Conference 2011: Venue, Facilities and Location

Conference Venue

St Luke’s Campus

Exeter University has three main campuses, one of which is actually in Cornwall. Streatham is commonly regarded as the main university campus. St Luke’s Campus is the most centrally located and is home to the School of Education, the Peninsula Medical School and the School of Sports Science. The Gender and Education Conference will be held on the St Luke’s Campus only.

St Luke’s Campus can be accessed by three main roads: Heavitree Road,Magdalen Road and College Road. The main entrance (where the Porter’s Lodge can be found) is on Heavitree Road. The campus is a short walk from the city centre and the main bus station but a slightly longer walk from the main train station.


The following facilities are available on campus:


There is one large open access computer room on campus which can be found in the bottom of the Haighton Building (adjacent to the library). Go through the main entrance to the library and turn left to go into the computer room. To use the computers during your stay you can use the guest log in details and passwords which you will have been provided during registration. The computer room is open on a 24 hour basis. Wifi is also available in the major conference hubs and you can use the same usernames and passwords to access this service, provided that you bring your own laptop.

We have a print shop available for public use on campus. This is located at the end of the quad next to the Cloisters restaurant and shop. The print room offers a photocopying service and a print from memory stick service at competitive prices. The print room is usually open from 9am-5pm (though there may be some variation in hours during the university holidays).


We have one small shop on campus (Premier) which serves everything from newspapers to bottles of wine. The shop is located at the end of the quad next to the Cloisters restaurant and it usually opens from 9am-3.30pm outside of term time.


Unfortunately we do not have any cash machines on campus. The nearest cash machine can be found on Magdalen Road, which is a short five minute walk from the campus. The campus shop does, however, offer a cash back system on purchases of over £3 in value.


The campus will only have one restaurant open during the campus, owing to the university holidays. However, the Cloisters restaurant will be open on a daily basis from 10am until 3.30pm. Cloisters can be found at the end of the quad (it is the tallest building, one which is often referred to as the ‘Giraffe House’ owing to the glass windows on the top of the building). The restaurant serves hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks and full cooked meals. You are also permitted to eat your own food in the restaurant and to take advantage of the comfortable seating area.

Leisure Facilities

There are a range of leisure facilities available on site, including a full gym and swimming pool. Please see the university sports website for further details.

Left Luggage

There will be some space available for luggage to be left during the conference, but this will be limited so we strongly advise you to leave it at the place where you are staying. Most hotels will offer this as a free service. If you do need to leave your bag at the conference then you will need to bring it to the main registration desk in the Refresh cafe in North Cloisters.


Registration will be open each day from 8am in the Refresh cafe in North Cloisters. Please come to registration as soon as you arrive at the conference to be given your conference pack and your computer passwords. Further local and conference information will also be available at the desk. One of our student volunteers will also be around to answer any questions you may have or to direct you across campus. Please note that it will be impossible for us to register anyone to the conference who has not already paid in advance. If you have not paid and been accepted to the conference before your arrival then you will not be permitted to enter.

Publishers Exhibition

A publisher’s exhibition will also be available in the main conference hub, located inside the Refresh cafe in North Cloisters. These stands will be open for the duration of the conference.

Porter’s Lodge

We have a Porter’s Lodge at the main entrance to the campus, located in North Cloisters. The Porter’s will be happy to direct you across campus. The Porters also have a range of local maps, taxi numbers and leaflets which you can access.


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