Volunteers of the Exeter Hong Kong Alumni Group (EHKAG) identified the need for in-depth employability and networking for recent graduates in Hong Kong. In response to the need to support the careers of young Exeter alumni, the network group organised the first Business Brunch event, which took place on a Saturday morning in March 2019 in Central, Hong Kong.
Three employability events took place in China during April 2019 with thanks to the volunteer network group, Exeter China Alumni Association (ECAA).
Investing in inclusion: Basirat Razaq-Shuaib – Founder/CEO of The Winford Centre for Children and Women
Alumna Basirat Razaq-Shuaib (Finance & Investment, 2009) is the Founder/CEO of The Winford Centre for Children and Women which is dedicated to supporting children with developmental and learning difficulties as well as empowering disadvantaged women. She shares her career journey and insights, as well as the skills which have been most useful along the way.
The Northcote Trophy was retained by the students in the 11th playing of the Northcote Trophy between the University Golf Club and University Alumni Society that took place this May. In this article we review the matches, highlights, and share the final scores.
Recent alumna Marie Johns (Sociology, 2017) writes about how pleased she was to discover that the Career Zone is available to graduates, and therefore the wider alumni community, forever! She outlines how these resources have supported her in her career so far and shares her Top Tips for using them.
In celebration of all of our amazing volunteers, and to say thank you to those exceptional individuals who do so much to support us all, we opened our ‘University of Exeter Alumni Volunteer Awards’ to nominations for the second year this spring.
This April saw the launch of the Work Shadowing Scheme, a programme which gives students the opportunity to shadow a professional for a day in their workplace. These opportunities provide a brilliant chance for students to see what it is like to work in a particular sector, job role or company, helping them with their career plan and development.
'Volunteer in the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of our fantastic alumni volunteers.
Alumna Mary Brehony (Law, 1979) runs her own firm, Brehon & Co., specialising in legal and business affairs advice for media and commercial clients. She shares where her degree has taken her in her career.
Alumna Catherine Farnell (PGCE 2008) runs Heritage Arts and People (HAP), a community interest company based in Exeter which aims to bring communities together to enjoy and explore the Southwest’s rich and varied heritage. She shares where her degree has taken her in her career.
Congratulations to our alumni authors who have recently had their books published.
Join a team of students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus for a day filled with interactive wildlife activities for all the family.
A couple who met while studying at the University of Exeter in the late 1960s have returned to campus as part of their golden wedding anniversary celebrations.
A panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 12 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a round table networking session.
A start-up founded by Exeter alumnus Luke Loveridge (Biological Sciences, 2008) has been shortlisted for a Digital Leaders award.
A group of Exeter alumni are developing an app aimed at parents of children under five, designed to enhance a range of cognitive, social and emotional skills.
Alumna Alice Cracknell (Law, 2009) has set up her own social impact business based near Exeter. ORIGIN is a 100% not-for-profit sustainable fashion business inspired to drive humanitarian projects in the communities from which its fabrics originate; Mali, Ethiopia and Gambia.
Exeter graduates had the chance to reconnect with fellow alumni last month at the Business School’s latest alumni reception, where Gib Bulloch, who founded Accenture’s global "not-for-loss" consulting business, Accenture Development Partnerships, gave a keynote speech on 'Putting Purpose on a Par with Profit'.
Two games and two results for EURFC as the Green Machine marches into the Semi Finals of Knockout Rugby.
Stepping onto the field for her 1st England cap former UoE Sports Scholar Freya Davies made an immediate impact on the international stage as England cruised to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka to go one-nil up in their IT20 series in Colombo.
The University of Exeter Netball Club (EUNC) 1st team and Exeter Netball Club (ENC) Regional 1 side have ended their league season undefeated with the opportunity to progress through playoffs into Premier South and Premier 3 next year. Showing the strength and depth of the University Netball Performance Programme EUNC 2nd team have also won their BUCS league with the ENC Regional 2 side taking the Regional 2 title, both who are automatically promoted for next season.
Congratulations to our alumni authors who have recently had their books published.
'Volunteer in the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of our fantastic alumni volunteers.
Durva Vahia, University of Exeter alumna (MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health 2017), has been making a big impact in India, coaching both women’s football and being the lead sports scientist for one of four elite boys youth academies in the country.
Electricity generation from renewable sources has grown 230% in the last decade and now accounts for 30% of electricity produced in the UK. This makes renewable energy an exciting sector to work in for many Exeter graduates.
