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 Day In the Life of the University of Exeter - Today - 28th Sept 


Will you help us create something special about everyone who makes Exeter such a remarkable place? Today, Wednesday 28th September we are going to have the biggest social media day a University has ever had and we need your help.You could take a selfie in your Exeter hoody, share a memory of Exeter or tell us how Exeter has helped you in your career. Please tweet us (@uniofexeter), send us a picture via Instagram (@uniofexeter) or post on our Facebook page using the hashtag #LoveExeter on 28th September and you could win up to £100 of Amazon vouchers.


More information is available on the Diamond Jubilee website.


Alumni News

Did you complete your higher education qualification in 2012/13?

Did you complete your higher education qualification in 2012/13? If so, IFF Research, on behalf of HESA, may get in touch with you soon for the ‘DLHE Longitudinal Survey’. If you are contacted please take time to complete the survey – your participation will help give current students an insight into career progression as well as providing input to government policy. 



Matt Cave Transplant Games

Transplant Games success for Matt

Matt Cave (Economics 2003) had a kidney transplant in 2012 and has since got involved in transplant sport. Matt won a gold and 5 silver at the World Transplant Games in Argentina last year and this year has been his best yet with 4 golds and a silver in the European Transplant Games in Finland as well as 5 golds and being awarded Best Senior Male at the British Transplant Games in Liverpool. Matt said “Whilst the sporting achievements are really enjoyable, the main aim of transplant sport is to encourage people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and let their loved ones know that this is their wish.”



Work Life Balance Event

Exetra: Work Life Balance

Do you find it tricky to maintain a work-life balance? Join Exetra, the recent alumni group, as they explore this topical and complex challenge that all employees face. On the 11th October gain tips and ideas from a panel of experienced Exeter alumni and discuss it with fellow graduates in the stunning Google Offices in central London. Sign up today



Humanities News

Amazon Drone

New drone technology will uncover secrets of Amazonian tribes

Experts hope to uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Amazon tribes and their effect on modern vegetation using revolutionary new drone technology. Read more.  





Humanities continues to score highly for student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2016

Latest results in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 show that the College of Humanities continues to score highly - with students among the most satisfied within UK universities. 




Lucy Wood Betty Trask Award  

Creative Writing alumna wins Betty Trask Award for her novel

Lucy Wood, author and Creative Writing alumna of the University of Exeter, has won a Betty Trask award worth £5,000 for her first novel, Weathering. The Betty Trask Awards are given to young authors for a first novel of outstanding literary merit. She was announced as a winner at the Society of Authors annual Authors' Awards on Tuesday 21 June. Read more.


Social Sciences News

Maritime Law Arbitration Moot

Prestigious Competition Brings Future Legal Stars to Exeter

University of Exeter Law School hosted the 17th annual International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot in July 2016. All preliminary rounds up to the quarterfinals as well as a number of social events for participants took place in Exeter. Alumni Jane Andrewartha (LLB Law 1973), Lara Moore (LLB Law 2009) and Benjamin Ainsley Gill (LLB Law- European 2011) volunteered as arbitrators for the competition. Read more here



Michael Winter  

Rural Policy expert appointed as Government advisor

University of Exeter rural policy expert Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as a Government advisor to help protect England’s natural environment. Read more here




Online civil courts

Online courts one step nearer to reality

New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced. The recommendation comes after a study by an expert group, including Dr Sue Prince, Associate Professor at the University of Exeter Law School, suggested online civil law courts would increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales. Read more here.



ISIS Propaganda on Social Media

ISIS Propoganda on social media focus of Exeter study

University of Exeter experts Stephane Baele and Travis Coan from the Department of Politics, and Katharine Boyd from the Department of Sociology will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people. Read more here

Business News

Business School FT Ranking

Business School ranked 80th in the FT Masters in Management ranking for 2016

Our MSc International Management has once again featured in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management rankings. We have equalled last year’s finish of 80th, but have risen to 12th out of the 16th amongst other UK institutions. For more information visit the FT website



Business School Retired Holidaymakers

Retired holidaymakers asked to share their tourism stories

Retired holidaymakers are needed to take part in new research which aims to discover how giving up work has affected their tourism choices. 




If you're in London why not come along to our next event on 3 October?

