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Alumni shortlisted for the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22

Six University of Exeter alumni have been shortlisted in this year's British Council Study UK Alumni Awards in various categories. 

Alumnus made Member of the Order of Australia

Exeter alumnus Robert Estcourt (MA Finance & Investment, 1973) was this year recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list and awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the financial management sector.

Exeter Extreme Medicine graduates heading off to 3,000 mile Atlantic row as first married couple

This Sunday, two University of Exeter graduates in Extreme Medicine will head off to tackle a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic as the first ever married couple to race in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC). 

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Alumna's social enterprise helps women in Kenya

Exeter alumna and current masters student, Sarah Habib (International Relations, 2021), is working with other students and graduates to support women in Kenya through a new social enterprise.

Catching up with alumna Sophia Adey

Alumna Sophia Adey (Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad, 2019) works as a student midwife at the University of East Anglia. Here she reflects on the highlights of her studies at Exeter and the skills and experiences it gave her in her chosen career.

Disney supports Exeter lobster conservation project

A programme to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster is being launched thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Disney Conservation Fund.

Exeter launches Green Futures Scholarships

Talented students from low-to-middle-income countries will study at the University of Exeter thanks to new Green Futures Scholarships.

Tributes paid after death of creator of revolutionary Exeter hip, a global success story

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to a pioneering University of Exeter engineer who co-created an implant that has revolutionised hip replacements for millions.

Alumni set up new student exclusive carpooling app

James Campion (BSc Economics and Politics, 2020) and William Line (BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2020) have partnered up with University of Bath graduate, William Hughes, to launch STAXY, the first student-exclusive ridesharing app which aims to save students money whilst reducing their carbon footprint.

Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation partner with University of Exeter in £2.3 million programme to support environmental leadership in Africa

A six-year programme to research land management and ecosystem resilience in Africa was initiated in October 2021 thanks to philanthropic support from the Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Alumna provides sustainable alternative to fast fashion

Alumna Frankie Theakston (Mathematics, 2017) and her sister Nicole are taking on the fast fashion industry with their new app encouraging clothes swapping.

Students interact with folk music artists thanks to Alumni Annual Fund support

Thousands of alumni and supporters of the University of Exeter help current students through generous donations to the Alumni Annual Fund, by giving gifts of time or money in order to enhance the student experience.

University of Exeter Paralympians aiming for glory in Tokyo

University of Exeter Alumna are aiming for glory at the Tokyo Paralympics having combined their studies with international sporting commitments.

Housebuilder funds climate study into future of home construction

Vistry Group, a top five national housebuilder, is funding research at the University of Exeter to explore the impact of climate change on homes and housebuilding in the future.

Exeter Extreme Medicine graduates to tackle 3,000 mile Atlantic row as first married couple

Two University of Exeter graduates in Extreme Medicine are preparing to tackle a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic as the first ever married couple to race in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC). 

Catching up with alumna Megan Rhodes

Alumna Megan Rhodes (BSc Sociology and Criminology, 2020) works as an eVOLve Project Coordinator at JLGB, and here tells us what she’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of her studies at Exeter and the skill and experiences it gave her.

Alumni support helps LGBTQ+ society reach more students

The student society LGBTQ+ and Law Exeter was founded in March 2019 to create a community of students (with a law or non-law background) who are interested in pursuing a legal career, supporting their journeys, and providing networking opportunities with other LGBTQ+ legal professionals.

University of Exeter recognised for “financial lifeline” support for students during coronavirus pandemic

The University of Exeter has been recognised for offering a financial lifeline and practical support for students facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic

How my PGCE at Exeter helped guide my author journey

Here Alumna Sophie Kirtley traces how her learning at Exeter and experiences as a teacher inform her writing for children.

Twin doctors graduate from Exeter together after training during pandemic

Twin brothers Adam and Jack Tremlett have defied the odds by graduating in Medicine at the University of Exeter together.

Catching up with alumnus Joshua Clarke

Here Joshua tells us what he’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of his studies at Exeter and the skill and experiences it gave him

New CPR manikin for the Exeter University First Aid Society thanks to alumni support

A wide range of projects are supported by the Alumni Annual Fund every year which includes student societies such as Exeter University First Aid Society who in the 2020-21 round received funding to purchase an advanced CPR manikin for their group.

