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Alumni networks

We help alumni connect with others in their area or who share similar interests, and support students and alumni to network professionally.

We have established the following specific alumni networks and groups to support you throughout your life and career.

The friendships made through involvement in sport at the University of Exeter last well beyond graduation. We are proud to have a flourishing alumni community through which alumni regularly meet up at a variety of events and carry out significant fundraising activity. Events include an annual Alumni Golf Day, a reception at Henley Royal Regatta and many alumni vs current student fixtures.

Find out more about sporting alumni groups.

The University of Exeter is a truly international organisation, with alumni groups spanning the globe. We have more than 25,000 international alumni, many of whom meet to renew friendships, take part in career networking events and strengthen ties with the University.

Find out what's going on in your area.

The Exeter China Alumni Association (ECAA) was founded by volunteers in 2012 and has grown to a large network supporting alumni across China. ECAA host annual employability activities, professional networking events and social gatherings.

Join us to make new contacts, for alumni news and to join events. We are on WeChat (search “ExeterAlumni”), Weibo, Facebook, and connect with us on LinkedIn

Visit the ECAA webpage.

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The Exeter Hong Kong Alumni Group (EHKAG) organise annual events, including employability and social themed activities. These include an annual employability themed event with the aim of inspiring alumni with the different career paths open to them following graduation, as well as giving the opportunity to ask questions, to network and to reconnect with alumni friends. 

Learn more about the EHKAG.

The India Exeter Alumni Association organises a variety of events each year, welcoming alumni and prospective students to different locations around India for different activities. The Association organises social gatherings and networking opportunities with a focus on employability, allowing Indian alumni to engage with University of Exeter and fellow alumni.

Learn more about the Association.

The MENA Alumni Group organise professional and social events for alumni across the region. Supported by a committee of dedicated volunteers, the group aims to helps alumni keep connected with each other after leaving Exeter. Graduates from the region are encouraged to join the group to expand their personal and professional networks.

Learn more.

The University of Exeter, US Foundation was founded in 2014 by University alumni based in America, and achieved 501(c)(3) status in May 2015. The Foundation is run by four volunteers (all Directors of the Foundation), who contribute their time and resources to enhance public awareness of the University’s research excellence and nurture relationships within the network of alumni who now live and work in America. 

The Foundation is a public tax-exempt charitable body relying on gifts, donations and bequests. The Foundation facilitates fundraising and grantmaking activities for the University and the valuable contribution to continued academic excellence and social engagement. 

Find out more about the group.

All female Exeter graduates are invited to be a part of the Alumnae Group network and encouraged to engage with our events and activities, as are female students and university staff.

Founded by a group of Exeter alumnae in London, Exe-X: the Alumnae Group was created to engage, inspire, and support female graduates. Since its launch with the first Women & Leadership Reception back in 2011, the group has run regular networking and education events.

Learn more about the group and its activities

Founded by a group of Exeter alumnae (female graduates) Exe-X South West connects female graduates of the University of Exeter, including St Lukes and Camborne School of Mines, and provides opportunities for them to meet and network.

We hold an informal meet-up on the first Tuesday evening of every month and organise additional events during the year. Previous events have included talks and lectures, guided tours, theatre and concert visits. 

The Group provides an excellent way for local alumnae to meet graduates from many different careers and disciplines, expanding their social and professional networks. It also helps us to stay in touch with the latest developments at the University.  

Exe-X South West is organised by a Steering Group of alumnae volunteers.

For details of meetups and events please contact Hilary Thomson or see our Facebook page: University of Exeter South West Alumnae Group.

 

The London-based Alumnae Group

For those based in London and the south-east, the London-based Exe-X: The Alumnae Group was created to engage, inspire, and support female graduates. Since its launch with the first Women & Leadership Reception back in 2011, the group has run regular networking and education events. You can see details here or to get in touch with the Committee please contact alumni@ewebevolution.com

Exetra, the recent alumni group, organises professional networking and social events for alumni in the London area who graduated in the last ten years.

Run by a committee of alumni volunteers, Exetra aims to help recent graduates improve their employability by having the opportunity to hear from experts in their field, learn about different career sectors and improve their skills. As well as this the group enables graduates to meet fellow alumni, allowing them to expand their personal and professional networks.

Learn more.

Each College within the University has its own dedicated alumni department and Alumni College Officer, who is there to support you. If you want to keep up to date with all of the latest news and events from your college or would like to find out how you can get involved and help current students, then please visit the relevant pages below.

