making the exceptional happen

'making the exceptional happen' is our most ambitious fundraising campaign, aiming to raise £60 million in philanthropic income and 60,000 volunteering hours from 6,000 volunteers by december 2020. 

thanks to your support we have achieved our goal 12 months ahead of schedule! can you help us achieve even more by the end of the year?


emergency appeal: coronavirus fightback

we have launched a dedicated website to raise funds for a range of covid-19 projects taking place all over the university of exeter.

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latest news: campaign hits target one year early

the university of exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘making the exceptional happen’ has reached its target of £60 million of philanthropic donations one year ahead of schedule.

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latest news: dragon capital chair appointed

professor ben groom has been appointed dragon capital chair in biodiversity economics at the university of exeter, a postition funded thanks to a £1 million donation from alumnus dominic scriven.

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latest news: £100,000 to explore perceptions of china

a new research project exploring how the west perceives china is to be launched at the university of exeter thanks to a donation from alumnus james goulding.

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latest news: first mireille gillings fellows appointed

three mireille gillings professorial fellows in health innovation have been funded thanks to a £10 million donation from the dennis and mireille gillings foundation.

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latest news: volunteering reaches 125% of goal

university of exeter alumni have donated 75,000 hours to the institution’s ‘making the exceptional happen’ campaign since it began in 2012.

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