Your Impact

In the academic year 2016/17 alumni and friends of the University donated more than £5million to support a number of projects and initiatives, and more than 1,000 members of the alumni community volunteered to help Exeter students, donating over 11,000 hours of their time.

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

 

Michael Lawrence Scholarship

PhD student, Clara Rodriguez, received support to study her PhD in Biosciences looking at the biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae.

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'Think Try Do’

Exeter’s ‘Think Try Do’ programme aims to build on the start-up ambitions of Exeter students, giving them the chance to develop enterprise and employability skills, as well the opportunity to start their own business. 

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Helping to understand dementia

The University of Exeter Medical School’s research ‘Enhancing the diagnostic pathway for dementia using DECODE’, led by Dr David Llewellyn, aims to develop a system that increases the timely diagnosis of dementia.

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Nurturing sporting talent

Thanks to generous donations from our alumni and supporters we are able to offer our most talented sporting students scholarships to help nurture their talent.

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Give Up Your Paper Cups

Last summer, the Alumni Annual Fund supported a student led project committed to reducing reusable plastic cup waste on our Exeter campuses. 

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Creating Inspiring Spaces with the Alumni Annual Fund

The Inspiring Spaces project, which was awarded over £4000 from the Alumni Annual Fund, aimed to transform the foyer of the University of Exeter Medical School Building into an inspiring space. 

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Enhancing fieldwork and technology skills

Around 110 Camborne School of Mines students had the chance to enhance their work and technology skills through the use of GPS in geoscience thanks to the Alumni Annual Fund.

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Forging International relationships

The 2017 International Week Exeter project, funded by the Alumni Annual Fund, brought together students from over 20 nationalities.

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Alumni England rugby players support EUWRFC

Alumni Amber Reed and Sam Skinner returned to campus to support and encourage the Exeter Women’s Rugby team before their BUCS Championship Final.

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Pathways to Law

Alumni volunteers play a huge role in the Pathways to Law programme, a national project which supports students from non-privileged backgrounds in pursuing a legal career. 

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Alumni advise tomorrow’s business leaders

Ten alumni volunteers attend the University’s Business and Finance Society (BFS) annual dinner.

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