College of Life and Environmental Sciences
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences benefits from a strong community of alumni from around the globe. We welcome the opportunity for our alumni to connect with us in a wide variety of ways, from volunteering to work with our students, to joining an alumni network, to making a donation to our campaign. Working together we aim to support both the future ambitions of our alumni community and the College.
Your relationship with us doesn’t end when you graduate and we are always keen to hear from you. Whether you are an alumnus of the College or an alumnus of another College with an interest in our work, we are here to support you. Browse the latest news and events, opportunities to get involved and the benefits available to you as an Exeter graduate.
Keeping us up to date with where you are and what you are doing enables us to develop events and opportunities that will be of interest to you. We would really like to hear from you, please do update your details by emailing the Alumni Engagement Officer Rose Gater (R.Gater@exeter.ac.uk).
Volunteering at Exeter is a great way to stay connected with the University and support the alumni of the future. We are continually developing a wide range of opportunities for alumni to get involved in support of College activity and the student experience. These include:
- Give a careers talk
- Mentor a student
- Develop students CV and interview skills
- Provide a work placement
- Recruit a graduate
Open Days: We hold a number of open days throughout the year for prospective and offer-holding students. Alumni are invited to join discipline talks to share their experiences and offer an insight into where their degree has taken them.
Providing a profile: Profiles are a great way to celebrate the achievements of our alumni, to show our current students the kinds of career paths and successes they can look forward to, and to show prospective students what life at Exeter and beyond could offer.
Giving a lecture: Share your expertise with current students as part of a specific subject or society programme.
International country contact: Live outside of the UK? Help fellow alumni renew friendships and strengthen ties with the University by acting as a contact for your country and helping to organise events in your region.
Find out more
If you would like to know more about any of these activities and how you can support the College by volunteering your time, please get in touch with our Alumni Engagement Officer Rose Gater (R.Gater@exeter.ac.uk).
The need to fundraise
In the last ten years the landscape for university funding has changed beyond all recognition. Government funding has contracted whilst tuition fees (payable by students themselves) have increased. In a tough public spending environment we have to invest in our facilities, our students and staff, and in our teaching and research to remain a University of choice for the brightest and the best.
The University aims to raise £60 million from philanthropy through the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign which will allow us to realise our ambitious plans and cement the University’s long term financial sustainability. Philanthropy on this scale will be transformative for our impact, our reputation and our graduates.
To find out more about the campaign and how you can donate, visit www.exeter.ac.uk/exceptional
Class of 2016
Meet the newest additions to our alumni community. Congratulations Class of 2016!
BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology - Cornwall
"Following graduation, I plan to work with the National Trust as a Ranger for the next couple of years, and then move into Ecological Consultancy"