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University enews

May 2011

The plans for this year’s Alumni and Convocation Reunion weekend have just been announced.
Highlights of the weekend include the  Andrew Stratton Convocation Lecture. 
Alumni from all classes are invited to attend , with special events for those celebrating milestone reunions.  Read more...

Alumni news


Alumnus leads group across Africa by bicycle - and invites alumni to join him along the way
Alumnus Craig Pollard (Mathematics 1998), and the rest of the Cycle Africa team will be cycling 12,000 miles through 30 countries to raise awareness of the issues faced by street children.


International alumni receptions
In the last two months special networking events have been held in Athens and Cyprus, as well as the United Arab Emirates



University inspires Rampant Sporting
A business conceived during Richard Hurtley’s (History and Politics 2007) second year of studies has blossomed into a story of retailing success, attracting plaudits in Drapers, the Spectator, the Telegraph and Cosmopolitan.

University news and events


International students rate the University as Excellent
An independent survey by i-graduate of more than 63,000 international students from over 200 institutions has confirmed Exeter to be one of the highest rated universities in the UK.


Exeter establishes representation in India
Recognising the critical role that India plays in global affairs, the University of Exeter has established a presence in Bangalore.


Exeter Teaching Awards
The excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.


Honorary Fellowship recognises commitment to American Studies
A prestigious Honorary Fellowship has been awarded to University of Exeter Professor Helen Taylor for her sustained contribution to American Studies.

Research news

University academic lifts lid on iphone tracking
A University of Exeter researcher has revealed how he discovered Apple iPhones and iPads are tracking every movement of their owners.

Evolutionary biologist honoured with Royal Society Award
An expert in evolutionary biology at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus has been honoured with a prestigious award which recognises her outstanding research.

PhD student scoops prestigious European award
Einar Svansson, a University of Exeter Business School student, has won a prestigious European award for research he conducted about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Research Speed Updating
Research Speed Updating is a regular information sharing event at which a diverse range of academics offer the audience a four minute talk about the work they are undertaking and its significance. These informative talks are now available for alumni to download.

Sport


Alumni vs. Students
Two popular sporting events saw alumni and students go head-to-head.  The annual Hockey Day and Alumni vs.Students Golf Match attracted alumni from around the UK and resulted in exciting and competitive matches.


University of Exeter Hockey: Premier Class
University of Exeter bounced back to the England Hockey League top flight following a remarkable 5-2 2011 Men's Promotion Tournament win over unbeaten Southgate at Cannock Hockey Club.


University celebrates sporting achievements
It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.

Events

12-21 May: Daphne Du Maurier Festival
Fowey, Cornwall

19 May: Exetra Employability Workshop
Hogan Lovells, London

19 May: Exetra Social Media Networking
Balls Brothers, Minister Pavement, London
*Please note the new location

24 May: Frank Gardener's Far Horizons talk
Exeter Northcott Theatre, Streatham Campus, Exeter

11 June: Exeter University Convocation Club Annual Outing
Basildon Park, Berkshire

16 June: Paddon Award final
Kay House, Streatham Campus, Exeter

29 June - 2 July: Gulf Studies Conference - Aspirations and Challenges in the Gulf
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Streatham Campus, Exeter

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