Thanks to your support we achieved our Campaign goal 12 months ahead of schedule – More than £62,000,000 has been raised for our ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign, supporting University of Exeter research projects and students. During the past year alone more than 2,800 alumni have donated, and over 1,100 have given 11,000 volunteer hours.
Find out more about how this support has had a real life impact on different projects at the University.
PhD students Aaron Choi and Aaron Page are the recipients of a generous gift from the Bateman Family Charitable Trust which has enabled their respective PhD’s in Medicine and Business to be fully funded.
Donations to a crowdfunding project have helped to get much needed PPE and ‘tip taps’ to Guinea Bissau’s Cantanhez National Park to protect populations of endangered chimpanzees at risk of developing Covid19.
The Sailing Club is one of the largest and most successful university sailing clubs in the country. Thanks to donations they were able to secure the last of the funds required to replace a much needed flight of six boats.
On 7 March 2020, the Penryn campus hosted the Wild Film Fest. Organised by students and supported by the Alumni Annual Fund, the event included a talk by the renowned conservationist and broadcaster Ben Garrod.
Lauren Cowie was selected as the recipient of a bursary, funded by current University staff to support students from Cornwall to study at Exeter. Now she has reached the end of her final year Lauren reflects on her experiences and the impact the bursary has had.
The Exeter Applied Consultancy Project boosted employment prospects by bringing students and businesses together to solve real-world problems, all with the help of the Alumni Annual Fund.
Staff, students and fellow alumni all came forward to nominate alumni volunteers involved in an array of projects both in the UK and internationally. The judging panel, made up of representatives of all the above groups, are delighted to announce this year’s winners.
John Palmer (Education & Physical Education, 1979-83) has worked alongside the University over the last few months to grow the football alumni network.
The University of Exeter is dedicated to shaping new local, national and global systems to combat COVID-19. Many members of the University community are making important contributions. Our students, colleagues and alumni are working tirelessly to support communities at this difficult time.