Cost of living - we are here to help

Cost of Living

The Cost of Living is a key priority for us and your Officers this academic year and beyond. We know that many students already face financial challenges, which will be exacerbated by the Cost of Living crisis. We are working closely with our Officer team and the University on initiatives that will be put in place throughout the year to help support our student communities to make the most of their time at Exeter.

New £2 breakfast deal!

You can now get a facon (vg) or bacon roll and a hot drink for £2 at two University outlets. This offer is available at:

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

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

£2 hot meals

Thanks to some incredible student campaigning supported by Guild Officers, there are now £2 hot meals being served on Streatham and St Luke’s campuses.  

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

See the menu here.

Jobs and paid opportunities

Getting a job alongside your studies is a great way to get some extra income. Check handshake for the latest vacancies.

Warm spaces

Devonshire House, home of the Students’ Guild is open 24/7 with warm study space, and access to microwaves and hot water (DH2).  

Financial help

Societies and Clubs hardship fund  

Up to £50 available towards memberships to societies and clubs (including kit and events) for students who are unable to join due to a financial barrier. Find out more and how to apply here.

Discounts and Student Deals

Websites such as UniDays and Student Beans offer a variety of discounts for students. As a member of the Students' Guild you are also entitled to receive benefits with a Totum Card.

Free Learning

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Help with budgeting

This workshop is full of practical and useful information for you about managing your student finances and covering bills. Book a session here.

Location: DH2 Conference Room

Survey Report

We have worked with UCL and Russell Group Universities across the UK to find out more about how the cost of living crisis is impacting students in different ways.

Over 1,000 Exeter students took part in the survey, and we can now share the results. Read the report and find out more here.

Free period products

Period products are available in bathrooms across campuses, and in some University accommodation locations.  

The Students’ Guild is also providing a click and collect service with different period products. These are currently available to collect from Guild Reception in Devonshire House. Find out more and order your packs here.

Give Feedback

Tell us what else we could be doing that would help you or share your personal experiences with us. Your anonymous responses will help us get the right support and make meaningful change for you and Exeter students.

Give feedback.

University Support

Success for All Fund

The University’s Success for All fund exists to provide financial assistance and cover costs associated with your ability to study. This includes things like help towards your energy bills, transport costs and equipment. Apply here.

Other Warm Spaces

If you’re looking for somewhere on campus which is heated in the winter months, remember that the libraries in the Forum on Streatham campus and on St Luke’s are open for you 24/7.

Mitigation Support

If money worries are affecting your ability to complete your studies, you can apply for mitigation. Financial circumstances are now an accepted reason for an extension. Find out more here.