Ben Ainslie

New Year's Honours for Exeter alumni

The world’s most decorated Olympic sailor and the Head of Education for London 2012 are among alumni and Honorary Graduates recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Alumni News

Exeter alumni take on University Challenge

An alumni team flew the flag for Exeter in a special series of University Challenge, which was broadcast on BBC2 over Christmas and New Year. The team of three alumni and an Exeter academic took on opponents from Glasgow in the quiz, which was hosted by Jeremy Paxman.

Supporting student business at Exeter

Alumnus Matthew Rusk knows business, having started a successful UK-wide guitar lessons network while still a student. He has taken over the post of Student Entrepreneur in Residence at Exeter to support budding student businesses in areas from iPhone repair to a socks social enterprise.

Exeter University Club re-formed

The Exeter University Club comprises graduates, alumni and staff of the University of Exeter. The Club offers a range of social and cultural activities for members and their families through its locally-based branches. The newly re-formed Club is keen to hear from potential new members.

London alumni gather for inaugural carol service

Nearly 100 guests attended the first alumni carol concert in London at the historic St Mary Woolnoth. Alumni were involved in all aspects, including conducting the service and taking part in the choir. Please contact Angela.Evans@exeter.ac.uk if you are interested in attending next year's London service.

University News

Open Learning

Exeter joins elite open online education project

Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country’s top universities, including the University of Exeter, thanks to the new project FutureLearn Ltd being launched by The Open University. FutureLearn will announce details of its structure and courses early this year.

Business School offers most ambitious Masters funding ever

The University of Exeter Business School is now offering a range of scholarships to world class, talented students who wish to pursue further study by undertaking a Masters degree. Awards range from £3,000 to full fees.

Building begins at Exeter Science Park

With funding and planning permission secured, work begins on the Exeter Science Park this spring. With the dramatic growth in research investment at the University, it provides an opportunity to nurture young, high-growth businesses. Sign up to the Science Park newsletter by visiting the website.



Mid-season sport update

At the halfway stage in the 2012/13 BUCS season, Exeter is ranked 6th out of 165 institutions, and is on target to match or even better last year’s 7th place finish.

Elite cycling programme announced

International cycling team CMI Pro and the University of Exeter have formed a partnership to provide opportunities for talented and determined riders. The programme is unique amongst universities in the UK, and offers a pathway to compete at a international level.


24 January: Dangerous Climate Change: Tipping Points and Radical Geoengineering - Professor Peter Cox with the Royal Geographic Society

KPMG Conference Rooms, Central, Hong Kong

24 January: Exeter University Club talk: Agatha Christie, literary daughter of Devon by John Risdon

Cowick Barton Pub, Exeter

7 February: Bristol Alumni Social

Watershed Bar, Harbourside, Bristol

13 February: Rugby Varsity - University of Exeter v University of Bath

Sandy Park, Exeter

FULLY BOOKED: 18 February: Exetra Writer's Workshop

Watershed Bar, Harbourside, Bristol

27 February: A.G. Leventis Foundation lecture: What we can learn from the Ancient Greeks today

The Hellenic Centre, London

4 March: Alumnae Group social, SW branch

Northcott Theatre, Streatham Campus, Exeter. Contact Rachael Magee (R.Magee@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 726349) if you are interested in attending.

6 July: Exeter Alumni Reunion 2013

Streatham Campus, Exeter

18 July: St Luke's Education 1988 Reunion

St Luke's Campus and Double Locks Pub, Exeter. Contact Carol Blechman (Education and Maths 1988) on cabwalters@aol.com if you are interested in attending.
Alumni authors

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Dr Michael Freemantle
Gas! GAS! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War

John Carroll
Effective Time Management in Easy Steps

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