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University enews

May 2010

The University launched its campaign, Creating a world-class University together, on 5 May at the annual Alumni Gala Dinner in London.  More than 200 alumni and friends of the University attended the Gala Dinner.

Alumni news

University News published
The latest edition of the University's magazine for alumni has been published. You can view the magazine in PDF format on our website.  If you are not receiving it by post, but would like to, email alumni@exeter.ac.uk

Alumni volunteers make a difference
Alumni returned to the University recently during the Widen Your Options fortnight to help students improve their employability.

Alumni celebrate connections in Greece
Alumni gathered at the home of alumnus Anastasios Leventis on 28 April to share their Exeter memories and connect with the University.

University news and events

Devon's brightest stars on path to university
An innovative new scheme to get Devon’s young people on the path to higher education has been launched at the University of Exeter.

International students boost Exeter's economy
The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £57 million a year to the city economy, and a total of £68 million to the South West economy, according to a new report.

Indonesian Ambassador creates links with Exeter
As the world’s largest Muslim country, the Republic of Indonesia has a rich and varied Islamic culture. The University's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) will explore this in more depth by identifying future opportunities for collaborative research and training.

Research news

Diabetes Links
A team of researchers, including scientists from the Peninsula Medical School, a joint entity of the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and the NHS, has discovered gene regions that affect a baby’s size at birth. One is also associated with type 2 diabetes, which helps to explain why small babies have higher rates of diabetes in later life.

Participate in Psychology Research projects 
Will you give your opinion to help research? One of the limits of opinion polls is that they don't tell us much about how people adjust their opinions based on the situation. ‘People are too intelligent to have a single opinion that is set in stone,’ says University of Exeter research psychologist Lesley Newson. ‘It depends on the situation.’ If you would like to take part in one of her opinion studies, please visit our website.


Double gold for Exeter hockey
The University of Exeter are celebrating a rare double victory in the inter-university sporting competition after the Men’s Hockey first and second teams both took the gold medal in their respective competitions.

University of Exeter student Karla Drew has been selected for the Great Britain Under-23 Athletics squad 
Karla competes in the multi-discipline events of Pentathlon and Heptathlon and will join up with the GB squad for an international competition in France this month where she will compete in the indoor pentathlon.


16 June: Classics Alumni Event: Jackson Knight Memorial Lecture
Queen's Building (Lecture Theatre 1), Streatham Campus, Exeter

22 and 24 June: Alumni receptions in Washington, DC and New York City

9-11 July: Exetra Weekend (for recent alumni)
Ram and Lemmy, Streatham Campus, Exeter

Exonline - register or log in

Exonline – the online community for alumni – helps alumni to keep in touch with each other. Alumni can also update their details, search alumni directories and set up an Exeter Email for Life. Register or Log in to take advantage of these benefits.


Alumni networks


Students' Guild

Finalists leave their legacy to the University
Final year students encourage the Class of 2010 to leave their legacy to the University.

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