Funds raised through the Annual Fund support a variety of projects. Donations of any amount make a significant and immediate impact upon the quality of the Exeter experience for our students. See below to find out more about some of the diverse and exciting projects and initiatives that are supported by donations from our alumni and supporters.
Transport and gloves for student volunteers on conservation trips.
|The Witness politics journal||
Design and printing for student politics journal.
|Debating Society Travel Fund||
Travel for competitions
|The Exeter Revue show||
Support towards costs of show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016
Event to celebrate student Academic Representatives and recognise the estimated 9,000 hours they give.
Support towards costs of events in Diversity Week.
|Footlights Set Building and Storage||
Building a re-useable stage set for future productions and hire of storage space.
|Sweet Nothings a capella group||
Recording costs for a charity single. Sales proceeds will go to the Music Therapy Unit at Honeylands.
Support for event costs of this chance for students to join societies and groups in term 2.
|International Week 2016||
Transport and activities for the cultural exchange week in Exeter
Support towards costs of stalls during events to celebrate Chinese New Year.
|Razz Print Magazine: Diversity edition||
Print costs of this student magazine covering art, culture and lifestyle in Exeter.
over 2 years
|Summer Adventures (ESV)||
Summer Camp for young carers (8-15) to have a break from their caring responsibilities at home, run by student volunteers.
|EUG&S Charitable Christmas Gala||
Support for putting on a Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas concert for charity.
|Eating Disorders peer support group||
Student wellbeing project led by Mind Your Head Society to train 6-8 students each year to help students with eating disorders through running an Eating Disorder peer support group.
over 3 years
|Bracton Law Society||
Transport costs for committee members attending young alumni network event.
Coaching courses for student members
|Rifle Club Developments||Digital equipment for shooting practise and training, Competition standard rifle.||£3,380|
|EUCSC 20 Bore (clay pigeon shooting||20-bore shotgun for ladies||£1,000|
|Golf||Floodlights for Vic Ambler University Golf Centre||£5,000|
|University of Exeter Korfball Club||Purchase of a new set of league-approved goal posts.||£970|
|Sailing Club Firefly Project||Support towards cost of 3 new Firefly dinghies to complete a full set of 6 boats required for team racing.||£5,150|
|Athlete Development Centre multi- purpose track||Suitable flooring for use with push or pull-able equipment for training with horizontal resistance. This track will also mean sports clubs and student athletes can use more of the equipment in the training centre.||£5,000|
|Falmouth Anchor student newspaper||Expand the student newspaper for Falmouth and Penryn campuses by 8 pages to cover more stories and serve a wider audience.||£1,250|
|Camborne School of Mines Football Club||New match kit for representing the University’s Cornwall campuses in Saturday league and other fixtures||£500|
|Underwater Hockey Club||Playing equipment for the Club to introduce more new players and raise the standard of team training.||£1,105|
|FXU Media||Provide equipment and storage for FXU media groups in a suitable space for the groups to work and produce print, radio and digital content.|| £3,940
over 2 years
|FXU Swimming Charity Gala||Support for costs of organising charity swimming gala in Penryn/Falmouth.|
|EcoSoc|| 1. Introduce students to biological recording platforms to ensure their records feed into local and national biological records centres.
2. Workshops to help students improve species identification and mapping skills.
over 2 years
|Asian Bees||Develop media applications and materials with students from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research to share knowledge about pollination with school children in the capital and rural areas of Kerala and among farming communities.||£4,000 over 2 years|
|Students against Sexual Violence||Aims to develop a student-driven campaign to identify and overcome barriers to students reporting abuse and accessing support following sexual assault.||£1,000|
|EcoFish Exeter||Enable students to support sustainable fishing practices in the South West through conducting surveys, promoting sustainable fishing and observing fishing practice.||£2,000|
|Bioblitz||Support for a 24-hour biodiversity surveying event, studying wildlife on and around Penryn Campus alongside other nature based activities, open to the public.||£1,500|
|Inspiring the next generation of scientists||Outreach programme to engage children of primary school age in Cornwall in scientific activity and discovery, conducted by academic staff and students.||£950|
|Mapping Sense of Place||Trial and evaluate a process of collective participatory mapping to help students gain a sense of place and belonging when they come to Exeter.||£1,800|
|Promoting engagement in STEM with Female Role Models||Promote science subjects among girls by developing female role models, especially by encouraging female engineering students to teach and present in schools and colleges.||£5,250|
|Geological Information Systems for Geoscientists||iPads and GIS software for computer-based analysis and teaching on a three-day field course.||£6,000|
|Femmes Créa(c)tives||Support for 2-day conference celebrating and exploring the contributions of women in the creative arts and media from around the Francophone world.||£2,000|
|Walt Whitman Week||Support for annual international conference about Walt Whitman’s life, career and works, this year being held in Exeter.||£3,000|
|Poltimore Festival||Student-run festival to show creative talent among both students and the wider Exeter community.||£2,000|
|Care Homes Reading Project||Project for student volunteers reading to elderly people and vulnerable adults living in residential care, to offer companionship, interaction, share poetry, plays, and novels and helping to manage some ageing conditions.||£3,500|
|Italians in Exeter: Memories, Cinema and Language||Project to create contacts between students of Italian and Italians living locally through public screenings of Italian films and discussion in Italian) about memories of cinema-going and Italy.||£550|
|Lecture Series and Roundtable on US Presidential Election 2016||Series of lectures and a roundtable discussion giving various perspectives on the current election, previous elections and cultural representations of the presidency.||£670|
|Exit Polling (National Assembly for Wales election 2016)||Support for exit polling in South Wales by Exeter students. Aiming to evaluate aspects of the proportional representation system in Wales.||£1,650|
|Global Exe||Interactive ‘Forum Theatre’ project to promote cultural integration and conflict resolution. The actors perform a short play for the audience, then the audience can join the play to replace characters and actions to change the outcome.||£400|
|Modern Middle Eastern Languages Collection||Equip IAIS silent study room with bookshelves, books, periodicals, newspapers and dictionaries to improve students’ learning of Middle Eastern Languages.||£2,000|
|The Diplomatic Hub||Marketing and guest speakers for events to discuss refugees, climate change, sustainable business practices and the European Union||£615|
|Negotiation Competition||Promote the practice of Negotiation as a professional skill among Law students with an internal competition and selecting teams for the national competition.||£4,500 over 3 years|
|Medical School||INSPIRE Research Studentships||Funding for up to two additional students to undertake a summer holiday research post in the INSPIRE project organised by the Wellcome Trust and the Academy of Medical Sciences.||£2,000|
|Student Conference Fund||Funding to cover costs including travel, accommodation or delegate fees for students attending academic conferences.||£2,454|
|Student-designed teaching materials||Pilot program for a summer placement for a student to work with teaching staff to design and create teaching materials for use by all students on a particular module or programme.||£900|
|Pint of Science Exeter||International public engagement project to present talks on a range of science subjects to the public and students in a relaxed environment (a Pub!).