Alumnus pens book about life in Russia

Craig Ashton (German and Russian, 2005) has published a book in Russian about his experiences living and working in St Petersburg since graduation.

Support for students impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected students in many ways including financially, emotionally and practically in terms of their learning. Our supporter community has provided support for impacted students in several ways through their generous donations. You can read about several of these stories online. Thank you for your support.

Alumni funding to support research in to the relationship between COVID-19 and ageing

PhD student, Merlin Davies (Medical Studies, 2020) is the recipient of a generous gift from an anonymous donor which has enabled his PhD looking at the relationship between COVID-19 and ageing to be fully funded.

Santander Universities UK support entrepreneurial talent

Alumnus Quinn Leatherbarrow-Stokes (Business Management with Industrial Experience, 2020) spent lockdown launching his own business QWERTY Beer Box, bringing together craft beers from local brewers in regional ‘best of’ collections to provide regionally focused independent craft beer experiences. The SETsquared Exeter Student Startup Team have provided advice and mentorship to Quinn, and he secured funding for his business  through the generous support of Santander Universities UK.

Continued support for Widening Participation Scholarships

Alumnus Mark Waghorn (Law, 1988) established two scholarships in 2017, named after his parents, to support individuals coming from low income backgrounds to study at Exeter.

PhD students researching forest degradation and recovery are funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation

Two complementary PhD studentships have been funded thank to donations from long-term University of Exeter supporters, The A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Alumni donate £20,000 to support students affected by the pandemic

In partnership with its alumni community, the University created the Success for All Fund, set up to support students experiencing unexpected financial challenges. Since March 2020 the University has provided financial support in the form of rent rebates, payments for IT equipment, travel bursaries and assistance for other unexpected bills. Over £1million has been disbursed amongst the student community.

A day in the life with alumna Gemma Joyce

Here Gemma Joyce (Philosophy and Sociology, 2015) shares 'a day in the life' of her work as Senior Content Manager at Brandwatch a digital consumer intelligence company.

Catching up with alumnus Sam Jackson

Here Sam (BA Philosophy with advanced proficiency in French - 2016) tells us what he’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of his studies at Exeter and the skills and experiences it gave him.

Exeter achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.  

2021 Volunteers of the Year named!

After a tough decision making process, the Alumni Volunteers of the Year for 2021 have been announced.

Catching up with alumna Aastha Tyagi

Here Aastha Tyagi (International Relations with Study Abroad, 2017) tells us what she’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of her studies at Exeter and the skills and experiences it gave her.

Catching up with Mehmet Yilmazo

Mehmet Yilmazo (Master of Public Administration, 2015) is Group Director of HR & Strategy, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) in Istanbul, Turkey. Here he reflects on the highlights of his time at Exeter and how the skills and experiences it gave him have helped in him in his career to date.   

 

English alumna wins distinguished literary prize

University of Exeter alumna Ruth Gilligan (PhD English, 2014) has won the 2021 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize for her book The Butchers. This annual prize of £10,000 is awarded for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.

Two of our new alumni reflect on graduating early and joining the NHS during a pandemic

We recently caught up with alumni Owen Rhys Foster and Molly Dineen, who opted to graduate from the College of Medicine and Health early to join the fight against COVID-19, to find out what graduating early and joining the NHS during a pandemic has been like.

Students produce new EP thanks to Alumni Annual Fund support

A wide range of projects are supported by the  Alumni Annual Fund every year which includes students societies such as the University of Exeter's award-winning, all-male a cappella group ‘Semi-Toned’ who in the 2020-21 round received funding to support the recording and release of their new EP: Infrared.

Alumnus supports some of China’s brightest students to study at Exeter

A new scholarship fund to support Chinese PhD students during their time at Exeter has been launched thanks to alumnus James Goulding, founder of investment management company LimeTree Capital Partners, which has offices across China.

Alumni in China Share Employability Insights

The Exeter China Alumni Association (ECAA) organised their annual employability events during March and April, where alumni and student guests benefitted from networking and hearing interactive career presentations from alumni across different sectors.

International Alumni Communities Reunite

Volunteers and alumni network groups around the world were brought together throughout the first half of this year in networking reunions, many using virtual platforms to match alumni and student guests for an interactive and fun experience.  

Exeter alumni recognised with New Year Honours

Congratulations to the Exeter alumni and Honorary Graduates who were honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours earlier this year.