University of Exeter Business School

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

College of Humanities

College of Medicine and Health

 

This group is for Exeter students and graduates from all over the world, to help foster a strong network between our alumni that care for and practice all things 'startup'.

Whether you're a founder, a freelancer, or someone who aims to support entrepreneurs, this group is for you. Many of our members are successful founders - with access to funding, space, and mentorship and a wealth of experience to draw upon. Others are totally new to the world of entrepreneurship or embarking on a journey with their first company.

We coordinate regular events and facilitate meetups in addition to fostering conversation, connection and collaboration through this group. It is our ambition to create one of the most inspiring alumni communities in the UK dedicated to turning passion and talent into successful companies.

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From the very first day you set foot on campus at the University of Exeter, to the proud moment you received your degree, your Students’ Guild was there to support you and your University Experience. We are the students’ union for students at the University of Exeter's Streatham and St. Luke’s campuses. The Guild exists to represent the voice of the student body to the University and works to ensure that every student gets the most out of their time at Exeter.

Whether you have fond memories of your society involvement, dedicated time to fundraising and community action, were an active member of our college rep system or simply enjoyed the odd pint and a burger in the Ram Bar, you will have encountered your Guild at one point or another during your University days.

In the past year, we have celebrated some incredible achievements thanks to our students. We now have over 240 societies across campus; we came top nationally amongst student unions for our Sabbatical Elections student turnout (45%) and we look forward to celebrating our many flagship projects throughout the year which acknowledge the incredible work of individuals and groups.

Here at Exeter Students' Guild we are incredibly proud of our alumni and the imprint they leave upon Exeter when they graduate. Our former students are always welcome at the Guild and we would love to hear from you. Wondering how your favourite group or society is getting on these days? Find out more about our current societies at: www.exeterguild.org/societies or contact alumni@ewebevolution.com if you would be interested to hear about current volunteering opportunities.       

In the meantime, keep up to date with our Students' Guild News, elections, campaigns, projects and events throughout the year through our website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.  You can also contact us at the Guild directly at infopoint@exeterguild.com at any time.   

Visit the dedicated page for the SpaceExe Society here.

The Alumni Network Group Committee (otherwise known as ANG) was formed in 2008 and is chaired by Stephen Edge, Hon LLD (Law, 1972; Hon LLD, 2012), Corporate Tax Partner – Slaughter and May. The main purpose of the group is to advise and take a lead role in helping the University build lifelong relationships with alumni, to promote alumni engagement with the University and fellow alumni, and to give alumni the opportunity to share their views with the University. The Alumni Network Group Committee provides an informal ‘sounding board’ for the Vice-Chancellor and senior management and is consulted on strategic issues on an ad-hoc basis as individual members or as a collective Group.

Read more about the committee and its members.

The EUC is an independent, friendly club for alumni, graduates and retired staff of Exeter University and their families. This includes those who have studied or worked on the Streatham, St Luke’s, Penryn and Truro Campuses, the former Camborne School of Mines, the Medical School and the (pre 1955) University College of the South West of England.

The Club offers a range of social and cultural activities for members and their families mainly through its branches, which are largely autonomous local groups.

Local branches in Exeter and London can be contacted via the websites below:

The secretaries of the other three branches in the UK are as follows, and alumni should contact them directly if interested in membership:

There is also a contact for alumni in France: Barbara Schudel

Each local branch puts together a programme of events led by individual volunteers. The range is vast, reflecting members' interests. Any member is free to offer to host or organise an event. Clubs charge a small annual membership fee and each regional Branch has a small Committee.

Main aims

  • To further the interests and well-being of the University
  • To promote links with the University
  • Work with the Alumni Office, keeping in touch with Exeter graduates
  • Organise social events across the country for graduates and their families.

Please note that the EUC group runs independently of the university and collects and manages its own data.

Policy@Exeter is an initiative started by Professor Claire Dunlop (Politics) to connect researchers from the University of Exeter with policy makers at regional, national and international levels to shape and improve public policy, organisational process and procedure, public debate and understanding. Policy@Exeter was launched in 2021 and since then we have developed a series of videos which showcase the impact researchers from UoE have had on policy as well as a number of policy briefs and articles.   

We welcome alumni to be a part of external Policy network. If you are interested in joining this network or would like to find out more information please email PolicyEngagement@ewebevolution.com