Equipment for talks at 4 different pubs in Exeter over 3 nights in May 2016.
|Augmented reality teaching resources for Anatomy||Pilot study to develop and test augmented reality software for studying anatomy. This might enable a mobile device to access extra information when viewing a physical model.||£1,100|
|Inspiring Spaces||Decorate the Medical School foyer with art work and the achievements of UEMS students in the theme of ‘science and clinical practice’.||£2,090|
|VS (VeryStudious)||Develop a study resource portal created and run by students with resources created and identified by students to improve self-directed learning for those studying for Medical Science and associated courses.||£1,100|
|Business School||Enhanced Study Skill Guides||Produce new study guides for all Business School students
1 – a revised Guide to Citing, Referencing, and Avoiding Plagiarism;
2 – a new Guide to Understanding Academic Sources
|Volcube Derivatives Trading Platform||Subscription costs for 300 students to use Volcube trading game to learn about and practise options trading.||£5,000|
|School Sports Engagement days||Events for local secondary school children, to engage them to consider attending university and show the sports and health opportunities provided. Talks, active seminars and taster sessions to introduce other sports.||£2,600|
|PGR Peer Mentoring Project||Peer mentoring for postgraduate research (PGR) students to help foster a creative and supportive environment for PhD students.||£1,500|
|Chapel Choir choral scholarships||Ten choral scholarships for Chapel Choir.||£3,000|
|Campus Services||Campus Challenge||Physical challenges on campus such as ‘row the English Channel’, possibly with competition between different Halls of residence.||£6,000 over 3 years|
|Women in STEMM Network||Provide advice and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, and/or medicine, with guest speakers, workshops and industry visits.||£2,000|
|American Football Blocking Sled||
The Annual Fund money will be used to purchase blocking sleds which will increase the American Football experience at the University of Exeter. This project has great longevity, with blocking sleds being fit for purpose for a minimum of seven years. It will help with the steps the club is making towards a more professional and enjoyable student experience.
|Audience, Experience, Desire - Immersive theatre, participatory performance and the growth of “experience” entertainment industries.”||
This project is a conference organised by PhD researchers in Drama, aimed at national and international Post-Graduate and Early-Career researchers from the South West and Wales Consortium Universities, and UK-wide institutions. The conference is themed around immersive and participatory theatre practices, and the growing “experience” entertainment industry which borrows from interactive and immersive theatre techniques.
|E-learning for clinical skills||
The aim of the project is to provide video guidance for all the clinical skills that are examined. The project will provide webpages for each of the clinical skills that are examined as part of the University of Exeter Medical School courses. Students will be able to watch these as part of their preparation for their Clinical Skills sessions, and prior to assessments; the webpages can also be used to train examiners prior to assessments.
|Employability Peer support in the Medical School||
The project will promote the wide range of career options available to students in the Medical School. This will consist of two main strands: Assisting with the organisation and promotion of Medical School ‘Translational Science Seminars.’ These new seminars will promote how a science degree leads into a wide range of different careers and will be open to all students. This will include talks from internal and external speakers, as well as alumni. Creating online employability resources through ELE. The resources will focus on what potential jobs are like, the key skills required and what is a typical career path for a Medical School graduate.
|EUSC: Opportunities for Long Course (50m)Training||
The project involves fortnightly trips to the swimming centres in either Bristol or Plymouth for the BUCS team to have a training session in a 50m pool. The money from the project will cover the pool hire expenses and travel to and from the pool. The project will allow the club’s members to prove that increased quality training sessions will help develop swimming at Exeter.
|ExP Talks: Café Sci Penryn||
The aim of the project is to attract world leading external speakers to give talks at Café Scientifique and to use social media and a podcast to maximise the impact of these talks. Café Scientifique is an internationally recognised forum where, for the price of a drink, everyone can explore the latest ideas in science and technology in an informal, non-academic setting.
|ExSEL (Exeter Students Ethiopia Link)||
The aim of the project is to involve students more in an existing link between University of Exeter Medical School and Wollega University Medical School in Ethiopia. The underlying principle is that exposure to life in a low income country will engender a deep understanding of global issues. This project is intended to be the start of a much longer partnership between the medical school students and also the launch of partnerships between other faculties.
|Modern Folk_Traditional Culture and Community in the Southwest||
The project is a series of creative workshops with local schoolchildren led by the undergraduate students with an academic in a supervisory role. The workshops will follow on from the proposed event ‘Modern Folk: Traditional Culture and Community in the Southwest.’ This will be a collage of academic talks, musical performances and readings to be held at Helston Museum. This event will centre around the legacy of the Southwest’s intangible cultural heritage and oral traditions, and will combine cutting-edge research by Exeter University’s leading academics, together with music and literature.
The Neuroscience Symposium (a one-day conference) will bring together academics and students across disciplines to promote and discuss their research into the multi-faceted aspects of neuroscience. It will offer a keynote lecture, poster presentations, seminar/discussion groups and crucial networking opportunities.
|PearShaped Exeter Annual||
The Annual Fund will provide new and returning students with a comprehensive, collated guide to the vibrant music culture both within the city and at the University. Whilst providing this useful information to a wider student body, it would also benefit the Music Groups, societies, bands, event companies and venues – the vast majority of which are enterprises run by students also. It will also demonstrate the high-quality journalism that the PearShaped website offers, and will advertise the useful services and opportunities to those who want to write, Music associated collectives who want to promote, and a wider audience who want to stay in touch with what is going on in the city. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter.
|Picnic tables for St Luke's||
The Annual Fund support will be used to purchase more picnic tables which will increase the available seating by 50%. Tables will be based at St Luke’s quad to enable students to make full use of the space.
|Sandbox: Landscape Evolution Augmented Reality Model||
The Annual Fund money will be used to purchase the Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox. AR is a teaching tool which was first created at the University of California Davis that allows 3D visualisation of geographical and earth science concepts. It consists of a sandbox, a Kinect 3D camera, a data projector, a recent-model PC with a graphics card and freely available, open-source software to create an augmented reality, tactile, physical model. The software projects a topographic colour map and contour lines on to the sand surface and this map is updated in real-time as the actual sand surface is manipulated, and virtual water (or lava) flows over the sand surface realistically. Manual manipulation of the sand surface changes the topography and the software updates the map overlay to reflect this. Overlain upon this, the software can also display surface flows, such as rivers, debris flows or lava and different sea levels, all of which change behaviour and location when the sand surface and thus the topography are changed.
|School of Sports Sciences and High Performance Sport support||
The Annual Fund will allow the purchase of three Wattbikes, predominantly for use in the University’s Athlete Development Centre. The Wattbike was created with British Cycling to provide an affordable indoor bike for training and testing that is suitable for everyone from school children to Olympic Gold Medallists. It records 39 parameters 100 times per second and can be used to accurately measure power output, muscular endurance and heart rate. It can also assess pedalling technique so it is of great use for our cyclists and triathletes especially. The Wattbike is also extremely useful in the rehabilitation of injured athletes and is very easy to use; no specialist training is required for athlete or coach.
|Solar boat challenge: Entry to the World Cup||
This project will provide opportunities for Clean Energy students to engage with students across disciplines to promote solar energy technologies. Students will engage in curricular and extra-curricular activities to engineer solar powered boats, they will compete in a high profile, international competition and they will establish a UK based competition to showcase the engineering prowess of Exeter students.