Medical School alumnus awarded prize for ‘Excellent Medical Education’

Alumnus Dominic Proctor (MSc Clinical Education, 2019) has won the undergraduate category in the ‘Excellent Medical Education’ Programme.

Earth Day event to explore how finance sector can help save the planet

University of Exeter academics and business leaders will explore how the finance sector can save the planet in a special documentary screening and panel event for Earth Day on 22 April.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Alumnus involved in prestigious prize win for ‘the Spotify playlist for learning’

Alumnus George Cowell (BA Hons Geography, 2008) is International Director at Rising Academies which has recently won a $90,000 prize in Schmidt Futures Tools Competition with their project proposal of an AI powered chatbot tutor called Rising On Air Interactive, or “Rori” for short. The chatbot is designed to support students from around the world who have had learning harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Exeter Telethon breaks records with fundraising

The University of Exeter’s spring telethon has raised a record £226,513, an increase of more than £60,000 over the past highest total.

University of Exeter entrepreneur brings traditional Italian dishes to UK homes

Pasta Evangelists was founded in 2016 by Exeter alumnus Alessandro Savelli (Business Economics, 2002).

Alumnus treats Exeter Medicine students to £30 food delivery, to boost wellbeing during pandemic

Thanks to a generous donation from Exeter alumnus Mr David Higgins (Law 1990), all 913 Medicine (BMBS programme) students at the University of Exeter have been offered a £30 voucher to spend at one of three food retailers.

 

Alumna releases debut single 'Wild Ocean' for first album

Alumna Victoria Halliburton (Fine Art and English, 2000) is a teacher, painter and also known as the musician Drawn Tide. She has just released a new music single ‘Wild Ocean’ an eclectic mix of ambient vocals, rap and downtempo instrumentals, from her upcoming first fully produced album ‘Archive’.

Alumna shares memories of Exeter

Alumna Marcelle Hoff (French and German, 1981) founded specialist travel company Expressions Holidays in 1989. She shares some of her memories from her time at Exeter and how it helped her career.

Academics congratulate “brilliant first-class” Oscar-nominated alumna

Oscar-nominated University of Exeter alumna Vanessa Kirby was a “genuinely brilliant first-class student”, her lecturers have said.

Exeter alumnus to help restore natural ecosystems as part of pioneering internship

A University of Exeter graduate will help restore natural ecosystems as part of a “rewilding” internship.

Alumnus launches new brand of alcoholic sparkling water

Alumnus James Smith (Economics, 2020) and his brother Rob started their drinks business while James was still a student at the University of Exeter.

A. G. Leventis Foundation funds new Chair in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter

Classics teaching and research at the University of Exeter will benefit for years to come, thanks to additional support from the A. G. Leventis Foundation.

Exeter alumnus appointed Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Exeter alumnus Dr Alex George (Medicine, 2015) has been appointed as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise government and raise the profile of mental health education and wellbeing in schools

University of Exeter students affected by coronavirus given £1 million in hardship and emergency funds

The University of Exeter has distributed £1m in hardship and emergency funding to students most significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Alumnus helps provide IT solutions for COVID-19 testing and booking websites

Alumnus Laurence Leach (Engineering, 2003) has been working as the lead architect on the new NHS COVID-19 national testing and booking websites with the company ACF Technologies where he is Technical Director. We recently caught up with him to find out what the experience has been like.

Motion sensitivity research could benefit people with inner ear condition

Research into motion sensitivity could lead to improved rehabilitation programmes and an improvement in building designs for people with a rare inner ear condition that affects their balance

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Exeter’s most successful philanthropy campaign comes to an end

The end of December 2020 marks the completion of the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ philanthropy campaign.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Volunteering in the spotlight – Exe-X: The Alumnae Group

2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges, but it is also a year where we have seen so many communities coming together to support each other. Exeter’s alumnae network has been no exception.

 

Alumni launch ecological restoration charity during National Tree Week

Alumni David Bartholomew (MSc Conservation and Biodiversity, 2016) and Harry Fonseca Williams (MSc Conservation and Biodiversity, 2016) have recently founded an ecological restoration charity called the Little Environmental Action Foundation, or LEAF for short.

