University of Exeter to establish US Foundation

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith returned to the USA this month to meet with some of the University of Exeter’s alumni in the country and to announce plans to establish a new Foundation based in America to facilitate fundraising for the University. 

Graduate becomes first World Dementia Envoy

The Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed alumnus Dr Dennis Gillings CBE as the first World Dementia Envoy, whose role will be to bring international experts together to tackle the disease.

Alumni sailors enjoy medal haul at Miami World Cup

Sailing alumni from the University of Exeter have helped the RYA British Sailing Team to an impressive medal haul at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event in Miami, USA.

University welcomes Wol Kolade to Winter Graduation

The University’s Winter Graduation ceremony will take place on 18 January 2014 and we are delighted to welcome Exeter alumnus Wol Kolade as our Honorary Graduate.

Badminton Alumni return to the Sports Park for annual tournament

Alumni spanning almost a decade were re-united on 19 October for the bi-annual ‘Past vs Present’ badminton tournament.

A myriad of praise for Middle East expert at Honorary Graduate ceremony

The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics. 

Dr Les Halpin 1957-2013 (Mathematical Statistics and Operational Research 1979, Hon LLD 2011)

It is with deep regret that I announce the death of our good friend and supporter Dr Les Halpin.

 

Exeter alumni convince Dragons they are the next big thing

A business started by University of Exeter Business School graduates Tom Carson and Chris Rea last night convinced the Dragons that Young Ones, their clothing brand, could be the next big thing.

University rowers seize gold at European Championships

Women from the University of Exeter Boat Club (EUBC) continued their remarkable winning streak this month at the eighth European Universities Rowing Championship.

Double glory for Exeter in inaugural London Hockey Varsity

The University of Exeter enjoyed a double dose of victory in the first ever London Hockey Varsity on 31 August.

Record turn-out for memorable 8th Alumni Golf Day

University of Exeter alumnus John Gilbert reports on another extremely success Alumni Golf Day

Exeter Alumna sails to silver

University of Exeter alumna Hannah Diamond has taken silver, alongside team mate Ben Saxton, in the inaugural Narca 17 Class sailing World Championships.

University of Exeter announces Strategic Partnership with IBM

The University of Exeter today announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM), the world's largest IT and consulting services company, will be one of the first University of Exeter Strategic Corporate Partners.

Vice-Chancellor accompanies PM on high profile business mission to Kazakhstan

Professor Sir Steve Smith left the UK yesterday, accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan.

Graduate Knighted in Queen's Honours List

Prominent lawyer and Exeter graduate Anthony Salz has been Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Hockey alumnus gains England caps

Former University of Exeter hockey player Tom Carson received his first England caps in a series of friendly matches which took place in Belgium earlier this month.

Ask...Green Party Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas

We are giving you the opportunity to put questions direct to the UK’s first ever Green Party Member of Parliament and Exeter alumna, Caroline Lucas.

University of Exeter students gear up for world’s largest student motorsport competition

Students building a car to race at Silverstone against 149 teams from 32 different countries at Formula Student 2013.

Success at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

A University of Exeter student has been named as the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year.

Celebrating Exeter’s Career Mentor Scheme

Mentors, mentees and staff from the University’s Career Mentor Scheme came together to celebrate its success.

Public vote in awards for alumnus company

A company started by two Exeter alumni is in the running for recognition in a regional business award – with one category decided by a public vote.

Greek scholarships announced at Athens alumni event

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith will be announcing two new scholarships for Greek students this week at a networking event in Athens for the University’s alumni, offer-holders and friends.

Honorary graduate to be president of Society of Authors

Author Philip Pullman is to succeed crime writer P.D. James when she steps down as President of the Society of Authors in August.

Air pollution stunts coral growth

A new study has found that air pollution can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates.

Alumni return to Exeter for television awards

Alumni working in the television and media industry returned to Streatham Campus last weekend for the National Student Television (NaSTA) awards.

Mum and daughter get their teeth into crocodile story

An alumnae and her daughter have written a new children’s book to be published next month.

Exeter hits top ten in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published today (Monday 29 April).

2013 Students Guild teaching awards – winners announced

The winners of the 2013 Students Guild teaching awards were announced last night (2 May) in a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall.

University cook books prepare to launch

A book signing tour gets underway for an Exeter alumna this summer as she promotes her new cookery book series.

Annual Fund supports 37 projects across the University

More than £222,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.

Exeter academic and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor honoured by Brock University in Canada

Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).

Alumna Tennis Coach gets Great Britain Call up

Exeter Tennis Centre Performance Manager Charlotte Wallace has expressed her excitement after being invited to travel with the Great Britain coaching team for the Fed Cup clash against Argentina on 20-21 April.

Gearing up for arctic adventure

This summer two Exeter friends will cycle 1500 miles from London to the Arctic Circle in aid of Wheels for Wellbeing.

Business School alumnus comes top in UK professional exam

Mark Johnstone (Accounting and Finance with European Studies 2011), an accountant training with Thomas Westcott in Exeter and University of Exeter Business School alumnus has won first place and the Little prize in the ICAEW ACA exams Taxation paper.

Northcote Trophy returns to Alumni golfers

For the first time in 4 years University of Exeter alumni reclaimed the Northcote Trophy in a closely-fought weekend of golf, played at Dawlish Warren GC.

