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How To Choose The Right Living And Study Space

Academic success is influenced by several factors, with the surrounding environment being the main factor. Your living and study space is a critical determiner of efficient and effective study productivity. The setting needs to have minimal distractions to maximize the amount of work you accomplish. Investing in education is your first step in your career; therefore, understanding and retaining your study will influence your future career. This calls for careful selection of study environments to minimize distractions from families and friends to gain maximal attention from your studies....

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Exeter graduates celebrate with online ceremony featuring celebrity alumni 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 07/31/2020 - 4:07pm

Graduates at the University of Exeter celebrated finishing their degrees in an online ceremony to mark their achievements - with some wearing home-made mortar boards and gowns.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that physical graduation ceremonies were postponed until a later date, but an online conferment took place today (31st July 2020), to honour the students’ achievements. A physical graduation will be planned for a later date.

The conferment video was posted to the platform Flipgrid to students internationally with the Vice Chancellor Sir Steve Smith, the Chancellor Lord...

Success for Exeter College Medical and Oxbridge Applicants

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2020 - 11:15am

Students from Exeter College applying to study medical-based courses at university are celebrating as a massive 70% of applicants to these courses have been successful in securing offers on these highly sought-after courses.

Applications to study medical-related courses at university generally begin earlier in the academic year than normal courses and can be a demanding process as students outline their ambitions in the field.

Fortunately, thanks in part to the work of Exeter College’s exemplary Reach Academy, students have excelled in their applications, with 22 students...

Writing tips for a college admission essay

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2020 - 1:35am

Writing your college admission essay does not have to be a difficult task. Most of it is writing about yourself , and you should know yourself pretty well, so it should be easy. Here are a few tips to help you along your way.

Don’t put a famous quote in it

Do not do it unless your application essay strictly asks for one. Everybody puts an inspirational quote at the top of their essays in order to accurately represent their take on life, and admin staff has heard them all. Just don’t do it.

Be very concise with your college paper

You need to write a very...

Exeter student creates 40 pieces of artwork for the 40 million people trafficked into modern slavery

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:58pm

Megan Buchanan-Smith, a student at the University of Exeter, learned about the transatlantic slave trade during her History degree. She was shocked to realise that there are now more people in slavery than ever before. Megan decided to use her passion for art to raise money for anti-slavery organisation, International Justice Mission.

This Thursday 30th July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – a day to raise awareness of human trafficking and increase action to end it.

Megan spent most of her History degree studying the transatlantic slave trade, including...

University of Exeter alumni should ‘remain vigilant’ after data breach

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:24pm

Former students from The University of Exeter are being asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity after their data was breached.

It is the latest university to be revealed as part of the global data breach, which has affected more than 20 universities and charities in the UK, US and Canada after hackers attacked cloud computing provider, Blackbaud.

Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of customer relationship management systems, provides software solutions to higher educational institutions. It was targeted by cybercriminals in May. It...

How to Plan the Perfect Field Trip

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 07/23/2020 - 6:45am

Planning a field trip for your students can be a very long and tiring process, but a trip like this can be a great opportunity for them to unwind and learn something that is not necessarily taught in a classroom. Hopefully, this guide can help show you how to plan the perfect field trip.

Destination

The first thing you need to do is to determine the destination and the reason why this is the perfect place for your students. For instance, if you are teaching history, it’s more relevant for your students to go to an ancient village where they can get an insight into how people once...

Exeter College International Baccalaureate (IB) students celebrate 100% pass rate

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:53pm

Exeter College students are celebrating after achieving a 100% pass rate in this year’s International Baccalaureate (IB) results.

This year over a third of students (34.3%) achieved 40+ points. This is the equivalent of five A Levels at A/A*, putting them in the top five to ten per cent of students in the entire world. One candidate, Julietta Harris, achieved an incredible 45 out of 45 possible points and will be heading to Oxford to study Law with European Law in September.

The IB is an internationally recognised qualification which allows students to study six subjects...

Common mistakes committed by students while preparing for their new journey

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sun, 07/12/2020 - 8:41am

Many institutes or schools start preparing their students well in advance for all the challenges that they have to face in life. This is the most important and a very good thing. The students must know well in advance about the various options available to them, challenges to be faced, how to face, how to grab opportunities, and so on. Studying abroad is still a dream for many people and they are still struggling with how to attain the best education. There are a number of reasons why people prefer studying abroad.

Some of the reasons are advanced and best education system, job...

The Exeter College graduate behind one of art’s biggest lockdown trends 

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Sun, 07/05/2020 - 10:33am

An Exeter College art graduate has been the inspiration behind one of lockdown’s more unique art trends.

Since the Government’s lockdown of the country in March, a number of artists have been looking for an outlet for their creative flair and have taken to recreating classic pieces of art from the comfort of their own home using photography.

But Anna Grayson, from Teignmouth, has been producing work like this for years, having originally experimented with this photographic art style while studying an Access to Higher Education Art course with Exeter College in 2012....

Exeter part of national project to support disadvantaged students affected by COVID-19 to enter higher education 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:04pm

The University of Exeter has joined a national project designed to offer pivotal support to disadvantaged students, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to enter higher education.

The new online hub, called ‘Uni4Me’, will see 50 organisations from the higher education sector across the country provide around 250 free, interactive online activities for the students.

The activities include virtual courses in a range of subjects led by university academics; online tuition and support in core GCSE/A Level academic subjects; live events involving leading academics...