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Exe-X: The Alumnae Group (female graduates)

All female Exeter graduates are invited to be a part of the Alumnae Group network and encouraged to engage with our events and activities, as are female students and university staff.

Founded by a group of Exeter alumnae in London, Exe-X: the Alumnae Group was created to engage, inspire, and support female graduates. Since its launch with the first Women & Leadership Reception back in 2011, the group has run regular networking and education events.

Exe-X: the Alumnae Group is run by a committee of alumnae volunteers and supported by the Alumni office at the University.

The core goals of the Alumnae Group are to:

  • engage, inspire, and support female graduates
  • help alumnae tackle the specific challenges facing women in their careers
  • encourage a lifelong relationship between alumnae and the University
  • support alumnae in professional development and networking
  • create opportunities for increasing alumnae involvement with the University.

Events are one of the key ways to engage with the network, with their annual reception at the University Women’s Club in London usually taking place around March/April every year.

Unsurprisingly, the Alumnae Group’s plans also changed for 2020 and in collaboration with the University’s Alumni office they ran a series of virtual events around key topics to support the alumnae community. You can find links to the recordings at the side of this page.

If you’re on LinkedIn, why not join the Alumnae Group community there? It’s the best way to connect with the network and stay up to date on our events and activities.

For information on our upcoming events please view the alumni events page here or find updates in the LinkedIn Group.

If you are interested in getting more involved in the group or you would like to get in touch with the committee, please contact alumni@exeter.ac.uk.

South West Alumnae Group

For those located in the South West, the Exe-X South West Alumnae Group organises local events and get-togethers throughout the year.  For details of their meetups and events please contact Hilary Thomson or see their Facebook page.

Exe-X: The Alumnae Group is run by a committee of alumnae volunteers who work together, with support from the University’s Alumni office, to agree yearly priorities, organise events, and plan activities which align with the group’s goals.

We are looking for two more alumnae to join the committee in early 2021. if you would like to find out more and would be interested in taking one of these committee roles, please contact alumni@exeter.ac.uk.

The Alumnae Group committee is chaired by Georgina Treen (International Relations with French and German, 2015).

Other committee members include:

  • Liz Butler (Mathematics, 1982)
  • Penny Crouch (Law, 1978)
  • Dara Dhanowa (Law, 1983)
  • Olivia Marshall (Geography with European Study, 2015)
  • Virginia Stuart-Taylor (Modern Languages, 2012)
  • Sophie Parkin (Law, 2015)
  • Ellie Swingewood (Arabic and Middle East Studies, 2013)
 

There are a number of ways to get more involved with the Alumnae Group such as attending events, joining the LinkedIn Group, or supporting their activities in other ways.

Most of the speakers at the group’s events are alumnae and the committee would be keen to hear from you if you would be interested in supporting the alumnae community by speaking on a particular topic or area where you feel able to share your advice or experiences.

Once we are able to plan in-person events again the committee will be looking for venues in central London. If you are able to support the network by providing an event space or hosting an event for the Alumnae Group, your help would be greatly appreciated.

The Alumnae Group is looking for two more alumnae to join the committee in early 2021. If you would like to find out more and would be interested in taking one of these committee roles, please contact alumni@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest.

If you would like to get in touch with the committee or are interested in getting more involved in the group’s activities, please contact alumni@exeter.ac.uk.