News archive - 2015

Exeter Students in England Students squad

Three University of Exeter students have been selected to represent England Students who take on Lisbon this week. 

Exeter Rugby 1st team win Varsity 41 - 0 against Bath

An exciting Rugby Varsity hosted by Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, was convincingly won by the University of Exeter Rugby Union 1st team 41 -0 against Bath 1st team. With this dramatic victory, Exeter has won the South West Premier league, and additionally secured their place at the top of BUCS!

Wednesday 25th Promises to be a busy Sport Wednesday!

It is shaping up to be a massive BUCS Quarter-final Wednesday at the Sports Park this Wednesday! With a huge number of BUCS matches across nearly ten different sports, it’s certain to be one of the biggest days for sport at the University of Exeter this year.

EUBC Do Battle at Boston

The annual BUCS Head was held on the last weekend of February, and EUBC made the long trek to Boston, Lincolnshire (home of GB Rowing Trials) to take part.

Inaugural Men’s and Ladies Hockey Varsity end with mixed emotions

The first ever combined Men’s and Ladies Hockey Varsity was played on Wednesday 25 Feb 2015 on the superb Water Pitch at the University of Exeter Sports Park

Exeter University Snooker and Pool Club record speed record at BUCS

The Snooker and Pool Club (EUSPC) broke the UPC-BUCS speed pool record by over 20 seconds, clearing 5 tables in 6 minutes 23 seconds

Exeter duo in England U20 triumph

University of Exeter sport scholars Jack Innard (BSc Exercise and Spot Science) and Sam Skinner (BA Business Economics), were part of the victorious England Under-20s squad that took on Ireland last weekend at the Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin.

Loughborough and Stirling dominate at the Exeter Invitational Links Trophy

Teams from Loughborough and Stirling mastered the testing and varied conditions at the 3rd annual Exeter Invitational Links Trophy from 7-9 March.

British Universities and Colleges Conference Cup Finals day hosted by the University of Exeter

Wednesday 18th March saw the University of Exeter welcome 15 Institutions to the superb sports facilities at the University of Exeter. With 20 fixtures, across 11 different sports and on 3 sites, the conference cup provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the development of sporting facilities here at Exeter.  

A great second term of sport at the University of Exeter!

With some great performances in BUCS competitions across a number of sports, and several high-profile competitions hosted by Exeter it's been an exciting second term! 


A tough physical encounter saw EURFC take the Gold in an exciting extra time thriller.

Devon Lions Win Exeter City Community Tournament

The Devon Lions, especially set up as a gay-friendly team, won Exeter City Football Club’s One Game One Community Futsal tournament on Sunday 29 March

Head of the River 2015

The Head of the River marks the culmination of the head racing season, and as such is considered the most important of the winter events. This year EUBC entered four eights into the race, the most in recent years.

Golf Club triumph in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Trophy Final

The University of Exeter Golf 2nd team went head to head against Stirling 2nd team in the BUCS Trophy Final at Notts (Hollinwell) Golf Club near Mansfield on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

Windsurfing BUCS success

Exeter University Windriders Smash BUCS Windsurf Nationals 2015

University of Exeter Women secure bronze in 7’s competition.

On Wednesday 29 April the University of Exeter Women’s Rugby Union team competed in the British Universities and Colleges Sport 7’s competition in Leeds.

Medals for EUBC in BUCS

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta was held on 2-4 May in Nottingham and it is the culmination of the BUCS rowing season, with every university competing.

EUAC raise the bar for BUCS Outdoors

On the first weekend of May, the Exeter University Athletics Club participated in the British Universities and Colleges Outdoor Athletics Championships at the Bedford International Athletics Track.

University of Exeter Students defeat Alumni in Annual Northcote Golf event

The University of Exeter students regained the annual Northcote Trophy in an exciting finish from the Golf Alumni team.

AU Awards Dinner 2015

The 2015 AU Dinner awards provided the perfect opportunity for students to celebrate all the sporting achievements over the last academic year.

Great year for Exeter Demons

After reaching the playoffs in the 2013-14 season, hopes were high for another successful year for the Exeter Demons.

Max Stedman claims BUCS Silver

The men’s and women’s BUCS Cycling Road Race Championships took place on Saturday, 9th May based on a circuit around Brandsby, just north of York.

University of Exeter defeat Bristol in Cricket varsity

The Annual Men’s Cricket Varsity was played between the University of Exeter and Bristol University on Monday 4 May. The game was watched by over 1000 excited spectators on a fantastic day at Exeter Cricket Club.

University of Exeter Women’s Cricket reach final at Lords

University of Exeter Ladies Cricket Club travelled to Lords on Tuesday 23 June 2015 to take on Loughborough in the BUCS Championship Final. They performed admirably in an eventual losing cause, against a particularly strong Loughborough team. 

Alumni volunteering hits a new high at the Business School

Exeter alumni have given more than 1,000 volunteering hours to support the Business School and its students throughout the last year, with volunteers supporting more activities than ever before, both in the UK and internationally.  

University celebrates local author

A celebratory event was held by the University’s Special Collections Department to recognise the impact and generosity of the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation and to thank trustees of the Foundation for their wide-ranging support.

