University News in Brief for Students
 
Monday 10 May 2010 Events
 
 

International Exeter
The ‘International Exeter’ strategy was launched with research findings which show that international students contribute over £57 million a year to Exeter’s economy, and a total of £68 million to the South West economy. As well as growing international student numbers, we are investing heavily in global research partnerships with leading universities around the world. In June, we will open two representative offices in Shanghai and Beijing.

Think post-grad
The University offers over 250 postgraduate programmes which include Masters and PhD research programmes. Help with costs, scholarships and studentships are available for talented students in some subject areas. Visit your School of interest's website or the funding database search for details. We provide a very supportive postgraduate study environment and as an existing student applying is easy with our fast track applications system.

Fees due
Term 3 tuition fees and/or accommodation fees are now due. View your online statement through logging on to "My Exeter" and clicking the Student Record tab. Online payments with credit or UK debit card can be made at www.exeter.ac.uk/epay. For more info on payment methods see the Student Finance website. If you are unable to pay in full contact a member of the Student Fees Team by email (fees@exeter.ac.uk) or the Students’ Guild (studentadvice@exeter.ac.uk) for their advice and also a member of the Student Funding Team (money@exeter.ac.uk) to discuss what options might be open to you.

Studying/ Working abroad in 2010/11?
You should now submit your placement details on an online form which is available via your student portal. To access your form please log onto MyExeter, click on the Student Record tab and then click on the orange "Year Abroad" link. The form will be available until midnight on 1 Jun. If you have not submitted your form by this date, you may experience delays in the release of your student loan payment at the start of your placement.

Open Day Marshals required
We are looking for current students to work on our forthcoming University Open Days at both Exeter and Cornwall as follows: Cornwall Campus – Friday 11 Jun, Streatham & St. Luke’s Campuses – Tues 22 Jun. Student marshals will be assisting visitors on campus and will receive payment of £7.24 p/h. Interested? Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/esas and apply online.

Jobsurfing
If you are looking for a job after graduating, or an internship or work placement there are a wealth of vacancies online. Go to www.exeter.ac.uk/employability/jobsurfgrad or www.exeter.ac.uk/employability/jobsurfintern
or come into the Careers and Employment Service, Reed Mews for help with your job search.

Green gown
The University has been shortlisted for the Carbon Management category in the Green Gown Awards. This is in recognition of our achievements in reducing carbon dioxide emissions since 2004/05, saving 6,600 tonnes of CO2. Results are due in June.

Zip-it
Look out for Zippy from Rainbow around Exeter, fronting a new campaign to cut down late night street noise. Clubs are getting involved and special events will raise awareness. The ‘Zip-It’ campaign has been developed by the University, Students’ Guild and the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and supported by Exeter Community Safety Partnership.

IT Help Desk moving
Due to the progression of work on the Forum Project in the Main Library, the IT Help Desk Counter will move to the new library entrance in the Main Library basement from 14 June. During term-time opening hours will be 10.00 to 15.00. Out of hours 24/7 IT support will continue to be provided via email or telephone.

Exeter Learning Environment is imminent
A project has been undertaken to create the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) – a replacement for our current WebCT virtual learning environment (VLE). Staff in Academic Services have already migrated 94% of current WebCT courses into ELE. All owners of WebCT courses will be contacted to provide more information about ELE and training provision for this new platform. WebCT will no longer be in use from September 2010. For more information, please contact the migration team e-learning@exeter.ac.uk

Cornwall library
The library on the Cornwall Campus will be open 24/7 until 11 June. There will be access to the main book and journals collections, study spaces including group, quiet and silent study and the open access IT suite.

Society events
If you’re a society and want to have any events listed in the Welcome Week Events Guide please can you follow the link and complete the form at http://tinyurl.com/37cjr2a. If you have any problems with the form email s.c.g.smith@exeter.ac.uk

Culture launch
An ‘ Any Questions’ style event launched the University’s Arts and Culture Strategy. This promotes our outstanding contribution to arts and culture in Devon and Cornwall which enhances the cultural life of the region.

Deleted items
From 14 June, items sitting in the deleted items folder in University of Exeter email accounts for more than 90 days will be automatically cleared. This will help the University meet its sustainability targets as it allows future email growth to be catered for on current systems.

Sell books
‘Sell My Book’ is a student run organisation which helps sell unwanted text books. It is run by first year Business School students Christopher Kilroy and Stephanie Kastner. All types of text books are accepted, see www.sell-my-book.co.uk

Battery boxes
Battery recycling boxes are now in place at St Luke’s and can be found in the Smeal Building (1st floor PMS Common Room), Richards Building Foyer, Baring Court Foyer, Library (Kitchen Staff Room), North Cloisters Corridor (NC 22) and Campus Services Office.

