The South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College has been signed off as part of a wider plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the region. The new £11million building will be at the heart of the college and located on its Hele Road site in what is great news for the college, city and region.
Degree level students at Exeter College celebrated their graduation in the breathtaking setting of Exeter Cathedral last week. Hundreds of guests, friends and family came together to watch more than 170 students graduate from the college’s Centre for University Level Studies. Students donned their gowns and caps to be awarded their degree level qualifications in subjects ranging from business to mechanical engineering. The graduation ceremony marks the completion of a tremendous effort from each and every student at Exeter College. The college’s degree level qualifications include full degrees as well as Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas and cater for young students as well as those returning to education. The students were welcomed into the Cathedral with music from the Exeter College Orchestra ahead of the formal graduation ceremony. Inspirational speeches were made by The Dean of Exeter Cathedral, The Very Reverend Jonathan Greener, Exeter College Principal John Laramy and Chief Executive of the Met Office Penelope Endersby. Upon receiving their qualification certificates, students were congratulated on their achievements by Chair of Governors at Exeter College David Allen OBE and Catherine Taylor, the Head of Higher Education at the college. Exeter College’s Principal and Chief Executive John Laramy said,
Exeter College and Kier recently teamed up to deliver an intensive one week, pre-Apprenticeship work experience programme, designed to give local youngsters an insight into the construction industry and inspire them to pursue a career in the varied and vibrant sector. Six learners who are considering the Apprenticeship route with Exeter College spent the week gaining knowledge and insight, as well as hands on experience behind the scenes with Kier at some of the company’s flagship developments.