News - April, 2018

Posted on: April, 2018
Section: Member news
Brogan Coates, a second year marine biology student studying at the University of Exeter, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the damage that single-use plastics cause to our oceans every year. The campaign,...
Posted on: April, 2018
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Thursday 12th April Wythenshawe Sports Ground - University of Manchester Two teams from Exeter CITY’s Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks programme were given the chance to participate in a national tournament held in Manchester on Thursday 12th April joining over 500 teenagers from 89 teams as part of the PL Kicks cup.   Players...
Posted on: April, 2018
As Network Rail continues work on the Elizabeth line over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend GWR is asking passengers to plan their journeys in advance.   From Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May, Network Rail will carry out upgrade work between Maidenhead, and Hayes & Harlington, with the work extending from Hayes...
Posted on: April, 2018
Exeter Science Park has celebrated another key milestone with a topping out ceremony at its new grow-on buildings, which have been named by primary school students after three of history’s most inspirational scientists. Built by Kier Construction, the ‘Lamarr’, ‘Turing’ and ‘Newton’ buildings will provide 27,000 square feet of office and...
Posted on: April, 2018
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South West Communications Group is sponsoring Exeter Chiefs’ Exeter College-based Academy rugby team as they prepare for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament later this month. Exeter College’s 1st XV is the only UK school or college team to take part in this prestigious event, described as the pinnacle of...
Posted on: April, 2018
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Chinese teachers from Shanghai visited Exeter College in a mutually beneficial exchange visit, under an international partnership.   Two experienced teachers, Sun (Harry) Qianzhi and Zhijing (Joey) Zhang, from the world- class Shanghai Information Technology College spent an intensive two weeks undertaking tailored teacher masterclasses and observing teachers at Exeter College, ranked...
Posted on: April, 2018
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Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award. A University of Exeter team led by Professor Tamara Galloway last night won the Research Impact category at a ceremony in London. The team was praised for...
Posted on: April, 2018
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As part of the national 100th anniversary commemorating the end of WW1, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are staging a special concert at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 16th June, 2018.  The event will be compered by David Fitzgerald from BBC Radio Devon. Hosted by the charity’s Devon County Committee, the evening promises...
Posted on: April, 2018
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Business leaders in Devon are ‘off the scale’ when it comes to happiness, according to a new survey.   Employers of leading Devon-based brands have rated living and working in the county at 9.3 out of 10 on the happiness scale used by the Office for National Statistics, citing the ‘great work...
Posted on: April, 2018
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  A West Country based Polar Adventurer is inviting businesses to join LiketoBe, the digital networking platform designed to inspire young people by offering them ‘real world’ career advice.   Following the online platform’s successful inception, the initiative is now set to launch, giving South West businesses the opportunity to connect with students,...
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