Spring telethon success

Alumni and supporters have got behind their University to pledge more than £70,000 and offer time as volunteers.

Exeter returns to India

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith this week returned to India for the second time in less than a month, leading a senior delegation from the University of Exeter to the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.

Fox's antics support children's wildlife group

The adventures of a special fox have been brought alive by an Exeter alumna – and will help support a club for young wildlife enthusiasts.

Breast cancer technique to be tested on human breast tissue for the first time

A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.

Buoyant bronze age boat makes history in Cornwall

Today history was made in Cornwall as a unique project to recreate a 4000 year old boat reached its dramatic conclusion as it launched into the waters of Falmouth Harbour.

Chinese New Year celebrations on campus

Over 2000 people came to campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Snake.

Hockey alumnus selected to GB training squad

University of Exeter Alumnus Tom Carson (Management and Marketing, 2012) has been selected as part of a 32 man Great Britain Hockey squad for the next Olympic training cycle.

Exeter students launch Formula Student project

Engineering students from Exeter are gearing up for a UK competition which will pit their engineering skills against 120 other universities.

Pioneering robotic surgery research taking place in Exeter

Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E). 

First public engagement champions selected

January saw the selection of the University’s first public engagement champions by the Catalyst project.

League alumni break into professional ranks

Nico Flanaghan (PGCE in Secondary Education, 2012) is the most recent of Exeter players selected to play Rugby League at a semi-professional level.

University Challenge appearance for Exeter graduates

Exeter alumni took the place of students on one of TV’s toughest quiz shows in a special series which was broadcast over Christmas. 

Kids go wild for Cornwall’s new science lab

Broadcaster and naturalist Nick Baker has opened a new state-of-the-art teaching laboratory in Cornwall, which will help encourage children to engage with science.

House of Lords hosts Exeter alumni

More than 200 alumni and friends gathered together to enjoy a special evening reception at the House of Lords, generously hosted by alumna Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO (Law 1977, Hon LLD 2010).

Scholars as Friends celebrated at Santander Scholars' Reception

More than 20 scholars supported by Santander Universities attended a recent reception at the University.

Empowering patients to gain earlier access to medicine: campaign launched by alumnus

A campaign to speed up the availability of new drugs and treatments for people with rare or life-threatening conditions has been launched by alumnus Dr Les Halpin.

Exeter physicist bends light waves on surfboards

A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies.

Degree delight for local couple

Local couple James and Niamh Gale are celebrating after both graduating from the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter welcomes honorary graduates

This summer the University of Exeter will recognise key figures, including some of its alumni, with honorary degrees.

Royal visit legacy lives on through scholarships for Exeter students

The visit of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the University of Exeter on 2 May will have a lasting legacy through new scholarships announced for overseas study.

University celebrates Diamond Jubilee and Forum opening

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the University of Exeter on Wednesday 2 May 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

First year scoops Paddon Award

The Grand Final saw an evening of live performances, drinks and networking.

University of Exeter to join Russell Group

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

Graduate donation boosts University of Exeter Medical School investment to £33 million

An Exeter graduate who went on to found the world’s largest provider of clinical trials has donated £1 million to help the University of Exeter Medical School attract the brightest and best clinicians to Devon and Cornwall.

Alumni gather at Arts & Media event

More than 50 alumni and guests attended the annual Arts & Media networking event at the Society of London Theatre Offices.

Alumni luncheon funds sporting scholarship

A talented sailor is to receive a Sports Scholarship, thanks to the generosity of Exeter alumni.

Students in training for 2012 International Mining Games

Students from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are kick-starting an unusual training regime this January.

Fundraising to the tune of thousands

An Exeter alumnus has found a novel way to raise funds for a vital medical research centre at the University – by allowing donors to choose to hear him sing – or not!

BAFTA nomination for Exeter alumna

Abi Morgan, the Exeter alumna who wrote the screenplay The Iron Lady has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Met Office designs for eco clothing company

An eco-clothing company set up by an Exeter alumnus and his brother has won a prestigious contract with the Met Office.

Aquatic role for cameraman

An ambitious young cameraman is volunteering his skills as part of a planned project to create five short feature films it’s hoped will help instil a love of the oceans across the wider public.

Nick Baker joins University experts to debate future of land use in the South West

TV presenter Nick Baker joined University academics, students and local people for a debate on the future use of land in the South West on 18 November.

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 University alumni and other supporters.

Mountains challenge achieved by Exeter students

Two University of Exeter students have successfully completed a gruelling charity challenge - to reach the summit of all Scotland’s 283 mountains, without the help of motorised transport.

Campus receives prestigious Green Flag Award

The University of Exeter’s grounds have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.

University’s £23m fundraising target exceeded – one year early

The University of Exeter and its supporters are celebrating surpassing a multi-million pound fundraising target, a year earlier than expected.

Diane finds paradise through geology

Cornwall Campus student Diane Paradise is celebrating her University of Exeter graduation and a new career in Africa, while her daughter prepares to start university in Wales.

University honours ‘inspirational’ alumnus

Today the University welcomed back one of its most successful and inspiring graduates, Les Halpin, to receive an honorary degree.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor honoured with knighthood

The University of Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Steve Smith has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to higher education locally and nationally.

Exeter law graduate Fiona Shackleton becomes peer

Fiona Shackleton, one of the most distinguished lawyers of her generation, has become a life peer. She will sit on the Tory bench.

