alumnae 2012

The Alumnae Group's second annual reception, 'Exe-X: Women Inspiring the World', was held at the Willis Building in London

The Alumnae Group

Inspiring and supporting female graduates

Founded by a group of Exeter alumnae (female graduates) the Alumnae Group or Exe-X helps tackle the specific challenges facing women in their careers. Through our events and activities we encourage alumnae to support each other in personal and professional development and we help involve alumnae in the life of the University.


All Exeter alumnae are invited to be a part of the Alumnae Group and are warmly welcomed to all our events, as are female students and university staff.

Since its launch with the first Women & Leadership Reception back in 2011, the group has run regular networking and education events as well as a very successful Webinar. Speakers and event organisers are usually alumnae and the Exeter connection makes for an instant bond when attending events!


We work with the South West Alumnae group, Exetra, the Alumni Network Group and other groups within the university.

The initial goals of the group are to:

  • encourage a lifelong relationship between alumnae and the University
  • create opportunities for increasing alumnae involvement with the University
  • support alumnae in professional development and networking


The group is made up of key alumnae volunteers and supported by the Development and Alumni Relations Office within the University. Why not join the Alumnae Group on LinkedIn  to keep updated on the events and materials available to you? There are also regular discussion threads and we would welcome more participants of all ages and life stages!

Steering Committee

Elizabeth Butler Mathematics 1982
Penelope Crouch (née Curtis) Law 1978
Deborah Hallet (née Porter) Dip Leadership 2002
Jessica Pryce-Jones Classics 1983
Virginia Stuart-Taylor Modern Languages 2012
Hilary Thomson English 1978
Clare Vigar (née Hicks) LLB Law 2005

If you are interested in getting more involved in the group or would like to find out more information, please contact Katie Wade, Alumni Networks and Groups Officer, at