Recent alumnae successfully launch feminist-surrealist publication: The Debutante

Recent alumnae Rachel Ashenden (English Literature, 2017) and Molly Gilroy (English Literature, 2018) fell in love with surrealism whilst studying at the University of Exeter and since graduating have launched The Debutante, a feminist-surrealist art publication - which is now sold in numerous bookshops across the world. We recently caught up with them to find out more.

EURFC alumni Lasha Jaiani to start for Georgia against England

EURFC are delighted to announce that recent graduate and Georgian international Lasha Jaiani will win his third cap for his country against England on the hallowed turf of Twickenham on Saturday, in both sides opening fixture in the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.

New banners for the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel thanks to alumni support

A wide range of projects are supported by the Alumni Annual Fund every year. This year the University of Exeter Anglican Chaplaincy received a £700 grant to replace all three banners at the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel of the Holy Trinity, located on the Streatham Campus.

Student radio station increase their activities due to laptops purchased with Alumni Annual Fund support

A wide range of projects are supported by the Alumni Annual Fund every year which includes students societies such as Radio Falmouth (Surf Radio) at The Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union who in the 2019-20 round received funding to support their 24/7 broadcasting station.

Alumni honour former Vice-Chancellor with permanent scholarship fund

A new scholarship scheme set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, targeting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, will support six students to attend the University of Exeter each year.

Join expert discussion on saving the oceans

Scientists specialising in the marine environment will answer questions on ocean conservation during a free online event organised by the University of Exeter.

Distinguished alumnus wins prestigious prize

David Bates, who received his PhD from the University of Exeter in 1970, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Prix Syndicat national des Antiquaires du Livre d’Art 2020’ for the book La Tapisserie de Bayeux published in 2019 and co-authored with the art historian Xavier Barral i Altet. 

Catching up with alumna Sophie Webb

Here Sophie Webb (LL.B. Law with International Study, 2015) tells us what she’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of her studies at Exeter and the skills and experiences it gave her.

Exeter-trained scientist honoured in Peru

A scientist trained at the University of Exeter has won Peru’s highest award for conservation.

Three Exeter alumni involved in Chiefs' triumph

Three University of Exeter alumni played a part in the Exeter Chiefs' Champions Cup victory on Saturday.

WWF and Exeter alumni join forces to protect natural habitat

A consortium of Exeter alumni have joined the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and the University of Exeter, in setting up a new PhD project to protect the Cerrado ecosystem in Brazil.

Knighthood for Exeter Honorary Professor allergy and asthma expert

A national authority on the links between allergy and asthmas has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Alumnus and member of University Council to host virtual book launch

Exeter alumnus, University Council member, and Chair of the Campaign Board, Gerry Brown (Economics & Economic History, 1966) is hosting a virtual launch event for his new book Independent Director in Society: Our current crisis of governance and what to do about it.

Sir Steve backs first ever Giving Day

Former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Steve Smith, has supported the institution’s first ever Giving Day with a donation of £10,000 to the scholarship fund.

Exeter gears up for first ever Giving Day!

The University of Exeter is launching its first ever Giving Day on 22 September, 65 years since the institution was granted its Royal Charter by Her Majesty the Queen.

Alumna develops new business in lockdown

When lockdown forced alumna Gillian Hovell (Classics, 1983), to stop giving in-person lectures and tours she came up with a completely new way to engage her audiences and diversify her business.

Professor Lisa Roberts starts as new Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter

On 1 September 2020, Professor Lisa Roberts becomes the new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Exeter. She takes over from Professor Sir Steve Smith who is retiring from the role and who has held the post since October 2002.

Alumni fund series of BAME scholarships

Four additional scholarships will be awarded to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students attending the University of Exeter this year, thanks to the support of Exeter alumni.

Memories of St Luke's

A number of our graduates will have attended St. Luke’s College in the days before integration with the University. We welcome any news or stories they may have to share with their former colleagues.

Ron Delve (1961-1964) shares some of his memories.

Memories of St Luke's

A number of our graduates will have attended St. Luke’s College in the days before integration with the University. We welcome any news or stories they may have to share with their former colleagues.

Keith Mollard (PE Diploma, 1958-9) shares some of his memories.

Memories of St Luke's

A number of our graduates will have attended St. Luke’s College in the days before integration with the University. We welcome any news or stories they may have to share with their former colleagues.

Alan Laurent (1976-79) shares some of his memories.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Student’s business idea helps local brewers survive lockdown

A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.

