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Make yourself at home

Northfield is perfectly located for the University of Exeter as it’s right opposite the entrance to the Streatham campus. The city’s main train station, Exeter St David’s, is also just five minutes away. There is a local convenience store and popular student pubs right on your doorstep, while the city centre’s main attractions are all within a 15 minute walk. If that wasn't enough, you’ll also find the largest Wetherspoons pub in the UK just along the road from Northfield! And if you fancy something a little different then head to Exeter quay side, where you’ll find lots of eateries and a climbing centre – a great waterfront area to visit in the sunshine!
Here you'll find plenty of information on what you'll find in your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • One oven with hob
  • At least one cupboard per person
  • At least one fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Rubbish bin
  • Sofa chairs
  • Breakfast bar 
  • Stools 
  • Ventilation system


  • Beds are three quarter sized with doubles in Premium Range studios
  • Desk with drawers 
  • Chair 
  • Wardrobe
  • Coat hook
  • Mirror 
  • Shelving
  • Bedside table
  • Under bed storage
  • Noticeboard


  • Shower
  • Shower door 
  • Bath in accessible studios only
  • Shaving point
  • Washbasin
  • Bathroom mirror
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Vanity light
  • Shelf
  • Towel rail
  • Towel hook


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Northfield

Our friendly reception will be open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm.
Common Room
Our common room features a pool table, comfortable sofas, a student's relaxing area with TV and a study space.
Laundry Facilities
The laundry room is located on the ground floor of Block E. Coins are used in the machines.
Outside Space
There’s an outdoor garden at the rear of the property and a picnic bench at the front. Both are perfect for sunbathing or chilling out in the summer.
There is visitor parking available, this is not managed by Unite Students. It is competitively priced at £5 for 24 hours. Signs are clear with digital phone registration instructions. There are no long-term parking spaces available to book. The car park is situated down the driveway.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Northfield – if you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
The bin and recycling stores are situated opposite block A near the car park.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Wednesday at 11am. Your fire assembly point is located in the car park at the bottom of the road.
Key Type
You will receive a key card on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Information for check-in day at Northfield

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key card.

Where can I park and unload my car?

There will be a parking attendant over the busy check in weekend to assist and issue a free short-stay permit. If you need additional time you will be directed to the University car parks.

Where is Northfield?

New North Road

When can I move in?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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