The Alumnae Group

Engaging, 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. The Group have a Steering Committee based in London, and one in the South West.

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 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 alumni office in 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

The Alumnae Group’s recent webinar series on ‘Overcoming Challenges on your Career’ can be found here:

Approaching Interviews with Confidence


Changing Direction in Your Career

Getting what you want from conversation

Steering Committee

Elizabeth Butler

Mathematics 1982

Penelope Crouch (née Curtis)

Law 1978

Deborah Hallett (née Porter), Chair

Dip Leadership 2002

Gillian Reeves

BA Politics 2004

Jessica Pryce-Jones

Classics 1983

Virginia Stuart-Taylor

Modern Languages 2012

Hilary Thomson (née Butler)

English 1978

Clare Vigar (née Hicks)

LLB Law 2005

South West

Alumnae in the South West organise regular informal networking evenings for local graduates, supported by the Global Engagement and Development Office. The group runs regular networking and speaker events, see our events pages for more details and to sign up. 

 South West Steering Committee

Kelly Harkins

Economics and Finance 2011

Dr Sandy Kennedy

Zoology 1969

Becky Kilsby (née Fuller)

English 1978

If you are interested in getting more involved in the group or you would like to find out more information, please contact Helen Crowther, Alumni Networks and Groups Officer, at or on 01392 726349.