Alumni Golf Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The University’s annual Alumni Golf Day took place on 16th July at the picturesque St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey. This year marked a special anniversary as it was the tenth annual event and 72 competitors enjoyed one of the UK’s most prestigious courses.

Sailing into the Record Books

From a major investment in equipment to winning World Championships, it really has been a great year for Sailing at Exeter

Exeter Students in European University Rowing Championships

University of Exeter Boat Club members Jess Elkington and Hannah Traylen head to Hannover, Germany on 9th September to compete at the European University Rowing Championships in the lightweight women’s double sculls. 

Investment in sport at the University of Exeter

Over the past 10 years in excess of £20 million has been invested in sport at the University, the aim to provide Excellence in Sport for all customers, students and staff. The investment has culminated in incredible facilities across a range of sites, but also the services required to provide excellent opportunities

Exeter UK’s top university for sport and best in the South West

The University of Exeter has retained its top ten place in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and has been named Sports University of the Year 2015-2016.

Exeter student rowers claim Gold

University of Exeter students, Jess Elkington and Hannah Traylen raced to Gold in the 2015 9th European Universities Rowing Championships in Hannover, Germany.

Former Cricket Scholar wins prestigious breakthrough award

Tom Abell who graduated with a Combined Honours degree and now opens the batting for Somerset County Cricket club has won the much vaunted LV= Breakthrough Player Award for 2015.

Tonga training at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter welcomed Tonga to it’s sports facilities as a Team Base for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Exeter Lacrosse players in European Championships

Four University of Exeter students competed at the European Lacrosse Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2015.

Exeter Awarded Legacy Gold Standard award

The 29th September was a good day for Rugby in Exeter. Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs played host to their first Rugby World Cup 2015 between Tonga and Namibia and the University welcomed Chairman of the RFU, Mr Bill Beaumont to the Sports Park.

University of Exeter Alumni compete for Invitational title

The University of Exeter annual Invitational Golf Day took place on Friday 2nd October at Royal     Mid-Surrey Golf Club

British Tennis Tour Grade 2 Event at Exeter Tennis Centre

Exeter Tennis hosted a prestigious Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tennis Tour Grade 2 event from 5th to 10th October 2015. This was a National Event and is part of the LTA’s British Tennis Tour tournaments.

Exeter Tennis achieves Matrix standard for Coach Education

In September 2013 the centre became only one of six Lawn Tennis Association Coach Education Centre’s and has now been award with the Matrix Standard. 

Record numbers for Intramural

With a record 321 teams entered, this year’s intramural season looks to be bigger and better than ever!

University of Exeter student is Double National Swimming Champion

Dominic Wooldridge competed at the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Summer Championships in Sheffield during the summer winning two gold medals and qualifying for Olympic trials. 

EUBC Girls take U23 Championship

The first race of the 2015/16 season took place on Saturday 17th October, and again EUBC were back up at Holme Pierrepoint, in Nottingham, for the Senior British Championships. EUBC took 8 girls to race in 3 boats.

Varsity Fight Back

Last night saw the return of Football Varsity to Exeter City’s ground St James’ Park.

Demons start the season with a shut out

On 31st October, the Exeter Demons welcomed Aberystwyth Tarannau down at the fortress that is Duckes Meadow.

Shannon Lechner – Lacrosse player-coach drives the team onwards

 “I feel really blessed with this whole opportunity” says women’s lacrosse player-coach Shannon Lechner, from Washington (D.C.), who is settling into the British way of life and is hugely impressed with what Exeter has to offer. 

Student Golfers start season with double success

Student golfers, from the High Performance Programme, started the season positively with successes at two national events: The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) tour event at Little Aston Golf Club and the 36-hole Westlake Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall.

The new Alumni Golf Society Performance Analysis Suite

Staff and students joined alumni and supporters at a special event to recognise the long-standing generosity and commitment of the Exeter University Alumni Golf Society (EUAGS).

University of Exeter Windsurfer on the road to Rio 2016

Earlier this month, windsurfing scholar Kieran Holmes-Martin competed in the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, the most important Olympic windsurfing Regatta staged by the RS:X Class.

Head of the River

7th November brought about the first head race of the year.

Women’s Hockey Scholars selected for England U21 Squad

We are delighted to announce that two of our current Women’s Hockey scholars have been selected for the GB U21 squad.

Hundreds turn up for Touch Tournament

Exeter played host to the first ever University Touch Series tournament on Saturday 14th November.

Swimming Success

The 13th of November marked the first event in the University of Exeter Swimming Club’s calendar

Netball Club Play Spotlight Fixture Against Cardiff Met

Wednesday 25th November saw Exeter University Netball Club (EUNC) 1st team play Cardiff Metropolitan University 1st team in a Premier South League match.

Touch win Mo Sista

The Mo-Sista event took place for the third year on Sunday the 29th of November.

This Girl Can Week at the University of Exeter

For the second year running, the University of Exeter hosted a week-long programme of events and activities to encourage women and girls to get involved in sports and exercise.

Exeter Women’s Rugby scholars help to secure England National Academy victory against Canada

Current and former Women’s Rugby scholars from the University of Exeter played for England Women’s National Academy earlier this month, winning two test fixtures against the Canada Maple Leafs.