House of Lords hosts Exeter alumni

Hundreds of University of Exeter alumni and their guests gathered in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace of the House of Lords on Thursday, 4 November. 

Highs and lows of comedy writer

Best selling author and Spitting image comedy writer John O’Farrell talks about some of the hilarious highs and lows of his literary journey on Sunday 7 November at 4.30pm at the Northcott Theatre. 

Poetry imagines there’s a future

A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young Peoples Literature Festival.

Alumnus launches DecAid Appeal

Rupert Laing, who graduated in July 2009 with a degree in Politics, is playing an instrumental part in launching a charity appeal he has set up - DecAid. It has been set up to mark 10 years in Afghanistan.

Doctor Who writer returns to Exeter

Award-winning author Robert Shearman best known for his Doctor Who scripts is returning to his old stomping ground in Exeter. 

Alumni going for gold at Commonwealth Games

University of Exeter alumni are preparing to compete on the hockey fields and bowling greens of Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Exeter graduate makes his bid to be ‘The Apprentice’

A University of Exeter graduate will be making his bid to impress Sir Alan Sugar in the latest series of the BBC’s hit show, The Apprentice.

University hosts Peter Randall-Page sculpture

The University of Exeter’s noted sculpture collection has been boosted further with the recent arrival of a piece by Peter Randall-Page, one of Britain’s pre-eminent sculptors.

Exeter Alumnus at World University Games

Exeter Alumnus Elliott Parsons has just returned from Crete, Greece, where he represented Exeter in the World University Games Sailing Championships.

University of Exeter campaign launched

The University launched its campaign, Creating a world-class University together, on 5 May at the annual Alumni Gala Dinner in London.

New research into origins of iron and steel in India

A small but intrepid team of Exeter staff and students have returned from a six-week archaeological research expedition to a remote region of rural Andhra Pradesh in India.

Annual Fund grant application process goes live

The Annual Fund grant application process is now live.

Finalists leave their legacy to the University

Final year students ran a week in March to encourage the Class of 2010 to leave their legacy to the University.

Exeter alumnus competes at Paralympic Winter Games

University of Exeter alumnus Tim Farr is competing for a podium place in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Canada.

Dinner cements friendships

More than 100 guests attended the fourth annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner.

Alumni quiz team go for victory

Three University of Exeter alumni are putting their wits to the test in a television quiz show.

Lloyd’s CEO returns to Exeter

Dr Richard Ward, Chief Executive Officer of the world-leading specialist insurance market Lloyd’s, will be speaking at the University of Exeter on Monday 8 February 2010.

African leaders master on-line degree

Two very special graduates received their degrees at the University of Exeter on 23 January.

Exeter graduate is Young Woman Engineer of the Year

A University of Exeter graduate has been named this year’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Event helps Exeter alumni network professionally

More than 75 University of Exeter alumni, from the classes of 1999 to 2009, have participated in a reunion and careers workshop, allowing them to network and gain careers advice.

Rowancroft welcomes new students

A new development of student flats has opened in Exeter, helping to ease the pressure on the city’s housing market.

International artist chosen for iconic Forum Project

Internationally-renowned glass artist Alexander Beleschenko has been commissioned to produce a stunning work for the University of Exeter’s new Forum Project.

Jon Edgar - solo sculpture shows

The works of Exeter graduate Jon Edgar is appearing in two solo exhibitions during 2010. 

Climate Change presentation and reception

More than 100 academics, alumni and supporters of the University of Exeter came together for the Climate Change event at Lloyd’s on March 23.

Alumni volunteers make a difference

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

Jonathan Dimbleby to speak at Exeter Gala Dinner

Jonathan Dimbleby, Hon LLD, will be the guest speaker at this year’s University of Exeter Gala Dinner in London on Wednesday 5 May.

Exeter alumna in Mongolia adventure for charity

Exeter alumna Dr Anna Collar is set to venture 10,000 miles from Cambridge to Mongolia in aid of charity.

Teacher to embark on million metre marathon for hospices and heroes

School teacher and Exeter alumnus David Eckett (St Luke's 1994-95), will fulfil a long held ambition by walking 1000 kilometres in aid of charity.

Exeter alumnus funds new scholarship to reward academic excellence in the face of adversity

Alumnus Dr Michael Lawrence has made an extremely generous benefaction to establish The Lawrence Scholarship Programme.

University of Exeter hosts alumni receptions in Washington DC and New York City

The University recently hosted two receptions for alumni in Washington, DC and New York City.

Special event to thank donors and legacy pledgers who have laid foundation for campaign

More than 30 alumni and supporters attended a special event to thank donors and legacy pledgers for supporting Exeter's campaign.

University seeks applicants for five alumni relations posts

 As the University’s alumni relations activities expand, we are hiring five alumni relations posts.

Annual Fund supports 23 projects across the University

More than £80,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.

University seeks nominations for Honorary Graduates

We are now seeking nominations for honorary graduates for 2011.

Class of 2010 leave a lasting legacy

The Class of 2010 has left a legacy of £1,000 to the University and future students.

Alumni celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary

Two alumni who met as students at the University recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Exeter Sport

This autumn and winter sees a number of sporting events and activities at the University of Exeter - ranging from the annual football and rugby varsity fixtures to a weekend sailing extravaganza.