|Stop Wildlife Crime, Protect Malawi’s Wildlife||
The film “Stop Wildlife Crime, Protect Malawi’s Wildlife” was produced by a 2nd year Zoology student at the University of Exeter over Christmas 2014. The aim of the film is to act as a conservation tool, informing the people of Malawi about the benefits of wildlife as well as the consequences of poaching and trafficking. It has recently been shown on Malawian national television, and has the backing of the Malawian President, Peter Mutharika. The Annual Fund support will be used to:
-Construct a bicycle powered projector system to show “Stop Wildlife Crime, Protect Malawi’s Wildlife”
- Tour Malawi showing the film to remote communities unable to access TVs - Give talks and educate people about the benefits of wildlife
- Take as many Malawian school children as possible to national parks in Malawi
- Produce a film of the events above, film to be shown to a global audience
|Student Mediation Service||
The aim of the project is to create a peer support service offering mediation for students around a number of issues including student disputes, such as housemate issues, club/society issues, bullying and harassment. Trained student mediators will work with the affected parties to try and find resolution to appropriate issues as the first stage in resolving such matters, before potential progression to formal complaints leading to use of the University and Guild disciplinary processes.
|University of Exeter Ultimate Frisbee Club Equipment Rejuvenation||
The purpose of the project is to enhance the experience of student members of the Ultimate Frisbee club. The project is based on the rejuvenation and renewal of equipment to aid the recruitment and retention of members to what is very much a take up sport at University, offering participation opportunities for those students who have not previously actively played sport or played at a competitive level. The funding will be used to acquire the new equipment so that taster and training sessions, now and in future years, will run more efficiently. The funds will also provide four new captains the opportunity to attend a Level One coaching course in preparation for next year. Visit the Ultimate Frisbee Club on Facebook and Twitter.
|Big Band plays at Montreux Jazz Festival||Big Band has been given the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Montreux Jazz Festival in July this year - one of the most prestigious jazz events in the world. Previous artists include Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis. This is by far the most exciting opportunity the band has ever had, and a fantastic chance to represent the University of Exeter on an international stage.||£5,000.00|
|Dugouts for Topsham Sports Ground||Topsham Sports Ground is the premier sports facility for rugby, lacrosse, football and cricket. The rugby pitch there is well maintained by a full-time Grounds man who manages the site. However, there are no dugouts on this pitch. As such the Annual Fund money will be used to purchase two eight-man dugouts (for Home & Away teams) to be stationed on the rugby pitch, including concrete beneath to ensure they remain useable in all weather conditions.||£4,976.00|
|Electronic Scoreboard & Clock: An opportunity to enhance spectator and player experience in hockey at the University of Exeter.||The purpose of the project is to invest in an electronic scoreboard and clock to be mounted on the water-based Astroturf in the Streatham Sports Park. The aims of this exercise are to enhance the hockey experience at the University whilst also continuing to attract players to engage and participate in the sport. With this pitch being used not only by the University’s Men’s and Ladies Clubs but also national league sides such as Isca Hockey Club, the scoreboard would benefit the wider community as well as students. The pitch hosts Devon County sides and junior sides and with such a professional asset we will continue to attract prospective young sportsmen and women hoping to play hockey and study at the University of Exeter.||£4,801.91|
|EUSAC – Boat Refit and Expansion||Exeter University Sub Aqua Club (EUSAC) is one of the 49 clubs run under the Athletic Union and a member of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC); the charity governing body for scuba diving. Due to a lack of club equipment, the amounts of dives the club can offer is severely reduced. This poses a risk to the viability of the club as, without higher levels of qualification, it will be impossible to sign off the earlier stages and lead to a ‘catch 22’ regarding training. Through the Annual Fund, this investment enables us to buy, upgrade and perform maintenance on boat equipment, making the sport more accessible to our members and the University as a whole, increasing the safety of our excursions and enabling us to provide a greater wealth of experience to our members.||£2,378.00|
|ExeTech Technical Upgrade||The project aims to upgrade ExeTech’s technical capabilities in areas of sound, lighting and projection. The equipment which will be purchased will not only increase the quality of the equipment in the M&D Room but will also allow us to provide better support to student events in other venues.||£5,000.00|
|Maths & Numeracy Training for Employability||The aim of the project is to set up a maths and numeracy skills training scheme. The training will support students across disciplines within the other Colleges, specifically the College of Social Science and International Studies, but eventually across a wider community of students. The content covered will focus around the maths and numeracy skills associated with various graduate scheme application and recruitment processes.||£1,232.80|
|Peer Support Leader Recognition||
The proposed project will develop a reward and recognition programme for the peer leaders at the University. This will include personal and professional development opportunities involving a range of activities. These will include:
We aim to elevate the position of peer programmes so they are recognised as the highly valuable contributor to the students learning programme that they represent. Peer programmes offer a unique opportunity for the development of a range of attributes and skills both valued by employers and also clearly connected with academic achievement and retention.
|Refurbishment of keyboard instruments||
Having served countless students and staff since they were first purchased, the time has come for these now elderly and tired instruments to have much needed, thorough maintenance carried out to preserve them from further deterioration and to ensure they remain available to meet the heavy demand for pianos on campus. In addition to the grand pianos, the Music Office has a fine-looking harpsichord that is in need of some attention to restore it to its former glory. The harpsichord represents a genre of music that cannot be performed on campus due to the poor state of this once fine instrument.
With the help of a skilled piano tuner, the Music Office has compiled a list of maintenance and restoration that will be funded by the University’s Annual Fund. The funding will make a considerable contribution to extending the longevity of a valuable group of instruments that would be far too costly to replace. With the grand pianos and the harpsichord rejuvenated, the continuation of the University of Exeter providing first-rate opportunities for its students and staff to be actively involved in music can continue.
|Semi-Toned East Coast USA Tour 2015||This year, Semi-Toned, Exeter A Cappella Society’s all-male group, will be setting out on their first ever international tour, visiting the East Coast of the USA. From the 12th to the 23rd of April, the group will be visiting Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City, and performing with groups from top American Universities like Harvard, Yale and Princeton. On top of this, the group is planning to host workshops at schools, and perform both in public and at prestigious venues like the British Embassy in Washington. This tour will be a huge step for the group, and a massive publicity opportunity for the University and its thriving musical community.||£5,000.00|
|SPRINT: Supporting women's professional development in Exeter.||
Sprint is a ground-breaking new development programme designed for undergraduate women of all ages, from all backgrounds and stages in their lives and study. Sprint is designed to develop female students to their fullest potential and address study and career issues. The aims of this project are 3-fold:
|Student Wellbeing Activity Referral Scheme||
The wellbeing referral scheme is a support service for students who have mental health difficulties and/or physical conditions where exercise can assist in the management of the condition, alongside any professional / therapeutic advice or medication prescribed by the GP.
