Volunteer in the Spotlight is a regular feature that highlights the alumni that help current students achieve more. Pete Jackson (MSc International Management 2007) works in Advertising Strategy in London. Read about his career and why he volunteered at the University.
We were delighted to welcome representatives of the A. G. Leventis Foundation to a special event in London to celebrate and recognise the Foundation's generous philanthropic support.
Alumna Ruth Steele organised for 63 Geography students from both of our Exeter and Penryn campuses to attend an Open Day at the Met Office.
'Volunteer in the spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers.
The University of Exeter has received one of its biggest ever legacy donations from a Devon resident.
‘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’
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.
'In the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers. This month is the turn of Devon entrepreneur Rob Holmes (Geography, 1990), founder of the highly successful Gro Company.
2013/14 has been a fantastic year for our alumni volunteering programme with more alumni involved than ever before.
Students are often unsure about what career they would like to pursue or what awaits them when they leave Exeter and enter the world of work.
Gillian supports recent alumni as one of the inaugural committee members of Exetra and until recently was a trustee of the Students' Guild.
New children’s book produced by student-led publishing house featured on ITV The West Country Tonight
ITV The West Country Tonight has featured the book’s success at engaging with children and their imaginations.
With over 1700 alumni already in the US and more students attending Exeter every year we have a growing population of American alumni.
Riptide has launched its tenth volume of creative writing, this time exploring the theme of “Imagining the Suburbs.”
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.
Each year, the Annual Fund supports projects across the University that benefit the wider student experience.
'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).
Mentors, mentees and staff from the University’s Career Mentor Scheme came to together to celebrate its successes and discuss its future.
A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.
A new campaign to boost the number of graduates staying in Devon and Cornwall to work has been launched by the University and it’s seeking feedback from employers in the region.
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.
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.
The Wellcome Trust and Ayudar Foundation were welcomed into the prestigious University of Exeter College of Benefactors at the recent winter graduation ceremony.
Dementia research at the University of Exeter Medical School has received a boost in the form of a legacy gift of £279,933 from the late Michael Harnell.
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.
Initiatives from the College of Humanities successfully received funding last term including a postgraduate conference, a language exchange project and a student-led magazine.
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.
Students from universities around the world travelled to the Penryn Campus to take part in the European Meeting of PhD students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB), which received support from the Annual Fund.
Scratchworks, a theatre company set up and run by Exeter graduates, has received five star reviews for its performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
This week (9-15 September) is Remember a Charity Week in the UK, when people are encouraged to think about leaving a gift in their Will to charity.
Over 900 people visited the unfolding excavations at the largest Roman village ever found in Devon. The site near Ipplepen in South Devon, is of tremendous importance and has produced excitement in the archaeological world and beyond.
As an undergraduate he received help from some Exeter graduates and now recent alumnus Ryck Williamson is doing his bit to give something back.
More than £222,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.
Keen alumni gardeners could join students, staff and fellow graduates to develop the University’s community garden on the Streatham Campus.
Alumni and supporters have got behind their University to pledge more than £70,000 and offer time as volunteers.
Engineering students from Exeter are gearing up for a UK competition which will pit their engineering skills against 120 other universities.
With support from the Annual Fund, Guild and Innovation Centre, alumnus Matthew Rusk has taken over the role of Student Entrepreneur in Residence.
More than 20 scholars supported by Santander Universities attended a recent reception at the University.
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.
Exeter students travelled to Ghana to volunteer in sport and education projects with support from the Annual Fund.
The first football team to have played a match against Brazil has marked its historic ties with a special welcome to visiting students.
A room in the newly refurbished library on the Streatham Campus has been named as a tribute to an Exeter alumnus and philanthropist.
A multidisciplinary team of Exeter undergraduates captured bronze in the European round of the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.
The University of Exeter’s new Boathouse was officially opened on Saturday 13 October.
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.
A new post at the Business School's Xfi Research Centre is being funded by a generous donation from alumnus Howard Appleby (Economics & Statistics 1980).
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.
More than £195,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.
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.
The Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Shaikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, PhD, Hon DLitt received a tour of University’s new Forum project, ahead of its official opening by Her Majesty the Queen.
A group of Exeter alumni and supporters are preparing to sit on a special panel designed to choose which projects receive support from the Annual Fund.
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.
A talented sailor is to receive a Sports Scholarship, thanks to the generosity of Exeter alumni.
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!
The University of Exeter and its supporters are celebrating surpassing a multi-million pound fundraising target, a year earlier than expected.
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.
Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, the University is in line to meet its campaign targets a year early.
The College of Humanities has recently announced three new scholarships for students studying the MA in Writing, Nature and Place starting this October.
The University of Exeter has announced PhD and Masters funding available to alumni .
Santander, through its Santander Universities global division, will be giving more scholarships to the University of Exeter.
The Class of 2010 has left a legacy of £1,000 to the University and future students.
More than £80,000 donated by alumni and supporters is set to fund a range of projects across the University of Exeter.
The University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office was named University Outstanding Fundraising Team at the 2010/11 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
More than 30 alumni and supporters attended a special event to thank donors and legacy pledgers for supporting Exeter's campaign.
Alumnus Dr Michael Lawrence has made an extremely generous benefaction to establish The Lawrence Scholarship Programme.
The Annual Fund grant application process is now live.
Final year students ran a week in March to encourage the Class of 2010 to leave their legacy to the University.
A new development of student flats has opened in Exeter, helping to ease the pressure on the city’s housing market.
Internationally-renowned glass artist Alexander Beleschenko has been commissioned to produce a stunning work for the University of Exeter’s new Forum Project.
The University of Exeter and Abbey, part of the Santander Group, have joined forces to provide scholarship support and awards to students.
The University of Exeter is meeting global challenges thanks to growing voluntary donations, according to a new report.
In September 2008, Professor John Usher, Head of the Law School, sadly died.
Two Exeter graduates have inspired their law firm to set up a scholarship to give financial assistance to students.
A 12-strong team of students from the Penryn Campus, near Falmouth have competed in the prestigious Shell Eco-marathon competition.
The College of Humanities has received a generous legacy donation from late archaeologist Professor Mick Aston, to benefit its Archaeology department.
Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.
'Volunteer in the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers.