University News in Brief for Students
Friday 4 March 2011 Events

Top 20 for employers
For the first time, the University has been ranked in the top 20 Higher Education institutions targeted by the greatest number of leading employers. The study was carried out by High Fliers Research and highlights the interest in Exeter graduates from top employers such as the BBC, Foreign Office, Microsoft and KPMG.

2011 Census
Your 2011 census questionnaire will arrive in March. It is important that you complete the questionnaire as the statistics are used to make decisions about the community in which you live. The area receives funding from government based on the number of residents - funding that can be used for schools, hospitals, transport and refuse collection. Everyday facilities such as play parks, water pipes and even where your local supermarket branch is located are also based on census statistics. It is confidential, so no one will see your personal information. To find out more, please visit:

Widen Your Options
Employability and Graduate Development is hosting three weeks of events (until 18 March) aimed at helping students settle on a career path. Events, which include sector specific presentations and panels, can be booked online and are open to all students with many video-linked between Exeter and Tremough. For further information and bookings, please visit the Widen Your Options pages.

Libya and the Middle East
The situation in Libya has been widely documented in the international media, with reports of disturbing and widespread violence. There has also been serious civil unrest in other countries. We are mindful of the potential anxiety this may cause. Under such circumstances, please remember that, as well as support from friends, tutors and other staff, the University offers counselling and a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, while the Guild has Voice – a 24 hour telephone listening line.

Fastest growing European companies
The University has been named as one of the 100 fastest growing ‘companies’ in Europe. New rankings, commissioned by the non-profit organisation, Europe’s 500, and compiled by Dun & Bradstreet, placed the University 62nd out of millions of businesses across the continent and 23rd in the UK for generating stable growth and jobs. This follows the nearly 50 per cent rise in the University’s turnover from £153 million in 2007 to £227 million in 2010, and the increase in employees from just over 2,500 to more than 3,000.

Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade Fortnight began this week and runs until Sunday 13 March. Both the Students’ Guild and the University are supporting the initiative as Fairtrade-accredited organisations, with a 10 per cent discount on all Fairtrade items across all outlets on campus. Coffee Nation will provide free coffee outside the Peter Chalk Centre on 9 and 10 March while for every Fairtrade hoody purchased in the Guild shop you will receive a free scarf worth £11.99. Look out for further promotions and samplings across campus.

University joins SETsquared
The University has joined SETsquared, a collaboration with Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey. The partnership has a 10-year track record of developing routes to market for academic research.

Lifeguard and swimming teacher courses
St Luke's Sports Centre is running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course and a Level 1 Swimming Teachers course during the Easter holidays. Both courses are eligible to those aged 16 or more, and are great entry level qualifications into the leisure industry. For more information, please visit our educational courses page or call 01392 724940.

Online memory study: Win £29 voucher
Researchers at the Mood Disorders Centre are looking for volunteers for an online memory study. The 15 minute survey investigates how we remember positive and negative events and how they may influence our mood. Further information is provided within the survey. If you provide your e-mail address you will automatically be entered into a draw for ten £29 gift vouchers. For further information, please contact Dr Lynn Watson, 01392 726323.

Give and Take Day
Do you have unwanted items that might be useful for other students? The next Student Give and Take Day will be held on Monday 14 March in the Pippa Langston Room, Cornwall House. Items that can be offered include bedding, clothes and shoes, small pieces of furniture, books and food.

Olympian to visit
Heather Fell, the Silver medallist in Modern Pentathlon at Beijing will give a talk and answer questions when she visits the University on Thursday 10 March. Heather is training at the University of Bath and hopes to be selected for Team GB for London 2012. She comes from Devon and runs and rides on Dartmoor.

Until Sun, 13 March
Fair-trade Fortnight: Guild and University supporting with range of events and offers.

Until Fri, 18 March
Widen Your Options: Three weeks of activities and events aimed at helping students identify a career path.

Mon, 7 March, 1-2pm
Lecture: Iain Park, Director of Grounds, and Karen Gallagher, Sustainability Manager, on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainability on Streatham Campus’. All welcome. Please confirm attendance to Duncan Sandes.
Location: Lecture Theatre B, Streatham Court.

Mon, 7 March, 6pm
Sustainability seminar: Dr John Blewitt, Aston University, ‘I say, I say, I say. What has eight wheels and flies?’ Education for Sustainability.
Location: Poldhu Room, Kay Building, Streatham.

Tues, 8 March, 5pm
Research Seminar: Professor Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham, ‘Discourses of Inheritance and Identities in Complementary Schools’. Further information: Tamara Snell.
Location: G18, St Luke’s.

Wed, 9 March, 12.30pm and 5pm
Ash Wednesday services: Short ecumenical service with hymns, choir and imposition of ashes, 12.30pm. Choral Eucharist with imposition of ashes, 5pm. All welcome. Further information: Revd Clifton Graham.
Location: University Chapel, Streatham.

Wed 9 March, 3-4.30pm
Communism and Post-Communism Seminar Series: Dr Elmira Satybaldieva, University of Kent, ‘Bourdieu and post-communist politics in Kyrgyzstan’.
Location: Rm310, Amory, Streatham.

Wed, 9 March, 6-7pm
Lecture: Professor Isabelle Baraffe on ‘Exoplanets – New Worlds, New Science and New Life?’. Second Inaugural Lecture of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Further information: Anne Douglas-Crawford.
Location: Newman A, Peter Chalk Centre, Streatham.

