Making the Exceptional Happen

'Making the Exceptional Happen' is our most ambitious fundraising campaign, aiming to raise £60 million in philanthropic income and 60,000 volunteering hours from 6,000 volunteers by December 2020. Will you help us get there?


Latest news: Campaign reaches £50 million in donations

The University of Exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ has exceeded £50 million of philanthropic donations, taking the total to nearly 84% of target with less than two years to go.

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Latest news: £1 million to help protect biodiversity

£1 million has been donated to create the new role of “Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics"

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Latest news: £1.25 million to be at cutting-edge of genomics

A new, state-of-the-art genome sequencing platform will significantly upgrade Exeter’s research into the genomic basis of health and disease.

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Latest news: First Mireille Gillings Fellows appointed

Three Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellows in Health Innovation have been funded thanks to a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.

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Latest news: £1 million for vital agricultural research

Critical research at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) is to expand thanks to further investment from the John Oldacre Foundation.

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Latest news: Volunteering reaches 125% of goal

University of Exeter alumni have donated 75,000 hours to the institution’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign since it began in 2012.

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