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Since launching our Campaign on 9th February, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have currently raised £27,547,788, which is 46% of our fundraising target. We have also achieved a fantastic 47,093 volunteer hours which is 78% of our volunteering target.


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Alumni News

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Memories of UCSWE

2017 marks 95 years since the University College of the South West of England (UCSWE) was founded in Exeter. We spoke to two alumni who attended UCSWE in the late 1940s and 1950s, to share their experiences of studying in Exeter in the post-war period. Read more online.



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Adjusting by degrees; ‘coming up’ 50 years ago

Derek Lamb (Economic History & Geography, 1970) wrote us a feature about his experiences at Exeter in the late 1960s.  Read more online.




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Alumni award celebrations

Congratulations to alumni businesses, NOW Money, who have been shortlisted as semi-finalists in the Chivas Venture Awards, and Sancho’s Dress and Jubel who are finalists in the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards.




Humanities News

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Art meets research on Streatham campus in June

The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit, an exhibition of work by 40 selected south west artists from 11-18 June. One of a range of free events highlighting the University’s key research themes. Find out more here.




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PhD studentships available now for 2017 entry

From now and into early next year, we are making available up to 200 funded PhD studentships across all our subject areas. Find out more online.




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Humanities subjects rise in latest influential rankings table

Classics at Exeter has been ranked 8th whilst  Drama was ranked 6th and Theology ranked as 4th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Read more on league tables online.



Social Sciences News

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Top social scientist boosts Exeter’s research excellence 

One of the UK’s leading social scientists, Professor Jane Elliott, is joining the University of Exeter from her previous post as Chief Executive of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC.) Read more online.

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Exeter teacher training courses ranked as among the best in the country 

The Graduate School of Education has been named in third place in a new league table of university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. Read more online. Considering a career in teaching? Come to our teacher Training Open Day on Saturday 27 May.




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The new rulebook for real-life star wars

An international group including scientists and lawyers aims to lay down the law for the military in space. The University of Exeter law school, which is one of the institutions tasked with drafting the manual. Read more online.




Business News

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UEFA should better support football clubs playing in the Europa League, research shows

UEFA should review the money it gives football clubs who participate in the Europa League because of the financial and logistical difficulties caused by playing in the competition, an expert has said. Read more online.



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Business School subjects ranked highly in latest influential rankings table

Accounting & Finance was 5th, Business 6th and Economics 11th in the country in the 2018 Complete University Guide rankings. Read more online.



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University of Exeter and Keypath Education launch digital revolution in UK Higher Education

The University of Exeter and Keypath Education have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students. Read more online.



Life and Environment News

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Who made my clothes? Free online course starts 26th June 

Do you ever think about where your clothes come from, who made them, how and at what cost? Created by University of Exeter academics alongside Fashion Revolution, this course lifts the lid on the global fashion industry and encourages us to question what we, as active global citizens, can do to enable change. To find out more view the course trailer and sign up now



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Social ties help animals live longer

Large families and strong social ties help animals live longer, new research suggests. In a huge study of female rhesus macaques, a scientist from the University of Exeter found those with many close female relatives have better life expectancy. Read more online.



Engineering, Mathematics and Science News

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Shakes and Waves: Modern innovations to tackle climate change and boost wellbeing

Join us at this alumni reception taking place at the prestigious Prince Philip House in St James, London. Network with fellow alumni and staff from Exeter over drinks and canapés, before hearing from two renowned Exeter academics about how innovations in green energy can help support a secure and stable energy future, and enable environmentally-friendly economic growth. Find out more online.



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Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end – but it takes about a million years.The depletion of oxygen in the oceans is known as “anoxia”, and scientists from the University of Exeter have been studying how periods of anoxia end. Read more online.



Medical News

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Walking With Hemiplegia, Talking with Dysphasia event

Join us to learn about stroke care and management during this one day event which brings together a line-up of exceptional national and regional speakers and experts in this field. This event is aimed at all clinicians involved in stroke care, including consultants, SAS doctors, trainee doctors, GPs, nurses and therapists. Find out more online.



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Medicine students create inspiring book on Exeter cancer stories

Two Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School are behind an upcoming book that aims to empower people with cancer by sharing their inspirational stories. They came up with the idea of a book written by people with cancer to inspire others affected by the disease. Read more online.




University News



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Sir Geoffrey Holland

We are sad to report that Sir Geoffrey Holland, Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1994 to 2002, sadly passed away on 20 April 2017. The University of Exeter plans to honour the memory of its former Vice-Chancellor with the establishment of a scholarship in his name, you can contribute to this through a one off or regular donation. Read the full tribute online.


