Staff Festival Welcome Desk


Come and collect some freebies from your festival day!

Find out more about Staff Life.

Give us feedback and your ideas on wellbeing.



MooDFood Research

Can you eat yourself into a better mood and even prevent depression?

Changing diets over recent decades have meant that a higher proportion of our food is calorie-rich, heavily processed and often nutrient-poor. At the same time, obesity levels are rising and mental health problems including depression are soon set to become leading health problems worldwide.

Although it feels intuitive that what we eat can affect the way we feel, there hasn’t been enough science yet to answer this important question.

MooDFOOD is a large-scale European-funded research trial investigating strategies to prevent depression through nutrition. Come and find out more about our innovative interventions and how we hope these may improve mood and wellbeing.

Sandy Park

Find out more about events at Sandy Park, Exeter’s award-winning venue and home of the Aviva Premiership champions, the Exeter Chiefs





NDJ Ceramics

Since 1975 Neil has been making pottery in his studio at home in Exeter. He makes a broad range of domestic stoneware; including teapots, jugs, woven clay baskets, oil decanters and casseroles. Other work he makes includes mosaics and a combination of thrown pieces, slab and applied clay to make unusual sculptural forms. He also makes work for commissions.

Some of his recent work is influenced by his love of the sea and he enjoys working with colour to add a twist to what are domestic, but functional items; as seen in his recent cream pottery with coloured spots. More images of my work can be found here.

Sugar Smart

‌Would you like help in cutting down your intake of unhealthy snacks? Perhaps you could help to make Exeter a  “sugar smart city” so that healthier choices are easier for everyone? Come and visit our stall to find out how you can contribute to our Sugar Smart Exeter campaign and to try out some apps for healthier eating developed by psychologists at the University of Exeter. Our ImpulsePal and FoodTrainer apps include evidence-based techniques to help people control their eating. Can we get the University of Exeter to make a Sugar Smart pledge to make UoE a Sugar Smart and healthy environment for both staff and students?


Visit Exeter

We provide information on what to see and do in Exeter, including activities and events taking place.

As well as producing the Official City Guide, we also have a website packed full of the latest information about Exeter,

From suggestions of where to eat and drink, to providing helpful maps, special offer vouchers, leaflets and bus/train times, we also run two information centres in the city – Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets in Dix’s Field, and the Customer House Visitor Centre on Exeter’s Quayside.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Who are Devon Wildlife Trust?

  • We are the only charity working exclusively to protect our county’s wildlife and habitats, and have been doing so since 1962.
  • Some of the most endangered species in Europe are found in Devon, and our work is vital to their conservation.
  • We are responsible for some 50 nature reserves around the county, wildlife havens that will remain safe and protected for future generations.
  • DWT has been awarded a licence from Natural England to undertake a 5 year beaver trial on the River Otter. It’s England’s first wild beaver reintroduction project, and a landmark for nature conservation in this country.

By supporting us, you would be giving your customers the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife on their doorstep and what they can do to help preserve it. Alongside Countryfile's Ellie Harrison, we’re currently asking people to Say Yes to Wildlife:


SB Holistic Magic Aromatherapy

SB Holistic Magic aromatherapy blends for sports massage and self care.



Equality , Diversity and Inclusivity

Have you ever wondered . . . . .

What is unconscious bias?

Why do they ask for my personal information on Trent?

Who can I talk to if someone is being bullied or harassed?

Come along to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity stall to find out more about our Inclusivity Toolkit, and how it can help you answer these questions and more.

Members of our team will be available to talk to you at the staff festival on:

  • St Luke’s campus from 11-1pm
  • Streatham campus from 1-3pm


Devon Maid Jewellery

Handmade jewellery, made by Jenny in Devon!  Items can be made to order.  I also cater for parties – children or adult making parties.  Please see my facebook page, or email me, for more information.






Care First

Care first provide the Employee Assistance Programme which is available to all members of staff at University of Exeter. They provide free counselling services over the telephone, online and face to face. They also provide information and advice services (legal, financial, etc.), health and well being information and Management Support. The service is confidential and you don't need to ask permission from a Manager to call. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The multi faith chaplaincy will have a comfy corner to chat and provide information on what they offer the University and employees.







Veg Box Scheme

Exeter VegShare is a student-led social enterprise supported by the University of Exeter Student's Guild Green Unit. The veg bag scheme is open for students, staff and the wider community of Exeter.The vegetables we supply are from the nearby Shillingford Organic farm, and mushrooms from GroCycle, an urban farm in Exeter city centre!

We buy the freshly harvested produce in wholesale and then pack the veg bags ourselves. The bags will be ready for pick-up between 1.30 - 5.30 pm every Wednesday in our pick up point in the Ram Foyer, Devonshire House, Streatham Campus. For more information click here, or come and sign-up or buy some veg at the Staff Festival!