Alumni stretch their horizons during Reunion Weekend

The University of Exeter’s campuses recently hosted the Alumni and Convocation Reunion Weekend.

Teaching Excellence Award for alumna

Alumna Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award 2010 from AMIDEAST at the Birzeit University in Palestine.

Navigating the stormy waters of UK public spending cutbacks

The Browne Review and UK Government’s Spending Review will revolutionise the way the Higher Education sector is funded.

Alumni receive New Year’s Honours

Exeter alumni have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list 2011.

Support sports scholars at Exeter

Convocation, the University’s official alumni association, needs your support.

Exeter students launch national sport website

Exeter Students Tom Carrington-Smith and Matt Brookland have recently launched a national student sport website, Unisport.

Recent alumni test their memories with Exetra

Recent alumni were invited to test their knowledge and memories with Exetra, the Social networking group for recent alumni.

PhD and Masters funding available to alumni

The University of Exeter has announced PhD and Masters funding available to alumni .

Fees and the future

A look behind the headlines at the University's recent announcement that it will be increasing tuition fees to £9k in 2012.

Alumni enjoy Investment Management Reception

Thirty alumni and guests working in the investment management community gathered at Sarasin & Partners in London yesterday (March 23rd) for a Business School reception.

Exeter alumni return from Heart of Borneo

Two University of Exeter alumni have returned after leading a groundbreaking expedition to one of the most remote and unexplored regions on Earth.

Murray ace the first in alumni golf events

Former University sportsman Ian Murray (German 1972) celebrated a rare return to Devon by recording his first hole-in-one in last weekend’s Annual Alumni vs. Students golf match.

Fifth Annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner

The event was hosted by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Sharjah, at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, in Sharjah, on 31 March 2011.

Rampant Sporting: ‘Socks sells’

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.

Athens Alumni Reception

On Monday 11 April the University of Exeter hosted a reception for alumni at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. This is the second reception held in Greece following a successful reception in 2010.

Hockey alumni victorious

Alumni from around the UK made the journey to Devon to play the University’s current hockey teams, for the annual Hockey Alumni Day on 2 April.

Cyprus Alumni Reception

On Wednesday 13 April, the University of Exeter held its first reception for alumni in Cyprus at the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. 

Alumnus leads group across Africa in charity bike ride

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 street children and the issues they face.

Alumni Reunion Plans Unveiled

The plans for this year’s Alumni and Convocation Reunion weekend have just been announced.

Alumni celebrate the opening of the Business School’s new building

On Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, alumni gathered at Fidelity International in London to celebrate the opening of the Business School’s impressive new £18m building. 

Composers line up for Paddon Award

The seven finalists in this year’s Paddon Award competition are putting the finishing touches to their compositions, ahead of the final next week.

"Is that funny?" - students gear up for final

Richard Boden, top comedy director, along with popular actress Caroline Quentin, will be judging the work of budding comedy writers from the University of Exeter this Friday.

Composers perform in Paddon Music Final

Brand new musical compositions were performed before a panel of judges at this year’s Paddon Award final.

Alumni meet in Shanghai

More than 20 alumni attended the University of Exeter event in Shanghai on June 17.

Ivor Gurney: Soldier, Poet, Composer

The colourful life of war-poet and composer Ivor Gurney will be brought to life in the Andrew Stratton Convocation Lecture.


Close-run scoreline in alumni basketball match

Alumni and current students took to the basketball court to battle it out in a tightly fought contest.

Mountain trek challenge for students and alumni

A group of students and alumni will be taking part in a gruelling challenge in aid of the charity Dec Aid.

University of Exeter announces Honorary Graduands for summer ceremonies

This year, the University will be honouring a combination of its alumni, notable individuals from the local area and others who have made a significant contribution internationally.

International alumni gather for events

From Paris to Beijing, Greece to Australia, Exeter alumni have been meeting across the globe to socialise and network.

New projects sponsored by Annual Fund

The teachers of tomorrow, a project supporting Bulgarian orphans, the University mine and career development programmes are all to receive funding thanks to the generosity of alumni.

Targets in sight as campaign goes from strength to strength

Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, the University is in line to meet its campaign targets a year early.

Cricket world-record set by Exeter alumnus

A new cricket Twenty20 world-record has been set by bowler and Exeter graduate Arul Suppiah (Accounting and Finance, 2005) 

‘Oarsome’ challenge for Exeter alumni

A team of three rowers, two of which are Exeter alumni, are planning a 95 mile non-stop crossing of the English Channel in aid of Cancer Research and Save the Children.

New online journals available to Exeter alumni from October

Following a successful pilot project in 2010-11, and based on strong demand from alumni, the University is delighted to announce that we will be providing access to select online journals to alumni from October.

Research in Focus

The Arts & Culture Team is pleased to announce Research in Focus, a photographic competition open to students, staff and alumni of the University of Exeter.

Alumna on schools tour for Japanese awareness

An Exeter alumna who now lives in Japan is spending six months back in the UK to raise awareness and funds following the devastating earthquake and tsunami there.

Women's team triumphs at Alumni Golf Day

For the second time in three years a women's team won the 2011 Exeter Alumni Golf Day competition held at Worplesdon GC.

£19 million research centre on RD&E site receives go ahead

A £19 million research centre at the RD&E Wonford site has been given the green light by city planners.

University graduate helps secure cricket success

Former University of Exeter 1st team cricket captain and engineering graduate Stephen Moore has helped Lancashire secure the 2011 County Championships for the first time since 1934.

