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How to be more eco-friendly at university

With the world facing a global warming crisis, the environment needs all the help it can get. The rising temperatures are driving environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, along with food and water insecurity. In addition, the sea levels are rising, the Arctic is melting, coral reefs are dying, oceans are acidifying, and forests are burning.

It is evident that carrying on with everyday life, as usual, is not good enough and now is a time for bold collective action. One of the best places for these everyday changes is at centres of educational excellence –...

Val Watson

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Students selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy

Exeter School pupil selected for board of renewable electricity company

Students selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy

An Exeter School pupil has been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to sit on the Good Future board of a British renewable energy company.

Year 8 pupil Jack is one of six young people selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy, the UK’s first renewable electricity supplier.

The board is made of up of six secondary school-aged students who will feed into how Good Energy is run and make sure the voices of tomorrow’s leaders are heard.

Jack said: “I applied for the Good...

Exeter Cathedral School pupil pedals for Parkinson’s

Year 7 pupil cycled 150 miles to raise funds for charity

Exeter Cathedral School pupil, Jonny, cycled 150 miles around Devon during his Easter holiday to raise awareness and funds for the neurological charity Parkinson’s UK.

Jonny, who is in Year 7 at ECS and a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, got a new bike for his 12th birthday in February and decided that he wanted to “get fitter and help others at the same time”.

His family has been incredibly supportive of Jonny’s challenge and have joined him on many of his cycles across the county. As Mum said: “Jonny has been out...

Best Mac apps for education that students can use to make their coursework easier

Apple devices are packed with a hoard of features that no other device on the market is capable of offering. From providing the best security to companies to helping working moms keep a weather eye on their children, Apple devices do all these and much more. They are more than just a status symbol or a fashion statement. From freelance artists to students, everyone has tremendous faith in Apple devices like iPhones and MacBooks. They help entrepreneurs organize their work as much as they allow other people to watch the morning show on Apple TV . And now that the pandemic is wreaking havoc...

University of Exeter Business School

University of Exeter Business School's pilot cohort of J.P. Morgan apprentices achieve spectacular results

The first cohort of degree apprentices studying at the University of Exeter Business School and employed by J.P. Morgan, a global leader in financial services, have achieved exceptional results in their end-point assessments.

Three students in J.P. Morgan’s Level 4 Investment Operation Specialist Apprenticeship cohort obtained top marks, with 78% achieving a distinction and 100% of apprentices passing first time.

A Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist Apprenticeship allows school leavers to “earn while they learn” – learning on the job the specific knowledge, skills...

Choose the best service to buy essays online

One of the natural desires exhausted student may have is to buy essay cheap and forget about all the troubles. The irony here is that if there is no well-tried remedy that can help even in seemingly desperate situations, it will be difficult to find a reliable place to buy essay online . Some services have no experience in this business niche as their date of the foundation includes the current year. Others charge too much which makes it impossible for students to afford using the assistance of professional writers. If you have friends who can give you some recommendations, you can...

Parents asked to do all they can to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:42pm

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is asking families with school-age children to do all they can to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The call comes as schools and colleges invite all students back this week and as pupils begin to be regularly tested using rapid, lateral flow tests.

“With the significant increase in the number of students becoming routinely tested, we are likely to see an upturn in the number of positive cases,” said Steve Brown.

“Regular testing of people who show no signs of having coronavirus is going to be essential over...

University of Exeter celebrates partnership with Exmouth Community College

University of Exeter celebrates partnership with local college 

The Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), an internationally recognised paediatric research department at the University of Exeter, are celebrating seven years of collaboration with Exmouth Community College.

The partnership, which began in 2014, has enabled pupils to be engaged in a wide variety of research, enabling them to learn first-hand about healthy living.

Thanks to the relationship with the college, the research team at CHERC have been able to better understand how physical activity and diet can influence health in youth. This is important, as...

Could lockdown be working wonders for your student budget?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 03/09/2021 - 6:40am

Most of the time, students are skint. Of course, we can’t make sweeping generalisations, but even students who work part-time jobs on the side of their studies don’t usually rake the money in, often relying on their student loans to see them through the semester.

Add to the low income the fact that there is so much that students can usually fritter their money away on (take out, wine, nights out, nights in, clothes, make-up, concert tickets – the list goes on) then the end result is almost always a skint student taking loans off the bank of mum and dad.

Of course, those...

Parents encouraged to allow their children to be tested for COVID-19 at school

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:19pm

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging parents to give their consent to allow their children to be tested for coronavirus at school.

“The first step in the government’s roadmap starts next week with all students returning to schools and colleges,” he said.

“Students are going to be asked to take a lateral flow test twice a week, and while it’s not mandatory, I really encourage all parents to consent for their children to be tested twice a week.

“Testing students will enable us to identify those who have no symptoms, but are infectious, and...

Starting life at Exeter University: Top tips

Many people comment that their university years were some of the best years of their life. However, at first, it can feel a bit intimidating and most likely quite overwhelming. Don’t worry, here are some tips to get you started.

Make friends

The people you become close to at university could ultimately turn into your friends for life. This task should be your top priority. But choose wisely, these are the people you are going to spend a lot of your time with, so make them ones you want to be around. Don’t be afraid to look outside your familiar zone, though; you'll meet...

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