The £48 million development boasts a new Student Services
Centre, an extended and refurbished Library, new technology-rich
learning spaces, a 400-seat lecture theatre, retail and catering
outlets, and a new reception, ensuring the University of Exeter
offers an outstanding experience for students.
After touring the site, The Queen and Prince Philip watched
music and theatre performances by students and found out about some
of the cutting-edge research being carried out by the University.
Maria Liu, Yiting, an International Foundation student from China
studying Economics, Finance & Management said, "It was very
special to sing for the Queen as part of Ex-Tunes, the campus
choir. I really enjoyed the whole day; it was such an amazing
There were around 60 students and another 30 members of staff
watching the Queen from the INTO Exeter Centre, with many others in
the crowd waiting the Queen's arrival.
"It was an enriching experience to be part of such an exciting
event. The meeting with the Queen was the highlight of the
afternoon and it was my honour to represent INTO in the opening of
this fantastic new development." John Koh, International Foundation
in Humanities, Law & Social Science.
The Forum will directly benefit students currently studying the
great range of courses available at INTO University of Exeter while
offering a fantastic resource to those prospective students looking
to begin their studies in the near future.
University of Exeter Registrar and Deputy Chief Executive David
Allen summed up the day's celebrations: "This remarkable new
development will provide so many opportunities for everyone
associated with the University of Exeter, for many years to come.
Staff and students from across the University worked together to
make the visit a success: from the cleaners, maintenance and
grounds staff who ensured the campus looked stunning, to the chefs
who cooked a wonderful lunch for our royal guests, to our students
who gave a number of fantastic music, dance and drama
To see more pictures and reaction from Her Majesty's
visit go to theINTO University of
Exeter Facebook page.
For more information on the Forum as part of a £350 million
development programme across the University's campuses in Exeter
and Cornwall, visit the page on the University
of Exeter's website.