Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter

A message from Janice Kay

While this year we have celebrated our history, anniversaries such as our Diamond Jubilee also encourage us to look to the future. The current landscape for universities is a very challenging one. We know that to remain competitive we must continue to invest. Last month saw the completion of our new Living Systems Institute, a £52 million world-class facility dedicated to interdisciplinary science, designed to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Support from alumni and friends has proven crucial to the creation of the Institute and we are extremely grateful to the founding benefactors and the many donors who have provided funding, donors like Philip Booth, whose story you can read in this report.

Last year more than 953 of you volunteered over 10,000 hours of your time to support Exeter and our students. More than 2,948 of you chose to support the University financially with donations totalling £5.1 million. We also received 22 pledges of support from people who have chosen to remember Exeter in their Wills. Your support is vital and has contributed to the success of the University and is enormously appreciated by us all. I hope you enjoy reading about the life-changing impact of your support. I’d like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks for your generosity.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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