Last chance for Exeter students to enter Shell Ideas360

Authored by DC
Posted: Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:59am

New research is shining a light on the changing face of graduate jobs, revealing that 41% of students studying in the South West leave their studies wanting a purpose-led career that lets them give something back to the world. The job market is also looking more competitive, with 74% of students in the South West believing that they’ll face more competition than their parents’ generation when it comes to getting graduate jobs.

The research, which was commissioned by Shell Ideas360, a programme fostering innovation, spoke to more than 1,100 UK university students. The results for...

Period education bus visits schools in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:01pm

Five schools in the South West last week hosted an award-winning educational bus from betty for schools, designed to teach young women about periods in a more open and engaging way.

Pupils at North Petherwin Primary School, The Maynard School and St James’ School Exeter experienced the interactive activities on board the ‘betty bus’ as part of its tour of the UK.

During the bus visits, female pupils from the South West took part in the one-hour sessions with trained facilitators helping explore how periods can affect them both physically and emotionally, and encouraging...

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers significantly enhance education in SW

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:05pm

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers are helping to “significantly enhance” the quality of education in South West schools, inspectors have said.

Initial teacher education programmes at the University have been ranked as outstanding in every category by Ofsted, which has praised the contribution of Exeter’s trainees and newly qualified teachers teaching children in the region and nationally.

More than 300 schools in the South West work with experts at the University’s Graduate School of Education to run “highly effective” postgraduate PGCE programmes to train...

Exeter College named best in country for second year in a row

Exeter College has, for a second consecutive year, been placed at the top in an annual league table of colleges published by FE Week, a leading publication focused on the further education sector.

The table was compiled using a points based system, with points awarded against a number of key criteria published by the Department for Education (DfE). The index included scores for learner and employer satisfaction, as well as taking into account information about young and adult learners’ progression, post-college. “I am delighted that for a second year in a row Exeter College has...

Wildlife of the World photography exhibition

Event Date: 
01/11/2017 - 10:00am to 05/11/2017 - 3:00pm
Clyst House, Winslade Park, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1AB

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission

The photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species, from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight the relationships that species have with their habitats. What shines through is the photographers’ admiration and empathy with the subject, together with their sheer joy and sense of privilege of being able to photograph them.

We hope this exhibition will encourage our visitors to make a personal commitment to help preserve our biosphere and its...

All aboard the Theatretrain!

Authored by exetertt
Posted: Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:35am

The stage is set for a performing arts company to open a new training centre at St. Peter’s Church of England School in Exeter.

Theatretrain, the ever popular Saturday morning performing arts school is opening its doors to budding young dancers, actors and singers on Saturday 7th October at 10am and will be managed by local actor and director Paul Clark.

Paul is highly experienced in the performing arts and has worked with both young people and adults to create high-calibre theatrical events. He has made numerous appearances in the West End and has directed many youth...

The Wardobe Ensemble bring Education, Education, Education to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 4:05pm

Award-winning theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble has announced that Education, Education, Education will come to Exeter Northcott Theatre after its World Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they were awarded a Fringe First Award. Following their exploration of sex, relationships and intimacy in 1972: The Future of Sex, The Wardrobe Ensemble will dissect education and responsibility at the dawn of Blair’s Britain in 1997 in Education, Education, Education. Recent winners of The Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice for theatre, The Wardrobe Ensemble use irreverent humour...

Performance photography exhibition

Event Date: 
05/08/2017 - 10:00am to 09/08/2017 - 3:00pm
Clyst House, Winslade Park, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, EX5 1AB

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission

Performance was conceived early in 2012 as British excitement grew in anticipation of hosting the Olympics. Local sporting events were photographed as communities played their part in preparing for the Games. Other photographers concentrated on artistic events, from dance and theatre to street performance and music. This exhibition highlights the transitory nature of action-orientated photography

PERFORMANCE is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

For more information see...

Learn about the birds in East Devon

East Devon District Council’s Countryside team is running a number of events over the summer which gives people the chance to learn more about some of the birds you can see locally.

The events include ‘Close encounters of the bird kind’ on Saturday 17 June at Seaton Wetlands. During the morning you will learn about the birds found at Seaton Wetlands and have the chance to see them up close as they are ringed for monitoring. Spaces can be booked online at

The Countryside rangers will be running two ‘Nightjar night walks’ at Trinity Hill Local Nature...

Brownies learn about the community value of Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:32pm

Hospiscare’s latest shop opened in Heavitree in March and is already doing a roaring trade in a range of electrical goods, homeware, clothes, and second-hand books.

Recently, however, the shop took on a more educational role as the manager Bonnie Gilbert was invited to visit the Heavitree Brownie Troop to share the importance of the work that Hospiscare does.

“The Brownies, all between the ages of seven and ten, were studying the theme of ‘community’, so it seemed like the ideal opportunity to teach them about the importance of Hospiscare and how the charity supports local...