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July 2010

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Alumni news

Exeter hosts alumni receptions in the USA
The University recently hosted two receptions for alumni in Washington DC and New York City.

Distance is no barrier to remarkable learner
Margaret Rushby, aged 78, has made the most of distance learning to achieve a University of Exeter degree.

WWF One Planet Leaders - 5% discount for alumni
If you are still looking for ways to make sustainability a profitable strategy and transform the way your company manages this challenge, sign up to the One Planet Leaders workshops.

University news and events

Exeter Students' Guild is the best
The University of Exeter Students’ Guild has been officially recognised as the best Students’ Union in the country.

Three lecturers win national award
Three lecturers at the University of Exeter have been honoured with prestigious national awards for their outstanding contribution to student learning experiences.

A Peerage for Floella Benjamin
The Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Floella Benjamin, has been made a peer in the Dissolution Honours list.

Research news

Expanding blast-proof curtains to reduce impact of bomb explosion
A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions.

Funding awarded for world-class research centre
The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has been awarded £4.75m capital funding by the Wellcome-Wolfson Capital Awards initiative towards the development of the world-class Centre for Translational Medicine in Exeter.


Chiefs win scrum for rugby premiership promotion
Devon’s premier rugby club, Exeter Chiefs, are celebrating promotion to the Premiership for the first time in their 139-year history with help from the University of Exeter.

High performance programme celebrates a decade of success
The High Performance Programme, which provides support to talented athletes that allows them to reach their sporting potential, while also fulfilling academic commitments is celebrating a decade of success.


13 October: Business School Annual Forum
Dexter House, No.2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC2N 4QN

4 November: House of Lords Event    
House of Lords, London, SW1A OPW   

24 November: Arts and Media Reception
Red Brick Road, 50 -54 Beak Street, London, WIF 9RN

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