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We recently celebrated Summer Graduation where we welcomed over 5000 students from both the Streatham and Penryn campuses into our alumni community. View photos on Facebook and see interviews with a number of graduates and Honorary Graduates on our YouTube channel


Alumni News

Alumni News- Rise Africa UK

Exeter alumnus sets up charity to support disadvantaged children in Tanzania

A charity set up by an alumnus in 2011 is expanding its activity programme after recent success.  Topher Faulkner (Engineering Science, 1980), set up Rise Africa UK with his daughter Olivia to support disadvantaged children in the Moshono community in Northern Tanzania. Read more online.



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The legacy of Exeter

Howard Woodhouse (Philosophy, 1968) is Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Founding Co-Director of the University of Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit, Saskatoon, Canada. He shares his experiences of studying at Exeter in this blog. Read more online.




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The Privileged? The Loose Change 1968

Watch online a clip from Westward TV's series 'The Privileged?' filmed at the University of Exeter in 1968. This episode 'The Loose Change' looks at university funding and grants during a time of expansion. Were you interviewed for this show or do you know anyone that was? We'd love to hear from you! 




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Alumni Queen's Honours

We'd like to congratulate alumni who were awarded a Queen's Honours this year. A huge congratulations to: Dr Jill Cainey, MBE (PGCE, 2009), Mr James Dick, MBE (Economics, 1967), Dame Barbara Frost, DBE (Hon LLD, 2011)
Mr Philip Kimberley, OBE (Chemical Engineering, 1971), Lord Stern of Brentford, CH, Hon DSc
Sir John Sulston, CH (Hon DSc, 2003), Dr Deborah Goodwin, OBE, Mr Ashley Tabor, OBE, (Hon LLD, 2013), Mrs Lesley Wolfenden, LVO (Sociology, 1987) and Ms J K Rowling, CH, OBE (French and Classics, 1987 and Hon DLitt, 2000).

Humanities News

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Rare archaeological find could be the first time unique pottery seen in the South West

Archaeologists excavating a site where Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval communities lived for more than a thousand years have unearthed pottery believed to have never been seen before in the South West. Read more online.




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Presenting my ‘Judas Superstar’ paper at the South West PG Theology and Religion conference

Stephanie Roberts, a current MA Theology and Religion student, talks about her experience of attending and presenting a paper at a recent PG conference, hosted by the University of Exeter. Read more online.




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The University of Exeter and the Shanghai Theatre Academy will jointly host a workshop in Shanghai

The workshop, entitled, Cosmopolitanism, World Cities, and the Circulation of Visual Culture between China and Great Britain, will bring together scholars from China, the UK, and Hong Kong to discuss the reception of cultures across national boundaries. Read more online.



Social Sciences News

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What are the secrets of life- long love?  

Funded by divorce lawyer, Baroness Shackleton, the Law School and the Medical School have started a joint research project to uncover what makes couple relationships last to help young people make better decisions. Academics hope their work will help prevent relationship breakdown, and the tragic consequences which go with it. Devon based cohabiting couples who are not married or couples who have had an arranged marriage are now sought to add their voice to research already carried out. You can find out more online.

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PCGE & MA Education places remaining

Exeter’s Secondary History PGCE  has reopened for 2017 entry applications. Other Primary and Secondary programmes are also still currently available for 2017 entry. To secure your place please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible. Places are also available on our  MA Education, which is suitable for teachers, those in leadership or policy-making roles, and other practitioners working in education or related settings. Choose a Professional Learning individually constructed programme to suit your interests and future career path. 




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Exeter Law School launches new LLM pathways

The Law school is offering two new pathways, in addition to existing programmes for its LLM Master of Laws, in Insurance Law and International Law, Conflict and Security for 2017. The International Law, Conflict and Security pathway is designed to offer students a comprehensive understanding of international conflict and security law from an operational perspective. The Insurance Law pathway will equip students with the knowledge, skills and practical tools needed to gain a thorough understanding of insurance law, practice and regulation. Learn more about new and existing pathways online.



Business News

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Business School graduates secure €50,000 prize for startup company

A company co-founded by two Business School alumni has secured €50,000 as the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative at Money 20/20 in Copenhagen. KOMPAS uses Artificial Intelligence to personalise the travel experience, and was started by Tom Charman (Economics and Politics with European Study, 2016) and Olivia Higgs (Economics with German and Mandarin Chinese, 2016) while studying at the University of Exeter. Read more online.



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Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – good leaders should only look like their staff

Academics from the University of Exeter Business School and the Bradford University School of Management have found that for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films. Read more online.



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Professor William Harvey awarded Urwick Prize 2017

Professor William Harvey has been awarded this year’s Urwick prize, given for an outstanding recent piece of research relevant to management consultancy published in the UK. Professor Harvey, who is Associate Professor of Management Studies and Director of the Business School’s 'Business, Institutions and Policy' research cluster, was awarded the prize along with colleagues from Saïd Business School and Kellogg College for their paper “Reputation and identity conflict in management consulting”, which is published in Human Relations, a Financial Times top 50 journal. Read more online.



