Practical Information

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 7th September in The Great Hall on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, near the conference venue. Please note that the cost of the conference dinner is included in the registration fee.


Crèche facilities with qualified and experienced carers will be available for delegates with children for the duration of the conference. The crèche will be located in close proximity to accommodation and conference location. Delegates should indicate their interest in this service when registering, so that we can ensure that an appropriate number of carers are available. The service will be subsidised by EPSA. Costs and further details to be confirmed once registration opens on 1st March 2017.

Conference venue

The conference will be held in The Forum on the University of Exeter’s main campus (the Streatham Campus). The Streatham Campus is set in 300 acres of award-winning botanical gardens overlooking Exeter and the surrounding countryside.

Exeter is a historic cathedral city in the South West of England, one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Nearby attractions include the wonderful Devon coastline and Dartmoor National Park. You can find more information on Exeter and the surrounding area here.

Streatham Campus is around 15 minutes’ walk from Exeter city centre. You can find directions here. Buses also run from Exeter city centre (see below). You can find a campus map here. The Forum is building number 3 in the centre of the map. The postal address is: The Forum, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4 4SZ.

By air

Exeter International Airport: Direct flights operate into Exeter from Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, London City, Manchester, Paris and other European and UK airports. Connecting flights are also available. Buses are available to Exeter city centre. Taxis cost around £20.

Bristol Airport: Direct flights operate into Bristol from many European and UK airports. From Bristol Airport, you can travel by bus to Bristol Temple Meads station for trains to Exeter St. David’s. Total travel time to Exeter is around 1 hour 30 minutes.

London Heathrow: From Heathrow, you can take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington for trains to Exeter St. David’s. Total travel time to Exeter is around 3 hours. Coaches are also available via National Express.

London Gatwick: From Gatwick, you can travel by train to Exeter St. David’s (via Reading). Tickets and timetable information is available online via National Rail Enquires. Total travel time to Exeter is around 3 hours 30 minutes.

By rail

Exeter has two railway stations: Exeter St David's (main station) and Exeter Central. Exeter St David's Station is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the Streatham Campus. Taxis are available outside the station. See Streatham Campus map for the walking route. The average journey time from London Paddington to Exeter St. David’s is 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets and timetable information is available online via National Rail Enquires.

By car

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. You can find detailed directions to Streatham Campus by car here. Please note that parking on the Streatham Campus is very limited.

By bus

The Streatham Campus is served by the D and H bus routes in Exeter. The D bus runs from Exeter city centre to Streatham Campus. The H bus also runs from Exeter city centre to Streatham Campus, but takes a longer route that calls via St. David’s station. Timetables and route maps are available here.

By taxi

Apple Central Taxis: +44 (0) 1392 666666


Please note that accommodation is no longer available at negotiated rates but can be booked separately direct through Event Exeter, subject to availability and their current rates.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Holland Hall. Holland Hall is a modern hall of residence on the University’s Streatham Campus, a short walk from the conference venue. All rooms are en suite and have internet access.

Rooms are available at a special rate of £45 per night. If you’d like to extend your stay to explore Exeter or the surrounding area, rooms are also available at a further reduced rate of £25 per night for Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.

Please note that these rates are for single occupancy. Additional guests may be added during registration for an extra charge.

Accommodation may be booked when registering for the conference. Keys should be collected from the Reception desk in Holland Hall. Check in is from 3pm on the day of arrival, with check out by 10am on the morning of departure. A luggage storage area can be made available if required on your arrival and departure days.

Alternative accommodation

Below are some suggestions if you prefer to arrange your own accommodation off-campus:

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