Research into motion sensitivity could lead to improved rehabilitation programmes and an improvement in building designs for people with a rare inner ear condition that affects their balance
The end of December 2020 marks the completion of the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ philanthropy campaign.
A new scholarship scheme set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, targeting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, will support six students to attend the University of Exeter each year.
A consortium of Exeter alumni have joined the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and the University of Exeter, in setting up a new PhD project to protect the Cerrado ecosystem in Brazil.
A largescale global trial, designed to test the theory that the widely-used BCG vaccine could help protect against COVID-19 will soon recruit healthcare staff and care home workers in the UK.
Former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Steve Smith, has supported the institution’s first ever Giving Day with a donation of £10,000 to the scholarship fund.
The University of Exeter is launching its first ever Giving Day on 22 September, 65 years since the institution was granted its Royal Charter by Her Majesty the Queen.
On 1 September 2020, Professor Lisa Roberts becomes the new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Exeter. She takes over from Professor Sir Steve Smith who is retiring from the role and who has held the post since October 2002.
Four additional scholarships will be awarded to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students attending the University of Exeter this year, thanks to the support of Exeter alumni.
Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work
Research showing the key features of healthy relationships will be used in schools around the country to help teenagers learn how to build healthy relationships of their own.
University of Exeter scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes.
After a tough decision making process, the Alumni Volunteers of the Year for 2020 have been announced.
Professor Ben Groom has been appointed Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics at the University of Exeter.
A new research project exploring how the West perceives China is to be launched at the University of Exeter.
Supporters of the University of Exeter can now support COVID-19 related projects across the institution via a dedicated fundraising website.
The University of Exeter’s Student Startup team has launched a new funding initiative, designed to support innovative projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Exeter’s Emergency Assistance Fund, set-up to provide financial support to students facing hardship due to the coronavirus crisis, has double the funds thanks to long-term supporter Santander Universities and alumni donations.
A funding appeal has been launched to help fast-track the development of a “pocket laboratory” that carries out quick, accurate and cost-effective blood tests that could revolutionise how health professionals track, trace and monitor the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.
£60 million raised to support students and research at Exeter
A project exploring how carbon capture and storage can help limit global warming to a 1.5°C temperature rise has received philanthropic funding from American organisation, One Earth.
A project to help more accurately measure the health of our oceans has been supported with a grant from the Simons Foundation.
A new scheme to support prospective students attend open days on the Penryn Campus has been launched thanks to alumni donations.
Often with the start of a new year, and in this case a new decade, there is a time for reflection on the previous year/s, and setting plans and goals for the year ahead. If you’re looking for something achievable that makes a real difference why not give volunteering a go?
A new, state-of-the-art genome sequencing platform will put Exeter on the cutting edge of research into the genomic basis of health and disease.
The University of Exeter has appointed three Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellows in Health Innovation.
A dedicated research space within the new Stella Turk Building on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, has been named in recognition of the exceptional generosity of the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Work is now under way to construct a cutting-edge new imaging centre expected to rapidly accelerate dementia research and improve healthcare.
Scientists know that light, litter and noise are all major stressors on marine life but we don’t yet have a full understanding of their combined and comparative effects on the environment. However this is set to change thanks to two Exeter alumni.
A prehistoric gas and tiny microscopic worms are part of a bid to find new treatments for a group of rare genetic children’s diseases, thanks to a $200,000 award from US charity The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
What is the natural world worth? Can you put a price on birdsong?
University of Exeter alumni have donated 75,000 hours to the institution’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign since it began in 2012.
After a tough decision making process, the Alumni Volunteers of the Year for 2019 have been announced.
A local cancer support charity project, founded by University of Exeter Medical School students, is launching a book to promote open conversation about cancer.
In celebration of all of our amazing volunteers, and to say thank you to those exceptional individuals who do so much to support us all, we opened our ‘University of Exeter Alumni Volunteer Awards’ to nominations for the second year this spring.