The project aims to forge stronger links between Wellbeing Services and the Sports facilities to support and provide additional services to help students improve their health conditions. The scheme assists students to more effectively manage their (mental) health difficulties so that they can continue to succeed in their studies.
|University of Exeter Korfball Club||The University of Exeter Korfball Club is aiming to expand the opportunities for a growing sport that finds the balance between casual and competitive game play. The Annual Fund award will be spent to purchase new posts to expand and develop the playing opportunities for current members as well as being able to provide additional arrangements for new members. Currently the club uses second hand non-collapsible wicker posts which are unsuitable for training and league matches as they cannot be transported to different venues around the city; these old style posts also do not comply with league regulations, and as a result the club is dependent on Exeter City Korfball Club lending them equipment for league matches. As part of the project the club will also look to refurbish the existing posts to provide additional opportunities for beginners in addition to purchasing new posts.||£789.99|
|Women in Science||In conjunction with The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the Falmouth Café Scientifique the project presents two women-in-science-themed activities. The first is a seminar featuring talks from Cornwall-based experts from a variety of fields: including mining, human health, marine renewable energy, animal behaviour, and medicine. The evening will begin with a keynote address from Sarah Newton, MP, and the seminar will be followed by a reception at which audience members can mingle with scientists and find out everything they wanted to know about research, community science, science education, and more. The second activity will extend for the duration of British Science Week (13th-22nd March). During this time, The Poly will host an interactive display created by University of Exeter Penryn Campus scientists. Using posters, banners, interactive displays, and giveaways, the project organisers will show how women have contributed to science as researchers, policy-makers, activists, and communicators. This project is a fantastic way to bring together a wide variety of people for the purpose of learning, networking, and celebrating the decennary of the Cornwall campus.||£1,200.00|
Research Uncovered is a series of interdisciplinary lectures given by staff from the University of Exeter, which aims to make research more accessible, not only to students but to staff and members of the local community. These are open lectures, and anyone can attend. Lectures cover a broad range of topics and there is bound to be something for everyone.
Responding to NSSFeedback and the Employability Agenda: Pilot Development, Delivery and Evaluation of a Written Wellbeing Self-Help Intervention to Overcome Presentation Anxiety in the Student Population.
The aim of the project is to develop and facilitate a low-intensity, self-help intervention, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for specific implementation and use by the student population at the University of Exeter. CBT self-help interventions are recognised by NICE for the treatment of mild to moderate anxiety and depression based mental health difficulties and implemented across England by the Department of Health. The proposal aims to use a CBT evidence based intervention called ‘exposure therapy’ but adapt it within the written self-help intervention to make it bespoke and tailored in language, appearance and general ‘feel’ to a University of Exeter student population experiencing distressing and impactful levels of presentation anxiety.
The Cornwall Early Researchers Forum Series
This project aims to use the unique strength in depth of biological scientists available at College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)in Cornwall to establish an annual International week-long forum for early careers researchers (PhD to Fellow). The theme of each forum will change annually, but be targeted at cutting-edge questions in organismal biology. Plenary and delegate talks on the theme will be interspersed with workshop style sessions on how to write high impact publications and obtain grants. This is all part of CLES Cornwall’s drive to enhance post-graduate (PGR) experience and raise international profile and reputation, and by doing so, help Exeter into the world top 100 research universities.
RAW Emerging Arts Platform
The RAW Emerging Arts Platform is designed to create direct links between 3rd year students, MA students, alumni and potential employers. The primary target group are Drama students. The secondary target group are those interested in performance work across the University. The RAW Platform is produced by the Drama Department in conjunction with the Northcott Theatre and the College Employability Office. It consists of two series of events:
Shotgun Theatre presents: 'Rent'
With the success of Spring Awakening last year, Shotgun Theatre aims to make their January production of RENT at the Exeter Phoenix bigger than ever. The project is a production of the show ‘Rent’ for four nights at the Exeter Phoenix in January 2015. ‘Rent’ will be by far the largest scale show of the groups' year, and offers the opportunity for over half of the members to be a part of a production in a professional venue.
Community First Aid
Exeter LINKS is the university’s first aid society, as well as a student-run division of St John Ambulance (SJA). This year, for the first time we are working with the regional SJA HQ to provide students with the opportunity to go on a formal accredited first aid course free of charge, without the obligation to become a formal volunteer.
Forum Exhibitions by Art Society
Art Society wishes to install two exhibitions in The Forum over this academic year: one in Term 1 and one in Term 2. Each of these will be of work produced by Art Society members around a stimulating and contemporary theme, and will provide a chance for members to showcase their work produced in classes as well as at home, in a public and central setting. This will hopefully inspire students, staff and visitors to the university alike, and offer a student-based exhibition to complement the many external or professional exhibitions shown there.
|Formula Student Years 3-5||
With Annual Fund support, Exeter has participated twice in the Formula Student Competition, in which a team of students design, build and compete with a single seat race car at Silverstone. The competition requires them to pitch their prototype to investors for series manufacturing. The 20 or more students who take part in the competition are supported by many more who participate with their individual design or research projects, or by all kinds of other help. The project is open to all Exeter students to participate, and social events such as karting will be used to raise funds and to select drivers from the student community. The event is a flagship for student engineering and is well attended by a range of engineering and other employers such as Shell, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Bosch , Nissan, all of whom are keen to attract the best graduates. They recognise the invaluable experience gained by students who have to work in teams as in real life, agree their designs, persuade sponsors, and complete on time.
Keep Your Kool & Gotta Hottie
Keep your Kool and Gotta Hottie are two student-led projects that were born out of the Penryn campus waste audit held in February 2014. The aim of the projects is to reduce the quantity of single-use disposable plastics used on campus. In the three R's mantra of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, this campaign is designed to maximise on the first two, with the reusable bottles being ultimately recyclable at the end of their long life.
Spirit of PGL Pyranha kayaks
The purpose of the project is to purchase 6 kayaks which have been awarded to Falmouth Student Kayak Club on a 12 month loan, after winning National Student Rodeo 2014 (NSR) ‘Spirit of the PGL Award’. The club aims to accommodate a larger number of students next year, and the acquisition of these kayaks will enable a larger number of students to become more actively involved with the sport. This quality of boat allows also for the diversification of kayaking location, the club will be able to take members surf kayaking and river kayaking with relative ease improving the overall student experience.
Thomas Hardy and Clothing: Sharing Student-Led Research
This project will create a research database of references to fashion in Thomas Hardy’s writing and biography and promote knowledge and enjoyment of Hardy and the Victorians, developing understanding both of one of Britain’s foremost writers and the time in which he lived. The database will highlight the importance of fashion in Hardy’s writing, providing references to the fiction, poetry and other writing, and offering annotations on historical, social and political context. The database will also provide links to digital images of clothing worn by Hardy, his friends and relatives. It will be a rich educational resource on nineteenth-century clothing for BA, MA and PhD students at Exeter as well as for members of the public.
Agatha Christie - Hidden Horizons 2015
The funds will be spend to organise a two-day conference which will celebrate the life and work of the detective fiction novelist Agatha Christie, encouraging professional development for researchers within the humanities and beyond. It will also provide considerable benefits to research communities and resources within the humanities. The conference will take place on 13th and 14th of April 2015 and will be open for all staff and students to attend.
