761 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 13 February 2019 | News The University of Exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ has now raised £50 million through philanthropic donations.This includes its biggest ever single gift of £10 million from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, and takes the campaign’s fundraising total to nearly 84% of its target with less than two years to go.The campaign is the university’s most ambitious to date and aims to raise £60 million by 2020. The current total is already more than twice the amount raised during its previous fundraising campaign. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 “We are incredibly grateful to all our alumni and supporters who have got behind our Campaign. Their generosity has already made a massive difference to both researchers and students here at Exeter. With their ongoing support Exeter will continue to transform lives into the future.” University of Exeter campaign reaches £50 million in donations The university has seen record growth in donor numbers over the past five years. Last year nearly 3,300 alumni and supporters made a financial donation to Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign, up from 1,775 five years ago.The donations help students from less advantaged backgrounds to attend Exeter and also support societies, sports and employability activities across all campuses. In addition, philanthropy has funded medical research, supported global conservation projects and advanced engineering developments. The University of Exeter Medical School has received significant philanthropic support including the £10 million donated by the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, which was for developments that will include a state-of-the-art neuroimaging centre, currently under construction at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.Professor Clive Ballard, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Medical School said: “Philanthropic support is crucial for us to continue our research into life-altering conditions such as cancer, diabetes and dementia. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and supporters, we have been able to fund critical projects that develop better treatments and increase understanding of how we can prevent the on-set of some of these diseases. Philanthropy has also been of enormous benefit in developing opportunities within our educational programme, in particular giving new opportunities to students from less advantaged backgrounds.”Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement at the University of Exeter said: Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6iPaZSDPDM[/youtube] Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy higher education 762 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Read Full Story The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded a $650,000 cooperative agreement to a collaborative of experts who will work together to design a roadmap to prepare K-12 students for America’s constitutional democracy.Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics Education for All Learners will bring together more than 100 experts in civics, history, education, and political science to outline a strategy for teaching American Democracy in the 21st century. It will also issue a roadmap that will outline high-priority civics content areas and make clear and actionable recommendations for integrating the teaching of civics and history at every grade level, along with best practices and implementation strategies that teachers, schools, districts and states can use to shape their instructional programs. The roadmap will develop the foundation from which to prepare all students to understand the value of America’s constitutional democracy as well as its past failures and present challenges. The goal is to design a program that will secure a strong commitment to and sense of ownership of that democracy in students.Educating for American Democracy is a cross-partisan effort led by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement and Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and iCivics — the country’s largest civic education provider.
Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 27 Views no discussions EducationLocalNewsSecondary Consultation on CARICOM programme to develop skills training capacity by: – October 11, 2011 Share Facilitators of C-EFERoseau, Dominica – October 11, 2011 — Representatives of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE) on Monday met with officials of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Dominica State College and secondary schools for a consultation on skills training in Dominica. The consultation, which formed Part 3 of an Inception Mission ahead of the programme’s implementation, was held at the national stadium.Also in attendance were representatives of the private sector including members of the Dominica Manufacturing Association.The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is partnering with the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) to develop the Caribbean-wide project to provide support for technical and vocational training.The other regional partners are the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions and the CARICOM Secretariat which is charged with positioning the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in the region to better support a competitive economy.Linda CookeLinda Cooke of the ACCC said the consultation was intended to help the local TVET Council deliver vocational qualifications to nationals so that they may acquire certification that is “very clear and understood across the region.”“The ultimate goal is economic development for the Caribbean by training skilled workers for sectors where there is going to be employment,” said Cooke.“TVET isn’t just auto-mechanics or plumbing. It’s actually a skills based training programme. Where are the emerging skills? They may be in agriculture, in music production or in graphic design.“So let’s broaden people’s understanding of what skills training is and show that it leads to really good jobs usually and is a way to support families and economies,” she added.After two previous consultations in the region, the ACCC has already identified priority areas for technical training in Dominica including Agriculture, ICT Hardware and Software, Construction, Early Childhood Education and Hospitality and Tourism.Participants in the C-EFEParticipants at Monday’s consultation also advised the visiting delegation of the need for training in high demand areas such a Cosmetology, Craft Production, Plumbing and Music Management and Production.The TVET programme is designed to provide graduates with relevant technical knowledge and skills and industry recognized credentials to compete in a demand-driven labour market.The C-EFE will provide support to the local TVET initiative by strengthening capacity to coordinate, promote and conduct quality assurance and in the long run, increase employment of TVET graduates in targeted career areas. The C-EFE is undertaken with a $20M grant from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).The project will be fully implemented by the ACCC in January, 2012. By: Dionne Durand
Willie Mullins made history by training a record eight winners at a Cheltenham Festival when Killultagh Vic landed a thrilling victory in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle. Press Association The six-year-old, ridden by Luke Dempsey, was all out to see off Noble Endeavour and grab the verdict in a terrific tussle up the hill. Killultagh Vic (7-1) stuck on resolutely to score by a head, with another Mullins runner Roi Des Francs, the 3-1 favourite, four and a half lengths away in third. Kauto Grand Mogul was fourth at 33-1. Mullins said: “I thought Luke gave him a great ride, he was beaten and then he pulled it out of the fire. “It’s his first ride for me, as far as I can remember. He was available last week so I booked him. “We thought he was working well at home, but he’s not a great jumper. “Luke got him settled and then looked for some nicer ground, when he got some light at his hurdles he was good. “Luke has been riding out of his skin recently and we were lucky to get him, a good jockey is a big plus in this race. “I used to ride with his father, Philip, so I’m delighted to put him up on a winner.” Of his record achievement, he said: “It’s been fantastic. “It’s so hard and competitive, but we’ve had such a fantastic spring. We’ve had no sickness with any of the horses and we’ve had a great preparation.” Dempsey said: “For the owners and Willie to put me up, it’s brilliant. The last two weeks have been unbelievable, it’s a great day.”