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We're not just about working hard, College life at the Deaf Academy is also about our students developing into well-rounded, confident individuals who benefit from a sense of belonging in a community that shares core values, language and culture.

Our students enjoy numerous social and enrichment activities as part of College life and “Activities Week” is a particularly exciting time.

The Academy is situated next to the Exe Cycle Route and is close to Exeter Quay where students can go kayaking, visit the climbing wall or go bowling. We also run kayaking and sailing trips and regularly visit Dartmoor to go hiking. Team sports are also important and Exeter Deaf Academy's football team plays in national competitions.

Students also enjoy a range of creative arts, such as glass-making and print-making. Performing arts are popular, with film-making, Taiko drumming, drama, poetry and street dance.

As our students become adults, being part of a supportive peer group helps them develop their own identity as a Deaf person. This results in many of our students becoming active campaigners within the local, national and international community, including Devon County Council, Westminster and the European DeafBlind Conference in Lille, France.

You can find out more about the activities our residential students get up to by visiting the college residential life page