University of Exeter alumni and founders of ChargedUp, Hugo Tilmouth and Hakeem Buge have made it onto the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list of social entrepreneurs, which was published in February.
University of Exeter alumni have signed up in their droves to support schools via the Governors for Schools Programme.
Alumna Lindy Stephens (Law 1992) In House Senior Lawyer in a Children’s Legal Team, reflects how redundancy from her role as a partner in a solicitors firm and an out of the blue approach by a recruitment agent to cover staff shortages at Plymouth City Council has led her to the most rewarding professional role she has ever had.
Exeter alumnus Samir Omara (Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 2003) has won the British Council Egypt Professional Achievement Award at the Study UK Alumni Awards 2019.
Our fantastic alumni have continued to support a wide range of college activities this academic year benefiting hundreds of current and prospective students in the process.
A number of Medical Sciences graduates recently returned to Exeter to inform current students about potential career paths open to them following completion of their degrees.
On 7 November 2018, Exeter University’s Medical School facilitated the ‘Waking up to Planetary Health’ conference at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.
University of Exeter alumnae Freya Davies (LLB Law 2014-2017) has been announced in the new central contracts for England Cricket in 2019.
Hear from alumnus Graham Hill, President of the Board of the US Foundation, about what the group does and how it supports the University.
Bill Kirton (French, 1962) is an award-winning author and a former fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. We asked him to share highlights from his career and tips for new graduates.
Exeter alumnus Harry Chaplin (MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015) has helped set-up a project in Madagascar to deliver fresh drinking water to communities.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Moore (Philosophy & Sociology, 1968) entered the finance sector upon leaving Exeter, and has since worked in six countries, nine cities, and conducted business in another 20+ countries around the world. However for Tony, like so many Exeter students, his experiences were shaped just as much by his time on the sports field as in the classroom.
Congratulations to our alumni authors who have recently had their books published.
Alumnus Tim Blaxall recently talked with Humanities students about working in Business and Finance with a Humanities degree.
On 20 November, the Sport and Health Sciences networking evening took place in in Cross-Keys.
The Exeter China Alumni Association (ECAA) kindly organised three Christmas reunion events which took place during December and January.
Exeter alumnus, Gameli Adzaho (MSc Environment and Human Health, 2014) talked to us about life after graduating.
Exeter alumnus Peter Brennan (MBA, 2012) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hospiscare, a local, independent charity which provides care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.
Alumna and filmmaker Lottie Graham (English, 2015) is directing a short animation film about plastic pollution and mental health.
More talented students from underrepresented groups will be able to benefit from an Exeter education thanks to a generous legacy from alumna Verena Hoffman, née Fairs (German and Russian, 1967).
A new student-led academic law society is to be formed at the University of Exeter. It will offer a wide range of opportunities for students to help to broaden their career development, to promote interdisciplinarity and to equip themselves with the skills employers find most valuable.
In 2017, unsure about the career path set out before her, alumna Emma Rosen (MA Applied Security and Strategy, 2015) changed tack and spent a year trying 25 careers before her 25th birthday.
Alumna Emma Rosen (MA Applied Security and Strategy, 2015) talks about her portfolio career as a Public Speaker and Writer discussing the benefits and challenges of the decisions she has made, the skills needed for portfolio working and advice for taking this path.
Gregory Watson (Accountancy, 1986) is the Managing Director of radio business Folder Media. We asked him about his career and what advice he’d give to students and recent graduates wanting to get into the industry.
University of Exeter alumni will be taking on counterparts from the University of Birmingham on a festive edition of University Challenge this December.
A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.
A campaigner leading the UN’s international efforts to fight genocide is among the experts being honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation ceremonies this week.
Giovanni Strano (PhD Engineering, 2013) recently returned to Exeter to speak to Engineering students about potential career paths. Giovanni works at Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace and before that he worked at Jaguar Land Rover Research and Technologies.
In January 2019, Exeter alumnus David Brearley (MEng Mechanical Engineering, 2018) will be heading to South East Asia to document the problem of plastic waste on the Mekong River.
Exeter alumna Selin Yigitbasi (Business and Management, 2013) has won the FBN NxG Lombard Odier Award for 2018.
The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £135,000 to support students as part of the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign.
Tom Glover (Economics, 2011 and MSc International Management, 2012) is one of just 30 professionals from across the UK sports industry to be selected as a Sports Industry NextGen Leader for 2019.
Exeter graduates and Co-Founders, Jesse Wilson and Tom Jordan are no strangers to the world of business, having quit regular jobs to pursue the dream of running their own craft beer company, Jubel. Just one year since they launched, they have secured distribution in more than 600 Sainsbury’s stores in four countries.
