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University of Exeter

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Research and study in sciences, social sciences, business, humanities, and arts.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Exeter, founded in 1955, is a public university dedicated to research and is a member of the Russel Group of research-intensive UK Universities. Its predecessors include St Luke’s College, Exeter School of Science, and Exeter School of Art. It was one of the municipal institutions that received university status prior to World War II in the 1950s as a result of the second civic universities movement. The university is a member of the Universities UK, the European University Association, Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association of MBAs. The University of Exeter ranks at #143 in THE World University Rankings 2022. The university also ranks at #149 in QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university belongs to the Russell Group, which comprises the leading research-intensive universities of the United Kingdom and consists of three campuses. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into six schools of higher education. The University of Exeter graduates have worked in different disciplines including Sports, Theatre, Music, and Journalism. The campus is home to a large number of research centres and institutions. There are more than 200 student organisations, including the creative writing, theatre, and Conservative Future societies as well as Socialist Students Societies. The institution maintains an athletic union that is in charge of planning and running all sporting events in a fair and effective manner. More than 50 sports groups with over 5,000 students are governed by the union.

The University has various communities such as a debating community, student guild, Law society, Exeter student volunteers, Exeter University Athletes Union, British Universities sports and college club, etc. There are various sports in which students can represent the university. Some of them are Cricket, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, etc. There are various societies related to Theater and Drama. Students can show their skills in acting and become a part of Theater acting. Music is also another field in which the University encourages its students to participate in. The University has a library that offers a wide variety of books, journals, and E-learning materials. It has an official website that can be used by the students in order to access the materials online.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The university has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize three times. The University has an official Newsletter called Exepose. The university has a large base of students and connects actively with over 125,000 students. It has been in print since the establishment of the University. The University of Exeter has produced some of the most notable alumni who have contributed immensely in different fields. The University of Exeter is an alma mater to none other than the author of everyone’s favourite Harry Potter - JK Rowling, James Brokenshire, Jeremy White and Ameenah Garib and many more.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university houses students from all over the world that including more than 183 countries. The University is committed to providing a higher education experience where there is equality of opportunity, where students and staff can work and study free from discrimination and harassment and race equality is embedded. Around 89% of graduates from the University of Exeter are in work or further study within just 6 months of graduating from the University of Exeter. Exeter can be a great choice for you if employability is a major factor that contributes to your university selection.Some of the top companies that hire from the University of Exeter include Deloitte, Ernst and Young, PwC, HSBC, Accenture, etc. 

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