University News in Brief for Students
Wednesday 22 April 2009 Events

Forum update
On 27 April at 5pm a special meeting for students will discuss the Forum plans for a centrepiece for Streatham campus. Come along to the Lemon Grove, Cornwall House to learn more from the Registrar, David Allen and architects Wilkinson Eyre. The University’s governing body Council has approved an investment of £48 million in the Forum project, subject to financial testing. Building works are due to start in earnest in January 2010, finishing around December 2011. An exhibition of designs and information about the development will be held in the Main Library on 30 April and 1 May, from 10am to 4pm (see right). Council also approved the next phase of the £25 million Business School expansion.

NSS closing
The National Student Survey will close on Thurs 30 April. A high response rate helps the University get as much detailed information as possible to improve the student experience. Final year undergrads can find the online survey on the The National Student Survey website or a paper survey should have been sent to you.

Recruitment Fair
The Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair is on Weds 13 May, in the Great Hall, Streatham Campus, from 11.30am-2.30pm. Still looking for a job after graduation? Interested in further training or summer opportunities? Throughout the day receive expert advice at CV clinics and attend a range of presentations about job hunting in the recession and paid graduate and undergraduate business projects.
For info on presentations and a list of fair exhibitors see the Employability website.

What's on Your Award?
If students complete their Exeter Award and have the sign-off appointment with a Careers Adviser before Friday 8 May they will be entered into a prize draw and could win one of 3 Summer Ball Tickets. See the Exeter Award website.

Postgraduate Scholarships
Many Academic Schools offer scholarships for existing Exeter students wishing to progress to postgraduate study; sometimes as much as 50 per cent of the cost of fees. There are over 150 vocational and interdisciplinary Masters available and many do not require you to have studied the subject area before, giving you the opportunity to switch subjects and improve your employability as a result. As a current student, applying is easy through our Fast Track System.
See the Postgraduate Study website for further details.

HRH visit
The Princess Royal is officially opening the Innovation Centre Phase 2 on Mon 27 April. Students are welcome to gather outside the Phase 2 entrance at 1.45pm to greet her arrival. The Innovation Centre is at the top of Streatham campus, at the end of North Park Road.

Texts digitised
A one year pilot project to digitise core student texts is underway. Key chapters of the most heavily used texts in the ReadyText and Temporary Reserve collection should be available online, complying with copyright restrictions. 35 most heavily used texts have been purchased as e-books. See the Library website.

XTV awards
Student television station XTV won four first place awards at the National Student Television Awards. They won Best Comedy for The Adam and Laurie Show, Best Drama for Finals, Best Factual for Cameo's coverage of The 52nd BFI London Film Festival and Best Music Video for 'You and Me'.

Evening classes
The Foreign Language Centre has a few places left on 5-week extensions of courses starting 27 April: beginners level in Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish (all continuation of 40-hour courses) and Italian Advanced Conversation.See the Foreign Language Centre website or email:

Green Guild
The Students’ Guild won a bronze award at the recent Sound Environmental Impact Awards. This is an accreditation scheme to help Students’ Unions do their bit for the environment. 79 Students’ Unions took part from across the UK.

Studying abroad?
All students who will be working or studying abroad next academic year as part of their degree programme must attend the Pre-Departure Briefing on Weds 13 May in the Peter Chalk Centre, 13.00-17.30. Applications are currently being accepted for the Mrs Bessie Rook Memorial Scholarship and the Languages for World Peace and Understanding Scholarship. Both these scholarships are available for students who will be studying abroad during the 2009/10 academic year. See the Scholarships website.

Cycle thefts
Cycle thefts are on the rise on the Streatham campus, with 15 thefts this year compared with 7 for the same period last year. Police have informed us that there has been a marked increase in such thefts throughout Exeter, and recommend the use of D locks.

Garden Party
FXU are throwing a Garden Party for Cornwall students on 13th June. Tickets are £10 and on sale now, so grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Digital switchover
You’ve probably noticed that the West Country is due to lose analogue TV soon. In Exeter BBC2 gets switched over on 6 May and on 20 May all digital equipment will need to be retuned to pick up available channels. Around the Cornwall campus the key dates are 12 August and 9 September.

Staff bank moved
Temporary Staff Bank has moved to Room 9, Northcote House, from room 360.

Summer swimming
Cornwall House Swimming Pool will open on Saturday 2nd May and be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm at the weekend.
The pool is heated and is staffed by trained Lifeguards at all times. There are two Aquafit sessions running Monday and Thursday lunchtimes 1pm-2pm. You do not need to be a Sports Park member to use this facility.