Diversity Month activities are an opportunity for the University of Exeter and the Students’ Guild at all three campuses to celebrate and highlight cultural diversity in all its forms within our wide ranging student and staff community and to the community within which we sit. The event will be divided into four themed weeks across an academic year:
Exeter University Performance Training Facility
The aim of the project is to convert and utilise an unused space in to a functional training area for the use of team training. The project will directly benefit 94% of AU members who are ineligible for High Performance support. An increase in support for teams will provide an increase in Exeter’s chances of progressing up the rankings for inter-university BUCS competition.
BUCS Video Analysis
The concept behind the project is to purchase video capturing equipment and analysis software which clubs can use during their home fixtures. This is something that the 1st team Rugby have found particularly useful and their Director of Rugby claims that as a coaching tool video analysis is invaluable not only for team tactics but for individuals development within their chosen sport. The video equipment shall also be used during Sporting Stars Education Days (a current annual fund project) to film seminars and made them available to students.
Robogals is an international, not for profit, student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in Engineering, Science and Technology through fun and educational initiatives aimed at girls in Primary and Secondary Schools. Robogals holds workshops at Primary and Secondary schools to raise awareness of the attainability of females in Engineering, Science and Technology careers. These workshops includes careers information and fun activities that gets the girls interested in these fields.
Explaining the Vote: The University of Exeter Exit Poll 2015
This is a cross-campus project involving staff and students from Exeter and Cornwall. Under the supervision of the module leaders, students in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences and Campaigns, Media and Elections, as well as other interested students in History and Politics in Cornwall, will be invited to work on the development and administration of a short survey to be asked as part of a 2015 exit poll in the constituencies of Exeter and Camborne and Redruth.
Debating Society Speakers and IV Budget
Every Friday evening we hold hugely popular debates often on very controversial topics such as Gun Control and World War One, with external speakers that in the past have included characters such as Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins. Through the regular debates that attract a wide variety of students from many different disciplines, we encourage people to challenge popular discourse and their own predetermined views by hearing all points of view, and giving them a chance to scrutinise the different arguments. We also regularly send teams of debaters to Inter-Varsity competitions (IVs) nationwide where they debate competitively with university students from all around the country. During Monday night workshops, we develop the debating skills of our members (many of whom haven’t debating before coming to university) through tutoring and simulated debates, before giving them a chance, if they wish, to put their skills to the test in a competitive IV debate.
|Badminton Feeding Machine and Coach Support||The University Badminton Club attracts over 200 members per year and provides opportunities for students to compete, develop their skills and be part of a team. The money granted will be used to purchase a badminton Knight trainer and allow students access to more coaching opportunities.
It will give us the opportunity to increase the quantity and quality of coaching received by the University High Performance Players and squad members. This will help to establish the University of Exeter as one of the top 10 institutions in the UK for badminton.
|Choral Society perform 'The Healer' at Carnegie Hall||The Choral Society is one of the larges societies in ExTunes and the largest unauditioned choir on campus. The funds received will be used to arrange for travel and accommodation in New York to perform in Carnegie Hall.||£5,000|
|Dirty Decadence - Theatre with Teeth||We are Theatre With Teeth Theatre Company and Dirty Decadence is our show that will debut at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Dirty Decadence is a modern ballet that indulges the idea of pleasure taking over logic. The Annual Fund money will help fund our performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (one of the top drama festivals in the country).||£500|
|Engineering Student Projects Hub||The aim of building an “Engineering Student Projects Hub” is to provide a central database for engineering students to help and support with their engineering projects.||£5,000|
|Exeter Mature Students' Society||The purpose of the project is to develop the community of Mature Students at Exeter which will provide opportunities for its members to meet other mature students across the University, ensuring that mature students have a society that appeals to and caters to their specific needs and issues.||£2,500|
|Exeposé App||Exeposé is an independent student newspaper. The purpose of the funding is to develop and create an innovative app which will significantly expand current Exeposé readership, by offering a new, easily accessible platform that is readily available.||£5,000|
|From a Cornish Window: Individual, Landscape, Community||‘From a Cornish Window: Individual, Landscape, Community’ is a mini-festival which is part of the national initiative ‘Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities’. It will be a multi-platform festival which will take place between the 15th and 23rd November 2014 at our partner institution, the Royal Cornwall Museum (RCM). Funding will enable us to extend the impact of the mini-festival to include employability and outreach dimensions, thus creating a legacy for our undergraduate students and for the local community. Concretely, we would like to extend our festival theme - the relationship between identity and place - through a series of undergraduate-led workshops in local schools and sixth forms.||£1,467.96|
|Get Rowing - New Blades||The University of Exeter Boat Club (EUBC) is able to cater for people that want to try rowing at all levels; from complete beginners, to those looking to trial for the GB squad and compete internationally. This year funding will be used to build on the club's current successes and purchase new sets of blades for the boat club and enable greater participation and enhanced experience.||£5,000|
|Green Connections: Environmental Response and the Arts||Green Connections: Environmental Response and the Arts is a one-day symposium for South West postgraduates researching in the humanities with an environmental focus. The project aims enhance the University’s ‘Environment and Sustainability’ Humanities research strategy and enrich opportunities for postgraduate researchers within a range of departments and colleges at the University.||£400|
|How the West was won (Political Film Documentary)||The aim of the project is to enable students to finance and run a documentary film of the 2015 general election in Cornwall.||£9,000|
|IGNITE 2014-15||IGNITE is the student entrepreneur support unit. The aim of the project is to support budding entrepreneurs in order to gain experience and try out their ideas. This year funding will be used to extend the reach and quality of resources, training and education to student entrepreneurs.||£15,000|
|Increasing Participation in Table Tennis||The Table Tennis Club offers informal coaching and a warm, friendly atmosphere for beginners whilst also providing competitions to encourage improvement and showcase ability. The fund will be spent on four new tables, to expand the club, maintain a professional standard of equipment and to increase rankings in the BUCS League Table.||£1,850|
|Internationalising the PGR Experience in Arab and Islamic Studies||The purpose of the project is to establish an annual Post-Graduate Research exchange and seminar between Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and the Middle East Studies Center at Brown University.||£5,000|
|New Firefly Dinghies||The University of Exeter Sailing Club's sailing programme has grown to enjoy success on a national level in recent years. The money from the annual fund will be put towards buying the new boats||£12,000|
|Open source technology - a vehicle for promoting the understanding of marine science.||Open source technology is a project that integrates undergraduate students in science education and community outreach. The proposed project will develop undergraduate-student led projects that exploit recent advances in open-source technology to promote understanding of marine habitats in the local community.||£3,850|
|Replacement of Volleyball Net Systems||The Volleyball Club runs sessions as part of the International Sports Month series to entice International Students into sport at Exeter. The fund will be spent on additional nets which will provide a quality volleyball experience and increase student membership.||£2,912.99|
|Secure Storage for Archery Equipment at Duckes Meadow||The Exeter University Archery Club (EUAC) is one of over 50 clubs which are part of the Exeter University Athletics Union, and one which can certainly claim to offer some of the more unique experiences in the students’ university life.
