Point Exe

Review Breakdown

Location
Social Experience
Social Areas
Your Room
Value for Money
Internet / WiFi

Reviews

17 November 2018

Although at first I had no clue what point exe was, when I arrived I was actually surprised at how nice it was. Yes, granted it's a typical uni room, so very basic it still met every need. The shower was great as it wasn't a wet room, therefore my belongings didn't get wet! The desk space was great and didn't feel cramped at all! The kitchen was very large and was a great place to chat to flat mates! Overall the best thing and most convenient thing was the 2 minute walk to Exeter st David's! This came in very useful when carrying suitcases back and fourth!!

17 November 2018

It's an amazing place to live yeah it's close to the train but it doesn't bother me. Staff is really friendly and I love my room! The internet is a bit buggy sometimes

17 November 2018

I was understandably worried when I got assigned Point Exe as accommodation. All reviews I saw were awful, it was next to a train station, and it was all the way down by St David's train station. In truth, I couldn't have asked for a better accommodation. The people I was put with were amazing - so much so that I live with most of them now, in second year - the accommodation was reasonably cheap for a full en-suite shower, and it seemed to be that EVERYONE who lived at Point Exe was lovely and up for a laugh! The walk is made much better by the shuttle bus that runs to and from St David's station every morning and evening, and the train station itself is a massive convenience at best, and an interesting sight at worst. Trust me, you'll be a train-spotted by the end of the year! Overall, Point Exe is a lovely place to live. The people are great (including the staff), the accommodation is lush, the shuttle bus is a major convenience (you don't even have to walk up forum hill!), and you're reasonably close to town (but good luck with Peep Lane...).

17 November 2018

Bit of a walk to uni but because of that everyone becomes really sociable and you get to know pretty much everyone in the accommodation. Really close to train station.

17 November 2018

I was really pleasantly surprised by my stay in point exe! When you've gotten used to the walk up to campus it doesn't seem very far away at all, and the proximity to the imperial is fantastic when you want to pop over for a drink. Point exe had a great social vibe, with people from all different flats knowing each other and mingling, creating a really nice community feel. The staff there were lovely and super helpful in times of need, and there were regular mini events such as a Christmas decorations making station.

17 November 2018

Really far from campus and the only good thing is the shuttle you can get from the station. Most of the people are nice but no one wants to be there and if you get placed in point exe your requests/ preference forms will be ignored. I would highly suggest you make friends through societies, your course as it's most likely that you won't be compatible with people on your halls. Move to lafrowda or Birks if you get the chance

17 November 2018

Despite the negative reviews I had seen of point exe before living there, I did really enjoy my time there. The rooms and kitchens are really lovely, with enough space for everything. There is a laundrette there which makes washing so much easier. The accommodation felt really safe, with the office staff available through the day, and with so many doors between our flat and the outside. Even though it's not on campus, there is a free minibus in the mornings and afternoons up to the uni, and being so close to the station makes catching the train so much easier!

17 November 2018

Point Exe's actual facilities are pretty good - all the rooms have a single bed, a desk, and an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is sizeable and has two fridge/freezers, a sink, a hob and an oven. There is also a laundrette on site. However, there are no whole-hall social areas and there isn't a living room within the flat so the social areas are not great. There are some competitions held within the halls but this doesn't really make up for this. Also, whilst it is in a great location if you want to use Exeter St David's train station (it's about a five minute walk away), it's not a great location for getting to the university - it's about a 20-25 minute walk away. Also, the halls can get unbelievably hot during the summer, and the windows don't open very far at all, albeit as a safety measure but this can make living there very uncomfortable. In addition, the halls are not taken that well care of - there is a fair amount of staining on the carpets and the ceiling tiles in the ceiling tend to come loose and have fallen sometimes. It is less expensive than some of the other halls at Exeter, but this is definitely for a reason.

22 April 2018

Off campus so is a 20 min uphill walk to and from uni everyday, but there is a free shuttle bus available to get in the morning

11 March 2018

I stayed in Point Exeter for three years of my degree (2 years in a shared flat and 1 year in a studio) Like all accommodation in Exeter, student and local, the rent is a huge ask. But this is commonplace here so expected! Especially as a fresher, it can feel like you're cut off from the university because of the distance from campus. You're largely relying on having good flatmates - definitely not guaranteed! The rooms are standard and good quality, even if they are quite small The majority of staff are friendly but there are a couple who seem grumpy whenever you need help One part I really enjoyed about my third year there was the events and competitions they would put on around the year. These included an egg hunt, pumpkin carving and gingerbread decorating

7 March 2018

Nice simple accommodation, modern and clean. Only slight downfall is that we don't have a sitting area like most halls, we only have a kitchen for the shared area.

4 January 2018

The halls relative to the rest in Exeter are reasonably priced, and well kept. However, it is far from campus and the city centre (fortunately it is close to St David's train station). As a fresher, the social experience was pretty poor. There were few other freshers, and most people in the accommodation did not go out much :-(

2 January 2018

Point Exe is in a great location as it's close to the station, town and only a 15 minute walk from campus. The rooms and bathrooms are lovely, if not slightly on the smaller side. The staff are so helpful and always hold events for students to participate in.

28 December 2017

A plush, modern halls of residence, that provides a good variety of rooms including en suites. However, as an Exeter halls, it is far too distant from the university, being a 25 minute walk up a hill. Although there is a minibus, this only runs for a certain time, and as such causes many students to feel distant from the university.

28 December 2017

Good communication via email, close to St David's station, not too far from campus, offer quite a few events. Lived there every year so far (shared flat 1st, studio 2nd and 3rd).

28 December 2017

Good facilities including En suite bedrooms and large kitchen spaces. Flat of 7 people allowed for great socialising and blocks of flats made for good parties. Not many social events organised by the halls themself, but a helpful reception that were available for any questions. Located about 15 min walk from uni meant we were quite disconnected from student life which was the only drawback.