Alumnus selected as Cyprus’ Attorney-General

Congratulations to George Savvides (Law, 1982), who was appointed at the end of June 2020 by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades to the position of the Attorney–General of the Republic of Cyprus; the highest independent and autonomous institution in the country.

Three Flashbacks and a Flash-Forward: Returning to Student Life at Exeter, Decades On

Alumnus and current student Mike Cooper (English and Drama, 1975) shares his story of studying at Exeter several decades apart.

Westcountry medical graduates receive thank you hampers

Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work

Important notification regarding the data the University of Exeter holds about you

We were informed at the end of last week (10 July 2020) that Blackbaud has been the victim of a ransomware attack. The University of Exeter uses Blackbaud systems to hold the data of our alumni and supporters and we understand that historic backup files were accessed.

Female editor inspires Exeter students with media ambitions

Monicha Tully, the editor of Arcadia magazine, visited Exeter on 30 January 2020 to speak to budding journalists about her career path and to give some top tips on breaking into the media scene. This event was organised by the student team behind Exeter’s RAZZ magazine and went ahead with support from the Alumni Annual Fund.

Students from the Cornwall campus clean up on the beaches

Three guesses on how The Beach Clean Project spends its time?! This student society based in Penryn was awarded £150.00 from the Alumni Annual Fund this year for new litter pickers that can extend to up to six feet to get at that hard-to-reach rubbish.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Catching up with Jack Berringer (Politics & International Studies 2014)

Jack Berringer (Politics & International Studies 2014) is an account manager for Burson Cohn & Wolfe in Belgium. Here he reflects on the highlights of his career since graduating. 

Catching up with Tomas Plaza Reneses (BA International Relations 2015)

Tomas Plaza Reneses (BA International Relations 2015) is a Health, Nutrition and Population Consultant with The World Bank in Washington DC, US.  Here he reflects on the highlights of his time at Exeter and how the skills and experiences it gave him have helped in him in his career to date.

Memories of St Luke's

A number of our graduates will have attended St. Luke’s College in the days before integration with the University. We welcome any news or stories they may have to share with their former colleagues.

Carol Walters (Education and Maths, 1988) shares some of her memories.

Next-generation triple antibody test for Covid-19 given green light by MHRA

University of Exeter scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes.

Alumni Industry Insights, Hong Kong – 24 June 2020

The first of our virtual events organised by the Exeter Hong Kong Alumni Group (EHKAG) took place on Wednesday 24 June. The event featured three speakers and was hosted by Chris Tang (LLB Law 1996).

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Alumni Profile: Becca McAuley

Becca McAuley (BA International Relations 2018) reflects on her career since graduating and her current role of Sub-Editor at the Daily Mail.

Alumni Profile: Jamie Pitts

Jamie Pitts, BSC Sociology and Criminology (2017) reflects on his career since graduating and his current role as an Executive Project Manager for Cancer Research UK.

Alumni Profile: Susan Kendall

Susan Kendall (Geography & French 1980) reflects here on her life in law, what brought her to live in Hong Kong and recalls her time in Exeter and shares how she has got back involved to support current students and the alumni community in Hong Kong.

Alumni Profile: Duncan Gorst

We recently caught up with alumnus Duncan Gorst (LLB Law –European- Magister 2012) who is an associate at Hogan Lovells in Munich, Germany. He tells us what he’s been doing since graduating and reflects on the highlights of his studies at Exeter and the skills and experiences it gave him

Alumna film wins Berlinale award

A film which alumna Naomi Pacifique (English and Creative Writing, 2015) produced was recently awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlinale International Film Festival.

Alumnus launches business to help people offset their carbon footprint

Alumnus Jacques Sheehan (Politics, Philosophy and Law, 2013) and his business partner Jack Curtis, have set up a new website designed to make it easier for individuals and businesses to combat climate change.

Alumnus launches Law support network

Alumnus Ikenna Henry Onyebuchi has co-founded a new network to help international and BAME aspiring lawyers understand the process of breaking into the legal industry in England & Wales.

2020 Volunteers of the Year named!

After a tough decision making process, the Alumni Volunteers of the Year for 2020 have been announced.

Becoming a junior doctor

Alumna and doctor Molly Dineen gives a update after her early graduation and working on the NHS frontline – written for Wesleyan, original article can be viewed here.

Alumni launch new site to analyse global COVID data

Exeter alumni Richard Londesborough and Mike Laflin have launched a new site to understand how COVID-19 is impacting the world.