Come and network with other Exeter graduates in the downstairs bar of the IoD building in London. We welcome alumni from all disciplines, and the event is free to attend – just sign up here

Life and Environment News

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University of Exeter welcomes call for ban on microbeads in cosmetics

A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing. The politicians used evidence from Professor Tamara Galloway, an expert in marine pollution, in making their recommendations. The members of the Environmental Audit Committee have said there should be a national ban on microbeads, used in exfoliating scrubs, toothpaste and shaving gel, by the end of 2017. Read more



water vole extinction  

More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification are being blamed for risk to some of Britain’s best loved species. A critical new report reveals that more than half (56%) of UK species studied have declined since 1970, while more than one in ten (1,199 species) of the nearly 8000 species assessed in the UK are under threat of disappearing altogether. The report demands immediate action to stave off the growing threat to Britain’s unique wildlife. Read more



Engineering, Mathematics and Science News

Hot Jupiter

New light on the complex nature of ‘hot Jupiter’ atmospheres

Fascinating new light could be shed on the complex atmospheres of planets which orbit stars outside our own solar system, thanks to pioneering new research. A team of international researchers, led by astrophysicists from the University of Exeter, Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, used state-of-the-art modelling techniques to extensively study the atmosphere of a ‘hot Jupiter’ found 150 lightyears from Earth. Read more



Maths Celebration Event

Students from Exeter Mathematics School celebrate completion of unique course

The University of Exeter recently hosted a special event to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of students from the Exeter Mathematics School. The Exeter Mathematics Certificate is a unique course designed to prepare students for university study. It involves group projects pitched at a similar level to assignments given to undergraduates. In carrying out their research, the students work closely with academics from the University of Exeter along with industrial companies such as The Met Office. Read more


Medical News

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Nursing plans unveiled

The University of Exeter Medical School will be launching a series of training and education programmes to develop the nurses of the future. The Medical School plans to work closely with local NHS partners to offer high-quality programmes, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, that meet the complex needs of the modern health service. The University will be applying for Approved Education Institution (AEI) status from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), with the aim of launching an innovative undergraduate programme in 2018. Read more



Medical Student Hero Award   

Lifesaving medical student wins hero award

A medical student’s dedication and life-saving first aid skills have won him the St John’s Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award. Luke Tester, a student at the University of Exeter Medical School, said he was “stunned” to win the award, in a ceremony hosted by Myleene Klass. Luke, 22, was on the scene in seconds when a runner collapsed during a race last year.  He and another St John Ambulance colleague performed CPR with advanced resuscitation equipment and a defibrillator, reviving the man and caring for him until paramedics arrived. Read more



University News


Diamond Jubilee year draws to a close

Following a year of special events and activities around the world, we’re marking the end of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a spectacular one-off night of celebratory music. In partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra our Diamond Jubilee Finale Concert on Friday 25 November in Exeter is set to be a a glittering orchestral celebration with all profits going to the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund. Book your tickets today.  Discount code for alumni - code 'DJC2016' will give 10% off at the time of booking. Copies of The City of The Hill, Professor Jeremy Black’s book about the University of Exeter published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee are available to buy online.  


Whale research crowdfunding  

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Whale Research and Conservation

Less than two weeks are left to fund a drone which Exeter researchers will use to revolutionise understanding of killer whale behaviour and to help conserve the species. "Getting a bird's eye view will enable us to map whale movements from the air and study the impact of their social behaviour on health, survival and reproduction," said lead researcher Professor Darren Croft. "To do so we need your support!



Did you attend Exeter in the 1960s?

Watch this video from 1968 which compares the hopes and dreams of first year students arriving at university and the disillusionment of two graduating students. 

EU Referendum Polling Card  

Student led voting advice website most cost effective tool for deciding EU referendum vote

Leave or Stay, a voting advice website created by first year Exeter computer science students reached a staggering 652,182 unique voters with just £4,982 spent on its development, making it the most cost effective Voting Advice Application (VAA) for the EU Referendum.



Best in SW Times Good University Guide  

Exeter secures ‘best of the South West’ position in Times Good University Guide

Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.The University has also maintained its position in the top 10 of the national rankings, securing equal 9th position. Read more.

Volunteering and Giving News

Volunteer Ben Fowler  

Volunteer in the Spotlight - Ben Fowler

Volunteer in the Spotlight is a regular feature that highlights alumni who help current students achieve more. Ben Fowler (Philosophy and Politics, 2009) is an Associate Director at the global market research company Ipsos MORI. Read about his career and why he volunteers at Exeter.


