Exeter College receive grant from EnergySys as part of anniversary celebrations

Exeter College has been awarded a £1000 grant from energy software provider EnergySys as part of the company’s celebration of 20 years since their creation.  

As part of their anniversary celebrations, EnergySys polled their staff members on which schools or colleges they wanted to donate to. A list of 20 education providers was established; with each one getting £1000 to spend on computing, science and technology.  

Exeter College, who itself is celebrating 50 years since being named as the UK’s first ever tertiary college, will be using the grant money to further invest in practical resources for its IT labs, helping to ensure students continue to have access to the latest software. 

Exeter College Programme Leader in Business and IT Adam Hackney said, “We’re thrilled to receive this grant from EnergySys and plan to use this money as a further investment in our IT labs. We pride ourselves on our students having access to the technologies they need to make their education a success and this money will go towards ensuring we continue to be at the cutting edge in terms of what we offer our learners.” 

Peter Westwood, Technical Director at EnergySys said, “I was delighted to nominate Exeter College for the EnergySys Innovation Grant. EnergySys has been delivering transformational change to the oil and gas industry for 20 years and recognises life-long learning and innovation play a vital role in that; values I think Exeter College share. 

“To celebrate our company milestone, we wanted to invest in these values. As such, I couldn’t be more pleased to hear that the College will use the grant to further invest in their IT labs and hope it will help the College inspire their students into a future career within technology.” 

Exeter College’s own digital offering is set to expand in the coming years, as construction currently continues on a new Digital and Data Centre on their Hele Road site. This forms part of the South West Institute of Technology plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the region. 

Find out more about the Digital and Data Centre.