Supporter news 2015/16

Changing lives

Your support nurtures individual talent and potential. Finding sufficient support to pursue academic development, career aspirations and high level academic research can be exceptionally difficult, for students and alumni at Exeter this has been made possible; thanks to you. Each has their own inspiring and motivating story. 

Alumni support provides major boast in women’s cricket

The generous support of Exeter alumni Professor Jenny Harrow (Politics, 1968) and Stephen Harrow (History, 1967) is providing a major boost to women’s cricket in the region.

Alumni volunteering hits a new high at the Business School

Exeter alumni have given more than 1,000 volunteering hours to support the Business School and its students throughout the last year, with volunteers supporting more activities than ever before, both in the UK and internationally.  

Alumni mentors build student confidence and employability

2015 was another hugely successful year for the Career Mentor Scheme, with more than 430 partnerships between mentors and students. 

Jackson-Grime-Davies prize awarded to top Natural Sciences BSc student

The Jackson-Grime-Davies prize for outstanding academic excellence in the new discipline of Natural Science was awarded for the first time this year to Ellen Lawrence, a graduating BSc Student whose project investigated how light can be potentially used to diagnose disease.

University celebrates local author

A celebratory event was held by the University’s Special Collections Department to recognise the impact and generosity of the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation and to thank trustees of the Foundation for their wide-ranging support.

Santander Universities UK and Exeter Celebrate Milestone

Simon Bray, Director of Santander Universities UK visited the University in June to meet staff and students who have benefited from the organisation’s extraordinary support.

A message from Janice Kay

As we reach the close of the University’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, it is wonderful that the University was able to celebrate this historic milestone from such a position of strength. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and firmly placed in the UK top ten. In addition, we continue to score highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) and are currently first for student satisfaction amongst the Russell Group.