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Annual report 2012

  • Exeter was named Sunday Times University of the Year, with the newspaper stating that Exeter had ‘consistently embodied the best in British Higher Education’ over the past decade.
  • We were ranked seventh in the Sunday Times League table and tenth in the rankings produced by The Guardian and The Times. This lead to a top 10 position in the Times Higher Education’s ‘Table of tables’.
  • Exeter also rose in the international rankings by climbing 28 places in the THE international league table and 25 places in the QS World University Rankings, putting us in the world’s top 200 and 1 percent of universities.
  • We were invited to join the prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led universities and our annual income from grants and contracts has again risen to around £50 million.
  • A highlight of the year was when the new Forum building was opened by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour. The Forum provides fantastic new library, learning and retail space for students.
  • In addition to launching the Forum, as part of our £380 million capital programme, we also delivered a new Mood Disorders Centre and finished the major part of the new residences at Lafrowda.
  • In Cornwall, the Environment and Sustainability Institute took shape and the Exchange, the expanded library and student facilities building, opened.
  • The new Exeter Medical School (UEMS) was launched, after the demerger of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
  • 70 of our staff received fellowships, recognising their teaching excellence, and we increased the number of lecturers by 10 per cent.
  • We were top 10 again for student satisfaction, in this year’s National Student Survey, coming sixth overall and third for teaching quality.
  • Exeter earned an award from the Association of Graduate recruiters and was the first university ever to do so.

Read more about our success, and our exciting plans for the future, in the Annual Report 2012.

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