Life and Environment News

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The Exeter Undergraduate Science Journal - Submit your Dissertations!

The Exeter Undergraduate Science Journal was launched this year by students in the Colleges of Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. It is the University's first Cross-Campus, Cross-College, interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate STEM Research. The team are inviting alumni to submit 1500 word summaries of their undergraduate dissertations to be published in the very first Dissertation Issue, at the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. Publishing a summary of your final year dissertation is a fantastic opportunity to receive extra recognition and exposure for your work, whilst supporting this new student-led project. If you are interested and would like to submit an article, please contact the journal team.




Ape expert joins War for the Planet of the Apes Q&A

A real-life primate expert joined stars of new film War for the Planet of the Apes for a Q&A with journalists. Dr Lauren Brent, from the University of Exeter, answered questions alongside director Matt Reeves and actors Andy Serkis and Steve Zahn. Read more online.



Engineering, Mathematics and Science News

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The Exeter Undergraduate Science Journal - Submit your Dissertations!

The Exeter Undergraduate Science Journal was launched this year by students in the Colleges of Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. It is the University's first Cross-Campus, Cross-College, interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate STEM Research. The team are inviting alumni to submit 1500 word summaries of their undergraduate dissertations to be published in the very first Dissertation Issue, at the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. Publishing a summary of your final year dissertation is a fantastic opportunity to receive extra recognition and exposure for your work, whilst supporting this new student-led project. If you are interested and would like to submit an article, please contact the journal team.



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Alumni come together for reception at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Last month, 50 alumni from the College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences met at the Royal Academy of Engineering (Prince Philip House) in London to enjoy networking over drinks and canapes. Exeter academics from Engineering and Renewable Energy also shared their research on the topic of ‘Shakes and Waves: Modern innovations to tackle climate change and boost wellbeing.’ The event was a lovely opportunity for alumni to reconnect with staff from the College and receive an update on Exeter’s recent successes. View photographs from the event here and find out about future alumni events online



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Visit Exeter to share your career experience 

Next year we are looking for alumni from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences to offer their expertise to students through a series of career evenings. If you live in the UK and any of the below applies to you, would you be willing to visit campus to share your experience with students? 

•Alumni working Computer Science/IT 

•Alumni working in careers related to bioinformatics

•Alumni working in the motor industry

•Engineering alumni using their skills in an unrelated field 

•Physics alumni working in any field 

•Mathematics alumni working in any field

If you would like to get involved, please email Jess Greenaway, Alumni Engagement Officer.



Medical News

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Exeter dementia research shared at conference

Academics from the Medical School attracted widespread media coverage when they presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in London last week. Among a number of news reports in UK and global media, Professor Clive Ballard spoke about his Lancet report on how a third of dementia cases are preventable (read more in the Guardian) and Professor Keith Wesnes shared how daily crosswords are linked to a sharper mind (read more in the Telegraph). For more news follow #ExeterDementia on Twitter.



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Waking up to Climate Change Conference – 5th October 2017

As one of the world’s leading health services, planetary scale climate change is something the NHS cannot choose to ignore. Join us on a journey to explore the complexities of climate science and intricacies of global connectedness. Hear how our NHS is responding, and understand why we must lead in integrating sustainable practices into all that we do. Join the discussion and help shape the conversation on how we build our sustainable NHS. Book your place before 31st July and receive a 10% booking discount, exclusive to University of Exeter alumni. Read more and book online.



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 Medicine student meets Prince Charles to advocate social prescribing

Medicine student Bogdan Chiva Giurca from the University of Exeter Medical School has met HRH The Prince of Wales to champion a new social prescribing project aiming to expand the options available in GP consultations. Read more online.


University News



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Exeter’s teaching excellence officially recognised as ‘gold standard’

The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. Read more online.


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Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and a diabetes consultant at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment. Read more online.




Thinking about a Masters? Think Exeter
It’s not too late to join us in September for a Masters degree at Exeter. Whether you want to earn more, get a competitive edge, move into in a sector that requires specialist training, or you simply want to immerse yourself in a subject you feel passionate about, a Masters can be really rewarding. Government-backed student loans mean you can now borrow up to £10,280 for any Masters in any subject, full-time or part-time. Please see our website and our postgraduate prospectus for full details of all our courses.




Volunteering and Giving News

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1000 alumni volunteer for Exeter this year!

More than 1000 alumni have volunteered with the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17 - the first time this milestone has ever been achieved! Our community of volunteers is incredibly valuable to the University as they help support the staff, students and alumni of the University of Exeter. Read more online.




Why I volunteer

University of Exeter alumna, Joanna Tilling (Physics, 2010), recently spoke to us about why she volunteers her time to help current students. In fact we caught up with her right after she'd given a talk to a physics class! Watch her talk about her experience as a volunteer online.



