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Exeter School pupil offered place on National Youth Film Academy

An Exeter School Sixth Former has been awarded a place on the National Youth Film Academy.

Upper Sixth Former Emma Bates set herself the challenge as a lockdown achievement which complements the place she won on the National Youth Theatre last year.

A Level Drama pupil Emma was first introduced to the art of filmmaking through the school’s drama club at school where they made a short film highlighting the issues of climate change.

Inspired by this experience, she applied for the National Youth Film Academy and was offered a place after submitting a short...

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Children from Whipton Barton Federation want to help youngsters in The Gambia

Can you help an Exeter primary school send furniture to The Gambia?

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:57pm

Schoolchildren in The Gambia will soon have desperately-needed desks and chairs thanks to an initiative from an Exeter primary school.

Whipton Barton Federation is undergoing refurbishment and is renewing its old and outdated furniture. Rather than send to landfill, it is planning to send nine classrooms worth of furniture to a school in the Yundum Barracks area of The Gambia, West Africa.

And youngsters from the Exeter school will be writing notes to their African counterparts – telling them all about life in the UK.

Whipton Barton Federation is appealing for...

Jake (centre) talking to Sir Richard (onscreen) in the classroom

Broadclyst Year 6 children chat live with Sir Richard Branson about dyslexia

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:26pm

Year 6 children at Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) had to keep a big secret all over Christmas – they had a virtual meeting in their classroom with Sir Richard Branson on 17 December, which was discussed during The One Show last night (14 January).

The Year 6 children had been working on establishing their own companies after being awarded seed funding through a Dragon’s Den style process as part of BCPS’s annual Global Enterprise Challenge. While they were looking for inspiration from successful business leaders, Richard Branson unexpectedly joined a live lesson via a...

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Exeter College principal recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:29am

Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive John Laramy has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to education.

John, who has been with Exeter College for twelve years, has successfully led the College and sustained its status as one of the very best colleges in the country. The College continues to win various awards and in his first year as Principal, it was ranked as the top college in the country by one of the sector newspapers, FE Week. In fact, in the five years the paper has ranked every college in the country, Exeter has never...

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Junior School teaching assistant swaps support for singing

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/05/2021 - 12:49pm

An Exeter Junior School teaching assistant alternates between providing pastoral care by day to performing in a band by night.

Lead vocalist and keytar player Hannah Trimming is a familiar and friendly face in Exeter Junior School but few may know about her love of music.

A graduate in professional music performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, Hannah has always been interested in music of all styles.

As a schoolgirl she toured a few countries in Europe playing bass and trumpet and providing vocals for a jazz band and as an adult she has...

How to clear SET exam: Best preparation tips and mock test papers

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2021 - 1:20am

The SET exam, which stands for the Symbiosis Entrance Test, is one of the highly competitive exams conducted to choose the candidates for the different flagship programs of Symbiosis. The exam level is not that tough, but if you have the right strategy and are done with the basics asked in this exam, you are good to go.

Symbiosis is one of the most renowned institutes, and thousands of students go for this exam to get admission in any of their campuses.

How to clear SET exam in one go: Detailed tips and strategies that you need to follow

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How to Write the Perfect College Grad Resume

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 12/22/2020 - 9:01pm

If you are almost finished college and about to enter the job market, there is a lot to consider when writing an entry-level resume. As a recent college grad, you may not have a huge background of professional experience, which can make it a challenge to write an impressive CV.

When writing a college graduate resume, you have to figure how to highlight education over experience, and how to prioritize things such as internships, training, and applicable skills.

If you really want to perfect your resume, you can go with a professionally CV written for you . A professional...

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Top of the Toks: UK’s uni students earning cash on TikTok, as most popular student stars are revealed in first national ranking

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 - 8:30am

New research from student accommodation search engine Mystudenthalls.com has revealed the UK students finding fame on popular social media platform, TikTok, from the comfort of their student rooms- with the potential to make anything from £150 to a staggering £15,000 per video, and finding success overnight. The findings reveal an increasingly popular way for UK students to make money as the app’s popularity continues to boom since the pandemic began.

The ranking has unveiled the students with the most potential to earn big money in this new student side hustle - a long way from...

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Viral Facebook post sees Exeter College students flooded with donations for neonatal charity

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2020 - 11:43am

A group of charity-minded Exeter College students have been inundated with knitted clothing after a post asking for donations went viral on Facebook.

A tutor group of Health and Social Care students have been collecting various knitted items for distribution to neonatal units around the country to help keep babies that are premature or with additional needs to stay warm in the days after birth. Students had planned to contact a few local knitting groups to help create small knitted hats, gloves and blankets but after a poster found its way on to Facebook the request has gone viral...

Exeter students raise more than £136,000 through Movember challenges

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2020 - 4:58pm

Students from the University of Exeter have raised more than £136,000 for charity through a series of hair-raising challenges and events.

Hundreds of students from across the University have been taking part in a host of tasks to raise funds for the annual ‘Movember’ challenge – which raises money and awareness around men’s mental health and cancer.

The University’s fundraising efforts have been led by four Exeter Movember ambassadors, and have been supported by students from the Athletics Union (AU) and across the wider university community.

The AU clubs have...

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Exeter College launches Student Covid Charter for student and community safety

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:54pm

Exeter College has today announced the launch of a new Student Covid Charter, created in collaboration with students, to ensure the continued safety of students, staff and the wider community.

The Student Covid Charter provides an eight-point plan, which has been created and agreed with students from across the College, that lays out clearly the expectations of learners when conducting themselves at College and when interacting with the wider community.

The Charter builds on the College’s stringent COVID safety measures it has had in place since the start of the pandemic...