The money granted will be invested in new, 10ft shipping container which will provide accessible and secure storage in a safe environment.
|Series for Economic Exploration (SEE Talks)||The Series for Economic Exploration (SEE Talks)is a new series of talks intended to inspire students about modern day macro-economic issues.
The funding will allow us to increase student involvement with economics, accessible to all disciplines, and bringing in notable speakers to the University
|Societies Storage for the Student Guild||The University’s societies cover a wide range of activities enabling students to get fully involved with university life. The money granted will allow us to buy the storage cupboards which are intended for over 40 societies, with over 4,500 unique student memberships.||£3,400|
|Summer Adventures 2014||A two week camp on campus for young carers in the local area. The funding will enable elements of the camp to be subsidised so that we can provide accommodation for the young carers, as well as provide a range of activities which gives the children the best experience possible.||£5,000|
|The Undergraduate Academic Journal||The Undergraduate is the University’s first interdisciplinary academic journal for undergraduates publishing essays twice per academic.
Funding will enable us to cover the journal’s printing costs for the next academic year.
|Voice Office Refurbishment||Voice is a confidential listening and information service run by students for students at the University of Exeter. Funding will enable us to purchase necessary furniture to ensure that the students have the space to talk through whatever is on their mind and that the volunteers have a comfortable working environment.||£700|
|Working with students to develop a new poster campaign to promote safe alcohol consumption||To promote safer alcohol consumption at the University of Exeter and address the health and social issues associated with excessive alcohol consumption.||£3,900|
|XTV ON HD & 24/7 Broadcasting||XTV is Exeter University's student Film and TV station. The purpose of the funding is to switch to High Definition (HD) broadcasts and recordings, greatly increasing the quality and student opportunities associated with XTV recordings and live broadcasts.
XTV are also planning to introduce the 24/7 scheduling & broadcasting – something that would be a first and sector-leading for Student Media and student-led University TV in the UK.
|New Rowing Boat||To buy a new Stampfli double rowing boat for the Boat Club, to build on the club's current successes||£5,000|
|Golf Practice and Coaching Area||To provide the University and community with an affordable and far more accessible golf practice area||£5,000|
|Exeter University Canoe Club||To extend the kit as needed to allow more members to participate in the activities on offer||£1,642|
|Sports Science Tennis and Student High Performance Placement/project||To improve the Sport Science support given to student tennis players||£1,000|
|Windsurfing Kit||To invest in new kit to allow the members to progress and develop their skills||£3,087|
|Electronic Scoreboard for Rugby Pitch||As part of a project to upgrade the rugby pitches to a level suitable to the high standard of play, an electronic scoreboard will be added||£5,000|
|Sustainable Surf||Providing equipment and setting up a lifeguard training programme for future generations of the club||£1,510|
|WaterWell||An innovative digital governance platform designed to harness the global explosion in information transparency and achieve equitable water use||£5,000|
|The Babel of Business||Supporting students to find out more about the research that underpins their teaching, working as investigative journalists and communicating complex information to non-specialist audiences||£4,890|
|Formula Student Year 2||After competing very successfully last year, this year we will be investing in equipment to give Exeter a chance to improve in the future||£5,000|
|Co-creating Evolutionary Art||This project will develop a tool to allow Computer Science students to generate art using Evolutionary Algorithms||£746|
|JUST- Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology||To create and sustain an online journal showcasing the best undergraduate work as students conduct research throughout their degrees||£5,000|
|Outreach for Conservation: A butterfly book for butterfly conservation||To engender a respect and passion for conservation amongst primary aged children and above, by writing, illustrating and trialling a children's book on butterfly conservation||£2,000|
|Investigating Virtual Curation via the Creation of Innovative Interactive Museum Displays||Bringing together students from both Universities at the Penryn campus to design and create interactive display cabinets for the Natural History Collection||£4,950|
|Graduate Intern- Engagement & Research Advisor||An opportunity to focus on driving student engagement and gathering research from students studying at the Penryn campus||£5,000|
|Launching "LAUNCH"||A competency framework to help students articulate the competencies gained through volunteering or working||£2,000|
|The Witness Politics Journal||Student-run political journal looking to increase the distribution, and number of issues published each year, to launch a website and to include contributions from professionals in the Alumni community||£1,500|
|XTV||To upgrade the equipment for XTV, enabling it to continue to offer members a wide range of opportunities||£1,357|
|Every Student Volunteers||Expanding and maintaining the Guild's portfolio of discipline-based volunteering opportunities for students, which have proved very popular and beneficial||£15,000|
|Diversity Month 2014||An annual celebration incorporating performances, competitions, debates, quizzes and fairs||£5,000|
|Love at the Lemmy||A community project run by the Evangelical Christian Union, offering practical support to students as they leave the Lemmy on Saturdays||£1,000|
|Series for Economic Exploration||A series of talks to increase student involvement with economics, accessible to all disciplines, and bringing in notable speakers to the University||£3,000|
|The Long Goodbye- A Multi-Media Installation commemorating the Great War||A large-scale installation of love letters to those who left their homes to serve in the Great War, for the centenary of the War's beginning in August||£5,000|
|Tandem Language Exchange||A student-run language exchange, supporting students to find a Tandem partner to meet with and practice each other's language||£1,600|
|Study Abroad Photography and Blog Competitions||Following a successful trial of Photography and blog competitions in Humanities, we will roll these out across the University, including students in Summer Schools and other placements abroad||£3,001|
|Exeter Postgraduate Medical Conference||Interdisciplinary conference providing opportunities for students to share their research with other Medical Humanities scholars||£4,500|
|Exetera Magazine||Founded as an independent alternative to existing student publications, with a focus on high quality writing and innovative design. A themed edition is published each term||£2,000|
|Politics Internship Programme and China Law Internship||Seeking to place students in the heart of Politics and International Law, allowing them to gain valuable work experience||£5,000|
|Science Communication: Short-Film "Festival" and Competition||Training students in the important skill of communicating science in a way accessible to the general public by creating a short film.||£6,630|
|The University of Exeter Scientific Expedition Fund||To underpin the fledgling Expedition Society, supporting students to run highly successful scientific research expeditions from the Penryn campus||£15,000|
|Not just the usual suspects…||A project to encourage more students to participate in the exciting Students as Change Agents initiative, not only those who are already engaged||£3,095|
|Students' Guild Research Fellows||To engage post-graduate researchers in student representation, by utilizing their research skills to drive student-led improvements.||£1,500|
|Student Parent Support Group||To support new activity and broaden the reach of the only pastoral support currently available to student parents.||£5,000|
|Lacrosse Wall||Construction of a Lacrosse wall in the Sports Park suitable for practicing passing and shooting at high intensity||£5,000|
|University of Exeter Fencing Club- Equipment||Investment in stocking and replacing equipment for the club - essential to continue to compete nationally.||£2,082|
|University of Exeter Athletic Union- First Aid||To provide specific "pitch-side" First Aid training to members in teams as an addition to the current provision of First Aid equipment.||£5,000|
|Rugby posts for rubber crumb pitch||To purchase a set of rugby posts for the rubber crumb pitch, which currently only has posts at one end||£2,500|
|Equipment for Athlete Development Centre||To enhance the training provision in the Athletic Development Centre.||£4,166|
