The University of Exeter is passionate about inspiring young people to embrace Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects as early as possible. The UTC is a perfect way to focus that inherent enthusiasm and nurture our Scientists and Engineers of the future.
The University has a strong background in STEM subjects, with internationally recognised research, and it regularly features in the Top 10 of the national league tables and National Student Survey. As our University sponsor, Exeter has helped to design the curriculum, to ensure excellent progression opportunities to both the University, and others in the UK.
The University will also be providing master classes, Challenge Projects, mentoring and coaching sessions, careers advice and an annual Summer School. Teachers at the school will also benefit from professional development provided by the University.
The University has 19,300 students, over 93% of whom are full-time. 2,200 members of staff are employed in six Colleges over three campuses. It directly and indirectly employs nearly 5,000 people and pumps £250m a year into the local economy, with an annual turnover of over £280 million in 2012/13.
University of Exeter Provost Janice Kay, chair of the UTC Board of Directors, said: “As a leading research institution, and a member of the Russell Group of universities, we need to attract the very best students, and the UTC will help us to do this; we hope that many of the UTC’s students will make a natural progression from there to the university. Equally, we are comfortable with playing our role in finding the scientists and engineers of the future who may take other routes into careers.