Exeter alumnus Dr Tathagata Neogi, co-founder of Heritage Walk Calcutta, is now working with Exeter to unveil Kolkata's heritage.
Congratulations to all our alumni authors who have recently published books just in time for Christmas.
Hannah Ladd-Jones hasn’t wasted any time since she graduated this summer with an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity.
Tom Morley, graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2016 and is now working as an Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant for Trium Environmental Consulting.
The 2017 BA Business Economics Graduate, Sam Skinner, made his starting senior international debut for Scotland against Fiji.
In August 1951 Jim Hollensteiner came to Exeter (University College of the South West as it was then) for a year's exchange. Here are some of his memories.
Sixty Biosciences students recently attended an alumni panel event .
Five additional undergraduate students in Natural Sciences will be able to benefit from research internships, thanks to a further donation from Exeter alumnus Mick Jackson (BSc & PhD Chemical Engineering, 1979, 1984).
Exeter alumnus Ben Ritsema (Business and Management, 2012) started Cranes Drinks with his identical twin brother Dan straight after graduating.
We caught up with alumnus Patrick Wilken (MSc International Management, 2016), who talked to us about why he volunteers for Exeter.
At the beginning of 2018 we sent a survey to all our alumni around the world. We asked you to share your views on our events, our newsletters, our magazine and our fundraising. More than 1,300 of you completed the survey and we reviewed all your responses and comments, in order to check what we do and make changes where necessary
Two entrepreneurial Exeter alumni are seeing success after setting up a jewellery business while still at University.
A group of Exeter alumni returned to campus last week to celebrate 40 years since graduation.
Exeter alumna Emma Vetriano (International Relations, 2011) has been named a Sports Industry NextGen Leader for 2019.
Trevor Worth (MBA, 2015) set up Portcullis Legals in Plymouth when he was 23 years old. A specialist in estate planning, as well as running a successful business, he also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Legal Services Board in London and provides consultancy services to a number of law and financial services firms. Wanting to explore more innovative ways of working and take his business to another level, a few years ago Trevor enrolled on the MBA programme at the University of Exeter.
Soon after graduating in Law in 1998, Exeter alumna Sarah Dusek packed up her bags and headed to Zimbabwe. Fuelled by a desire to do some good in the world, she settled into aid work supporting development, healthcare and education within the community. It was here that Sarah fell in love with the outdoors, the wide open spaces and the bush experience.
Hear from alumnus Wenjie Li, President of the Exeter China Alumni Association, about what the group does and how it supports alumni at Exeter.
On Wednesday 12 September, a panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 13 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a networking session.
Students from Canada are being given the opportunity to study at the University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a new scholarship programme set-up by an Exeter alumnus.
We caught up with alumnus Ronnie Henderson (Ancient History, 2014), who talked to us about why he volunteers for Exeter.
Earlier this month, Exeter hosted the third edition of its University of Exeter Entrepreneur Network event at Hangar 58, Runway East, Shoreditch. Exeter’s Student Startup Support team welcomed attendees for an evening of networking and ideas sharing. This event also featured a panel discussion around the theme of B-Corp.
Exeter alumna Dr Sasha Kosanic (PhD Geography, 2015) has published a paper raising awareness about the obstacles researchers with disabilities can face in the academic system.
Exeter alumna, Emily Hunt (English, 2009), has released a new science book for children.
Exeter alumna, Helen Russell (English Literature, 2001), has recently published her new novel.
Exeter alumnus recently published his third book which tells the story of how we equipped the British Army during World War 1.
Significant performances with his team Canyon Eisberg (UCI Continental) and a dominant display in France for the GB U23 has led to further selection to feature in the UCI World Road Race Championships.
This month for our volunteer in the spotlight we caught up with Nick Masson (Education & Physical Education, 1985).
Our autumn telethon will begin in October when a team of students will call a selection of our alumni.
The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has reached 75% of its ambitious target with two years to go.
At the beginning of June, the LLM Exeter Club, an independent alumni association of former Exeter School of Law LLM students, gathered in Brussels for its annual meeting.
A group of alumni recently came back to our Streatham Campus to celebrate their 40th reunion.
Exeter alumna Iona Tulloch (Psychology, 1999) has published a new children’s book believed to be the first to highlight the importance of peatland.
Hear from alumnus Steve Edge, Chair of the Alumni Network Group, about what the committee does and how it supports alumni at Exeter.