Showcasing Science Reception

Nearly 100 alumni and supporters gathered in London’s iconic Lloyd’s Building to hear Professor Kevin J. Gaston discuss ‘the power of ecosystems'.

Farmers’ Markets bring 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.

Biodiversity, birds and the built environment

Staff, students, environmental enthusiasts and local architects were among the lucky audience who enjoyed four dynamic speakers sharing top tips and advice on biodiversity, birds and the built environment.

Scholar receives prestigious international awards

An Exeter PhD scholar has been awarded an international prize in recognition of his work for the second time this year. 

Leading businesswoman to head University of Exeter’s governing body

An Exeter graduate who went on to head the international operations of a leading global firm of insurance brokers has been appointed as the new Chair of the University’s Council with effect from 1 August 2012.

Campaign success celebrated at House of Lords reception

Supporters of the University gathered in the House of Lords to toast the success of the Campaign: Creating a world-class University together.

Exeter graduate toasts business success

Recent graduate and young entrepreneur Tom Ellis has won the rights to import a prestigious Champagne brand and launch it in the UK for the first time.

Exeter is first UK university to establish representation in Bangalore

The University of Exeter has become the first UK university to establish representation in the Indian city of Bangalore.

Top children's author attends Excellence in Exeter awards

Award-winning children’s author Philip Pullman signs copies of his best-selling books at the University of Exeter.

Exeter alumnus 'receiving' great praise for artwork

A painting by Exeter alumnus Thomas Allen has just completed a tour of the UK as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour of the Year 2011 competition.

Networking event helps young alumni in Hong Kong

A networking event aimed at assisting young alumni with employability and networking skills took place at the Hong Kong Club.

Alumnae group established following ‘Women and Leadership’ event

A dedicated group for women graduates from the University of Exeter is being created following a successful networking event in London.

Alumni shortlisted for Exeter Impact Awards

Two alumni have been included in the shortlist for the inaugural Exeter Impact Awards.

Entries sought for annual arts award

Composers, writers and film-makers are being encouraged to enter the 2012 Paddon Award competition – which has a top prize of £250.

First Exeter Impact Awards – winners announced

During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall, the winners of the inaugural University of Exeter Impact Awards were revealed.

DecAid Appeal raises over £150,000 for Armed Forces charities

DecAid team members and supporters are celebrating the successful completion of their year-long charity appeal to honour the 10th anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan.

First Exeter Impact Awards – winners announced

Two alumni featured among the winners of the inaugural University of Exeter Impact Awards.

Exeter Alumnus wins Elektra Award for Rising Star in Engineering 2011

Adrian Carter (MEng Electronic Engineering 2008) was recently named ‘Rising Star – New Engineer of the Year’ at the Elektra 2011 European Electronics Industry Awards.

Author John O’Farrell returns to Exeter

Best-selling author and comedy writer John O’Farrell is to return to Exeter on Friday 23 March to join a panel discussion at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter.

Mumbai Alumni Dinner

Fourteen alumni gathered at Out of the Blue restaurant in Mumbai on Saturday 11 February.

Law school academic appointed to prestigious United Nations expert body

Dr Michael Addo from the University of Exeter Law School has accepted a position advising the United Nations on human rights. 

Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Gardener MBE speaks at the Sport and Health Sciences Careers Day

Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Gardener MBE was the main speaker at the Sport and Health Sciences (SHS) Careers Day on 17th February 2012.

Tributes paid for first woman to receive PhD from Exeter

The first woman to receive a PhD from the University of Exeter, has died at the age of 101.

McFly opening slot for Exeter alumnus' band

A band started by an Exeter alumnus has won a battle of the bands competition to support McFly.

Ask... Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan

We’re inviting you to submit questions for Ambiga Sreenevasan, for a new feature in the next alumni magazine.

The Queen to officially open the Forum

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the University of Exeter on Wednesday 2 May 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Top panel debate our Victorian legacy

Political journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys headed up a panel discussion on Great Exhibitions and Great Debates: Victorian Values and 21st-century Britain.

Alumni and students golf match ends in tie again

Students and alumni battled it out at Darlish Warren Golf club in the annual Northcote Trophy Golf match.

One Vision - Queen's guitarist on his life's passions

Honorary graduate Brian May recently gave an interview to The Witness, The Exeter University Politics Journal. In this interview he explains why animals are just as important to him as music.

Annual Fund supports 31 projects across the University

More than £195,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.

Alumna to be Olympic Torchbearer

The Olympic flame will be carried through a part of Devon by Exeter alumna Ashley Petrons.

Alumni couple donations exceed £1 million

Alumni couple Claire and Les Halpin have made a further generous gift to the University, taking their support for Exeter’s Halpin Scholarship programme, Biosciences and the Business School to over £1 million.

Olympic Call-up for Exeter Alumna

Sarah Thomas (Exercise & Sports Sciences, 2002) has become the first University of Exeter alumna to be selected to represent her country at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Reality of global success for Fantasy Shopper

A company which offers a social network for shoppers and launched just last October, will move into the American market within the next few weeks.

Work starts on new Home for Boat Club

Work has begun on the construction of the University’s new Boathouse at Countess Wear.

English PhD student wins major UK literary prize

English PhD student Ginny Baily has won a major UK literary prize for her debut novel Africa Junction.  