Thurs, 10 March, 1pm
Centre for Ecology & Conservation Seminar Series: Professor Mike Bruford, University of Cardiff, ‘From conservation genetics to conservation genomics: do pandas or orang-utans care?’ Further information: Dr Nick Royle.
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Daphne du Maurier, Tremough.

Mon, 14 March, 9am-3pm
Student Give and Take Event: Come and give 9am-12pm. Come and take 12.30pm-3pm.
Location: Pippa Langston Room, Cornwall House.

Wed, 16 March, 11am
Jean Monnet Lecture on EU Governance: Dr Christine Reh, University College London, ‘The Informal Politics of Legislation: Explaining Secluded Decision-Making in the European Union’.
Further information: Centre for European Governance website.
Location: A115, Amory, Streatham.

Thurs, 17 March, 1pm
Sustainability Seminar: Tony Greenham, New Economics Foundation, ‘The Great Transition: A High-Wellbeing and Low Carbon Economy’.
Location: Poldhu Room, Kay Building, Streatham.

Thurs, 17 March, 1pm
Centre for Ecology & Conservation Seminar Series: Dr Heikki Helanterä, University of Helsinki, ‘Evolution of recognition and cues in Formica ants’. Further information: Dr Nick Royle.
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Daphne du Maurier, Tremough.

Thurs, 17 March, 5.15pm
Nicolas Orme Lecture in Medieval History 2011: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford, on ‘Reformation Perspectives on the Middle Ages’. Free public lecture open to all.
Location: Rm 106, Harrison Building, Streatham.

Mon 21 March, 5.15-6.45 pm
Communism and Post-Communism Seminar Series: Dr Madeleine Reeves, University of Manchester, ‘Mourning, violence and political community in Kyrgyzstan’s “April Events” of 2010 ’.
Location: Margaret Room 1, Queen’s, Streatham.

Tues, 22 March, 1pm
Research Seminar: Professor Carey Jewitt, University of London, ‘Visual and Multimodal Research in the Classroom’. Further information: Tamara Snell.
Location: BC114, St Luke’s.

Wed, 23 March, 11am
Jean Monnet Lecture on EU Governance: Dr Scott James, King’s College London, ‘From Lisbon Strategy to Europe 2020: Understanding the Changing Discourse of the EU's Economic Reform Agenda’.
Further information: Centre for European Governance website.
Location: B218, Amory, Streatham.

Wed, 23 March, 5pm
Church service: Candlelit Lenten sequence of readings, images, choral items and hymns. All welcome. Further information: Revd Clifton Graham.
Location: University Chapel, Streatham.

Wed, 23 March, 6.30pm
DecAid fund-raiser: Talk by General Sir Nick Parker, Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces and former Deputy Commander of ISAF in Afghanistan. Tickets: £10 or £5 for students.
Location: Newman A, Peter Chalk, Streatham.

Thurs, 24 March, 1pm
Centre for Ecology & Conservation Seminar Series: Dr Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge, ‘The biology of speciation in Heliconius butterflies: from cardboard models to next-gen sequencing’. Further information: Dr Nick Royle.
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Daphne du Maurier, Tremough.

Wed, 30 March, 12.45-1.45pm
Lecture: Peter Randall-Page, Honorary Graduate, on sculpture, including his work on loan, Flayed Stone II. Free event open to all. Further information: gina.cox@
and Fine Art website.
Location: LT2, Queen’s Building, Streatham.

Wed, 30 March, 4.45pm for 5.15pm
POSreF seminar: Dr Jane Carré, PMS, on ‘Mitochondrial function in the systemic inflammatory response and sepsis’. Professor Simon Jackson, University of Plymouth, on ‘Lysophospholipid acyltransferases – novel regulators of the inflammatory response’. To register: susan.westoby@
; other queries:
Location: Lavender House Hotel, Ashburton.

Thurs, 31 March, 1pm
Centre for Ecology & Conservation Seminar Series: Dr Jon Slate, University of Sheffield, ‘Heritability and selection of individual recombination rate in a wild mammal’. Further information: Dr Nick Royle.
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Daphne du Maurier, Tremough.

Northcott Spring highlights

Fri 4 and Sat 5 March, 7.30pm
Sat Matinee 2pm
Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and Harrogate Theatre. Age: 11+. Icarus Theatre Collective website.

Tues 8 to Sat 12 March, 7.30pm
Sat Matinee, 2.30pm
The Gondoliers, presented by Exeter University Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Sun 13 March, 7.30pm
Classical Concert Series 2010/11: Award-winning Piatti Quartet plays Haydn, Schubert and Smetana.

Tues 15 to Sat 19 March, 7.30pm, Thurs Schools Matinee, 2.30pm. Sat Matinee, 2.30pm
Lilies on the Land, a play about the Women’s Land Army of World War II, presented by Fresh Glory Productions. Age: 9+. Post show talk on Wed 16 March. Lilies On The Land website.

Sun 20 March, 2pm, 4.30pm
Lost and Found, presented by Travelling Light and Polka Theatre. Age: 3-7 years. Travelling Light Theatre Company.

English Touring Opera – Spring 2011

Tues 22 March, 7pm
Fantastic Mr Fox, opera based on Roald Dahl’s book.

Wed 23 and 26 March, 7.30pm
Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.

Thurs 24 and Fri 25 March, 7.30pm
Puccini’s Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi.

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