University of Exeter alumni Dr Joan (Chemistry, 1975 & PhD Chemistry, 1978) and Brian Stopp (Chemical Engineering, 1975) not only met and fell in love at Exeter, but married on campus too!
Exetra, the University of Exeter’s recent alumni group, will be holding its seventh annual Christmas Quiz this winter.
It can be challenging enough being a single parent, but University of Exeter alumna Justina Igwe managed to conquer a demanding five-year Medicine degree at the same time.
The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has raised more than £15 million of philanthropic income during the academic year (to 31 July 2018), the best ever fundraising performance in the University’s 63-year history.
Recently graduated and keen to make a difference in the charity sector? Read the experiences of alumna Alexia Quin (Music, 1996), a music therapist who set up the charity Music as Therapy International in 1995.
Rene Wyndham came to Exeter to study BA French and German and loved French so much she continued to complete postgraduate study too.
She shares how languages helped her build a successful and enjoyable career.
Alumnus, Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke (PhD Psychology, 1988) of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
University of Exeter Law graduate and former women’s cricket Sports Scholar Freya Davies has recently joined Western Storm for the start of their 2018 Kia Super League campaign .
This June, alumni from a broad range of professions returned to campus to deliver workshops designed to give students unique insights into specific career pathways.
Alumnus and volunteer, Tim Ireland (Chemical Engineering, 1984), talked to us about his time at Exeter and why he volunteers.
40 budding engineers have spent four days with the College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences undertaking activities in order to gain an insight into what undergraduate engineering entails.
Hannah Guzzetta-King (MSc Psychology, 2012), has been mentoring Exeter students since 2016 and is passionate about her involvement in the scheme.
Classics and Ancient History Alumnus James Smith talks about his positive experience of taking part in Liberal Arts ‘Think Tank’ module.
14 University of Exeter alumni and three honorary graduates have received recognition for their work in the Queen’s birthday honours.
A University Crowdfunding Campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation
Reusable KeepCup Campaign supported by the Alumni Annual Fund wins Campaign of the Year at the Guild Awards
The student-led Give Up Your Paper Cup campaign has won the award for Campaign of the Year at the Guild Awards, for encouraging students and staff to use a re-usable KeepCup when buying hot drinks.
Often described by my parents as a homebody, I never dreamed I would live internationally. However, towards the end of my Bachelor’s degree, I sensed the need to spread my wings.
Pint of Science Exeter 2018, which was supported by the Alumni Annual Fund, was hosted over three nights between 14-16 May.
Alumnus Steve Edge (Law, 1972), was recently honoured at a naming ceremony which celebrated the naming of the Steve Edge Seminar Room.
Exeter announces new Mireille Gillings Fellowships in Health Innovation to develop future women leaders
The University of Exeter Medical School is creating two new Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellowships, to help develop the next generation of leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business. They have been funded from a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation – the largest single gift ever made to the University.
Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999), a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), has been honoured posthumously by friends and former colleagues who have set up a scholarship scheme at his alma mater.
The Alumnae Group successfully ran their eighth Women and Leadership Reception this April, giving female graduates the opportunity to meet and network with fellow alumni as well as hear from inspiring speakers.
Simon Brooker (History and Politics, 1999) is Head of Loans Product Owner at giffgaff gameplan. After graduating from the University of Exeter, he has worked in a number of financial areas, including mortgages and commercial and personal lending. Now working at giffgaff gameplan, we spoke to Simon about his career to date.
Continuing links between the University of Exeter and South Korea public sector celebrated during visit
Academics and alumni have celebrated the strong links between the South Korean public sector and the University of Exeter with a series of events.
Vanessa Rowan Johnstone (Economics and Agricultural Economics, 1991) is Director of Corporate Marketing at Stifel and has worked in The City for two decades, but in 2017 she also became Executive Producer of a short film. That film, The Silent Child, would go on to win an Oscar at the 2018 Academy Awards and help raise awareness of the struggles children face growing up deaf.
We talked to Vanessa about what inspired her to get involved in such a different field
Almost two years after graduation two One Planet MBA alumni are back in Exeter and on Streatham campus. In May, Glendon Filer and Stuart May (MBA, 2016) travelled from London for two Business School talks; ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’, and ‘Doughnut Economics’; and to participate as mentors in the MBA module ‘Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution’. The following blog is their reflection on the experience.
The Exeter Hong Kong Alumni committee kindly organised an Industry Insight event in April, bringing together alumni as well as students who are currently on their year abroad in Hong Kong.
