Alumni news

Latest alumni news stories from the Business School.


Alumni in China give guidance to future Exeter students

The Business School has established Alumni Connect, a new scheme which allows Chinese students who hold a postgraduate offer from University of Exeter Business School to receive advice from alumni who have made a similar journey in the past.

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Exeter alumni reminisce together in New Delhi and Mumbai

Old and new alumni friends came together in India to share Exeter.

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“Be Bold in Business” Lord Bilimoria tells Exeter alumni

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, gave Exeter graduates an inspiring talk on entrepreneurship at the Business School’s flagship alumni reception.

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Graduate pulls out all the stops for charity

An Exeter alumnus travelled to all 270 London Underground stations in just one day to raise money for charity.

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Exeter alumni in the Midlands gather for ‘Business in Birmingham’ networking reception

Exeter graduates and Business School students brushed up on their networking skills during an alumni reception in Birmingham.

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Local business community joined by alumni to discover how nature has already solved their business problems

Exeter graduates and local business representatives gathered at the second South West @ 6 networking event at the Business School.

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Embedding environmental responsibility within a supply chain: A case exploration of Thomas Pink

Ilka Baert completed an exciting consulting project at Thomas Pink that enriched her personally as well as professionally.

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Volunteer in the Spotlight: Ian Martin

For our latest ‘In the Spotlight’ feature, we spoke to Ian Martin (Economics 1971), Management Consultant for IHM Associates.

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Keeping Professionals in the know

Alumnus Alex Hearn’s digital business is going from strength to strength, recently receiving nearly £1 million technology investment from Everlution Sofware, a UK B2B specialist software provider.

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A Career Changing Experience

We talked to Brian Gillard (One Planet MBA, 2015) about his time at Exeter and how studying the MBA has enabled him to follow his passions and completely change his career.

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“Banks and the Crisis - was it anything new or had we seen this before?”

The University of Exeter recently hosted the first Business Leaders Forum event of 2015/16, focusing on Banks and the failures of 2007/8 which lead to the financial crisis - featuring John Sutherland, alumnus and Honorary Fellow of the Business School. 

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Deborah Meaden speaks at 20th Anniversary of BLF

The Business Leaders forum recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary at a special event which featured entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den investor, Deborah Meaden as the keynote speaker. 

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Graduate launches entrepreneurial support network in Boston

MBA graduate Stewart Noakes recently helped to successfully launch TechHub, an entrepreneurial network which nurtures and supports start-up businesses, in Boston, USA.

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Taking Education Personally

We talked to Wesley Sanders (Economics and Politics 2011) who told us about how his new business, Athena Tuition ltd., aims to match students to tutors and about what he hopes to achieve in the future.

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Economic impact of UK election debated at 20 Fenchurch Street

The Business School recently held a successful alumni reception in London which focused on the impact of May’s general election result.

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New book states nodding dogs need not apply

What makes a great chairperson or board member? Alumnus Gerry Brown, a member of the University’s Council and Chair of the Campaign Board, explores just that in his new book

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Alumna takes on Tri-Expedition Challenge

Next summer Business School graduate Jo Goodall will travel to Borneo to take part in a five day challenge in order to raise money for three charities; Alzheimer's Society, Mind, and Prostate Cancer UK.

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World record for team rowing from California to Hawaii

Emily Blagden was part of the first all-female team to row the demanding 2,400 mile route over the Pacific Ocean.

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Building Success: Graduate secures job in De Boer UK

Nick Henderson-Williams (Business and Management, 2014) has recently become the second graduate from Exeter to secure a place in the country’s leading structures company.

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Exeter graduate shortlisted for enterprise awards

Brian Smith (PGCE, 2005), has recently had his business Pop-ettes Ltd. recognised in the prestigious Lloyds Bank 2014 Enterprise Awards. He was shortlisted for the London and South East Region alongside nine other innovative local businesses. 

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Re-inventing University career advice

An innovative new approach to careers advice, with an emphasis on student research, is being developed by graduate Teresa Orange (Biology and Psychology, 1980). 

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New business challenges the status quo of online buying

A new business, developed whilst its founder, Daniel Adamczyk, was still a student at the University, aims to provide students with a new way to buy and sell their items.

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Nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs

In order to create a module with a difference, Lecturer and Research Fellow William Casely (MBA, 2011) seeks expertise from Business School alumni, alongside his own extensive business experience, to help his students’ entrepreneurial ideas become a reality.

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Alumnus helps put student in the fast lane

Nigel Fenn recently conducted a mock job interview which  helped Exeter MBA student Gregor Schmitt secure his dream job at BMW. 

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Culture Secretary holds personal Question Time session with students

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport and Exeter graduate, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, returned to campus to discuss the top political issues with current students. 

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From Malaysia to the UK by bicycle

After living in Hong Kong and Malaysia for five years, it was time for alumnus Charlie Hoare (BA Business & Management with European Studies 2007) and his girlfriend Philllippa to head back to the UK. 

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Business internship puts graduate in the pink

Business School graduate Adam Zuber made his mark during his internship with Thomas Pink, when his suggestions became part of company policy. 

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One Planet Sustainability Challenge

Teams from across the world took part in the One Planet Sustainability Challenge, started last year by students in the Business School MBA programme.  

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New Exeter Alumni Association in China

We are very pleased to announce the formation of the Exeter Alumni Association in China.  

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MBA Celebrates 25 years at EY London

A special anniversary event was held at EY’s headquarters in the City of London.

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New scholarship made available for MBA Students

A new scholarship has been made available to residents of Hong Kong or mainland China interested in studying the One Planet MBA starting this September 2014. 

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Inspiring Change in India

Ayesha Alam a BA Business Economics graduate of the Business School is responsible for the English language skills of 50 underprivileged young Indian children through the TeachforIndia (TFI) programme.

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Epic charity row for alumna

Alumna Emily Blagden is in training for a rowing challenge which she hopes will set a new world record.

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University welcomes Wol Kolade to Winter Graduation

The University’s Winter Graduation ceremony will take place on 18 January 2014 and we are delighted to welcome Exeter alumnus Wol Kolade as our Honorary Graduate.

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Thinking of tomorrow

We asked alumna Sandra Norval (MBA, 2014) to share with us an article she wrote for Rail Professional.

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