Your Impact

Thanks to your support we achieved our Campaign goal 12 months ahead of schedule!

In total more than £68,000,000 was raised for our ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign, supporting University of Exeter research projects and students. In addition more than 92,000 hours were volunteered by alumni around the world in support of students, fellow alumni and university strategy.

Find out more about how this support has had a real life impact on different projects at the University over the past few years.

 

Making the Exceptional Happen: Campaign target exceeded

More than £62 million has been donated to the Campaign to fund vital research into diseases, seek solutions to environmental problems, and understand economic, social and political dynamics.

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Santander Universities UK and Exeter celebrate 10-year partnership

Matt Hutnell, Director at Santander Universities, visited the University of Exeter on 5 February 2020 to attend a celebration event of our relationship and formally sign a new three year funding agreement (2019-22). 

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The Bateman Family Charitable Trust: PhD Studentships in Medicine and Business

PhD students Aaron Choi and Aaron Page are the recipients of a generous gift from the Bateman Family Charitable Trust which has enabled their respective PhD’s in Medicine and Business to be fully funded.

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Bursary funded by University staff has transformational impact on recipient

Lauren Cowie was selected as the recipient of a bursary, funded by current University staff to support students from Cornwall to study at Exeter. Now she has reached the end of her final year Lauren reflects on her experiences and the impact the bursary has had. 

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Local businesses mentor students through real-world problems

The Exeter Applied Consultancy Project boosted employment prospects by bringing students and businesses together to solve real-world problems, all with the help of the Alumni Annual Fund.

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2020 Alumni Volunteer Awards celebrate individual impact within community

Staff, students and fellow alumni all came forward to nominate alumni volunteers involved in an array of projects both in the UK and internationally. The judging panel, made up of representatives of all the above groups, are delighted to announce this year’s winners.

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Masks for Chimps

Donations to a crowdfunding project have helped to get much needed PPE and ‘tip taps’ to Guinea Bissau’s Cantanhez National Park to protect populations of endangered chimpanzees at risk of developing Covid19. 

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New Fireflies for Exeter Sailing

The Sailing Club is one of the largest and most successful university sailing clubs in the country. Thanks to donations they were able to secure the last of the funds required to replace a much needed flight of six boats. 

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Wild Film Fest 2020

On 7 March 2020, the Penryn campus hosted the Wild Film Fest. Organised by students and supported by the Alumni Annual Fund, the event included a talk by the renowned conservationist and broadcaster Ben Garrod. 

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Alumni Football Network

John Palmer (Education & Physical Education, 1979-83) has worked alongside the University over the last few months to grow the football alumni network. 

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COVID-19 Support

The University of Exeter is dedicated to shaping new local, national and global systems to combat COVID-19.

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Richard Osman Memorial Fund

The University of Exeter has paid tribute to the life of Camborne School of Mines graduate Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999), thanks to his friends and colleagues. 

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Donations enable Bonnie and Clyde to rise at Exeter Phoenix

Thanks to the Alumni Annual Fund, Shotgun Theatre were able to perform ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ to a sell-out crowd at the Exeter Phoenix. 

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Fostering intergenerational relationships

A donation from the UPP Foundation is enabling the University to create further links with the local community and build bridges between young adults and older generations.

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University celebrates 10 years of mentoring success

The University's Career Mentor Scheme was launched 10 years ago. We take a look at the contribution alumni volunteering has made to this scheme.

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The Snowdon Trust Scholarship

MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health student Kathryn Jordan has received a scholarship supporting her to inspire the next generation.

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Holocaust Memorial Conference

The University of Exeter’s Holocaust Memorial Conference 2019 took place with support from the Alumni Annual Fund. 

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The Chris Page Scholarship

MEng Mechanical Engineering student, James Hatcher receives a sports scholarship supporting his development as a GB Windsurfer.

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FXU Sailing Club buy new safety boat thanks to alumni

Donations to the Alumni Annual Fund have meant the FXU Sailing Club were able to buy a new Rib which acts as their safety boat, enabling the Club to get up and running. 

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Enoch Mobisa Ontiri, Ivan Bond Scholar

Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Neil Harvey (Accountancy Studies 1985), Enoch has been able to fulfill a long time personal ambition to study internationally and undertake a PhD with a focus on conservation in Africa.

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Understanding the science behind relationships

The Shackleton Relationships project is an innovative collaboration between researchers at the University of Exeter Law School and the Medical School led and supported by alumna Baroness Fiona Shackleton (Law 1977).

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Fighting for food security

The Halpin Scholars, funded by the late Dr Leslie Halpin (Maths 1979) and his wife Claire (Biology 1979), are PhD research students investigating the devastating Rice Blast disease to find a way to prevent it.

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St Luke's Volunteer Garden

The Volunteer Garden at our St Luke's Campus aims to enhance wellbeing in the workplace and was supported by the Alumni Annual Fund.

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Supporting talented students

This year, the University launched the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme, a new £3 million match funding scheme to bring more of the brightest and the best research students to Exeter.

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Students’ Guild rewards its student superstars

Each year, the Students’ Guild holds its annual gala awards to celebrate and recognise the incredible work and effort of its student members in helping to create an amazing student experience Exeter.

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Alumni inspire the next generation of students

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

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Legacy donation supports PhD studentships

The University of Exeter recently held the first Niklaus-Cartwright lecture in honour of two academics, one of whom left a generous legacy to French at Exeter.

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