Sarah’s in the squad
First year Exercise and Sports Sciences student Sarah George has been selected for the England Under-20 Women’s Rugby Squad. Sarah, who plays as a prop, is a Sports Scholar and receives dedicated support including strength and conditioning training, nutritional advice and sports psychology from the University’s High Performance Unit.

Physicists’ challenge
Undergrad physics students Alex Martin, Peter Stephenson, Chris Riseley, and Adam Roberts are taking part in Trailwalker 2010. They will trek 100km over the South Downs in 30 hours, on 17 and 18 July. Sponsor them at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/theiteam or join their facebook group.

Fundraise with fashion
A local fundraising group for Cancer Research UK is being run by two recent graduates and needs help to run a fashion show for new designers. If you have a passion for fashion, or you want to help raise money, contact cruk-exeter@live.co.uk

Until 11 June
Andalusi Heritage: Images and objects
Location: The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Exhibition open: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed at weekends)
Info: jane.clark@exeter.ac.uk

Tues 11 May, 3.30pm
‘Pharmaceuticals, culture, and control’
Dr Scott Vrecko ( Exeter)
Location: Byrne House, Streatham Campus
Contact: egenis@exeter.ac.uk

Weds 12 May, 4pm
Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia
Dr Khalid Hussain, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
Location: Lecture Theatre, PMS, Barrack Road, Wonford, Exeter with a telematic link to the Lecture Theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth
Register on 01392 722940 or amanda.scott@pcmd.ac.uk
See the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry website.

Weds 12 May, 6pm
Creative writing event: PhD student Adam Gallari will read from his first collection of short stories.
Location: LT1, Queen’s.
Info: Sally.Smith@exeter.ac.uk

Thurs 13 May, 6.30pm
Royal Television Society lecture: Angela Rippon
Location: Chapel Lecture Theatre, Cornwall Campus
Admission is free by tickets available from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Call 01326 313388 or collect in person from 10am to 5pm.

Thurs 13 – Sat 22 May
The Daphne du Maurier festival of arts and literature
Fowey, Cornwall
Box office 01726 879500

Tues 18 May, 3.30pm
'Justifying Clinical Ethics: Bridging the Gap Between Evaluation and Advocacy'
Professor Leah McClimans, University of South Carolina & University of Warwick
Location: Byrne House, Streatham Campus
Contact: egenis@exeter.ac.uk

Tues 18 May, 5pm
Combining Educational Neuroscience and Cognitive Developmental Psychology: The Example of Learning to Read
Professor Usha Goswani (Cambridge)
Location: G18, St Luke’s Campus
See the Graduate School of Education website.

Weds 19 May, 10 – 11.30am
Stop and Smell the Cake!
The St Thomas Women’s Institute will be holding a cake and bake sale in Queen’s foyer. Come and sample our award-winning (and reasonably-priced) homemade cakes and goodies. We are raising funds to support Shelterbox (especially following the recent earthquakes around the globe).

Weds 19 May, 11am
Information Society seminar series
Virtual Pornography and Thought Crime
Abhilash Nair (Sheffield Hallam)
Location: Amory A239AB

Weds 19 May, 1 – 2pm
Quality of life and quality of care in dementia:Dr Sube Banerjee
Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, (King’s College London)
Location: Lecture theatre, Peninsula Medical School,
Veysey Building, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter EX2 4SG
Info: 01392 262977 or pam.gurney@pms.ac.uk

Weds 19 May, 3 – 5.30pm
Climate Change and Sustainable Futures seminar
Public Understanding of Climate Change - Images, Attitudes and Framing
Location: XFi Lecture Theatre. Video conferenced to Cornwall Campus, Peter Lanyon SR 1;
Light refreshments provided.
See our Research events web page.

Fri 21 May, 11am
Jean Monnet Lectures on EU governance
Ethics, Reform and Lobbying in the European Commission
Michelle Cini (Bristol)
Location: Amory A239AB

Mon 24 and Tue 25 May
The Low Carbon Transition Plan: Pathways to Change
Falmouth Energy week conference. 25 distinguished speakers from industry, government, NGOs, academia and community leaders.
Location: The Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth
Info: see the Falmouth Energy Week website or nh250@exeter.ac.uk

Tues 25 May, 3.30pm
“Because it is such a hot potato, we better don’t touch it” The regulation of controversial biomedical research in Austria
Dr Erich Griessler, Institute for Advanced Studies, Department of Sociology, Vienna
Location: Byrne House, Streatham Campus
Contact: egenis@exeter.ac.uk

Tues 25 May, 6pm
Creative writing event: Andrew Davies along with Professor David Monaghan in an event brought to us by Sarah Fanning.
Location: LT2, Queen’s
Info: Sally.Smith@exeter.ac.uk

 
 
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