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: 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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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: Dementia research receives nearly £200,000

Three additional PhD students will soon take up posts at the University of Exeter Medical School thanks to generous donations from supporters.

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Latest news: Big Lottery Fund supports Exeter health research

A support programme to help parents of disabled children stay healthy in mind and body has received a funding boost of nearly £40,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to help it expand.

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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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