|Chapel Choir Scholarships||Providing scholarships for 16 members of the choir||£5,000|
|Film Practical Skills workshop||Film students will be set the challenge of scripting, shooting and producing a film in just 48 hours.||£945|
|Post Graduate Student Conference||Organised by students, for students, this two-day event offers a unique opportunity to bring together up to 300 students to develop presentation, interpersonal and self management skills.||£3,150|
|Dirt Pie Press- Enhancing student involvement and role||Dirt Pie Press, based in the Dept of English, is a not-for-profit small publisher set up in 2007 by two creative writing students. This funding will allow a more focussed training scheme to be developed for the team of student volunteers who help with the entire process of publishing material.||£1,080|
|Career support for Sports Scholars||Workshops to help student-athletes identify their unique skills and selling points, and articulate them and promote themselves to future employers||£2,250|
|Term 3 Student Sports Events||To run one-off events in a variety of sports at a reduced fee in term 3 to give students more opportunities to get involved in sports informally.||£5,000|
|Get into Golf Exeter||Golf coaching to beginners and newcomers to the sport, with a particular focus on women's and international groups.||£3,400|
|Work Placement Bursary for MA Conflict, Security and Development||To provide quality, bespoke work placements to students at international and local organisations, enabling them to gain jobs within the sector.||£5,000|
|Project Global Brigade- Ghana Micro Finance||Providing rural communities in Ghana a community banking system, with access to loans, financial literacy programs and education||£5,000|
|Teaching Awards||Sector-leading initiative to promote and celebrate exceptional teaching at the University, by presenting awards in 11 categories to staff nominated by students.||£5000|
|Freshers Week Activities||To enhance Freshers' activities during the first week of term when only Exeter students are on the Falmouth campus.||£5000|
|Wellbeing Interventions- Embedding Innovation||Introduction of psychological therapies to treat mental health problems at the Wellbeing Service, including interpersonal therapy, mindfulness skills and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||£4700|
|Student SID Express||A pilot project to employ students to provide a peer to peer, enquiry resolution express service at the Student Information Desk||£10000|
|A Toolkit for student wellbeing||Introduction of a stepped care model at the Wellbeing services, to increase capacity, and broaden the range of interventions available, in response to increased demand||£9370|
|Sports Volunteering Scheme||To expand the SVS scheme, giving more students the opportunity to coach a sport of their choice to children in local schools, and part-funding NGB recognised coaching qualifications||£15000|
|UoE Student Athlete Portal||To improve communication between student-athletes and the many different service providers involved with the University’s Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme.||£4200|
|Defibrillator and Trainer Machine||To purchase a Heartstart Defibrillator and associated Heartstart trainer machine to be situated at St Luke’s Sports Centre||£1900|
|Multi Sports Games Area||To utilise a large tarmac area at the Sports Park by line marking the area, converting it into a four-lane 60m running straight, a basketball court and some fitness/circuits exercises.||£1500|
|Lafrowda Tennis Courts||To add basketball court marking to the newly refurbished tennis court at Lafrowda||£500|
|Integrated Field Geology- the iGeology project||To provide digital teaching resources to support the work carried out during geology field trips, allowing reflection and self-study, consolidating the learning in the field||£4800|
|Tremough Work placement bursary fund||Support renewable energy students from low socio-economic backgrounds to take unpaid summer placements, as part of their degree, when they would otherwise work to earn money, and build links with local organisations||£4800|
|Shell Eco-Marathon Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car||For a team of 25 students to design, build and compete a single-seat Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Car in the European Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge, including project management, fundraising etc.||£15000|
|Developing role-models for girls in Physics||Supporting Charismatic female Physics undergraduates to visit schools in the South West to present to students making their A-level choices, improving their public speaking skills, and inspiring the students to consider Physics||£4218|
|Display of Historic Physics Equipment||Display of historic physics equipment to give insight into physics undertaken in the department from 1960 onwards, preserving equipment that came to light during the refurbishment.||£3526|
|Constructing wind turbines by 4th yr Meng students: a practical workshop||To fund an intensive, industry inspired practical workshop, in which MEng students can design and construct a wind turbine, to increase the practical element of the course.||£15000|
|Wellbeing Centre Garden||To create a relaxing garden space that communicates the mission of the service inside, and can be used to promote and enhance wellbeing, and offer hospitality to visitors||£2790|
|19th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology
||To host the largest student-organised biology conference in Europe, at our Cornwall Campus, bringing together young scientists from across Europe to present and discuss their research.||£2000|
|International Genetically Engineered Machine iGEM competition||An international undergraduate synthetic biology competition where student teams are given a kit of biological parts from MIT to design new biological systems and operate them in living cells.||£14775|
|Taking Science into the Community||A series of projects to promote the work of Exeter University to Cornish school children currently excluded from existing outreach programmes, including science workshops, Young Scientist of the year, and Science in the Square||£11220|
|Virtual Lab Assistant||To enhance lab work through supporting enhanced preparation before lab classes and by allowing online data analysis and submission. Funding will pay for three summer students to be employed to build the resource.||£4800|
|Tremough Publishing Social Enterprise||A social enterprise run by students to publish student work, to encourage creative talent and business skills.||£6799|
|Drama Platform||Student performances to serve as showcases to potential employers, and self employment workshops, with the overall aim of creating direct links between 3rd years and potential employers||£15000|
|Creative Futures||To create a new guild society that provides employability opportunities, exclusive student discounts and subsidisation of student programming in the Northcott and its local arts partners.||£5000|
|Virtual Law Firms- Social and Commercial Enterprise Projects in the Community||To find student projects in social/community justice or commercial enterprise for “virtual law firms”, which recreate the professional environment of a law firm for 1st year students.||£2200|
|Work Placement Video||To create an instructional video for international students on how to look for a work placement, providing basic information on CVs and cover letters, approaching employers and professional behaviour||£4000|
|Excel@law||A web portal to support students’ transition between school and University. This funding is for an intern/GBP to act as media technician, enabling the project to expand and develop||£4500|
|Campus Cinema Projector||The society needs to replace their 35mm projector, as due to the move to digital prints, it is becoming harder to source films in the old format.||£5000|
|Summer Adventures 2013||A two week camp on campus for young carers in the local area, first a day camp for children aged 8-11, then a residential camp for children aged 11-14. (Please see a news story on Summer Adventures 2011)||£3000|
|Guild Awards||A new event to recognise the outstanding achievements of students at the University, on a wider basis than the previous “Annual Celebration of Volunteering”||£5000|
|Arts Week||A festival to celebrate the numerous artistic-based societies within the student community, and to showcase the best art, music, drama and photography from the student community||£5000|
|Ignite- Shell companies and Launchpad||A new support service at the Students’ Guild to extend resources, training and education to student entrepreneurs, including 2 shell companies, and a series of workshops.||£5000|
|CA's International project to Ghana 2013 with Kickstart Ghana||Giving students the opportunity to spend a Summer working with children and the local community in Ho, Ghana, helping children develop through sport and education.||£1000|