Exeter’s popular museum is opening its doors to people living with dementia, and their carers, in a series of bespoke dementia-friendly events.
A Devon family have raised £5,200 to support research at the University of Exeter Medical School and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E), to investigate the disease that killed a much-loved husband and father.
The Garfield Weston Foundation has generously donated £250,000 to help fund the Stella Turk Building on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
The University of Exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ has exceeded £50 million of philanthropic donations, taking the total to nearly 84% of target with less than two years to go.
Three additional PhD students will soon take up posts at the University of Exeter Medical School thanks to generous donations from supporters.
The University of Exeter has witnessed donor numbers increase by a record 85 percent over the past five years.
A support programme to help parents of disabled children stay healthy in mind and body has received a funding boost of nearly £40,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to help it expand.
More talented students from underrepresented groups will be able to benefit from an Exeter education thanks to a generous legacy from alumna Verena Hoffman, née Fairs (German and Russian, 1967).
Research into the importance of mining sites in the South West on insect conservation, will take place from 2019 thanks to donations to the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign.
Senior executives from Santander UK visited the University of Exeter last month to officially open a new incubator space within the Innovation Centre.
The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £135,000 to support students as part of the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign.
Five additional undergraduate students in Natural Sciences will be able to benefit from research internships, thanks to a further donation from Exeter alumnus Mick Jackson (BSc & PhD Chemical Engineering, 1979, 1984).
Pioneering research, conducted by Professor Frank Vollmer at the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute, will advance even further thanks to support from the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.
A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism.
Students from Canada are being given the opportunity to study at the University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a new scholarship programme set-up by an Exeter alumnus.
Critical research at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) is to expand thanks to further investment from the John Oldacre Foundation.
The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has reached 75% of its ambitious target with two years to go.
The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has raised more than £15 million of philanthropic income during the academic year (to 31 July 2018), the best ever fundraising performance in the University’s 63-year history.
More than £1 million has been donated to the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) this year, through the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ fundraising Campaign.
University of Exeter Law graduate and former women’s cricket Sports Scholar Freya Davies has recently joined Western Storm for the start of their 2018 Kia Super League campaign .
A University Crowdfunding Campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation
Reusable KeepCup Campaign supported by the Alumni Annual Fund wins Campaign of the Year at the Guild Awards
The student-led Give Up Your Paper Cup campaign has won the award for Campaign of the Year at the Guild Awards, for encouraging students and staff to use a re-usable KeepCup when buying hot drinks.
Exeter announces new Mireille Gillings Fellowships in Health Innovation to develop future women leaders
The University of Exeter Medical School is creating two new Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellowships, to help develop the next generation of leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business. They have been funded from a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation – the largest single gift ever made to the University.
Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999), a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), has been honoured posthumously by friends and former colleagues who have set up a scholarship scheme at his alma mater.
An Exeter-based programme that aims to build connections between younger and older generations is set to expand its activity, thanks to support from the UPP Foundation.
In February the University of Exeter celebrated a huge milestone in the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign, when the number of alumni volunteering hours given since the Campaign began passed 60,000.
In recognition of the contribution that our amazing alumni volunteers make to our institution, we recently launched our very first Alumni Volunteer Awards.
An important project to protect fish stocks in the Republic of Congo will be able to extend its work thanks to a grant from the Waterloo Foundation.
The St Luke’s Sport Centre was recently able to install a new speed track thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Alumni Annual Fund.
A robust clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D can help keep our brains sharp in older age has been supported by a donation of nearly £250,000 from the J P Moulton Charitable Foundation.
Senior representatives from Santander UK visited the University of Exeter on 12 April to meet with staff and students, and to see how the support from the partnership is benefiting the institution’s work.
Gift from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation is the single largest received by the University of Exeter.
A new Widening Participation scholarship is to be introduced at the University of Exeter, helping to ensure even more students can benefit from a University education.
