Exeter voted as UK’s top university for international students

The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.

Exeter host Director of Santander UK on campus to celebrate ongoing relationship

The University recently hosted Matt Hutnell, Director of Santander UK, to celebrate the ongoing relationship between the two organisations.

Recent alumni benefit from Careers Advice

Exetra, the recent alumni group, recently ran an event which aimed give practical advice and guidance to graduates who were looking to change their career. 

Exeter Engages with Europe

The University of Exeter has undertaken a week of engagement work with institutions and supporters across the European continent.

Exeter graduate combines her passion for Art and Science - IWD 2017

We're celebrating International Women's Day with just a few of our great alumnae. Dr Olivia Osborne talks to us about her work with nanotechnology in California. 

Additional support for Exeter Care Homes Reading Project

A community project at the University of Exeter has been given a boost thanks to support from two national charities.

Exeter Alumnus set to write official song for the 2018 World Cup

An Exeter Alumnus has had the prestigious honour of being asked to write the official song for one of Russia’s official 2018 World Cup host cities, Saransk.


A valentine's tale: Kenyon exchange leads to love

For the last 40 years, groups of students from Kenyon College, a liberal arts college in the US state of Ohio, have been coming to Exeter to study for a year as part of their degree programme. Marc Millon was on the first year of the programme in 1975 and has some great memories of this time. Not least because he met his wife Kim during the trip.

University of Exeter launches its largest ever fundraising Campaign

The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.

Celebrity divorce lawyer backs research to help strengthen couple relationships

Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.

A valentine's tale: Exeter exchange students find love after 20 years

Exeter alum, James Marjoribanks (Education and French, 1983), met his first love on an exchange trip to Hungary but lost touch after graduation. He shares the story of how they were reunited after more than 20 years. 

Exeter alumnus breaks Guinness World Record

An Exeter graduate has become a Guinness World Record holder following a charity challenge last year.

Congratulations to Exeter alumni recognised in 2016 New Year Honours

Congratulations to all Exeter alumni who were presented with an award in the New Year honours list 2016.

Former Scholar Angus Barton wins “World’s Toughest Row” with record-breaking Ocean Reunion team

As part of the Ocean Reunion team, alumnus and former Rugby scholar Angus Barton (Exercise and Sport Sciences, 2012) has triumphed...

Exeter alumnae challenge gender inequality in post-16 Physics

Five Exeter graduates from Physics recently volunteered at an event on campus to support the University’s commitment and continuing efforts to tackle gender inequality in STEMM... 

Penryn graduate crowned Energy Champion

An Exeter Renewable Energy graduate has won a prestigious Energy Institute (EI) award for her work in promoting carbon reduction.

Alumni return to Exeter for Business and Finance Society annual dinner

The University of Exeter’s student Business and Finance Society (BFS) welcomed 12 alumni to their 6th annual flagship dinner at...

Alumnae and Students Tackle Career Challenges

Alumnae and female students were able to discuss and build their career strategies at a recent workshop held on campus.

Volunteer in the Spotlight - Simon Vigar

Volunteer in the Spotlight is a regular feature that highlights the alumni that help current students achieve more. Simon Vigar (Politics 1991) is Royal Correspondent at Channel 5 News. 

Alumnae Look to Build their Brands

Alumnae recently shared knowledge and expertise of ‘how to build your brand’ at the annual Exe-X...

Alumni Authors - May 2016

A new feature to recognise achievements and publications of alumni writers. 

Trust Inspires New Generation of Scientists

The charitable trust established in 2013 by Exeter alumni, the late Les Halpin...

Alumni support helps smash boundaries in women’s cricket

The generous support of two Exeter alumni is to provide a major boost to women’s cricket in the...

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the University of Exeter

Students questioned Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the University of Exeter to launch a new campaign...

English and Drama alumni company Forced Entertainment win International Ibsen Award

Forced Entertainment, founded by alumni from the English and Drama departments at the University...

Alumni win back the Northcote Trophy

This year’s Northcote Trophy Alumni team was under new leadership in the form of...

Culture of Giving Back Continues to Grow

The University’s Career Mentors come in many guises; teachers, scientists, bankers...

1,950 Thank You’s

In the past year alone, more than 1,950 alumni donors have made a gift to support...

Expert Insights into the Middle East Today

When ‘An Afternoon with Frank Gardner’ was hosted by the Arabic and Middle Eastern...

Gifts of time and money prove powerful together

Thanks to financial support from The Annual Fund in 2013, The Undergraduate...

Career Mentoring - David Mark

David Mark (French and German, 1979), Executive Director at MSCI mentored final year student Hannah Robinson as part of the University’s Career Mentor Scheme.

A Magic Moment

It’s a chilly Saturday in March 2016 and alumnae and female students have gathered...

Alumnus provides inspirational support to students

The ‘Tony Allen Scholarship Programme’ created in 2010 through Tony’s generosity...

Trevor and Dominica Yang One Planet MBA Bursary

Prior to starting her studies, Erin worked as a Fraud Investigator in China and began...

Sustainability award for alumni business

A company set-up by two University of Exeter alumni was presented with the award for 'Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards this month.

Alumni give a tonne of their time to the Business School

We are delighted to report that for the first time ever, in the last academic year Exeter alumni gave over 1,000 hours in volunteering time...

Young medical alumni come together to share career insights

Over 70 students from Medical Sciences were recently inspired by the huge range of career paths open to them, thanks to...