Room views
Undergraduates in Exeter can earn vouchers if they are willing to let people view their accommodation during open days and campus visits. Contact Sue Lucas on or 01392 262529.

Marrow register
The Anthony Nolan Trust is recruiting for its bone marrow register on Sat 9 May at St Stephens Church, High Street Exeter from 1pm-4pm. Contact Karen on 07717 851522 or or see the The Anthony Nolan Trust website.

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Thurs 23 April, 6pm
Preview – ‘On to pastures new’
Exhibition of paintings by Mike Jory
Location: IAIS Gallery
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Exhibition runs until Friday 15 May.
See Mike Jory's website.

Fri 24 April
Foreign Beggars club night
Lemon Grove.

Tues 28 April, 1pm
"The hidden history of curriculum change in Religious Education in English schools, 1969-1979"?
Dr Stephen Parker (University of Worcester) and Dr Rob Freathy (University of Exeter)
Location: BC114, St Luke’s Campus

Tues 28 April, 3.30pm
The interaction between functional and evolutionary biology
Prof Michel Morange, Director of the Centre for the Study of the History of Science at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris
Location: Byrne House

Wed 29 April, 4-6.30pm
CCSF Joint Physical and Human Geography Seminar
Why we disagree about climate change and
Prediction and the problems of ‘Living with Environmental Change';
Location: Amory Moot Room, Streatham Campus and video conferenced to Seminar I, Du Maurier Building, Cornwall Campus. See the Events website.

Wed 29 April, 7.30pm
Organ Recital
Location: Exeter Cathedral
Andrew Millington - Director Music,
The programme will include works by J.S.Bach, Dupre, Liszt and Whitlock
Admission £6 (under 16s and students FREE)
Refreshments will be served.

Thurs 30 April
Forum exhibition
10 – 12 Nick Mather, Davis Langdon (project managers)
10 – 12.30 Chris Donoghue, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
10 – 1 Jess Gardner, UoE (Old Library)
2 – 3 Jeff Bardell, UoE (Learning Spaces development Officer )
2 – 4 John Alchin, UoE (Estate Development)
2.30 – 4 Karen Gallagher, UoE (sustainability manager)
Location: Main Library.

Fri 1 May
Forum exhibition – Main Library
10 - 12 Jonathan Roynon, Buro Happold (structural engineers)
12 - 2 Karen Gallagher, UoE (sustainability manager)
1-4 Jess Gardner, UoE (Old Library)
Location: Main Library See the Forum Project website.

1 May, 7pm – 12.30pm
The South West Showdown feat. South West Drum and Bass Awards
Andy C, Grooverider, Jungle Drummer and DJ Fu
Location: The Eden Project
£16.00 (last entry 9pm). See the Exeter Box Office website.

Mon 4 May
Location: Lemon Grove £12.50. See the Exeter Box Office website.

Tues 5 May
Library property marking day
Representatives from Devon and Cornwall Police will be helping students mark and register their valuables, and providing some crime prevention advice.
Location: Main Library in Streatham Campus.

Fri 8 May, 9pm – 2am
Mr Scruff
Location: Lemon Grove
£10/12. See the Exeter Box Office website.

Sat 9 May
Abseiling down Harrison Building in aid of Action for Children
Raise £75 in sponsorship and pay a £10 registration fee
Contact: Barbara Warnes on 07850 975 098 or Gaynor Tribe on 0117 935 4440, or email exeter.abseil@
or see the Action for Children website.

Tues 12 May, 1pm
Taking the 21st century seriously - challenges for education in the context of socio-technical change
Professor Keri Facer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Location: BC114, St Luke’s Campus. See the Exeter Box Office website.

Wed 13 May, 6-7.30pm
PhD student Jane Feaver reads from her collection of short stories Love Me Tender, published by Harvill Secker.
Location: Queen's LT1. All are welcome.

Fri 22 May – Sat 23 May
Sadler’s Wells present: Breakin’ Convention – the 6th annual international festival of hip hop dance theatre
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth
£16, 01752 230 482. See the Theatre Royal Plymouth website.

Exeter Northcott Theatre
See Northcott Theatre website.

28-30 April
The Snow Queen
Internationally acclaimed Italian Theatre Company, Teatro Kismet, with a spine-tingling version of Hans Christian Anderson's magical tale.
Tickets £9.50 Family of 4 Ticket £30.

6-9 May
Look Back in Anger
A Northern Stage Production of John Osborne's classic.

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