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January 2011

An array of honours  have been awarded to Exeter Alumni in the New Year Honours List.  Among those receiving a title include Sir Richard Lambert, who was awarded a knighthood for his services to business.  Sir Richard received an Honorary LLD from Exeter last year.  Read more...

Alumni news

Awards ceremony recognises alumni achievements
A glittering awards ceremony was held in December in recognition of the achievements of University of Exeter students and alumni. Amongst the winners was alumnus Theo McCaie, who won Best Graduate Placement for his success at Sparex Ltd.

Exeter Science Park progressing well
University of Exeter alumnus, Sir William Wakeham is heading up the devopment of the new Exeter Science Park, which is due to open in 2013.  The Exeter Science Park will help turn ideas generated at the University into marketable products and services. 

Jonathan Dimbleby narrates Exeter film
Narrated by Honorary Graduate Jonathan Dimbleby, the University has released a short film which encapsulates the international strengths and ambition of Exeter along with an illustration of the outstanding natural beauty of its campuses and environs.

University news and events

Vice-Chancellor responds to tuition fee Commons vote
Following the passing of the Commons vote on tuition fees on Thursday 9 December, Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Universities UK President Professor Steve Smith speaks about the changes.

University astrophysicist honoured with top prize
Professor Chabrier, an expert in studying distant planets has been awarded the highest prize for physics in France, the Prix Jean Ricard, awarded to just one person each year.

Head of Cornwall's first University environmental research institute appointed
After a worldwide search, Professor Kevin J Gaston has been appointed inaugural Director of the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). 

Research news

Epic journeys of turtles revealed 
The epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic have been revealed for the first time, thanks to groundbreaking research by experts at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (Cornwall).

Exeter contributes to the history of the world
History experts from the University of Exeter have contributed their geographical and subject knowledge to the latest edition of the prestigious copy of The Times Complete History of the World. The Eighth Edition has substantial new material on conflict in modern Africa, the Middle East and the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Students make England Under 20s rugby team
Three students from the University of Exeter have been selected for the England Under 20s women’s rugby team.  Sarah George, Amber Reed and Lucy Demaine, all sports scholars, have joined this year’s squad.

Support Exeter in the Great West Run 2011
The Great West Run is a fantastic opportunity to not only get fit but also raise money to help the University achieve its ambition of being a truly world-class institution.


22-23 January: Winter 2011 Graduation Ceremonies
Northcott Theatre, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter

9 February: Official opening of world-class music facility, Kay House
Lower Argyll Road, Exeter, EX4 4RG

1 March: Business School alumni reception
KPMG, 15 Canada Square, London

29 March: Law Network Event
Eversheds International, One Wood Street, London

31 March: Gulf alumni dinner
Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, Sharjah

11 April: Athens alumni reception
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

13 April: Cyprus alumni reception
Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia

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