team and the University to find solutions and support our student communities.

Advice Team

If you don’t know how you’re going to manage your finances, want some guidance on how to budget or have any concerns about money our Advice Team is here for you. Come along to a budgeting workshop or book an appointment to chat to an advisor one on one!

Meal Deals

Grab a bountiful bargain with our £2 meal deals! Start the day right with a bacon or facon (vg) roll and a hot drink or fuel the rest of your day with a hot meal that doesn’t break the bank. Our incredible student campaigners, supported by your Full Time Officers, implemented the £2 hot meal which goes to show how you can make real change in the university!  

Find your banging breakfast at:

Comida in Devonshire House Monday – Friday 09:00 – 11:30

Cross Keys at St Luke’s Monday – Friday 08:00 – 10:30

Get your hands on a hot meal at:

DH2 in Devonshire House, Streatham or Cross Keys, St Luke’s - 11:30 – 14:30, Monday – Friday (term time only)

Jobs and paid opportunities

Get some extra cash and boost your skillset with a job or paid opportunity. Check out Handshake for the latest opportunities!

Warm spaces

We are always open to provide warm spaces to keep you out of the cold. Come to Devonshire House, home of the Students’ Guild, 24/7 and you can also access our hot water and microwaves.

Financial help

We never want anyone to miss out on experiences at Exeter because of financial difficulties. That’s why we created the Societies and Clubs hardship fund. Apply to this funding scheme to get upto £50 off memberships to societies and clubs (including kit and events) if financial worries are stopping you from joining. Find out more and apply here.  

Don’t miss out on opportunities to save! Download Unidays and Student Beans for discounts across loads of shops, and as a member of the Students’ Guild you can het benefits with a Totum card. Always check whether somewhere has student discount – the worst that can happen is they say no!

Free learning

If you want to boost your skillset and employability, or just fancy learning a bit more, check out these free learning opportunities!

Future Learn

Get access to the teachings and advice of world class universities and experts with these free online courses.

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Survey Report

Our work on making the cost-of-living crisis more manageable is strengthened by our work with other universities. Alongside UCL and other Russell Group Universities across the UK we amplified student concerns and created a space to voice your experiences. Our survey gained over 1,000 responses from Exeter students, and you can find the report here. This has helped us to focus on what’s really important to you – and make real change.

Free period products

We have made sure that you’ll always be covered by getting free period products across campuses and in some university accommodations.

Free Wellbeing Products

Help yourself to any of the wellbeing products in our cabinet found in DH1. We have condoms, period products, anti-spike bottle toppers and leaflets, and we’ll be restocking regularly so take as much as you like.


We’re here to help you – we want to make sure that your voice is heard. That’s why we’re always open to feedback, and encourage you to share your concerns and personal experience. Anonymous responses are vital to our mission to make meaningful change for you to Love Exeter.  

Give feedback here.

University support

The university has plenty of resources to reduce the stress of the cost-of-living crisis:  

  • Success for All Fund – this fund provides financial assistance and cover costs associated with your ability to study. It includes things like help towards energy bills, transport costs and equipment. Apply here.
  • Other warm spaces – grab a spot in the Forum library on Streatham campus and St. Luke’s library, which are open 24/7.
  • Mitigation support - your financial situation should never impact your ability to study, but with increased costs, we know that it often does. This strain can be eased if you apply for mitigation if financial concerns are impacting your ability to complete your studies. Find out more.