Exeter engineer leads Olympic Park project

The largest urban wetland planting scheme ever undertaken in the UK has been led by an Exeter alumnus at the Olympic Park in London.

Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust – which was founded by an Exeter alumna – celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special event on 1 September 2012.

Entrepreneur backs Forum at University event

Dragons’ Den investor and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden shared some of her expertise during a special event about Sustainability and Business at the University.

Honours for graduates in Queen's Birthday List

A number of Exeter alumni and Honorary Graduates have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Alumna Crystal Lane selected for the Paralympics

Alumna Crystal Lane has been selected to represent Paralympics GB Cycling squad at the London 2012 Games.

New releases for children's author

Children’s author Chris Higgins has two new books out this summer, the start of two new series.

Iconic TV weatherman Michael Fish B.A.S.E jumps for climate change

Honorary graduate and iconic British TV weatherman, Michael Fish MBE, has completed a B.A.S.E jump from a London tower block to raise awareness for Climate Change.

Alumni Golf Day hosts third consecutive fully-booked year

The sun shone brightly for the 18 teams contesting the 7th annual Alumni Golf Day at Worplesdon Golf Club. This year's auction raised an outstanding £11,000 toward golf scholarships.

Top women headline alumnae event

Successful women from the world of politics, business and education will be inspiring the audience at the second Alumnae Reception.

Entrepreneur alumna wins business award

Exeter alumna Emily Webb (BA Business and Management 2010) has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the South Wales Business Awards 2012 for her ergonomic hand grips.

Moldovan community benefits from alumni visit

A community in Moldova is enjoying a new playground and improved housing conditions thanks to the efforts of a group of Exeter graduates.

Thank you! Alumni volunteering leads to international award

The thousands of hours of time given by Exeter graduates to help current students at the University has been recognised with an international award.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

University of Exeter to host BBC South West Children in Need party

The Forum at the University of Exeter has been chosen to host BBC Children in Need in the South West on Friday 16 November 2012.

Honorary Graduate breaks Man Booker record

Hilary Mantel CBE (Hon DLitt 2011), last night became the first British author and first woman to have won the prestigious literary award – the Man Booker Prize – twice.

Barefoot walk to raise awareness of Nuban people

An Exeter alumnus has walked barefoot across part of Devon to raise funds for Help for Heroes and the Nuban people of Sudan.

University of Exeter Chancellor receives prestigious award

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and University Chancellor, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and championing of the arts.

Twitter principles of social networking increase family success in nesting birds

New research carried out by scientists at Universities  in Exeter, France and Switzerland reveals for the first time the importance of social networking in producing a successful family.

West End revival for prize-winning play

Two decades ago it won an award for best new play – now Our Boys, created by Exeter alumnus Jonathan Guy Lewis, has been revived for a run in London’s West End.

Exeter students take bronze at international biology competition

A multidisciplinary team of Exeter undergraduates captured bronze in the European round of the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.

New room celebrates library benefactor

A room in the newly refurbished library on the Streatham Campus has been named as a tribute to an Exeter alumnus and philanthropist.

Exeter City FC welcomes Brazilian students to Park

The first football team to have played a match against Brazil has marked its historic ties with a special welcome to visiting students.

Memories triggered by students reading to older people

Students from the University's English department are reading to people in residential care homes, as part of a project that uses literature as a stimulus for senior citizens.

Global software leader acquires alumnus’ company

Transition Consulting Limited (TCL), which was founded by an Exeter alumnus, has been acquired by QualiTest - the world’s second largest independent software testing company.

New book reveals chemistry’s impact on Great War

The impact made by chemistry on World War I has been chronicled in a new book by alumnus Dr Michael Freemantle (Chemistry 1964).

Student Entrepreneur in Residence on supporting student business at Exeter

With support from the Annual Fund, Guild and Innovation Centre, alumnus Matthew Rusk has taken over the role of Student Entrepreneur in Residence.

Sculptor uncovers rare Roman find

A sculpture known as The Fittleworth Iphigenia, which has been confirmed as an important Roman work, was discovered by Exeter graduate Jon Edgar (Biology and Geography 1990).

New Year's University Challenge appearance for alumni team

A group of Exeter graduates took on peers from Glasgow in a special edition of University Challenge which was broadcast on BBC2 on New Year’s Eve.

Honours List recognises alumni

The world’s most decorated Olympic sailor and the Head of Education for London 2012 are among alumni and Honorary Graduates recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Health Economics comes home to Exeter

Two "founding fathers" of the subject of health economics returned to their training ground of the University of Exeter, when it successfully hosted a national conference this week.

Advances in genetic sequencing diagnose Paralympic hopeful’s rare condition

National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford has an extremely rare condition which, until now, has puzzled his doctors.

University and Devon Wildlife Trust team up to celebrate the Festival of Ecology

In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, the University of Exeter is hosting two events as part of the British Ecological Society’s centenary celebrations, the Festival of Ecology.

Planning approval for new £50 million interdisciplinary research centre at University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has been granted planning permission for a new research centre, the Living Systems building. 

Alumna triathlete ranked 67th in the world

An Exeter alumna has had a great start to the professional triathlon season being ranked just outside the top 10 in the UK and top 100 in the World.

Study reveals uncertainty over the benefits of feeding birds in winter

The results of a new study has found that feeding wild blue tits in winter resulted in less successful breeding during the following spring.

