The University of Exeter has broken into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the most influential global league table.

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Exeter achieves global top 100 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the most influential global league table.



Alumni News

Global Conversation – next stop London

Hong Kong, Paris, Toronto, New York, San Francisco – and now London. Exeter’s next Global Conversation event Extreme Global Warming: A World Beyond 2°C? takes place in London on Tuesday 2 February at the Royal Society. Hear the latest science from the University and the Met Office exploring what a warmer world could be like, and what impact it could have. Booking is open now.


University alumni who died in war remembered

A new memorial to University of Exeter alumni who died in war since 1945 was dedicated in the University’s Chapel at Streatham Campus on Remembrance Sunday. Friends and family of the four service personnel who are remembered joined University staff, students and alumni as well as members of the local community for the special service of remembrance.


Winner of alumni prize draw announced 

Congratulations to Gerard Bruynseels (Business and Accounting 2013) who won our latest alumni prize draw – a night’s stay at Bovey Castle. Gerard said, 'I’m delighted to have won this prize and really looking forward to getting back to Devon and revisiting some old haunts.’



Genomics, Climate Change or Empire – Learn something new in the New Year

Join us in January for our popular online courses  Climate Change (starting 25 January) and Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism (starting 11 Jan). Also, keep your eyes peeled for our exciting new course: Genomic medicine: transforming patient care in diabetes starting on 22 February.


Alumni gather at House of Lords

Over 200 Exeter alumni including Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid gathered for a special Diamond Jubilee reception at the House of Lords on 5 November 2015.



Over 100 PhD studentships available for 2016 entry

The University is looking for talented researchers to join us on our journey of success. We are offering over 100 fully-funded PhD studentships across a wide range of subjects from now and into the New Year.




University News

World-leading researcher appointed first Director of Exeter's Living Systems Institute

One of the world's most pioneering and influential developmental geneticists has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Living Systems Institute. Professor Philip Ingham FRS will join the University to take up the pivotal post at the LSI, a £52 million world-class, next generation collaborative research community.


Crowdfunding match for the Rugby Club

You can help Exeter University Rugby Club raise money for vital new equipment through our brand new crowdfunding website and the University is matching all donations up to £10,000. Find out more, see and share the Rugby Club campaign and watch their video here.


Innovative research facility launched at Penryn Campus

A pioneering new research facility has been officially launched at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, Cornwall. The £5.5 million Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF) brings together business, science and engineering.


SETsquared best university business incubator in the world

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, has been recognised as the best performing university business incubator in the world.


Volunteering & Giving

More than 900 alumni volunteers!

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of the 935 alumni who so generously volunteered their time to support the University in 2014/15 (an increase of 16% on the previous year) giving 11,150 hours of their time. You supported more key activities than ever before (1,372 activities). A whopping 574 alumni supported student employability in 2014/15 with talks, advice and signposting, mock interviews and one-on-one mentoring to name just a few. Quite simply, we would not be able to do what we do without you. Thank you for making Exeter exceptional. Find out more about volunteering on our website.


Volunteer in the Spotlight - Megan Hallinan

Volunteer in the Spotlight is a regular feature that highlights the alumni helping current students achieve more. Megan Hallinan (Creative Writing with French & Film 2009) works in PR in London. Read about her career and why she volunteered at the University.


Women in the Law Event

When approached by Exeter alumna Jane Player, a Partner in King and Spalding’s Disputes Group, about organising a Women in the Law panel event, the Employability Team in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies jumped at the opportunity to bring in an all-female panel of graduates from a variety of law backgrounds to speak and provide inspiration to our current students.



Girls get Gold

The first race of the 2015/16 season saw Exeter University Boat Club travel to Nottingham for the Senior British Championships. After a strong time trial, the women's four qualified for the final. As the only under 23 crew in the final they won the U23 pennant. The final was the best the girls had rowed together all season, coming in a strong 5th.


