Alumni News 2015

Alumni Authors - January 2016

A new feature to recognise achievements and publications of alumni writers. 

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.

The search for life beyond Earth

In June Exeter’s Global Conversation series visited Paris bringing together leading experts to discuss their work into the search for Earth-like exoplanets beyond our Solar System. 

Your University city is changing

Alumni based elsewhere who have visited Exeter recently may have noticed some prominent changes in and near the city. The University has undeniably grown but it is not alone.

Exeter alumna shortlisted to rocket into space

26-year-old Virginia Stuart-Taylor (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 2012) is among a select few shortlisted for the privilege of rocketing into space.

Alumni Authors - November 2015

A new feature to recognise achievements and publications of alumni writers. 

Telethon raises £163,267 for student projects

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni we have raised £163,267 in our autumn telethon.

Exeter alumnus earns Harvard Scholarship

Exeter alumnus Tom O’Bryan has been awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to study a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) at Harvard in 2015/16.

Volunteering fun in the sun

"When I moved back to the beautiful city of Exeter I soon found my way to the University of Exeter Community Garden.

Join the conversation: the search for life beyond Earth

The University of Exeter’s Global Conversation series visits Paris on 26 June where experts will gather to discuss their work on the search for Earth-like planets beyond the Solar System.

Economic impact of UK election debated at 20 Fenchurch Street

The Business School recently held a successful alumni reception in London which focused on the impact of May’s general election result.

Alumnae tackle challenges in their careers

Alumnae recently shared their advice and guidance for overcoming challenges in your career at the annual Exe-X: Women and Leadership Reception, organised by the Alumnae Group. 

World record for team rowing from California to Hawaii

Emily Blagden was part of the first all-female team to row the demanding 2,400 mile route over the Pacific Ocean.

A fascinating evening at the Royal Society

Over 90 Exeter alumni gathered in the inspiring surroundings of the ‘home of science’, the Royal Society, to hear an exclusive insight into the latest research from the University.

Global Conversation: Exeter academics lead the way on world issues

Global Conversation, a new programme of world lectures from some of Exeter's pioneering academics, launches in Hong Kong. 

Battle re-enacting, cosplaying and dog showing – a hidden Britain explored

Alumna Lucy Feltham (Sociology and Philosophy 2008) sees Britain in an entirely different light after exploring its weird and wonderful communities for a year.

Congratulations to Exeter alumni recognised in 2015 New Year Honours

Five exceptional Exeter alumni are recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2015.

Tracing footsteps in the arctic

Alumni Oli Luscombe and Ed Cooper are part of an expedition team retracing the route of British explorer David Haig-Thomas through the Arctic.

52 weeks stepping out of the comfort zone

Alumnus Nick J. Thorpe wages war on the boredom of modern life

Vice-Chancellor joins Minister’s delegation to India

Professor Sir Steve Smith has joined a high-profile delegation visiting India this week to promote UK Higher Education.

University alumni who died in war remembered

A new memorial to University of Exeter alumni who died in war since 1945 was dedicated in the University’s Chapel at Streatham Campus on Remembrance Sunday.

Exeter delivers inaugural international careers fair in Shanghai

Exeter delivered its first international careers fair in China as part of the GW4 partnership with the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. 

Recognition in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 list

Several alumni and an Honorary Graduate were included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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.

First Exeter alumni event held in Munich

In late April, 25 University of Exeter alumni gathered in Munich for the first ever Germany alumni event.

New book states nodding dogs need not apply

What makes a great chairperson or board member? Alumnus Gerry Brown, a member of the University’s Council and Chair of the Campaign Board, explores just that in his new book

Forging a career in the Middle East

Faith, Culture and Conflict – A Middle Eastern Odyssey is Philip Blair’s attempt to distil 35 years of life into an autobiographical and reflective book. 

Alumna awarded for Japan tsunami and earthquake relief

Caroline Pover (Education and Mathematics 1995) has been recognised by the Japan-British Society for her efforts to raise money for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

Alumnus appointed as Chancellor of the University of Mauritius

Congratulations to alumnus Dr Jean Claude Autrey who has been appointed Chancellor of the University of Mauritius.

University of Exeter deepens ties with China and Hong Kong

A senior delegation from the University of Exeter, led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, visited China and Hong Kong this week to enhance Exeter’s links with its partners and alumni in the region.

Guardian ranking means Exeter now top 10 in all UK league tables

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

Santander Scholarships provide Brazilian Boost for Summer School Study

Thanks to support from Santander Universities UK, eight students from Brazil will come to Exeter this summer.

Hunting for the world's largest viper

Dan Eatherley tells us about his new book, Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World’s Largest Viper

Alumni Golf Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The University’s annual Alumni Golf Day took place on 16th July at the picturesque St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey. This year marked a special anniversary as it was the tenth annual event and 72 competitors enjoyed one of the UK’s most prestigious courses.