Award-winning novel to be published

Four years after winning an award for Best Unpublished Novel a book exploring British-Bengali culture clash is to be published.

Alumni blogger publishes travel book

An alumnus has written a book about the year abroad he completed whilst studying at Exeter.

Crime pays for Exeter alumna

An Exeter alumna author has found new success with her latest crime fiction series.

Exeter’s Formula for Success

A team of engineering students from Exeter University took on the best in the world at the Formula Student competition at Silverstone from 3 – 7 July 2013. 

Exeter students’ app device wins first place in Microsoft’s global competition

Four University of Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide. 

Alumni to take on Pacific challenge

Four Exeter graduates are planning to row more than 2,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to raise money for a children’s charity.

University of Exeter breaks BUCS top five

The University of Exeter has finished fifth in the overall British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings for the 2012 / 2013 season – it’s highest ever position.

PhD Award for Exeter Graduate

An Exeter graduate is to receive a prestigious PhD award as he embarks on research which aims to reduce the impact of some of humankind’s most devastating diseases.

Alumnae celebrate graduation diamond jubilee

Five alumnae returned to Exeter to celebrate 60 years since their graduation.

Bend it like Burrett

An alumna footballer has been selected to play for the India Women’s National Football team.

Inspirational alumnae reach Venus Awards Devon final

Alumnae Samantha Durston (BSc Mathematics, Statistics & Operational Research 2006) and Cathy Debenham (BA Economics 1984) have made the final of the NatWest Venus Awards Devon 2013 in three categories.

Countdown to TV appearance

New graduate Jen Steadman combines her linguistic dexterity with mathematical prowess – and all against the clock, when she appears as a contestant on popular television quiz show Countdown later this month.

Globe première for Exeter alumna

Blue Stockings, the first play by alumna Jessica Swale (Drama 2004), is to premiere at the Globe theatre.

Graduate opens business in Falmouth

A recent bioscience graduate from the University of Exeter Penryn Campus has just started her own business in Falmouth, allowing her to stay and work in the county she adores.

Making a splash

An Exeter alumnus has set up a non-profit social enterprise to help make clean drinking water accessible to all.

Publication success for alumnus

John Keene, a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society is celebrating the recent publication of two books.

Into the Dragons’ Den

Recent graduates Tom Carson (Management with Marketing 2012) and Chris Rea (Flexible Combined Honours 2013) show their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit when they appear on the popular television show Dragons’ Den this week.

Record breaking TV run for graduate

Jen Steadman has set new records during her appearance on popular television programme Countdown.

New protocol could lead to better medicine access

An alumnus who has been campaigning for better access to new medicines for people with life-threatening conditions, is putting forward a new UK protocol.

Exeter graduates are more employable than ever

The University of Exeter is celebrating after the institution recorded a 10% increase in employer reputation, in the QS World University Rankings, for the second year running.

Emmy award for Exeter writer

Graduate Abi Morgan has won a prestigious Emmy Award as the writer of the popular television drama The Hour.

University recognised for positive progress on gender equality

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the combined departments of Biology and Geography (CLES Cornwall) at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to announce that both departments have been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze department awards.

Head of Santander UK gives lecture at the University of Exeter

Ana Botin, CEO, Santander UK, spoke today Thursday 3 October, to more than 150 guests including students, staff and alumni, on the future of banking. She also visited the Santander branch at the University.

Insulin ‘still produced’ in most people with Type 1 Diabetes

New technology has enabled scientists to prove that most people with Type 1 Diabetes have active beta cells, the specialised insulin-making cells found in the pancreas.

Cabinet reshuffle promotion for Exeter alumnus

Exeter alumnus Sajid Javid MP has been promoted in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Business School accredited by prestigious international body

Following a rigorous assessment process, the University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international management educators accredited by EQUIS.

Forum wins at World Architecture Festival

The Forum has recently been announced as the winner of the Higher Education and Research Category at the World Architecture Festival.

Top England Cricket role for Alumnus

Former England wicketkeeper Paul Downton has been appointed as the Managing Director of England Cricket.

Business School graduate scoops prestigious national award

Selin Yigitbasi who recently graduated in Business and Management with proficiency in French from the University of Exeter Business School has also been awarded the Institute of Directors (IoD) Student of the Year prize.

Alumnus helping himself to success

A pilot sitcom written, directed and filmed by a drama graduate has had its first public screenings.

Finals bid for TV record breaking graduate

Jen Steadman, who set new records during her appearance on popular television programme Countdown, takes part in the championship finals next month.

Alumni book to attend second carol service

Nearly 100 graduates are already planning to join this year’s Exeter carol service in central London.

Graduate's role in destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Exeter alumna Sigrid Kaag is overseeing the timely elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.

South West by South East - Exeter strengthens links with China

Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith led a delegation from the University of Exeter to China last week to consolidate the University’s links with three of the leading universities in China. 

Hip Hop Insights into Mental Health at the University of Exeter

Graduate and Just 4 Funk Director Matthew Macklin joined forces with the Centre of Medical History at a special event to see how Hip Hop may help awareness of mental health issues.

Cornish charities showcased on tv by alumna

A new hour-long television programme showcasing some of the community work taking place in Cornwall is aired this weekend, co-presented by alumna Holly Harwood.

