News archive 2022
Lord Myners, former Chancellor of the University of Exeter who sadly passed away in January 2022, has been honoured with a new scholarship that will support talented students from his native Cornwall for the next three years.
Anglo American, one of the world’s leading mining companies, has made a transformational donation to support sustainable mining research and education at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
The Royal Bank of Canada’s Global Asset Management business (RBC) will collaborate with the Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre within University of Exeter Business School to support an innovative new research programme.
A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neurone degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain cells.
Law students from underrepresented backgrounds will be able to benefit from a new initiative to be launched by the University of Exeter and supported by Exeter alumni.
On Friday 18 March we held our first Natural Sciences alumni event, arranged in partnership with the NatSci student society, and ably organised by its Secretary, current NatSci student Elise Hobson.
On Thursday 31 March, five Biosciences and Psychology alumni came back to Exeter for a ‘Careers in Social Care, Science and Healthcare’ careers event.
Alumnus Justin Goad continues his support of students learning Arabic through the Alexandria Poetry Declamation Prize.
Flexible Combined Honours alumna Megan Hallinan delivered an incredibly insightful masterclass virtually to students on the University’s new BA Communications programme.
After being postponed since 2020 due to COVID-19, we were finally able to hold our much anticipated ‘Working in Publishing and Writing’ event on campus this March. We were joined by three of our esteemed alumni who have all forged extremely successful careers within the Publishing and Writing world.
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni community, research at Exeter is continuing to help people affected by cancer in the UK.
Thanks to the generosity of donors each year, the Alumni Annual Fund is able to support a vast range of projects, from academic conferences to new sports kit, staging student plays to charity initiatives.
Second year BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences student and rugby scholar, Christ Tshiunza has enjoyed a significant amount of success in his rugby career this year.
A new scholarship scheme was set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, who retired in August 2020. The programme supports six students to attend the University of Exeter each year and targets applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, progressing into undergraduate study at Exeter via one of our widening participation programmes.
After a tough decision making process, the Alumni Volunteers of the Year for 2022 have been announced.
Medicine students at the University of Exeter have been offered a £30 food delivery voucher to spend, thanks to a generous donation from an Exeter alumnus.
Ryan Salmon and alumna Sarah Collard (Economics and Geography, 2008) have recently organised fundraising activity to support vital research at the University of Exeter Medical School, raising funds to support neonatal diabetes and cancer research respectively.
Dr Rebecca Flemming is the University of Exeter’s first A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought
Dr Rebecca Flemming has been appointed as the first University of ExeterA. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought.
Global business leader and philanthropist Lady Mireille Gillings, PhD, will officially open the cutting-edge new imaging centre which bears her name on International Women’s Day (March 8).
An innovative clinical trial will investigate how drinking beetroot juice impacts brain function in older adults, via the bacteria that live in our mouths.
A wide range of projects are supported by the Alumni Annual Fund every year which includes student societies and sport clubs such as the Exeter University Polo Club and the Exeter University Surf Club as well as projects like the Exefactor talent competition who all in the 2020-21 round recieved funding to help their projects.
People affected by Parkinson’s disease are being invited to take part in a series of cutting-edge trials enabled by nearly £6 million in funding to the University of Exeter.