Exetra, the recent alumni group, held an event at the British Library in April on ‘Writing and Publishing in the Modern Age.’
In February the University of Exeter celebrated a huge milestone in the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign, when the number of alumni volunteering hours given since the Campaign began passed 60,000.
In recognition of the contribution that our amazing alumni volunteers make to our institution, we recently launched our very first Alumni Volunteer Awards.
Exeter alumni Amanda Faber (Education and Theology 1984), Jonathan Lewis (Politics and Society, 1985) and David Solomon (Maths and Statistics) recently brought their production of 'Soldier On' to Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Ken Daly (Engineering, 1989) is the Chief Executive of JML, retailer and home shopping company. He has been with the company almost since its inception, starting in sales and working up through the ranks, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2012.
Exeter graduate Olivia Higgs (Combined Honours, 2016) recently gave a TEDx talk in Virginia in the US about the role society plays on artificial intelligence (A.I).
The St Luke’s Sport Centre was recently able to install a new speed track thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Alumni Annual Fund.
Gift from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation is the single largest received by the University of Exeter.
Professor Martin Sorrell, Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Exeter has recently published a memoir based on his French mother’s life.
A new Widening Participation scholarship is to be introduced at the University of Exeter, helping to ensure even more students can benefit from a University education.
Former Met Office CEO and Business School academics debate the Changing Models of Leadership at the Walkie-Talkie building
Exeter alumni and MBA participants had the chance last month to hear a keynote speech from Honorary Graduate and former Met Office CEO, John Hirst CBE, in the stylish surroundings of 20 Fenchurch Street.
We spoke to alumna Jenny Durrant (Archaeology, 2003) and found out more about her career path and why she volunteers for Exeter.
Exeter alumnus Tom Charman (Economics and Politics, 2016) got a high profile surprise recently while attending a Virgin Media pitching masterclass.
A graduate from the University of Exeter is set to cycle from Exeter to Andorra on March 27, 2018.
Nominations for Exeter’s very first Alumni Volunteer of the Year awards have closed and the shortlist has now been announced.
University of Exeter alumni have demonstrated their exceptional generosity and commitment to their University by pledging £128,162 in the spring telethon.
Alumnus Hugo Chance speaks to students about how to use their Social Sciences degree for a career in Finance
Philosophy and Sociology alumnus Hugo Chance returned to campus to speak to 30 students across SSIS disciplines about his successful career in the Finance sector, and how they can follow a similar path.
BBC iPlayer software engineer Nik Rahmel (BSc IT Management for Business, 2015) talks about his experience of volunteering at Exeter.
On 22nd February, Alice Higgins (Drama, 2004) spoke at Working in Event Management, part of the Creative Careers Festival 2018.
Dr Keith Hooper (English, 2009), former PHD student, recently wrote and published a Charles Dickens biography.
Student members of the University’s Business and Finance Society (BFS) once again had the chance to gain careers advice from Exeter graduates working in a variety of industries at their annual alumni dinner.
The University of Exeter has been shortlisted in three categories at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.
The University of Exeter has launched new awards honouring the exceptional individuals who give their time to support students and fellow alumni.
Former students have spent more than 60,000 hours volunteering at the University of Exeter – beating a target with two years to spare.
Exeter alumnus, Chris Maddocks (Law & Sociology, 1986), is a retired race walker and Olympian and will be giving up his time this March to help at Hospicare’s annual Men’s Walk.
Recent Exeter graduate Liam Taylor was a runner-up for the Degree category within the prestigious British Education Awards.
Alumnus, Ed Challinor (LLB Law, 2003) studied law at Exeter but ended up taking a much unexpected career path.
Young entrepreneurs who turned down an offer on TV programme Dragons’ Den now say their business is worth £2.6 million.
A group of Exeter alumni are organising an Arctic expedition in collaboration with fellow scientists, students and artists from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Falmouth University.
Hong Kong based Exeter alumnus, Adam Broadbent (Business and Accounting, 2014), has used his experience at University to set-up a new business.
'Volunteer in the Spotlight' is a regular feature which shares the stories of some of our alumni volunteers.
Alumnus Maurice Morgan (Biosciences, 1938), who established the ‘Anning Morgan Bursary’ to support students from Cornwall, passed away over Christmas, aged 100.
An Exeter alumna and her children have started a family tradition of graduation pictures on campus.
Exeter alumna and single mum entrepreneur, Ali Golds (PGCE, 2009), was recently named by The Independent as one of the top 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017.