Inspiring the Future  

Can you spare one hour a year to inspire young people?

Many of our staff and alumni regularly volunteer to go into their local primary or secondary school and chat to young people about their job. Research evidence shows the impact that volunteers can make to the lives of young people from doing something as simple as chatting to them in small groups about their career and time at Exeter. So whether you studied archaeology or zoology, have just started your first job, are the CEO of a major company or have recently retired please volunteer one hour a year today. The University of Exeter is partnering with Inspiring the Future, and the experiences of Exeter alumni are extremely important in making this a success. All you need to do is to sign up here.


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Free Wills Month - Thank You

Did you know that during the month of October, if you are aged 55 or over, you can contact a participating solicitor within your local area to draw up a Will for free, as part of Free Wills Month?Please consider leaving a gift in your will to our Exeter Forever Fund. It is an investment in the power of an Exeter education to continue changing lives for the better, tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues, both now and in the future.  For more information about leaving a legacy to the University of Exeter, please email legacies@exeter.ac.uk



Melody Dougan  

Legacy Supporter in the Spotlight

Legacy supporter in the Spotlight is a feature that highlights alumni who have pledged a gift in their Will to the University. This month, Melody Dougan tells us why she has made a long standing commitment to support Exeter.



Washington Singer Psychology  

GSCE students explore routes into Psychology, led by Exeter alumna

Thirty seven GCSE students from Dartmoor Community College were recently welcomed to the Streatham campus to meet alumna Emily Scrace (BA Psychology 2009) and to be inspired about studying Psychology at Exeter. Emily volunteered her time to support the event, which saw her giving a talk about her career path since graduating from her Psychology degree in 2009. 

Sport News

Crystal Lane Paralympics

 Alumnae Paralympic Success

Congratulations to Sport and Health Sciences alumna and Paralympic cyclist Crystal Lane (pictured) on a fantastic silver in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit final and fourth place in the C5 time-trial in Rio.  Issy Bailey (English, 2016) was also part of Team GB, competing in shooting. In total eight Exeter student and alumni athletes competed in Rio at the Olympics and Paralympics. 




BUCS Super League Rugby    

Televised Matches for Super Rugby

Check out the launch video for British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Super Rugby! Exeter University Rugby Football Club are one of 8 teams included in the new look National League competition in BUCS, which will see University rugby matches broadcast throughout the year as well as weekly highlights. Exeter will face the University of Loughborough in the first match of the BUCS Super Rugby League on 5 October. Watch here on the BUCS YouTube Channel  #bleedgreen #2016champions




Golf Alumni Day  

Nineties and noughties alumni team wins annual golf day

The 11th  EUAGS  Golf Day at St Georges Hill attracted a record number of players spanning many generations of alumni and current students. Winners of the Rod Alexander Trophy were Jahangez Chaudhery (Class of 2003) ,Matt Condren (Class of 2003), Jon Godfrey (Class of 2003), James Winterman (Class of 1992). See photos from the event on Flickr



Uof E Hockey Team

 Hockey Alumni Christmas lunch

In the week before Christmas each year, Exeter’s Hockey Club alumni meet for a Christmas lunch reunion in Moorgate. Tim Ireland (Chemical Engineering, 1983) began the event in 1984 and over 100 alumni went to last year’s lunch from hockey teams of every year since. If you would like to attend this year’s lunch, or to get in touch with your team mates, please read on…





Wednesday 28 September - Wine Tasting for Recent Graduates


Camino Blackfriars, London


Tuesday 4 October - South West Alumnae Group Networking Evening - October 

Hotel du Vin, Exeter


Thursday 6 October - Alumni Golf Day

Wimbledon Park Golf Club, London


Monday 17 October - Exeter-Kenyon Alumni Reception in New York

Bloomberg Tower, New York



Tuesday 18 October - Global Conversation Washington DC

British Embassy, Washington DC



Thursday 20 October - Global Conversation Vancouver


Vancouver Lookout


Tuesday 15 November - House of Commons Reception

Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons, London


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If you would like to help the student media groups including Xpression FM, XTV, Exepose and FXU Media including Falmouth Anchor newspaper, please contact Helen Crowther at h.crowther@exeter.ac.uk or join the group’s alumni pages.

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Living Systems Institute Building Preview

Attend the exclusive preview of our new and iconic Living Systems Institute (LSI) building on Monday 28 November 2016.  Places are limited so book your place today by completing the online form.


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