University of Exeter

Prince of Wales Road, Exeter EX4 4QJ


The centrepiece of main Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter is the stunning Forum, which provides the Student Services Centre, a modern 24/7 library, technology-rich learning spaces, a 400-seat lecture theatre, the University’s reception, and retail and catering outlets.

In 2018, the university added student hubs – a collection of accessible spaces across campus where you can eat, socialise and study.  Breaking Convention will be making use of these main spaces, and delegates will have access to stay in university accommodation and make full use of the space during the conference.

The Exeter city centre is only a 15-minute walk away so you can enjoy the advantages of both the campus and highlights of the county town of Devon.

The University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is acknowledged as the most beautiful and botanically interesting of any UK University. Streatham Campus is described by The Times as the ‘best-gardened campus in Britain’ and by The Independent as having a ‘sublime’ setting.  The horticultural highlights of the campus are here.


The University has great value on site accommodation (incl. breakfast)  available which is a 5 minute walk away from where the talks will be taking place. This can be booked directly with the University and a special link to book this will be sent out in due course.

There are plenty of other accommodation options in the city centre itself and surrounding campus. We recommend doing a thorough search as there are plenty of options ranging from budget to luxury.


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With Exeter just over 2 hours by train and GWR offering discounted rail fares for conference delegates.

Great Western Railway have a superb discounted fare available for people attending a conference at the university. All you need to qualify for the discount of proof of your ticket, shown to the ticket officer when requested either on board or at the station. You can book your great value train ticket via this link.

Exeter has two train stations; Exeter Central and Exeter St David's, both approximately a 20 minute walk to campus. Taxi fares from both train stations to campus are run on a meter but, typically, will not cost more than £10.

For timetable information and a route map, click here.


Contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.


The University is within easy walking distance of Exeter city centre. The city centre map shows the location of the Streatham Campus, plus routes between the campus and Exeter St David's and Exeter Central train stations, all within walking distance.


Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town and the University is well served with traffic-free cycle routes. You can download the Exeter Cycle map to plan your route from the Travel Devon website. Cycle parking is available at both campuses. Find out more about the provisions for cyclists at the University on the university Sustainability website.


Contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.


The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours. Download the University of Exeter's detailed directions to Streatham Campus by car.


We strongly encourage people to reach the campus via public transport (bus service UNI). The Streatham Campus Car park C is £10 per day Monday to Friday.

Other parking is available at the university or elsewhere in Exeter; see this link.