University part of biggest Children in Need ever

The Forum was featured on BBC television as the venue for Children in Need in the South West. The region raised an impressive £722,586.

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Alumni News

Reading to elderly with Annual Fund support

Students from the English department are reading in residential care homes as part of a project that uses literature and poetry as a stimulus for senior citizens, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Empower: Access to Medicine campaign

A campaign to remove barriers to access for new drugs and treatments for people with rare or life-threatening conditions has been launched by alumnus Dr Les Halpin.

Inaugural London Alumni Carol Service

The first annual carol service for Exeter alumni is planned for 6 December in London. The service will be held at the historic St Mary Woolnoth in Bank. Alumni needed to join the choir - please register with choirmaster Richard Brain (R.Brain@ram.ac.uk).

Athlete motivates high-achieving pupils

International beach volleyball player Lucy Boulton (Sports Sciences 2010) inspired Exeter’s youngsters at the Excellence in Exeter awards. Lucy has spent the past six years playing at an international level and is one of the UK’s brightest young sports stars.

Library space honours alumni legacy

A room in the newly refurbished library on the Streatham Campus has been named in tribute to an Exeter alumnus and philanthropist. Professor Lang bequeathed £90,000 to support investment in the University library.

University and Research News


Chancellor wins children's award

Exeter Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE was presented with the J M Barrie Award for 'a body of work that stands the test of time' at the latest ACA Children's Arts Awards.

Methane waste could power British homes

The UK could gain an edge in the race to become the most efficient converters of waste into energy thanks to experts at the University of Exeter. £4 million has been awarded for groundbreaking research into creating biomethane, which can be burned to produce energy.

Good morning Mr Magpie

A new app encouraging people to track magpies via their mobile phone will help scientists evaluate the benefits birds bring to the quality of human life.

'Fruni' lecture series to launch at Exeter

The 'Fruni' (Free Range University) project is aimed at sharing the most inspirational research and teaching on offer at universities with as many people as possible. Vote for your favourite lecture topics for a showcase series to be held in 2013.

Inspiring research at Exeter

Our research environment will be enhanced by an investment of over £230 million in infrastructure and staff. Read about our leading research in areas such as 'Medical Humanities' and 'Extrasolar planets' in the Inspiring Research brochure.


Exeter City welcomes Brazilian students

The first football team to have played against Brazil marked its historic ties by welcoming Brazilian students, including several scholars supported by Santander Universities, to a match.

Alumni celebrate boathouse opening

Hundreds of alumni gathered for the opening of the University of Exeter’s new boathouse. The new, purpose-built facility is located on the banks of the Exeter Canal at Countess Wear.

Sports Report available

The 2012 Sports Report is now available, looking back at the successful 2011/12 season. It includes details of our Olympic and Paralympic success and the highest-ever BUCS ranking for Exeter.


FULL: 29 November: House of Lords Reception

Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords, London

29 November: Dominic Grieve QC MP delivers Bracton Law Lecture: The Challenges of EU Law for Government

Amory Moot Room, Streatham Campus, Exeter

6 December: London Alumni Carol Service

St Mary Woolnoth, Bank, London

FULL: 6 December: Exetra Recent Alumni Christmas Quiz

Hays Horniman, Bank, London

12 December: Business School Alumni Reception with Anthony Bolton

Fidelity International, London

12 December: Carol Concert in aid of the Community Legal Helpdesk

St Michael and All Angels, Exeter

7 February: Bristol Alumni Social

Watershed Bar, Harbourside, Bristol

Spring 2013: Alumnae Group social, SW branch

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