Learn Devon receives a ‘good’ result following Ofsted inspection

Learn Devon has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for helping all of its learners to “grow in confidence”. Devon County Council’s adult education provider has maintained its rating of “good” following an inspection at the end of September this year. The report credits Learn Devon with creating a “calm and purposeful learning environment” where learners value the support they receive from tutors. It says, “tutors support them well to build their knowledge and skills over time” ensuring learners are “motivated to learn”. Tutors and learning support assistants were praised for their...

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Devon college students get a taste of hospitality from top chefs

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2023 - 11:53pm

Award-winning chefs at Bovey Castle teamed up with cooks of the future from two Devon colleges for a special event providing students with a taste of the hospitality industry.

Bovey Castle, in Dartmoor, welcomed more than 20 students from South Devon College and Exeter College to produce a four-course lunch served to 80 lucky guests.

Students cooked alongside Bovey Castle Executive Head Chef Mark Budd as well as four head chefs from the hotel’s sister restaurants within The Eden Hotel Collection, which included Tim Jenkins from Brockencote Hall Hotel, Keiron Stevens from...

University of Exeter to deliver UK Parliament’s unique higher education module

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/19/2023 - 10:41pm

University of Exeter experts have again been awarded the right to deliver the prestigious Parliamentary Studies Module to give students an unrivalled experience of democracy in action.

This module is part of the UK Parliament’s commitment to promoting and supporting the study of Parliament, and applications were judged by a panel of parliamentary staff.

Parliamentary Studies is the only higher education module formally approved by the Houses of Parliament and is co-taught by university tutors and officials from the Houses of Parliament. The aim of the module is to...

University of Exeter unveils creative space for next generation of entrepreneurs

A new creative space designed to inspire the next generation of world-class entrepreneurs has been officially opened at the University of Exeter.

The Creative Quadrant (CQ) encourages students to experiment and develop contemporary business skills in creative problem solving, technology and the circular economy.

Located within the University of Exeter Business School, the CQ prioritises the use of interactive, hands-on processes to encourage innovation through practical applications, and supports students to develop the vital entrepreneurial skills that will enrich their...

Learning French the Smart Way: Tips for Selecting the Ideal Tutor

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 10/31/2023 - 12:33pm

Learning French, or any other foreign language, may be an exciting new challenge. Visiting there is like stepping into a different, culturally sophisticated world. However, a competent French teacher is essential for navigating this linguistic maze.

The Quest for the Perfect Fit: Know Thyself

Finding the right teacher requires knowing your preferred method of learning. Do you find that your ability to remember information increases when you use visuals like diagrams and charts? Maybe you're the kind of student that learns best when presented with a mix of lecture and small-group...

The Best Colleges with Merit Scholarships

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2023 - 9:04am

Students who dream of pursuing higher education always aim to secure a scholarship. They work hard throughout their academic journey to stand apart from the rest. So, they are unquestionably meritorious. However, even if you have merit, many students struggle to complete their higher education because of financial challenges. To mitigate this issue, most colleges and universities in the US have started giving out scholarships. The scholarship scenario is the US is flourishing. The government supports the education sector financially, and a lot of money gets allocated so that no deserving...

The Top 5 Career Paths You Can Pursue with Psychology Degrees

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 10/11/2023 - 6:33am

Pursuing a psychology degree has developed into a strategic career move in the fluid work market of today. They provide a deep understanding of the human brain and behaviour, positioning graduates as assets across various fields. Psychology degrees have become versatile entry points to different employment pathways outside the typical counselling and therapeutic areas.

As we navigate the complex web of options within this area, it becomes clear that psychology is more than just a degree; it's a doorway to various career landscapes. Understanding the wide range of opportunities it...

Photo is of an 11 year old girl, wearing a blind fold, standing in front of InFocus Charity Logo

11-year-old Izzy completes an epic 20-mile walk for local charity

Authored by Sue Serret
Posted: Thu, 10/05/2023 - 8:04am

Young philanthropist Izzy Rutter, an 11-year-old from Exeter, recently accomplished an impressive 20-mile charity walk to raise money for InFocus Charity, based in Exeter.

InFocus Charity is dedicated to supporting young individuals with vision impairment and complex needs.

On 16th September 2023, Izzy embarked on her challenging journey, covering a 20-mile route from Exeter to Dawlish Warren and back, all in pursuit of her New Year resolution to raise £100 for a local charity.

During her walk, she went the extra mile, quite literally, by walking one of those miles...

Exeter apprentices shortlisted for Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2023 - 11:36pm

Six talented and inspiring individuals on Degree Apprenticeship programmes at The University of Exeter will soon find out if they have been successful at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards .

The University of Exeter, which is the largest provider of degree apprenticeships in the Russell Group and which last week launched a new Centre for Degree Partnerships , has six apprentices shortlisted for the awards, which celebrate those from multicultural communities who have worked hard to overcome adversity through apprenticeships.

Ranga Nhemera, Mamadou Kone, Ahmad Smism...

Impact of witchcraft and the occult feature in one of the UK’s first postgraduate courses in magic

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/02/2023 - 9:14pm

An innovative new degree shows the history and impact of witchcraft and magic around the world on society and science.

Academics with expertise in history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, sociology, psychology, drama, and religion will show the role of magic on the West and the East.

The University of Exeter’s MA in Magic and Occult Science is one of the only postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK to combine the study of the history of magic with such a wide range of other subjects.

The one-year programme starts in September 2024.


Exeter’s ‘solid gold’ standard for teaching excellence amongst best in the UK 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/28/2023 - 11:45pm

The University of Exeter has secured a ‘solid gold’ standard for its commitment to providing world-class teaching, in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework assessment.

The University is amongst an elite group of Higher Education institutions to be recognised as consistently providing outstanding teaching, learning and student outcomes to secure the ‘Gold Overall’ standard in the TEF assessment, published today (28 September 2023).

The prestigious gold rating is underpinned by Exeter receiving Gold ratings in the two aspects of the assessment – Student Experience and...

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