Alumni and Giving news

Jolyon Hedges studied German and Spanish at Exeter, graduating in 2014. He spent his year abroad in Northern Spain as a British Council teaching assistant in a secondary school.

On completing his studies at Exeter he chose to apply to volunteer overseas through ICS.

ICS is a UK government-funded development programme that brings together 18 to 25-year-olds from all backgrounds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities. To volunteer overseas with ICS you don’t need cash, skills or qualifications – just the ambition to make a difference.

He shares his experience and offers tips to fellow recent graduates.


Alumni news

Alumnus Jolyon Hedges on an alternative path after University: volunteering with ICS – International Citizen Service

Jolyon Hedges (German and Spanish 2014) spent time volunteering in Honduras after his degree through a government-funded development programme, International Citizen Service, open to all 18 – 25 year olds.

A novel coincidence - alumna published by alumnus

In a stroke of coincidence, an alumna has had her book published by an alumnus.

Rediscovering fermented food and drink

Alumna Charlotte Pike’s latest book delves into the world of fermented food and drink. From bread to cheese to kimchi, Charlotte aims to help people rediscover the art of fermentation.


Giving news

Volunteer in the Spotlight – Hilary Thomson

'Volunteer in the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers.

Queen of Crime's hidden talents revealed

Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.

The Leventis Foundation's impact on research at Exeter

We were delighted to welcome representatives of the A. G. Leventis Foundation to a special event in London to celebrate and recognise the Foundation's generous philanthropic support.


Systems biology

Reliving Exeter: filmed by alumna Ruth Lovell (English 2006)