Funky Bags and Crafts

Julie will be selling an array of funky bags and crafts.  For more pictures visit her facebook page






Sodexo Lifestyle and Cycle to Work Scheme


Lifestyle is an online benefits platform through which you can access and save on a variety of retailers and services, without changing your shopping habits. Including discounted supermarket vouchers, cinema tickets and holidays.




Cycle to Work Scheme

You can choose a bike up to the value of £1,000 from a searchable online list of bike retailers. The value is spread across a period of 12 months. You agree with your employer that each month the payment will be deducted from your gross salary in return for the use of the bike and safety equipment you use for commuting. This element of salary will not have Tax or National Insurance (NI) applied to it, making this a Tax and NI free benefit.


Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food? Hate Waste? Come and meet with our team of Food Champions who can give you top tips on how to waste less food and save around £500 per household. Play some games with a food theme, and make a personal pledge.




Community Garden

Come and find out more about the community garden stall or meet here at 1230 to walk together to the garden to see what it’s all about and the opportunity to get stuck in if you want to.

The Exeter Community Garden began life in 2011 with six raised beds. Fast-forward to 2017 and now there are nine raised beds, two polytunnels, one greenhouse, one members’ hut, an orchard of heritage fruit trees, a bee hive and the beginnings of a physic garden. The physic garden aims to make a positive link between mental health and green spaces. Located within the main campus of the university, the physic garden focussed on medicinal plants that were used for treating ailments of the mind like insomnia, anxiety, depression and stress. 

The Exeter Community Garden volunteers are made up of students and staff of the University of Exeter and local residents who actively promote biodiversity and sustainability.


University Walks Information Board

Visit our Grounds and Gardens section of the Webpage or browse the information at the stall.




Sustainable Travel

Visit our sustainable travel stall which will provide support an information to travel to work by active or sustainable modes, including promotional material for Devon events like Love to Ride.  Our events aim to encourage leisure and work-life balance aspects of walking and cycling.  Look out for the free cycle hire taster sessions or make a smoothie powered by a bike!


University Car Benefit Scheme

The University's car scheme offers eligible staff the opportunity to acquire a new energy-efficient car through salary exchange at lower rates than those generally available to members of the public. Come along and see what's on offer and for your chance to be entered into a competition to win a FitBit with Tusker!


Sports Park and St Luke’s Sports Centre Extravaganza!

Come along and try out a variety of what the sports park has to offer including : Inflatable golf, Netball hotshots, Spin and win, Touch tennis and much, much more.

Also find out how to sign up to the Active Offices Staff challenge – the new Interactive health challenge designed to get staff moving. Fitbits at the ready!!!!


Active Devon

Get Active Exeter is a campaign to make Exeter the most active city in the South West by 2018.  It is aimed at residents and employees across the city, with the aim of encouraging them to engage in more sport or other forms of physical activity. Exeter University are working with Active Devon through the Get Active Programme to provide a range of activities to staff. Activities will be delivered at Exeter University and will include Beginner Running, Beginner Circuits, Golf, Netball, Hockey and Basketball. For more information about the individual activities please contact Paul Mouland on Each of the activities will be on a first come first serve basis, so please respond to Paul ASAP.

Here are five reasons why you should take part;

1.     Fitness makes workers more productive

2.     Exercise is a social activity

3.     Good health means fewer sick days

4.     Healthy employees are happy employees

5.     Getting fit is an achievement


Lauren Stone Glass

Lauren Stone has been producing glasswork for over 20 years in the West Country. She has specialized in fused glass which allows her to create trinket dishes, light catchers and pictures. Please come and ask questions about future courses on how to make some coasters yourself in the local area. For more information on Lauren Stone Glass click here.



School Governor Volunteering

The School Governor Staff Group will be available alongside : Exeter Church of England Diocesan Board of Education (EDBE) and School Governors' One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) to answer your questions and give information about becoming a school governor.



Alison Savic Art

Local artist, Alison Savic, creates her prints at the Double Elephant Print Workshop (DEPW), in Exeter where she has produced over 60 editions and many monoprints. Devon has stunning scenery, wildlife and a wealth of fascinating historical buildings, which she uses as her inspiration. Alison has also created images of buildings on the University of Exeter campus that you might recognise!



Apprenticeships Exhibition

YOUR time to achieve! 

  • Thinking about employing an apprentice?
  • Would like to know more about the recruitment process for apprentices?
  • Or perhaps you are a current member of staff seeking to develop yourself?
  • Want to celebrate and share your positive feedback on apprentices already within your teams?

If the answer is “yes” to any of the following statements - think apprenticeships:


  • I have roles where current staff need extra skills
  • I have skills which are going to grow or decline
  • My workforce age profile is not evenly spread
  • I have had to fill vacancies
  • I have roles with high turnover
  • I have roles where I need extra staff and additional capability
  • I have new functions emerging, due to remit changes, mergers or restructuring
  • I can’t clearly identify my future specialists, managers and leaders


The introduction of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships provides a new opportunity for our existing staff to enhance existing skills, and develop new skills and knowledge.

Come and see the Apprenticeships exhibit at the Forum on Streatham campus and the Quad at St Luke’s campus.