An Exeter-based programme that aims to build connections between younger and older generations is set to expand its activity, thanks to support from the UPP Foundation.
In February the University of Exeter celebrated a huge milestone in the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign, when the number of alumni volunteering hours given since the Campaign began passed 60,000.
In recognition of the contribution that our amazing alumni volunteers make to our institution, we recently launched our very first Alumni Volunteer Awards.
An important project to protect fish stocks in the Republic of Congo will be able to extend its work thanks to a grant from the Waterloo Foundation.
The St Luke’s Sport Centre was recently able to install a new speed track thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Alumni Annual Fund.
A robust clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D can help keep our brains sharp in older age has been supported by a donation of nearly £250,000 from the J P Moulton Charitable Foundation.
Senior representatives from Santander UK visited the University of Exeter on 12 April to meet with staff and students, and to see how the support from the partnership is benefiting the institution’s work.
Gift from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation is the single largest received by the University of Exeter.
A new Widening Participation scholarship is to be introduced at the University of Exeter, helping to ensure even more students can benefit from a University education.
This year’s recipients of the Carnwath Women in Sport Scholarships are MSc by Research in Sport and Health Sciences students Chloe Bland and Jodie Koep.
Scientists have found a way to stop the spread of rice blast, a fungus that destroys up to 30% of the world’s rice crop each year.
Nominations for Exeter’s very first Alumni Volunteer of the Year awards have closed and the shortlist has now been announced.
An all-female crew including sailors, scientists and film-makers will cross the north Pacific later this year to study plastic pollution.
University of Exeter alumni have demonstrated their exceptional generosity and commitment to their University by pledging £128,162 in the spring telethon.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has generously bestowed more than £200,000 to support students embarking on the first steps towards forging a successful mining career.
The University of Exeter has launched new awards honouring the exceptional individuals who give their time to support students and fellow alumni.
Former students have spent more than 60,000 hours volunteering at the University of Exeter – beating a target with two years to spare.
The University of Exeter has appointed Dr Jonathan Snicker to take on the new role of Head of Philanthropy within the Global Advancement team.
The A.G. Leventis Foundation has extended its support of Classics at the University of Exeter with a further donation of £241,990 over three years. This takes the total value of the Foundation’s support to more than £1 million since the partnership was first formed 20 years ago.
Two local students have been supported in their studies thanks to University of Exeter staff.
The R&A (Royal & Ancient) have increased their support of golf at the University of Exeter by awarding Foundation Scholarships to nine leading student golfers.
Final year Medicine students have spent the summer developing their clinical skills through international work placements in locations around the world, thanks to a charity donation.
Students with disabilities can now receive support to complete postgraduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Exeter thanks to a donation from the Snowdon Trust.
The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £112,000 to support students and research.
Research at the University of Exeter designed to help identify patients with dementia and reduce the pressure on health services has received a generous boost of £120,000 from the Halpin Trust.
The dementia research charity BRACE and Kirby Laing Foundation have together awarded more than £190,000 to the University of Exeter Medical School to support cutting-edge genomic research to better understand the causes of dementia.
The Exeter University Canoe Club recently received a grant from the Alumni Annual Fund to purchase new white water boats.
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history, has benefited from a further donation of £180,000 from one of its founders.
The University of Exeter’s largest ever philanthropy Campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’, has reached the halfway point in its fundraising target with three years still to go.
Excellence in cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted further with the generosity of Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE (Hon DLitt, 2003).
The University of Exeter Council has demonstrated its commitment to the Making the Exceptional Happen philanthropic Campaign, by funding a full PhD scholarship.
The University of Exeter has teamed up with Exeter Chiefs rugby club to fund a PhD study into the injury risks facing young rugby players.
More than 1,000 alumni have volunteered their time to support the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17, bringing us to 94% of our Campaign target of 60,000 hours of volunteering time by 2020!
The University of Exeter recently held their first Niklaus-Cartwright lecture in honour of two academics, one of which left a generous legacy to French at Exeter.
More than 1000 alumni have volunteered with the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17 - the first time this milestone has ever been achieved!
CSM (Camborne School of Mines) Football Club won the Trelawny Premier League Title after receiving a generous award from the University of Exeter Annual Fund.
The University of Exeter Sailing Club were recently able to purchase three new boats thanks to an Annual Fund award, a Crowdfunding campaign and donor support.
A community project at the University of Exeter has been given a boost thanks to support from two national charities.
Philosophize, a project created by PhD student Laura Kerslake, recently held a children’s philosophy conference on the Streatham Campus thanks to the support of the Annual Fund.
On 9 February we officially launched our ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ fundraising Campaign at an event in London, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Sir Steve Smith.
The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.
BBC iPlayer software engineer Nik Rahmel (BSc IT Management for Business, 2015) talks about his experience of volunteering at Exeter.
Student members of the University’s Business and Finance Society (BFS) once again had the chance to gain careers advice from Exeter graduates working in a variety of industries at their annual alumni dinner.