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Staff giving supports two local students

Two local students have been supported in their studies thanks to University of Exeter staff.

The Staff Giving Fund was launched just over twelve months ago, as part of the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign.

Its aim was to provide two full three-year bursaries to support deserving students from the region who wished to study at Exeter. Thanks to the generosity of University of Exeter staff across all campuses, that goal was realised.

Lauren Cowie, studying BA History on our Penryn campus and Daisy May Taylor-Knowles, studying BMBS Medicine at the Medical School at St Luke's, are now in receipt of a bursary to support them during their studies.

"I truly cannot convey how thankful I am to be awarded the Cornwall Staff Bursary. This bursary has alleviated the financial stress on myself and my parents, and will now enable me to take full advantage of the excellent opportunities the University provides. Your support will enable me to focus on my studies, give me time to explore my interests in volunteering and tutoring and attend my societies." - Lauren

"You have lightened my financial burden which will allow me to focus more on my studies and project work. I look forward to keeping you updated on my progress and I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me." – Daisy

For more information about the Campaign and supporting students at Exeter, please visit the website.

Date: 2 February 2018

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