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Exeter students win £5,000 in Amazon Campus Challenge

Two students from University of Exeter have won £5,000 in prize money and $250 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits via the AWS Educate Programme after taking part in Amazon UK’s first ever Campus Challenge competition.

The winning team includes Ben Fleming (22), Quinn Leatherbarrow-Stokes (23) who are studying at University of Exeter and their friend, Nikolaus Porsch (23) who is studying at City University London.

The Amazon Campus Challenge offers students the opportunity to work with real companies and start-ups to help them grow their business on Amazon and reach...

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Pupil offered place in Rodolfus Foundation Choir

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Sat, 10/03/2020 - 2:57pm

An Exeter School Sixth Former has been offered a place in the prestigious Rodolfus Foundation Choir.

Lower Sixth Former Ciara Morris is one of 300 members of the youth choir that performs a variety of events from evensong to BBC and Philharmonia orchestra concerts.

She auditioned for the choir by sending in a video of herself singing So In Love from Kiss Me Kate, accompanied by Mr Daldorph on the piano. She then took part in a virtual sight-reading test with the choir leader, Ralph Allwood MBE.

Ciara is currently studying English Literature, History, Music and...

Newton Abbot’s young engineers awarded top national accolade after demonstrating sought-after skills in Royal Navy challenge

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 11:42pm

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college have been awarded a nationally recognised accolade, proving that a pandemic has not stalled their career development.

Six Year 13 students from South Devon University Technical College (UTC) have been awarded the Gold Level Industrial Cadets Accreditation from the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) upon completing their Engineering Education Scheme (EES) project.

Fin Lake (17), Tyler Edmond (18), Marshall Tozer (17), Chris West (17), Tom Guscott (17) and Sammy Beumont (17) are the first South Devon UTC...

First prize in Gonville and Caius College Schools’ Prize Competition in Natural Sciences

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 2:59pm

An Exeter School pupil has taken first prize in a competition organized by the University of Cambridge.

Upper Sixth Former Adam Wajed won the Gonville and Caius College Schools’ Prize Competition in Natural Sciences for his presentation on Physics and Physiology.

This year’s Gonville & Caius Natural Sciences Challenge asked Year 12 pupils to research and present a scientific topic on an area of science from the Cambridge Natural Sciences course that is not taught at A Level.

Adam chose to produce a presentation exploring core Physics principles and relating...

Exeter College’s Construction Centre extension welcomes new T Level students

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:40pm

Exeter College’s new Construction Centre extension has welcomed its first cohort of Construction T Level students following a £1million transformation creating a bespoke learning area for the new qualification.

Exeter College is one of the first providers in the country – and the only one in Devon – to offer T Levels for the 2020 academic year, with two year, full time courses now running in Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare.

T Levels follow on from GCSEs and are set to revolutionise the technical education landscape, providing learners with a qualification...

Exeter College Masterplan Shortlisted in Michelmores Property Awards 2020 

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 09/23/2020 - 3:28pm

Exeter College’s ambitious campus Masterplan, which places a vision for what the College’s sites will look like over the next 20 years, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Michelmores Property Awards 2020.

The awards, which is now in its 18th year, celebrate the most prestigious, innovative and exciting developments taking place in the South West and the Exeter College Masterplan has been shortlisted in the ‘Masterplanning for the Future’ category.

As part of the College’s Masterplan, which has been approved unanimously by Exeter City Council, the College has set out a...

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Army scholarship for Exeter School Sixth Former

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:45pm

Upper Sixth Former Stan Hart has received a scholarship from the Army Officer Scholarship scheme, following in the footsteps of eight Exeter School alumni.

This means he receives financial support and has a guaranteed place at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) following his degree.

Head of the School Army Section Stan said: "I was elated to find out I was awarded an Army Scholarship this summer, meaning I have financial support through my final year of A Levels and university as well as guaranteed entry to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at the Officer level...

What to Expect During Your First Week at University

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 09/10/2020 - 9:35am

Whether you’re super excited about this new chapter in your life, completely terrified to be going it alone for the first time, or most likely a combination of both of the above, the first week of university is not like anything you have ever experienced before.

It will be chaotic, hectic, and stressful, but, ultimately, it will be a lot of fun.

Of course, every student’s university experience is unique, and what you get from your first week will be dependent on how much you put in, both in terms of effort and time.

That being said, there are several key...

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University of Exeter secures partnership with Halo for rapid Covid-19 tests

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:51am

The University of Exeter has agreed a partnership with Halo, the UK’s first commercial provider of saliva-based PCR tests for Covid-19. The agreement will ensure rapid testing of students and staff at campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, providing both same day and next day results.

The simple test and fast results will enable the University to both quickly reassure people with possible symptoms but who are not infected and also identify any positive cases who can then be isolated and supported to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The University has put in place a full suite...

Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/08/2020 - 1:56pm

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with walking and cycling charity Sustrans. They are being funded through a grant from the Department for Transport's Emergency Active Travel Fund.

Bradley Barton Primary in Newton Abbot is the first...

A Night In becomes the new Night Out for Exeter students

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/05/2020 - 8:05am

As colleges and universities in Exeter prepare to welcome thousands of students, Covid-19 looks set to impact both lectures and lifestyle on campuses across the nation.

Despite the changing picture, thousands of students are planning to arrive at halls of residence and house-shares in Exeter, and it’s predicted they will be swapping their dancing shoes for slippers as a night in front of the TV replaces nights out on the town.

In preparation for bonding over binge watching, TV Licensing is encouraging young people who are substituting sticky dancefloors for Connell’s...