International democracy award for graduate

A graduate who established an online and television forum to encourage young Arabs to take part in public life and debate, has been recognised with an award in the United States.

Graduate's exhibition in United Arab Emirates

A birthday present for her husband led to artist Christine Allison’s new exhibition of paintings in the United Arab Emirates.

"Lost" female writers inspire poetry collection

Archive research undertaken whilst a PhD student at Exeter has inspired the debut collection of poetry by alumna Dr Julie Sampson (PhD English, 1997).

Digital award for new magazine

A graduate, who launched his own magazine this July, has already scooped a Cornish business award.

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.

Volunteering in the Spotlight: Andrew Bullock

In this new feature we hear from some of Exeter's volunteers with their stories. This month it’s the turn of television producer Andrew Bullock.

Play tackles higher education challenges

A play written by a drama graduate about current conflicts and pressures within the world of higher education, receives its premiere at the Exeter Northcott Theatre this month.the sto

Rare film screening at conference

A screening of the 1913 Italian-made Spartacus, with music provided by the renowned silent film accompanist and composer Stephen Horne, was the highlight of a conference which took place at the University.

Graduate is President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus

Law graduate and former Exeter academic Judge Demetrios Hadjihambis is currently President of the Supreme Court of Justice.

New Year Honours for alumni and Honorary Graduates

Alumni and Honorary Graduates have featured strongly in this year’s UK New Year Honours list.

Green light for University golf practice facility

Plans to construct a new short game practice golf area at the Sports Park on Streatham campus, have been unveiled by University of Exeter Sport.

Epic charity row for alumna

Alumna Emily Blagden is in training for a rowing challenge which she hopes will set a new world record.

Launch of new academic journal

New academic journal The Undergraduate launched its first issue this week. Supported by the Annual Fund, it is committed to showcasing the best undergraduate essays at the University of Exeter.

University appoints new Director of Development & Alumni Relations

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

Exeter subjects fly high in QS World University Rankings

Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.

Green light for St Luke’s refurbishment project

A major upgrade to research and learning facilities at the University’s St Luke’s Campus will soon begin, after full planning permission and internal funding were both granted.

Cultural communication expertise published

A guide to communicating across different cultures has been written by Exeter alumnus Brian Hurn.

Volunteer in the Spotlight: Sam Swadling

In our second ‘In the Spotlight’ feature, Economics alumnus and Alumni Secretary of the Boat Club, Sam Swadling, tells us what he’s been up to since graduating in 2011 and discusses his continued involvement with the University’s Boat Club.

BBC expert considers what became of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.

Graduate is new Secretary of State for Culture

Exeter graduate Sajid Javid MP has been appointed the new Secretary of State for Culture.

One hundred challenges for birthday blogger

Graduate Caroline Hukins has taken on 100 challenges in her 40th year but instead of choosing them for herself, asked friends and family to suggest them for her.

“Miracle treatment” families gather at Exeter centre of excellence

At five years old, Jack Neighbour’s neonatal diabetes health complications meant he had never spoken a word, and he communicated with his family through picture cards. Yet just six weeks after a genetic test by the team at the University of Exeter meant he could switch from insulin injections to tablets, he delighted his family by uttering his first words: the simple phrase “hello, mummy”.

Graduate attempts record-breaking cycle across Canada

An Exeter alumnus is attempting to set a new world record by cycling 3,751 miles across Canada.

Volunteer in the Spotlight: Rob Dawson

'In the spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers. This month is the turn of Rob Dawson (BSc Psychology with Sport & Exercise Science 2011).

Financial thrillers from global expert

A murky world combining high stakes finance and organised crime has been captured by author and alumnus John Gubert.

Three projects from the College of Humanities gain support from the Annual Fund

Each year, the Annual Fund supports projects across the University that benefit the wider student experience.

Exeter strengthens top ten position in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published yesterday.

Exeter to host first UK gathering of IPCC Fifth Assessment report authors

The world’s leading climate scientists will gather for an event to examine the future of climate change research following a major international report into the impacts, significances and implications of climate change.

Exeter students amongst happiest in UK according to Times Higher survey

The University of Exeter has been ranked seventh in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014.

Graduate runner up in Masterchef UK

Geography graduate Jack Lucas was a runner up in the latest prestigious television competition MasterChef UK.

New initiative for medicine access

A campaign group, which was launched by an Exeter alumnus, has welcomed a new initiative by the UK government.

Trinity of Exeter alumni at St Albans Cathedral

Britain’s oldest recorded site of Christian worship, St Albans Cathedral, now has the novel coincidence of three Exeter alumni serving as members of its Cathedral Chapter.

Cornish myths inspire new children's book produced by student-led university press

Did You Know There Are Dragons in Cornwall? Is the title of a new children’s book recently published by Penryn Press a brand new publishing house created by students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Rik Mayall - a tribute

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Honorary Graduate Rik Mayall (Hon DLitt 2008)

Graduates aim for material world

A company which was started as a side-project by two Exeter students is now an internationally facing company with an annual turnover of over £600k.

UK business incubator named number one in Europe

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. 

Simon celebrates his success

Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan. 

Annual Fund supports Riptide Publication

Riptide has launched its tenth volume of creative writing, this time exploring the theme of “Imagining the Suburbs.”

Launch of the Exeter China Alumni Association

We are in contact with over 2,500 alumni in China and are very pleased to announce the formation of the Exeter Alumni Association in China.