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of cyberwarfare to Washington DC

The latest research on cybersecurity, an issue high on the agenda for both sides in the current US Presidential election campaign, will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter at a special event in Washington DC, USA.

University alumni who died in war remembered

A new memorial to University of Exeter alumni who died in war since 1945 was dedicated in the University’s Chapel at Streatham Campus on Remembrance Sunday.

Exeter delivers inaugural international careers fair in Shanghai

Exeter delivered its first international careers fair in China as part of the GW4 partnership with the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. 

University of Exeter celebrates summer graduation

A Lord, a Nobel Prize winner, a BAFTA winning playwright and a European athletics gold medallist will be amongst those honoured at the University of Exeter’s summer graduation this year.

Exhibition on campus showcases creativity of students, staff and alumni

A showcase of shortlisted entries to the Paddon Award, a cross- arts competition for University of Exeter students, staff and alumni is on display in the University Reception area on the Streatham Campus.

University of Exeter Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin steps down after ten fantastic years

It was announced today, 2 March 2015, that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.

Wealth collides with debt in new theatrical production

Questions of power, wealth and politics are explored in a production which focuses on the global responses to and effects of austerity today. 

From Malaysia to the UK by bicycle

After living in Hong Kong and Malaysia for five years, it was time for alumnus Charlie Hoare (BA Business & Management with European Studies 2007) and his girlfriend Philllippa to head back to the UK. 

Gift of time reaches a new high

2013/14 has been a fantastic year for our alumni volunteering programme with more alumni involved than ever before. 

Meet your Mentor event a huge success

More than 100 mentors and mentees packed Devonshire House’s Terrace restaurant to kick-off the start of this academic year’s first Career Mentoring Scheme.

Exeter entrepreneurs - Advice and Encouragement

‘Be passionate about what you do, because if you are not, then when the first hurdle comes up, you will give up. The most successful entrepreneurs never give up’

Exeter receives large legacy

The University of Exeter has received one of its biggest ever legacy donations from a Devon resident.

Classics and Ancient History academics share their research at the Leventis Lectures 2015

Last week, academics and alumni from the University of Exeter met to celebrate the Leventis partnership through two lectures which explored the Impact of Greek Tragedy and Food on later societies

Alumna author shortlisted for award

The latest book by Exeter alumna and author, Kathleen Jowitt (English, 2006), has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors’ Betty Trask Prize – the first ever self-published book to receive this honour.

Online election advice website built by former student reaches 800,000+ voters

A website, ge2017.com, set-up by Exeter alumnus Matthew Morley (History, 2015) has reached more than 800,000 voters in the run up to this year's General Election. 

Volunteer in the Spotlight - James Pearce

Volunteer in the Spotlight is a regular feature that highlights the alumni that help current students achieve more. James Pearce (Politics, 1992) is a freelance broadcaster who previously worked for the BBC.

Exeter’s teaching excellence officially recognised as ‘gold standard’

The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

Exeter Sailing Club benefit from generous alumni donation

The University of Exeter Sailing Club were recently able to purchase three new boats thanks to an Annual Fund award, a Crowdfunding campaign and donor support.

FXU football team wins Cornish league with the help of the Annual Fund

CSM (Camborne School of Mines) Football Club won the Trelawny Premier League Title after receiving a generous award from the University of Exeter Annual Fund.

Local alumna wins two top sporting awards

Exeter alumna Helen Reddy (Exercise and Sports Sciences, 2000), Head of Performing Arts at Ivybridge Community College, has won two top accolades at the Devon Sports Awards.

Recent graduate wins award for student support group

Exeter alumna Leah Fuller (Psychology, 2016) set up the Eating Difficulties Peer Support Group in her final year of study.

Alumni inspire the next generation of Business School students

This summer three alumni volunteered their time to support the Business School Open Day, giving advice to prospective students and their parents.

25th anniversary for alumna-founded Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance, a charity set-up by an Exeter alumna, is set to mark 25 years of service at celebration event in September.

Making the Exceptional Happen in schools - Headteacher of the Year Alan Gray

University of Exeter alumnus Alan Gray (Chemistry, 1979) was recently named TES Headteacher of the Year for his leadership of Sandringham School in Hertfordshire.

Thank you to our exceptional volunteers

More than 1,000 alumni have volunteered their time to support the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17, bringing us to 94% of our Campaign target of 60,000 hours of volunteering time by 2020!

Fundraising Campaign hits £30 million

The University of Exeter’s largest ever philanthropy Campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’, has reached the halfway point in its fundraising target with three years still to go.

Museum celebrates 20th Anniversary with endowment

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history, has benefited from a further donation of £180,000 from one of its founders.

Alumni Annual Fund supports Exeter University Canoe Club

The Exeter University Canoe Club recently received a grant from the Alumni Annual Fund to purchase new white water boats.


Alumni theatre company stages Shakespeare production in World War I setting

Alumni from the English and Drama departments at the University of Exeter will be staging a local performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Award winning producer talks shows, advice and volunteering

Alumnus Gub Neal (English Literature and American Studies 1981) is an award-winning producer and former head of Drama for Channel 4. 

Prestigious Scholarships for Exeter golfers

The R&A (Royal & Ancient) have increased their support of golf at the University of Exeter by awarding Foundation Scholarships to nine leading student golfers.

Alumnus nominated for top education award

Recent Exeter graduate Liam Taylor (Geography, 2017) has been shortlisted for a British Education Award.