Memories of St Luke's

A number of our graduates will have attended St. Luke’s College in the days before integration with the University. We welcome any news or stories they may have to share with their former colleagues.

Edwin Astill (1966-1970) has used lockdown time to send us some memories.

Free online course to improve employability of international UK graduates and alumni

The British Council is running a free Study UK: Preparing for Work online course, aimed at international final-year student, graduate and alumni.

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Alumna helps small businesses stay on track

Katie O’Connor (Business Economics, 2017) has helped to set up an online venture that supports independent businesses during the lockdown and helps them to grow post lockdown.

University of Exeter Startup Team launches COVID-19 Startup Support Fund

The University of Exeter’s Student Startup team has launched a new funding initiative, designed to support innovative projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumnus discards the dreadlocks to raise money for Bude food bank

Alumnus and full-time musician James Dixon (Bio-Chemistry, 2010) has lost his trademark locks in order to raise more than £4000 for his local food bank. James had planned to change his ‘surfer-dude’ look for a while, but when lockdown hit it presented the perfect opportunity to bite the bullet and raise money for charity at the same time.

ChargedUp supports the fight against COVID-19 by switching its charging stations to hand sanitiser stations

ChargedUp, Europe’s largest phone charging network, Co-Founded by Exeter alumni is switching its network of charging stations to hand sanitiser stations, in an initiative dubbed CleanedUp aimed at supporting the UK’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

Alumni support helps students facing hardship during pandemic

The University of Exeter’s Emergency Assistance Fund, set-up to provide financial support to students facing hardship due to the coronavirus crisis, has double the funds thanks to long-term supporter Santander Universities and alumni donations.

Alumni father and son help get masks to the NHS

The Masks for NHS Heroes fundraising campaign has raised more than £2 million to provide protective equipment for NHS staff around the UK. However distributing more than a million masks along with gowns and other equipment is a logistical challenge, so alumni father and son David and Cameron Wilkinson offered up some help.

Ensuring essential supplies get where they’re needed

We often think of transport workers as being the backbone of Britain, but in the current crisis many organisations are supporting in more ways than you might expect.

Student society Exeter Student Nightline wins National Award

Exeter Student Nightline is a student-led volunteer helpline for students, and this month were awarded the ‘Nightline of the Year’ award, supported by Accenture at the Nightline Association (NLA) Spring Conference. We caught up with current Nightline Co-President, Emma Meehan, to find out more about the award, the important work the group does supporting students, and their achievements this year.

Exeter alumna shortlisted for Rising Star Award

Virginia Stuart-Taylor (Modern Languages, 2012) has been shortlisted for a WeAreTheCity 2020 Rising Star Award.

Father and son doctor duo work at the same hospital in fight against COVID-19

A graduate from the University of Exeter is working alongside his clinician father in a Westcountry hospital in treating patients battling COVID-19.

Medical students joining fight against COVID-19 honoured in first Exeter virtual graduation

Medicine students who opted to graduate early to accelerate becoming junior doctors in the COVID-19 crisis 

Celebrating our Alumni authors

 

Massive congratulations to our alumni authors who have had their books published.

Crawling into the record books!

Next month at the London Marathon, numerous people will attempt to break World Records. However back in 1977 alumnus Ian Bailey (Geography, 1979) broke a very different kind of endurance record when he set about crawling more than nine miles for Rag Week!

Going for gold (in pyjamas)

Alumna Jennifer Graham (Exercise and Sports Science, 2012) will be joining thousands of runners taking on the London Marathon next month, but in slightly different attire to the others.

Alumnus takes Mrs Doubtfire to Broadway

Iconic family film Mrs Doubtfire is to reach a whole new audience thanks to a musical adaptation hitting Broadway this spring.

Fundraising campaign hits target one year early

£60 million raised to support students and research at Exeter

Penryn Travel Bursary launched thanks to alumni

A new scheme to support prospective students attend open days on the Penryn Campus has been launched thanks to alumni donations.

Taking to the Stage

The South Devon Players Theatre and Film Club is based in Torbay, Devon and was set-up in 2005/6 to create opportunities and experience for local performers seeking to work professionally in theatre. The company was founded by Exeter alumna Laura Jury (Masters in Education, 2013) and has progressed well including winning awards both locally and in New York in 2019. They are also currently undergoing a rapid expansion.