South Devon Technical College

October 12, 2016

South Devon University

South Devon area is very much a traditional English seaside area with 20 sandy beaches extending across 22 miles. Neighbouring Lyme Regis has been the filming location for programmes such as Poirot and Miss Marple.

For those wanting peace and tranquillity and an escape from city life, this is a perfect area but the student populations of Exeter and Plymouth mean that club nights and trendy shops and bars are not out of reach.

The college itself has a radio station and the union organises parties including an end of year ball and another for Hallowe'en.


Five campuses are located in and around Brixham, Paignton and Torquay in the heart of the English Riviera. The College’s new University Centre officially opened in 2011, and has won awards for its design. It gained an “excellent” rating for its environmental credentials, using photovoltaic and solar panels, as well as rainwater collection to minimise water use.


A list of properties available for private rental are available from the college. It depends on the campus but a room in Torquay can cost around £60 per week.


The new £5 million Vantage Point campus in Paignton is equipped with a 180-seat theatre, a sports and fitness suite with pitches, shops, cafés and hair and beauty salons. An animal unit and conservation area has good links with local zoos and parks.


The newly built gym and fitness suite offers a range of equipment for students.


Air: Exeter Airport flies to a number of international destinations and is well connected to the college's region by rail links.

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