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International Alumni Career Profiles: Inspire the Next Generation

We are looking for international alumni volunteers to share their Exeter study experience and career since graduation with current and prospective students. You profile will appear on the University Career Zone webpage for students to access. With your help we can inspire the next generation of Exeter alumni to do great things! Complete your career profile online and view more details on the volunteering webpage



Sport News




FXU football team wins Cornish league with the help of the Annual Fund

CSM (Camborne School of Mines) Football Club won the Trelawny Premier League Title after receiving a generous award from the University of Exeter Annual Fund. Read more online.



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 Exeter take on Durham at Rosslyn Park in the BUCS Super Rugby

EURFC 1st XV take on northern rivals Durham in their first league clash of the season on Friday 13th October at Rosslyn Park. Kick-off is 7.30pm and we hope that many alum will come to support and take the opportunity to meet up with old friends. Tickets for the match can be purchased online.



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Alumni support Drinks Reception at Henley Royal Regatta

Good weather and support from over 100 alumni and current EUBC members made for another successful drinks reception during the afternoon break in racing on Saturday 1st July. Pictures from the event can be viewed in the event photo gallery.





Societies News

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Students’ Guild rewards its student superstars with a night of glamour

Each year, the Students’ Guild holds its annual gala awards to celebrate and recognise the incredible work and efforts of its student members in helping to create an amazing student experience Exeter. This year, the Midsummer Night’s Dream themed evening, which included several ‘live’ trees and other enchanting décor, was a huge success. Read more online.



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FXU Impact Report 2016/17

Have a look back through our interactive timeline online showcasing the work of the FXU team 2016/17. We had a fantastic year and have made some significant developments on campus, in the local community and nationally. 



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Raising money to support Cornwall’s only student newspaper

Students at University of Exeter Cornwall are crowdfunding to print their student newspaper The Falmouth Anchor. The Falmouth Anchor was set up in Summer 2015 as the official student newspaper for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campuses. Check out their campaign and support them online.





Saturday 29 July- Hong Kong Graduate Recruitment Fair

InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Wednesday 2 August- Recent Graduate Summer Social 

Join Exetra, the recent alumni group, for a summery drink at The Saint in London on the 2 August. Come along to meet old friends and make new connections! All are welcome,  please RSVP on the Facebook event if you would like to attend.


Tuesday 5 September- South West Alumnae Group Networking Evening

Hotel Du Vin, Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon EX2 4HY


Monday 11 September- MSc Data Science (Professional) Programme

To book your place and rebalance the data science skillset in your career and organisation, please get in touch with Conrad Gillespie by email or phone 01392 723578.


Tuesday 19 September- Wine Tasting and Tapas for Recent Graduates

Camino Bankside, 5 Canvey Street, London SE1 9AN


Thursday 12 October- Exeter University Invitation Golf Day

Denham Golf Club, Buckinghamshire UB9 5DE


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Memorial Service for Martin Underwood

We are sad to announce that Martin Underwood, Lecturer in P.E at St Luke’s for 45 years (1964-2009) and PHD student, passed away on 9th June aged 76. His family would like to invite anyone who knew him when he completed his PhD at Exeter, or were students of his, to attend his memorial service and wake on August 11th 2017 at 14:00. The service will be held at The Mary Harris Memorial Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Prince of Wales Rd, Exeter EX4 4SB, and the wake at Reed Hall, University of Exeter. 


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Discounted accommodation with Event Exeter

Did you know that alumni, and their friends and family, can get discounted accommodation in Exeter with Event Exeter at the University of Exeter? Perfect for alumni reunions! Find out more online.

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Auction prizes at August Golf Day

As part of the forthcoming Alumni Golf Day we will be holding an auction and the generosity of alumni and friends enable us to offer some truly exceptional prizes including a week in a cliff top villa in Barbados and exclusive seats at Twickenham to watch an Autumn International to mention but a few. We are accepting silent bids so please take a look at the prizes on offer and if you wish to place a bid please email clearly indicating the item and amount you wish to bid. 

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The Gender Pay Gap – What are your experiences?

By April 2018, all companies employing over 250 staff will have to submit a breakdown of salary figures for the women and men they employ which will be displayed on the Gender Pay Gap Viewing Service. Will this improve the current gender pay gap? Join the discussion on the University of Exeter’s Alumnae Group LinkedIn page.

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International Alumni Awards 2017-18: Now Open!

Applications for the annual British Council Alumni Awards are now open. These awards honour the outstanding achievements made by alumni who can demonstrate how their UK education has impacted on their subsequent success. The awards are open to alumni who studied at the University of Exeter within the last 15 years (i.e. 2002 or later) and now live outside the UK. Closing date for applications: Monday 2 October 2017. Find out full details and apply via the Alumni Awards 2017-18 webpage.  



Exeter reflects on 95 years of exceptional education

We recently published an article that marked 95 years since the University College of the South West of England (UCSWE) was established in Exeter. After asking for further memories in our previous article, we were contacted by two more UCSWE alumni who studied in Exeter in the 1940s and 1950s. Read more online.




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