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Festival Of The Dead Brings 'The Dark Carnival' To Life As It Arrives In Exeter On Spectacular 2019 Tour

Festival of the Dead brings 'The Dark Carnival' to life in Exeter

Festival Of The Dead, the hugely popular 'deathly fiesta' lands at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 25th October for its 4th year touring, with brand new, mind-blowing production infusing carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing. New for 2019, Festival of the Dead presents 'The Dark Carnival' featuring a whole new cast of characters and otherworldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, magnificent carnival processions through the crowd, and much more, all set to a high octane soundtrack.




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Content writing is a great career for Exeter students

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 5:44am

As a student of Exeter, if you want to pursue a career in content writing, you ought to know that this profile is filled with challenges and opportunities. There has been a constant demand for content writers, since forever. However, with the rise of the internet, this demand has only increased manifold. Saksham Das, who offers assignment Help Australia, says that most of the content writers become writers by accident.

Tips for better assignment writing

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 9:55am

Assignments are part of learning. Teachers issue assignments so that they can gauge if the student has learned the subject. According to research, there are more than 11 teachers who give more than 1 hour of assignment during the course of an academic calendar. This could be overwhelming, especially if you’re on campus. You will find it challenging trying to juggle everything even if you have ample time to do the assignments.

Exeter College students in Honduras

Exeter College Students Visit Honduras for Conservation Project

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:45am

A group of Exeter College students recently returned from Honduras after working with conservation research organization Operation Wallacea.  

A Level students travelled to Cusuco National Park in Honduras after their exams to work with scientists collecting vital data for use in their research on biodiversity and climate change.  

Students gained hands-on experience of monitoring biodiversity within the rainforest, as well as a real life an insight into many of the topics they had studied at college.  

Qualities of good writing

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 4:28am

As a student, you will write a lot during the course of your time in school. Even then, you will never stop writing as you might be required to prepare some reports in the workplace. That is why is imperative that you take time to understand what is expected of good writing and how you can improve. The skills will come in handy when writing essays as it is something that can’t be avoided in a school set up.

Alison Squire and Karen Mcanally collecting their GCSE results

“I’m really proud of what I've done” - GCSE success for Exeter adults

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 2:11pm

As thousands of teenagers picked up their GCSE results last week, few would have spared a thought for adults nervously arriving to collect their own results after a year of hard work.  

That was exactly the case for a number Exeter College’s GCSE students as they arrived at the college on Thursday to see if their hard work had paid off. 

Alison Squire, 41, previously struggled in school and decided to study at Exeter College as a personal confidence-builder as her son starts to prepare for his exams in the coming years. 

Some Exeter College vocational students at the garden party

Exeter College hosts Celebration of Vocational Learners

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:44am

Exeter College’s vocational students joined together to celebrate their achievements in a garden party held at the college’s Hele Road campus.

Vocational and technical qualifications offer a more practical and applied style of study and are offered by a range of awarding bodies but at Exeter College BTEC, UAL and City & Guilds are the three largest. 

Childline helps rising number of young people with exam result fears

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 7:49am

A growing number of young people are turning to Childline, deeply worried about their exam results. 

In 2018/19, the NSPCC-service 1,414 counselling sessions to children and teenagers apprehensive about their grades – rising by more than a half over the past four years.

Concern peaked in August, with a fifth of counselling sessions taking place during the month when young people receive their A-Level and GCSE results.

Does paying sports really benefit students?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 5:02am

I hope you are not one of those who believe that sports should be given less attention in schools. Sports have always been considered as an activity that has little to do with education. Many parents, school teachers and even college administrators would rather prefer to focus on academics than sports. Yet, studies from college experts at the benefits of playing sports in High School College are plenty.

Principal John Laramy celebrates with Exeter College students

Exeter College Celebrates Another Year of Excellent Academic Results

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:13pm

Exeter College is celebrating another year of exceptional academic results, following the best International Baccalaureate results in the college’s history earlier this summer. Today’s A Level results are also setting new records, with students achieving an overall pass rate of 99.7%, well above the national average of 97.6%.  

The success is particularly notable as this is the first year that all A Level results have rested solely on a final exam at the end of two years of academic study, rather than a combination of results achieved over two years. 

Next Steps South West Ambassador testing out VR at an outreach event

OfS extend funding for outreach partnership

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:57pm

Next Steps South West’s work at Exeter College is set to continue as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme has been extended for a further two academic years, with a new completion date of 31 July 2021.  

Established in January 2017, Next Steps South West (NSSW) operates out of 14 partner universities and colleges throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the aim of providing impartial advice to young people who are trying to navigate their journey to higher education.