|M&D room technical Refurbishment||To bring the M&D room Technical Facilities up to date. The equipment is currently 20-30yrs old, and this is part of a long term project to improve it.||£5000|
|Theatre with Teeth Edinburgh Production||Theatre With Teeth will be producing a show to take up to the ‘Edinburgh Fringe Festival’, auditioning for directors, producers, actors, technicians and more, for the opportunity to work in a professional theatre environment.||£4608|
|Action after Stroke||Provides stroke survivors with the opportunity to exercise in a safe and friendly environment and to socialise with other individuals that have had similar experiences, assisted by student volunteers||£15000|
|Exeter Oral History Hub||Establish an Exeter Oral History Hub for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students that will act as a catalyst to promote interaction between students across a variety of disciplines who are developing interest in oral history||£3705|
|Student Peer Coaching Networks||Support to encourage second year undergraduate students and PhD students to meet on a regular basis to provide training and skills development.||£6,100|
|Exeter Care Homes Reading Project||Funding that will link Exeter University English students with a number of Care Homes in the local community to develop a reading scheme.||£7,530|
|Law in Transition – From Legal Studies to Legal Practice||Funding to support the post of a qualified supervisor for the Community Legal Helpdesk, a student outreach project based at Exeter County Court.||£15,000|
|Every Student Volunteers - Discipline based community volunteering||This project will provide funding to support one discipline based volunteering project per College that will benefit up to 50 students per project.||£10,000|
|Cornwall Campus Central Career and Employability Fund: Enhancing Student/Business/Recruiter Interaction||Funding will be provided to develop parity of recruitment and employability opportunities available for Cornwall students.||£4,500|
|International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition||The objective of this project is to enable the University to enter its inaugural undergraduate team into the iGEM competition in 2012. iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition where multidisciplinary student teams are given a kit of biological parts with the aim of designing new biological systems and operate them in living cells.||£4,925|
|First Steps in Publishing||Funding will provide support to allow students the opportunity to gain valuable insight into a career in Publishing. With the aim to equip students with the skills needed to successfully secure their first role in the sector.||£3,000|
|The Work Placements in the Life and Environmental Sciences Programme||Funding to provide travel bursaries to enable Biosciences and Geography students at Tremough to take up work placement opportunities.||£3,000|
|Coach Education Fund||Funding for this project will enable the Sports Park to help subsidise National Governing Body coaching qualifications in sports for all students at the University of Exeter.||£15,000|
|Adding to Academic Excellence: Grand Challenges||Support for this project will be used to fund a number of activities at the end of the academic year that will engage students and encourage them to take part in unique, dynamic, exciting and research-intensive experiences.||£5,000|
|First Class Acts: Exemplary academic writing skills project||Funding to provide students in Management Discipline with the opportunity to submit their work for publication in a professionally produced university journal.||£1,200|
|Ghana International Project||Support for this project will allow up to 10 students to visit Ghana to work with both a local school and the local community, teaching both academic subjects and sports.||£1,000|
|Student Entrepreneur in Residence (SEiR) initiative||Support to expand and secure the future of the Student Entrepreneur in Residence initiative. An initiative involving the Guild working in collaboration with EGD and the Innovation Centre to join up current activity on campus designed to support student enterprise and entrepreneurial activity.||£5,000|
|Exploring Computer Science Through Interaction||Funding will enhance the engagement of students with Computer Science by increasing their knowledge and understanding of the subject in addition to what is offered at Exeter. Aimed at current students, and those from the wider community, the project will provide the department of Computer Science with a set of resources that will make the subject, particularly Artificial Intelligence, accessible to a much wider audience.||£2,500|
|Formula Student||Funding to support a Engineering students to take part in the Formula Student Competition, an engineering industry standard project that requires engineering students to design and manufacture a single seater race car.||£5,000|
|Healthy Halls Programme||Funding will provide a range of activities, talks, seminars, and educational sessions to encourage all students in halls to be active and healthy. The sessions will include; nutrition advice workshops, cooking workshops, personal safety sessions and courses, demonstrations and activities. The activities will include; campus and city walks exploring the Exeter area, running groups from halls, fitness classes, health testing days and sports sessions for the specific halls.||£10,000|
|Access to Internships - Pilot Scheme||Funding to allow student’s access to Internships support will provide funding and training to help selected students or graduates to access paid internships/placements.||£10,000|
|Engineering student projects (Industrial Links Database + Evaluation/Feedback)||The aim of the project is to improve the student experience of ‘engineering student projects’ by establishing an ‘Industrial Links Database in addition to setting up an online evaluation and feedback interface between project supervisors and student’s.||£3,000|
|Touching the Past - Archaeological field school in Roman Devon||As a collaborative venture between the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History funds will enable and enhance the experience students involved in the planned excavation and post-excavation of a newly identified Roman site. Funding will support the creation of a digital archive to be used in undergraduate teaching and public outreach.||£14,976|
|Teaching Awards||Funding to support the annual Teaching Awards. The Awards are a vital part of the University community; ensuring that staff from all departments, campuses and roles get a chance to be recognised by the students they support.||£5,000|
|School Business Enterprise Scheme and Work Experience Development||Funding will create work experience opportunities for Exeter students in partnership with Exeter City Football Club and local schools.||£14,895|
|University of Exeter Sporting Stars Education Days||Funding will allow the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the Athletic Union to host educational delivery events to local primary and secondary school children, based around the theme of sport.||£15,000|
|Beating the Blues – self-help support for students with mental health difficulties||Funding to support a self-help computer programme to support students who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression.||£5,000|
|Volunteering in Cornwall||Funding will provide support to continue the work of the ‘Volunteering in Cornwall’ project, to encourage History students on the Cornwall Campus to engage in the voluntary sector, nationally and internationally.||£7,656|
|Five Ways to Wellbeing||This project seeks to apply the “Five Ways to Wellbeing” throughout the University as a series of well-spaced student-led campaigns across all campuses to encourage students to think positively about their mental health.||£3,780|
|The Medieval Exeter Hub||Funding will help establish an Exeter Medieval Hub for Undergraduate students that will act as a catalyst to promote interaction between Undergraduates in a wide variety of disciplines with a passion for all things medieval.||£4,403|
|Art Society equipment||Funding has been provided to allow the Art Society to purchase equipment, including an etching press for the Art Studio in Queens.||£4,000|
|Politics, History and the Challenge of Climate Change||This project will use funds to enable SSIS & the College of Humanities to invite speakers from campaigning organisations involved in the politics of climate change to talk to students taking relevant modules within the humanities and social sciences.||£3,200|
|Film Practical Skills Workshop||18 Film students will be taught and coached how to use filming equipment and film software, with the aim of allowing each group to act as a ‘film unit’ that produces a short film centred on an object taken from the Bill Douglas Centre’s film history collection.||£640.08|
|Footlights||Funding to support the production of ‘A Little Night Music’ at Reed Hall.||£1,000|
|BeeSoc Hive||Funding to support the design and construction of a unique, state of the art, high-technology hide containing 2 observation hives.||£5,000|