2015 News

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Richard Atkins, Principal of Exeter College

Date: 30/12/2015

The Principal of Exeter College, Richard Atkins, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours Listing announced today.

The New Year’s Honours list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.  Read more »

Yasmin Benelick honoured at Guiness awards

Date: 14/12/2015

Exeter College Apprentice Yasmin Bennellick was honoured last week as part of her employer’s annual staff awards.

The Guinness Partnership Star Awards are a celebration of remarkable people and outstanding achievements. They recognise the difference Guinness’s employees have made to the lives of customers and colleagues over the last 12 months. The awards received over 200 nominations across nine categories including Apprentice of the Year.  Read more »

Devon Sports Awards 2016

Date: 11/12/2015

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards, which will take place at the home of the Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, on 13th May 2016.

The awards, which are held in association with Active Devon and in partnership with Exeter College, celebrate the best in sport throughout Devon, with all funds going to the Exeter Foundation.  Read more »

Exeter College Maths and Science Centre Opening

Date: 26/11/2015

The revitalisation of a former disused building in the centre of Exeter was celebrated this week when Exeter College’s new Maths and Science Centre was formally opened by Prof Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter.

The former Job Centre building on Queen Street had lain unoccupied for ten years until the college acquired it in 2013.  The building of over 2,000 sq metres, which is located on one of the major gateways into the city, now boasts six maths classrooms, a computer science suite and 12 purpose built science labs covering biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology and forensic science. These have all been designed to the highest specifications to enable and support inspirational and innovative teaching.  The centre also houses a student cafe, learning hub, interview rooms and a staff room.   Read more »

Assualt Engineer Marines complete carpentry course at Exeter College

Date: 26/11/2015

The tenth Royal Marines Carpentry and Joinery Course for serving members of the AE’s branch (Assault Engineers) drew to a close on Friday 26th November, with seven members of the branch completing their 11 week course. 

“Exeter College has facilitated this training for the Royal Marines since 1999,” said Nick Spreckley, deputy head of construction at the college “Since that time over 60 members of the Assault Engineers branch have passed through our doors on this course that looks at both bench joinery and site carpentry activities. As usual the group all display a real commitment to developing additional skills and learning techniques in the workshops and classrooms.”  Read more »

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