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Global Advancement

Global Advancement is responsible for building long-term relationships with the University’s alumni and supporters around the world.

The department has just completed the University's largest ever fundraising Campaign, 'Making the Exceptional Happen', which aimed to raise £60 million and 60,000 volunteering hours by 2020. The final totals were actually more than £70 million and 100,000 hours.

Donations have funded vital research into diseases such as dementia, diabetes and cancer; into environmental problems like climate change, plastic pollution and food security; and into understanding important economic, social and political dynamics across the world.

The money raised has also supported students to both attend Exeter and to have the best possible experience during their time here. It has funded bursaries and scholarships so talented students can come irrespective of their financial background, and it has paid for sports facilities and student events.

Global Advancement is also responsible for alumni relations. More than 140,000 Exeter alumni are spread across the world, and many remain closely involved in supporting the University. As well as supporting with generous gifts of time and money, our alumni stay connected through a programme of UK and international events, and through alumni networks, including international groups and sporting social networks.