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Exeter School pupil wins place with National Youth Theatre

A talented Exeter School pupil has been selected for the prestigious National Youth Theatre. Emily who is in Year Ten, is taking Drama at GCSE and recently started LAMDA acting lessons which are offered at school. She has taken part in many Exeter School productions since joining in Year Three, including the recent performance of ‘The Odyssey’.

Emily attended an NYT audition day held at Exeter School for pupils in March. This involved a three-hour workshop followed by an individual audition with a NYT director where she had to perform a monologue of her choice. Emily found out...

Exeter School pupil with Wimbledon... and an Ivy League College in his sights

An Exeter School pupil is looking to begin university life across the Atlantic this September. Matt Rutter, currently an Upper Sixth pupil has been offered a place to study economics at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania where he will also be able to develop his thriving tennis career as part of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) which saw both John Isner and Cameron Norrie (the current British number one) compete before joining the professional circuit.

Matt, who is based in Exeter, played at Junior Wimbledon in 2021 and, before COVID19 was on target to...

Technical Education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Authored by NanaKwame
Posted: Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:38am

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch of the government’s new ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign, which launched on 24th January. The campaign brings together in one place all the training and education choices that are available for...

Are essay writing services useful?

Being a student can be challenging, especially when you have to balance a job and academic responsibilities. You may not have the time or writing skills to produce a flawless essay. Using a custom essay writing service at this point may seem like a viable option. The first question you ask yourself while looking for professional help is — are essay writing services legal?

In case you've never used an essay service before and are concerned about committing some sort of digital crime, this is one of the first questions that comes to mind. This legal issue has been the subject of...

Exeter students named in ’30 Under 30’ list of budding entrepreneurs

Two students from the University of Exeter Business School have been named on a list of rising stars in business.

Second year undergraduates Ellie Llewellyn and Conor Erb were included in the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce’s ’30 Under 30’ campaign for the “significant impact” they’ve made in the working world.

Ellie, a second year undergraduate studying Marketing and Management, has launched her own premium coffee outlet selling locally roasted, sustainably sourced coffee with biodegradable packaging.

She also hosts seasonal markets and has just...

Exeter School champions making a splash in the pool

Seven pupils from Exeter School competed for their respective swim clubs in the Devon Swimming Championships during January and February.

Emily Bishop competed in 10 events in the U14 category gaining four PBs with a very strong performance in the 50m freestyle placing her only a few milliseconds away from a regional time.

Hanna Sari also competed in the U14 category, gaining qualifying times in 12 events and achieving five PBs, while her sister Sara reached the finals in eight events in the U15 category also gaining third place in the 400m individual medley.

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University of Exeter in top 10 universities investing the most in technology for students

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/13/2021 - 5:24pm

The education sector is undergoing a time of radical change as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly demonstrated why online education should be a part of teaching and learning.

With artificial intelligence, machine-learning, cloud computing and the wealth of other benefits technology brings to universities, new research released today by leading academic research company Ivory Research has revealed which UK universities are investing the most in technology.*

Topping the list is the Royal College of Music which invested £2,445,000 in technology over the last two academic years,...

STAXY

Exeter graduates drive UK green revolution with launch of first student car-pooling platform

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/09/2021 - 3:39pm

Two Exeter graduates are on the road to becoming successful entrepreneurs after launching a ride-sharing app exclusively for students that gives them a cheaper – and greener – way of travelling home for Christmas.

Recent graduates James Campion and William Line launched STAXY this term and their free app has already amassed 3,000 student users at the University of Exeter.

The app allows student car owners to post the journeys they are making so students travelling to the same destination can join as a passenger and pay using Apple or Google Pay.

The pair’s idea...

6 innovative ways to get students encouraged to recycle

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 11/30/2021 - 6:07am

Have you ever thought about how many items we throw away every day that could easily be recycled and put to use again? Most of us never think twice before dumping our old clothes, papers, plastic items, and food waste in the same trashcan. As a result, what could have been salvaged from those items becomes irredeemable.

In this post, we will specifically focus on how to encourage your school or college students to recycle. Read on.

  • Eco-club:

Students might not know each other because of age differences or cultural differences, but as a teacher or a...

Eleanor Roberts apprentice with South Devon College

Time to rethink Apprenticeships says Devon college

Authored by Joe Cooper
Posted: Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:56pm

If you think you know all about apprenticeships, then maybe it’s time to think again, according to South Devon College.

“Most people think you can only do apprenticeships in hospitality, construction or beauty, but here at South Devon College we offer a wide range of apprenticeships, including higher and degree apprenticeships,” explained Ben Pountney, Operational Manager for Apprenticeships.

“Programmes are developed with employers to ensure students gain relevant skills for the local market.”

23-year-old Eleanor Roberts from Brixham has always wanted to work in...

ECS sets sail for success

ECS is celebrating success on the seas this week as Rosalila, a Year 8 pupil and Cathedral Chorister, set sail for the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships at Weymouth last month.

Rosalila swapped the Choir Stalls for the water as she competed in the South West RS 20” Feva class, sailing as part of the South West Regional Squad. When she returned to dry land, Rosalila said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the regional sailing squad. I love learning the skills of sailing – how to understand the wind and tides and the art and technical side too. It can be...

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