This year’s recipients of the Carnwath Women in Sport Scholarships are MSc by Research in Sport and Health Sciences students Chloe Bland and Jodie Koep.
Scientists have found a way to stop the spread of rice blast, a fungus that destroys up to 30% of the world’s rice crop each year.
Nominations for Exeter’s very first Alumni Volunteer of the Year awards have closed and the shortlist has now been announced.
An all-female crew including sailors, scientists and film-makers will cross the north Pacific later this year to study plastic pollution.
University of Exeter alumni have demonstrated their exceptional generosity and commitment to their University by pledging £128,162 in the spring telethon.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has generously bestowed more than £200,000 to support students embarking on the first steps towards forging a successful mining career.
The University of Exeter has launched new awards honouring the exceptional individuals who give their time to support students and fellow alumni.
Former students have spent more than 60,000 hours volunteering at the University of Exeter – beating a target with two years to spare.
The University of Exeter has appointed Dr Jonathan Snicker to take on the new role of Head of Philanthropy within the Global Advancement team.
The A.G. Leventis Foundation has extended its support of Classics at the University of Exeter with a further donation of £241,990 over three years. This takes the total value of the Foundation’s support to more than £1 million since the partnership was first formed 20 years ago.
Two local students have been supported in their studies thanks to University of Exeter staff.
The R&A (Royal & Ancient) have increased their support of golf at the University of Exeter by awarding Foundation Scholarships to nine leading student golfers.
Final year Medicine students have spent the summer developing their clinical skills through international work placements in locations around the world, thanks to a charity donation.
Students with disabilities can now receive support to complete postgraduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Exeter thanks to a donation from the Snowdon Trust.
The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £112,000 to support students and research.
Research at the University of Exeter designed to help identify patients with dementia and reduce the pressure on health services has received a generous boost of £120,000 from the Halpin Trust.
The dementia research charity BRACE and Kirby Laing Foundation have together awarded more than £190,000 to the University of Exeter Medical School to support cutting-edge genomic research to better understand the causes of dementia.
The Exeter University Canoe Club recently received a grant from the Alumni Annual Fund to purchase new white water boats.
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history, has benefited from a further donation of £180,000 from one of its founders.
The University of Exeter’s largest ever philanthropy Campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’, has reached the halfway point in its fundraising target with three years still to go.
Excellence in cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted further with the generosity of Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE (Hon DLitt, 2003).
The University of Exeter Council has demonstrated its commitment to the Making the Exceptional Happen philanthropic Campaign, by funding a full PhD scholarship.
The University of Exeter has teamed up with Exeter Chiefs rugby club to fund a PhD study into the injury risks facing young rugby players.
More than 1,000 alumni have volunteered their time to support the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17, bringing us to 94% of our Campaign target of 60,000 hours of volunteering time by 2020!
The University of Exeter recently held their first Niklaus-Cartwright lecture in honour of two academics, one of which left a generous legacy to French at Exeter.
More than 1000 alumni have volunteered with the University of Exeter in this academic year 2016/17 - the first time this milestone has ever been achieved!
CSM (Camborne School of Mines) Football Club won the Trelawny Premier League Title after receiving a generous award from the University of Exeter Annual Fund.
The University of Exeter Sailing Club were recently able to purchase three new boats thanks to an Annual Fund award, a Crowdfunding campaign and donor support.
A community project at the University of Exeter has been given a boost thanks to support from two national charities.
Philosophize, a project created by PhD student Laura Kerslake, recently held a children’s philosophy conference on the Streatham Campus thanks to the support of the Annual Fund.
On 9 February we officially launched our ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ fundraising Campaign at an event in London, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Sir Steve Smith.
The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.
BBC iPlayer software engineer Nik Rahmel (BSc IT Management for Business, 2015) talks about his experience of volunteering at Exeter.
Student members of the University’s Business and Finance Society (BFS) once again had the chance to gain careers advice from Exeter graduates working in a variety of industries at their annual alumni dinner.