Student Life

Exeter College Festival of Carols Raises Money for Charities

Students, parents, staff and the Exeter community joined together to celebrate Christmas at Exeter College’s Festival of Carols in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, all in the name of charity.  

The annual event celebrated the college’s exceptionally talented students, with performances from the Exeter College orchestra, as well as student choirs and piano and vocal duets.  




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Exeter College Flying High in NICDEX 2019 Rankings

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 12/05/2019 - 9:25am

Exeter College has once again been ranked as one of the top colleges in the country in FE Week’s annual NICDEX rankings. This latest ranking means that Exeter College has never left the top five since the ranking’s inception four years ago. The Ofsted Outstanding college has topped the billing twice, come fifth once and this year’s fourth place ranking means they have been the highest ranked college across the four years since the NICDEX was created. 

Research shows Exeter is the second most trending spot for students

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 3:32pm

New data released today has ranked the locations with the biggest increases in interest for students finding accommodation in 2019, with London’s Hackney revealed as the location with the biggest surge in popularity for students over the past year, according to student accommodation search engine,

Free adult course on business start-ups to launch at Exeter College

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:19pm

Hopeful business entrepreneurs are being given the chance to level up their skills thanks to Exeter College’s free qualification on creating a business start-up.

Any adult with an interest in developing their business skills or starting their own venture can attend free of charge, whether they are just curious about the subject area or already have some skills they want to develop.

Record number of schools legging it to Lapland to reduce carbon and congestion

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 11:02am

A record number of schools across Devon are taking part in this year’s Leg it to Lapland challenge.

Starting on Monday (25 November), over 5,000 children from 20 primary schools in the county will be collecting ‘leg miles’ for every human powered journey they make to and from school, in a bid to be the first to travel 2,100 miles - the equivalent distance from Devon to Lapland. Walking, cycling and scooting all count towards the goal.

School payground design competition

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 6:54am

The TPDAL school playground competition is currently open to submissions. Let’s learn more about this playground design competition, the purpose of it and the organization behind it. 

What is the purpose of the TDPAL playground competition? 

Exeter School's National Trust concert - a night to remember!

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Sat, 11/23/2019 - 9:40am

For many Exeter School pupils, parents and National Trust supporters, the concert in aid of the National Trust in Exeter Cathedral is a highlight in the festive calendar.  

For the nineteenth year running, the concert showcases the school's senior orchestral groups, brass and choirs in the magnificent cathedral setting.

Over 200 pupils will make this year's concert on Tuesday 10 December a night to remember.

Exeter College Shortlisted for National Award for Employer Engagement

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 8:59am

Exeter College has made it to the finals of the Association of Colleges Beacon City & Guilds Award for Engagement with Employers.  

The Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. This award, supported by City and Guild, recognises exemplary practice in demonstrating an outstanding ability to work with and provide a direct service to employers. In particular, colleges that are effective in meeting employers’ skills needs and Apprenticeship requirements. 

4 Top Tips for Students in the New Year

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 11/20/2019 - 7:05am

Whether you are an Exeter student or go to a university further afield, it is important that students start preparing for the new year as early as possible in order to stay organised. This could include thinking of resolutions that can have a positive impact on your student life and workload. In this guide, it will give you some of the most practical tips to follow for those entering 2020 as a student. 

Find Next Year’s Accommodation Early 

Exeter College's Festival of Carols set to kick off Christmas

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:17pm

Date: 5th December 2019 

Location: Exeter Cathedral 

Timings: Doors open 6.30pm, 7.30pm start 

Admission: Free, donations to college charities welcomed 

Exeter College’s annual Festival of Carols will be kicking off Christmas in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, complete with performances from college students; all in the name of charity.  

Pupil lifeguards receive in-house training from the school nurse and swimming pool supervisor

UK Heart Safe Award for Exeter School

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:57am

Exeter School is the recipient of a UK Heart Safe Award. The co-educational independent school for girls and boys aged 7-18 won the award for the Education category of the awards, hosted by Jenny Powell and the Hand on Heart Charity.

The prestigious award was made for Exeter School's investment in five defibrillators for school and community use. In the last twelve months, Exeter School has acquired two new defibrillators to add to the three already available across the 25-acre site.