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November 2011

Award-winning PhD scholar, Yasin Dagdas, is helping research the causes of a plant pathogen which is responsible for major  crop losses of wheat and rice in parts of the world.  Yasin was able to join the team thanks to the generosity of the Halpin PhD scholarship. 
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Alumni news

Leading businesswoman to head University’s governing body
Exeter alumna Sarah Turvill will take over as Chair of the University’s Council from August 2012. After graduation Ms Turvill went on to head the international operations of a leading insurance brokers.

Biodiversity, birds and the built environment
The University, in partnership with the Devon Wildlife Trust, recently hosted an event: Wildlife in the Built Environment.  Broadcaster, naturalist and alumnus Nick Baker opened the event and highlighted how wildlife can be encouraged to live on the University's campuses and more widely within the built environment.

Study garden opens at St Luke's
A courtyard area on the St Luke’s Campus has been transformed into a new study garden, thanks to donations from alumni and other supporters.  The green space at the rear of the library provides a tranquil setting where students can work.

Call for mentors to help current students
Our very successful Career Mentor Scheme has around 150 second-year students waiting to gain an insight into their preferred employment sector and develop their skills. Our alumni have a long tradition of supporting us and we would welcome new applicants to mentor these bright and keen students. Find out more...

Inspiring Science
Alumni are invited to a new lecture series this academic year entitled 'Inspiring Science'. This series will see high-profile speakers from inside and outside the University delivering open lectures on their research and careers in their respective scientific fields.

Alumni Books
Two Exeter graduates have become published authors - Jackie White who has written a book on controversial German rock band, Rammstein and James Andrews with The Bitter Root: Educating the Wayward Scholar, a teaching guide providing insight into the education of children.

University news and events

University of Exeter continues its climb in global rankings
The University has climbed a further 28 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Exeter is now ranked 156th in the top 200 institutions across the world - within the top one per cent.

One Planet MBA enters world league-tables
The newly launched One Planet MBA, unique to the University of Exeter Business School, has been ranked in the world top 50 by the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey.  This also places it second in the UK and ninth in Europe.

Farmers’ Market brings students and community together
The University of Exeter has started a monthly farmers’ market to bring students and the community together to support local businesses.  The market will be a regular feature on the new Great Hall Piazza which was opened recently as part of the Forum Project. 

Research news

UK scientists come together to help feed the 7 billion
The universities of Exeter and Bristol, in partnership with Rothamsted Research, have officially joined forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how can we sustainably feed a growing population?

Clustered hurricanes reduce impact on ecosystems
New research has found that hurricane activity is 'clustered' rather than random, which has important long-term implications for coastal ecosystems and human population.

Global partnership for South West clinical trials
Clinical trials and research centres across the South West have come together to form a partnership with Quintiles, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical service organisation. Quintiles was founded by alumnus Dennis Gillings (Mathematics 1966), who is its Chairman and CEO.


Exeter City FC and the University kick-off a new partnership
Exeter’s football club and the University have formed a new partnership designed to improve services to fans and provide vital work experience for students. A number of initiatives have been proposed covering many different areas of the club’s operations.

Exeter graduate sets sights on Paralympic Games
A lifelong sports fan and former footballer, Essex-born Crystal Lane is now training with the GB Para-Cycling Team.  Crystal only recently took up cycling after her mum saw Paralympic champion, Sarah Storey (who suffers from a similar condition), competing at the Beijing Paralympics.


12 November: MBA Reunion
The White Hart, 66 South Street, Exeter

16 November: University of Exeter in India reception
Grand Ballroom, The Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore, India

17 November: AMBA - The Indian Opportunity
Building:One, University of Exeter Business School, Exeter

19 November: The Ripieno Choir and English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble
All Saints Church, Weston Green, Esher, London

21 November: Hong Kong Alumni Networking Event 2011
The Hong Kong Club, I Jackson Road, Central Hong Kong

25 November: Alumni Social in Perth
The Left Bank, 15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle, Perth, Australia

29 November: Women and Leadership Reception
Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London

1 December: Exetra Christmas Pub Quiz
The Horniman at Hays, Unit 26, Hays Galleria, London

26 January 2012: Arts and Media Networking Event
Further details coming soon.  For more information please contact Claire Panzeri at humanities-alumni@exeter.ac.uk

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