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Exeter subjects secure top 10 status in latest influential rankings table

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been recognised as the best course of its kind in the country in the latest influential rankings. It is one of 24 subjects that feature in the top 10 of the Complete University Guide 2018, published on 26 April. Read more online.



Volunteering and Giving News

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Staff donations support student bursaries

As part of our Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign staff across our campuses have generously donated towards a bursary fund for students via a Crowdfunding appeal. Two local undergraduate students – one from Devon and one from Cornwall – will now receive funding to support them for three years of their undergraduate study. To read more about student bursaries, please visit the website.



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Philosophize project success made possible by the Annual Fund

Philosophize, a project created by PhD student Laura Kerslake, recently held a children’s philosophy conference on the Streatham Campus thanks to the support of the Annual Fund. In the Spring Term of 2017, the project placed philosophy undergraduate students in primary schools to run philosophy clubs for six weeks, and culminated in a children’s philosophy conference at Streatham Campus. Read more online.



Sport News



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Exeter Chiefs sign University Rugby Scholars

Pete Laverick, Jack Owlet and Tom Lawday have all secured their dream job – a contract to play rugby for Exeter Chiefs. Read how EURFC and the High Performance Programme have supported their development over the past three years in Sports News.




Men’s Hockey Scholars make England Hockey U21 squad

EUHC members Dan Jackson, Will Carter-Keall and Sam Hooper have been selected for the England U21’s - all three players are current sport scholars supported by alumni. If you are interested in ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ by supporting sport at Exeter please contact Simon Tyson.



 student minds  

Student Wellbeing Referral Scheme supported by Annual Fund

In its first year over 100 students were actively engaged in a Student Wellbeing Referral scheme which offers support through exercise for students with mental health difficulties. The scheme also now offers ‘Mental Health Awareness in Sport’ training for AU Clubs.




Societies News

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Celebrating the academic staff at Exeter

On Tuesday 2 May, following an influx of incredible student nominations from all corners of the of academic field, the Students’ Guild, in partnership with FXU and with the support of the University of Exeter came together to celebrate the commitment and dedication of the incredible academic staff at the Teaching Awards 2017. Read more online.



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Guild trustee recruitment

The University of Exeter Students' Guild are looking for two Trustees to sit on their Trustee Board. If you are interested in applying please visit the website.



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Music and Orchestra Week- call for volunteers

ExTunes, the University’s student music group, are looking for volunteers to provide workshops to incoming students during Music and Orchestra Week which runs from 10th to 16th September. If you would be interested in getting involved, please contact Tom Benson, more information can be found online



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FXU football team wins Cornish league

Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) is home to three football teams, all of which have competed to incredible success this year. Read more online.






Sunday 4 June - EXEFEST

University of Exeter Streatham Campus, Exeter


Thursday 6 June- South West Alumnae Cake Decorating Evening

Cakeadoodledo, Quickes, Home Farm, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon EX5 5AY


Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June- Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry - 10 Year Alumni Reunion

John Bull Building


Thursday 29 June- Shakes and Waves: Modern innovations to tackle climate change and boost wellbeing

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG


Saturday 1 July- Boat Club Alumni at Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Cricket Club, Exeter


Thursday 12 October- Exeter University Invitation Golf Day

Denham Golf Club, Buckinghamshire UB9 5DE



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Exetra: How will Brexit affect London?

Exetra, the recent alumni group, would like to invite you to a speaker event which aims to investigate what the effect of Brexit will be on London and how the result of the general election on the 8th June will potentially change this. Read more online.


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The Glass Cliff? Let us know your thoughts!

Share your thoughts with fellow female graduates on the University of Exeter’s Alumnae Group LinkedIn page. The topic of this year’s Alumnae Reception, the term Glass Cliff describes the phenomenon by which women are more likely to be appointed to leadership positions that are associated with a high level of risk.

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2017 Leventis Lecture

Around 100 people attended a special event at the Hellenic Centre in London on 2 May, to celebrate the exceptional partnership between the University of Exeter and the A.G. Leventis Foundation. Read more online.



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Exeter host Director of Santander UK on campus to celebrate ongoing relationship

The University recently hosted Matt Hutnell, Director of Santander UK, to formally welcome to him to the University of Exeter and to celebrate the ongoing relationship between the two organisations. The event was an opportunity to thank Santander UK for their ongoing support following the signing of a further funding agreement, and showcase the impact the funding has had at Exeter. Read more online.




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