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

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

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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Tips to Find a New Job

Authored by
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:43pm

There was a time when all a person had to do is finish school and get a job that they did until they retired. Those days are long gone. In today's world, you have to be nimble about finding new job opportunities before they are forced to. Below are some strategies from Tick Jobs you can use to keep your career in motion.

1. Networking

It is also known as the hidden job market. You should know that most of the good jobs are not advertised. These positions are usually filled by candidates who learn through word of mouth from former colleagues, friends, and ex-bosses....

Alumni honour former Vice-Chancellor with permanent scholarship fund

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 - 3:10pm

A new scholarship scheme set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, targeting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, will support six students to attend the University of Exeter each year.

The Sir Steve Smith Scholarships have been funded by University of Exeter alumni and friends. More than £1 million has been raised which will support one scholar in each of the University’s six Colleges at any one time, each receiving an award of £6,000 per year for the duration of their studies. The donations have funded a permanent endowment, which means the...

Exeter College celebrates graduates with unique #DIYGraduation event

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 11/09/2020 - 4:42pm

Exeter College has celebrated this year’s higher education graduates with a unique event that allowed them to celebrate at home, although it went above and beyond a simple live streamed ceremony.

Exeter College’s Higher Education Graduation normally takes place at Exeter Cathedral, but due to social distancing and government guidelines it had to be adapted this year. Many other institutions have moved their ceremonies online, inviting students to watch from home, but Exeter College has gone one step further, making it a hybrid event.

Each graduate who pre-registered was...

Top Reasons to Stay in Exeter for Your Studies

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 11/04/2020 - 11:13am

When the time comes to decide on a university to attend, the choices can sometimes be overwhelming. There are many factors to consider, including which course you wish to take, the location and your financial situation. Many students feel that they need to leave their hometown to attend university, but there are many reasons why you should stay in Exeter to complete your studies.

Exeter University Is World Class

There is no need to travel to find a top-performing university. Exeter University is a member of the Russell Group which comprises of leading research-intensive...

Exeter students win £5,000 in Amazon Campus Challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 10/24/2020 - 3:21pm

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...

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...