Rugby champions

Exeter breaks into BUCS top 5

Exeter has reached its highest ever position in the 2012/13 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) league table, reaching 5th place.

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Alumni News


Graduate Knighted in Queen's honours list

Prominent lawyer and Exeter graduate Anthony Salz has been Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sir Anthony (Law 1971, Hon LLD 2003) was awarded the honour for his voluntary service to young people and public life.
Pacific Rowers

Alumni to take on Pacific challenge

Four Exeter graduates are planning to row more than 2,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to raise money for a children’s charity. Nick Kempster, Chris Blacketer, Andrew Line and Jack Carter are training to take on the waves next summer in the Great Pacific Ocean Race. The race will take them from California to Hawaii.

Alumni benefits relaunch

A number of top hotels in Exeter are now offering exclusive discounts to Exeter graduates. These are in addition to existing benefits including discounts on sports facilities and lifelong learning opportunities through library and online journal access. There are also career networking events throughout the year. Visit our benefits section for more information.
Beth Fowler

Alumna triathlete ranked 67th in the world

Beth Fowler (Sport and Exercise Science 2000) has had a great start to the professional triathlon season being ranked just outside the top 10 in the UK and entering the top 100 in the world. Beth started competing as a professional triathlete in 2011 after being selected for Team GB in the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships in Budapest.

University News

Student App

Exeter students’ app wins first place in Microsoft’s global competition

Four Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide. The winning mobile phone application the students devised is called “soundSYNK,” and creates impromptu social networks that allow people to stream music simultaneously through a group of phones, effectively creating a symphony of speakers.

Vice-Chancellor accompanies PM on business mission to Kazakhstan

Professor Sir Steve Smith accompanied Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan designed to promote the UK’s expertise in the energy and mining sectors. The Vice-Chancellor was representing the world renowned Camborne School of Mines, on a trip designed to help create local partnerships, knowledge transfer and education and training.
Living Systems

Approval for new £50 million interdisciplinary research centre

The University has been granted planning permission for a  new £50 million research centre, the Living Systems building. Living Systems represents a groundbreaking interdisciplinary venture, bringing together world leading research in biosciences, engineering, mathematics, medicine and physical sciences alongside new undergraduate provision in natural sciences to train the scientists of tomorrow.
Formula student

Formula for Success

A team of engineering students took on the best in the world at the Formula Student competition at Silverstone. Exeter was the highest placed new entrant in the competition with a final result of 62nd from an original field of 103 entrants. The team was supported through the Annual Fund.

Tailoring diabetes treatment to older patients yields dramatic results

A study led by the Medical School has found that found that 27 per cent of people over 70 achieved better glycaemic control through individualised care. The researchers found that by setting realistic targets and spending time talking to patients, their glycaemic control dramatically improved.


Career mentor scheme

Career Mentor Scheme broadens its horizons

The Career Mentor Scheme is on course to increase the number of mentoring opportunities by 87% for 2013-2014. The Scheme brings students together with successful professionals from all different sectors. They support the students for up to 12 months, providing insight and careers advice. During 2012/13 the scheme supported 115 mentoring matches, including our first ever international mentoring matches.

Get involved - volunteering

To date, more than 1,600 alumni have taken part in our volunteering programmes, giving more than 15,000 hours of time. You can help across a wide variety of projects and we are happy to work with you to find a way to get involved which best suits your skills and circumstances. You can give as little as 15 minutes of your time whether it’s at home, from your workplace or on campus.


Amber Reed

Student named BUCS Sportswoman of the Year

Amber Reed has been awarded BUCS Sportswoman of the Year at the annual BUCS Awards Dinner. This prestigious award was presented in recognition of Amber’s achievements over the last 12 months in which she has represented England in the Six Nations and helped the University to victory in the BUCS Championship Final at Twickenham.

Russell Seal Fitness Centre update

Construction of the Russell Seal Fitness Centre continues over the summer. The state-of-the-art facility will open in September, stocked with over 200 stations of brand new equipment. Completion of this facility will mark the end of the £8.1 million Streatham Sports Park redevelopment.


22 July: Business School Networking Event

Institute of Directors Wine Bar, Pall Mall, SW1Y5ED.

24 July: Hong Kong Alumni Group - Wine Tasting Evening

Corney & Barrow Ltd, Unit D, 6th Floor, 9 Queens Road Central. Hong Kong

16 August: Alumni Golf Day 2013

St Georges Hill Golf Club, Surrey

31 August: Exeter vs Durham in London - The Alumni Hockey Varsity

University of Westminster, London

12 September: Exetra Wine Tasting Evening

Waterloo Wines, 59-61 Lant St, London, SE1 1QN

26 September: Gulf Alumni Dinner

Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, Sharjah

3 October: ExeX: Through The Glass Ceiling

Building One, Streatham Campus

10 October: House of Lords Reception

House of Lords, London

8 November: Save the date - Law School's 90th Anniversary Celebration

For further information please contact Sarah Turner (sarah.turner@exeter.ac.uk)

13 November: Exe-X: Social Networking for Success

Willis International, 51 Lime Street, London

14 November: Save the date - Beijing Alumni Reception

For further information please contact Rachael Green (r.green@exeter.ac.uk)

16 November: Save the date - Shanghai Alumni Reception

For further information please contact Rachael Green (r.green@exeter.ac.uk)

5 December: Alumni Carol Service

St Mary Aldermary Church, Watling St , London

5 December: Save the date - Exetra Christmas Quiz

More  details will be announced soon. For further information please contact Katie Wade (k.wade@exeter.ac.uk)
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