Alumni News 2010

Alumni attend fourth annual Arts and Media Network Reception

The University welcomed more than fifty alumni and guests to the Arts and Media Network Reception at the Red Brick Road in Soho on Wednesday, 24 November.

Exeter law graduate Fiona Shackleton becomes peer

Fiona Shackleton, one of the most distinguished lawyers of her generation, has become a life peer. She will sit on the Tory bench.

House of Lords hosts Exeter alumni

Hundreds of University of Exeter alumni and their guests gathered in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace of the House of Lords on Thursday, 4 November. 

Navigating the stormy waters of UK public spending cutbacks

The Browne Review and UK Government’s Spending Review will revolutionise the way the Higher Education sector is funded.

Highs and lows of comedy writer

Best selling author and Spitting image comedy writer John O’Farrell talks about some of the hilarious highs and lows of his literary journey on Sunday 7 November at 4.30pm at the Northcott Theatre. 

Teaching Excellence Award for alumna

Alumna Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award 2010 from AMIDEAST at the Birzeit University in Palestine.

Alumnus launches DecAid Appeal

Rupert Laing, who graduated in July 2009 with a degree in Politics, is playing an instrumental part in launching a charity appeal he has set up - DecAid. It has been set up to mark 10 years in Afghanistan.

Doctor Who writer returns to Exeter

Award-winning author Robert Shearman best known for his Doctor Who scripts is returning to his old stomping ground in Exeter. 

Alumni going for gold at Commonwealth Games

University of Exeter alumni are preparing to compete on the hockey fields and bowling greens of Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Exeter graduate makes his bid to be ‘The Apprentice’

A University of Exeter graduate will be making his bid to impress Sir Alan Sugar in the latest series of the BBC’s hit show, The Apprentice.

Exeter alumnus aka ‘The Stig’ publishes autobiography

Ben Collins aka ‘The Stig’ from the BBC2 show Top Gear, who graduated in Law from the University in 1997, recently published his autobiography.

Alumna wins prestigious broadcasting awards for The Cancer Diaries

University of Exeter alumna Alison Chapman capped off a long career in radio broadcasting with the receipt of two prestigious broadcasting awards in Spring 2010.  

Alumni stretch their horizons during Reunion Weekend

The University of Exeter’s campuses recently hosted the Alumni and Convocation Reunion Weekend.

Exeter Sport

This autumn and winter sees a number of sporting events and activities at the University of Exeter - ranging from the annual football and rugby varsity fixtures to a weekend sailing extravaganza.

University hosts Peter Randall-Page sculpture

The University of Exeter’s noted sculpture collection has been boosted further with the recent arrival of a piece by Peter Randall-Page, one of Britain’s pre-eminent sculptors.

Alumni celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary

Two alumni who met as students at the University recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Alumni recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

It is with pride that a number of University of Exeter alumni have received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010:

Exeter alumnus showcases research in thermal imaging wildlife art exhibition

Exeter alumnus Dr Chris Lavers is behind a unique photographic art exhibition featuring amazing thermal images of wildlife.

Exeter alumna helping to oversee building projects in developing world

Clare Truter (French 2001), a regional manager for Mission Direct, is overseeing building projects in four countries spanning three continents – Uganda, Malawi, Moldova and Cambodia.

University of Exeter alumni behind £350,000 charity appeal

A group of Exeter alumni are the driving force behind a national appeal called DecAid to raise more than £350,000.

University seeks nominations for Honorary Graduates

We are now seeking nominations for honorary graduates for 2011.

Exeter Alumnus at World University Games

Exeter Alumnus Elliott Parsons has just returned from Crete, Greece, where he represented Exeter in the World University Games Sailing Championships.

University seeks applicants for five alumni relations posts

 As the University’s alumni relations activities expand, we are hiring five alumni relations posts.

University of Exeter hosts alumni receptions in Washington DC and New York City

The University recently hosted two receptions for alumni in Washington, DC and New York City.

Distance no barrier to remarkable alumna learner

Margaret Rushby, aged 78, from Worthing, has made the most of distance learning to achieve a University of Exeter degree, despite being disabled.

Teacher to embark on million metre marathon for hospices and heroes

School teacher and Exeter alumnus David Eckett (St Luke's 1994-95), will fulfil a long held ambition by walking 1000 kilometres in aid of charity.

Exeter alumna in Mongolia adventure for charity

Exeter alumna Dr Anna Collar is set to venture 10,000 miles from Cambridge to Mongolia in aid of charity.

Exeter alumnus wins prestigious book award

Exeter alumnus Paul Reid (German 1970) has won an award for his book that is a definitive guide to Beethoven’s songs.

Alumni Reunion in Greece

The University of Exeter visited Greece and hosted the inaugural alumni reception in Athens on 28 April 2010.

Alumni Reunions in Turkey

The University visited Turkey for the second time in April 2010 and organised a lecture and alumni reception in Ankara and Istanbul.

University of Exeter campaign launched

The University launched its campaign, Creating a world-class University together, on 5 May at the annual Alumni Gala Dinner in London.

Jonathan Dimbleby to speak at Exeter Gala Dinner

Jonathan Dimbleby, Hon LLD, will be the guest speaker at this year’s University of Exeter Gala Dinner in London on Wednesday 5 May.

Alumni volunteers make a difference

Alumni returned to the University recently during the Widen Your Options fortnight to help students improve their employability.

Climate Change presentation and reception

More than 100 academics, alumni and supporters of the University of Exeter came together for the Climate Change event at Lloyd’s on March 23.

Jon Edgar - solo sculpture shows

The works of Exeter graduate Jon Edgar is appearing in two solo exhibitions during 2010. 

New research into origins of iron and steel in India

A small but intrepid team of Exeter staff and students have returned from a six-week archaeological research expedition to a remote region of rural Andhra Pradesh in India.

Exeter alumnus competes at Paralympic Winter Games

University of Exeter alumnus Tim Farr is competing for a podium place in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Canada.

Dinner cements friendships

More than 100 guests attended the fourth annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner.

Alumni quiz team go for victory

Three University of Exeter alumni are putting their wits to the test in a television quiz show.

Lloyd’s CEO returns to Exeter

Dr Richard Ward, Chief Executive Officer of the world-leading specialist insurance market Lloyd’s, will be speaking at the University of Exeter on Monday 8 February 2010.

African leaders master on-line degree

Two very special graduates received their degrees at the University of Exeter on 23 January.

Launch of new Business School Alumni Group

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce the launch of the Business School Alumni Group.