Football Varsity

Exeter took on Bath at this annual charity event in aid of the Cardiomyopathy Association and Exeter City’s Football in the Community. Half time saw Exeter 0-2 down but the second half saw a change of play and breakthrough came in the 79th minute of the match ending in a 2-2 draw. You can watch the match or read the full write up.


Alumni compete for Invitational title

Exeter alumni and their guests enjoyed a round of golf at the picturesque Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club in Richmond’s Old Deer Park for the annual Invitational Golf Day. The Invitational individual competition was won by Ian Roberts (Economics, 2001). Julie & Bruce Leith won the mixed pairs competition and Ron Baynes took the Leading Guest prize.


Alumni Golf Society support recognised

The continued commitment of the Alumni Golf Society has helped the University Golf Club to become the most highly established university golfing society in the UK. To recognise the generosity of the Society and members John Gilbert (Economics, 1972) and Rod Alexander (History, 1971), the new 'Alumni Golf Society Performance Analysis Suite' has been named in their honour.



Friday 27 November  - Alumni Social in Perth
Metro Bar and Bistro, 33 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, WA

Saturday 28 November - 'Come and Sing!' Mendelssohn’s Elijah concert
The Mary Harris Memorial Chapel, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, Exeter

Monday 30 November - New Delhi Alumni Career Summit
Hotel Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, Near Modern School, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Tuesday 1 December  - Recent Alumni Christmas Quiz
Balls Brother Minster Exchange, Minster Pavement, Mincing Lane, London

Wednesday 2 December  - Alumni Social in Adelaide
The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006 Australia

Thursday 3 December - EUC Exeter Branch: Christmas Lunch
Reed Hall, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QR

Thursday 3 December - Alumni Carol Service
St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall Yard London EC2V 5AA

Saturday 5 December - EUC London Branch Christmas Party

Monday 7 December - EUC Wessex Branch: Christmas Celebration
Côte Brasserie, 73 High St, Winchester SO23 9DA

Tuesday 8 December - South West Alumnae Christmas Networking
Reed Hall, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QR

Thursday 10 December - Alumni Social in Sydney
The RedOak, 201 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Saturday 12 December - EUC East Anglia: Christmas Party

Tuesday 15 December - Business in Birmingham: Alumni networking evening
Suite 1, The Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Wednesday 16 December - Christmas Social in Paris
Closerie des Lilas, 171 Boulevard de Montparnasse, 75006, Paris

Friday 18 December - Hockey Club Alumni Christmas Lunch
Old Dr Butler's Head, Moorgate, London


Tuesday 2 February 2016 - Global Conversation: London, UK
The Royal Society, London

Thursday 21 April 2016 - Alumni Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner
Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London

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Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie (MA Creative Writing 2012)

The Roots of Religious Extremism... by Mohamed Bin Ali (PhD Arab and Islamic Studies 2013) 

The Guiri  by Oliver Hanson (BA Politics 1997)

Catch The Stinger, Before It Stings You!
by E.R. Pomeransky

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Access to Internships - A2I

Access to Internships (A2I) is a scheme to help recent Exeter graduates to secure a paid internship using Careerzone information, support and funding.

We help you identify the SME companies in the UK that are right for you and make an effective approach. With the generous support of Santander Universities you can even offer your employer a £1500 (no VAT) subsidy, to help towards the cost of your employment.

Sign up now for help finding your paid graduate internship.

Celebrate Exeter University Symphony Orchestra's 50th Anniversary on Saturday 6 February 2016.

Join us at The Rougemount Hotel in Exeter for a drinks reception, three-course meal and an evening of entertainment. 

Cost: £45pp or £30pp for students

To find out more email us or view more details on our website.

Come start your graduate career in the South West 

Last year nearly 12% of Exeter graduates started their graduate careers in the South West. Find out about working life, sectors and large employers on the Careers in South West webpages.

The University and other South West companies recruit graduates through the Graduate Business Partnership schemeTo receive a weekly email updating you on graduate vacancies in the South West please sign up to the GBP vacancy e-bulletin.



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