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18th February 2021

Expanding communications at Exeter College

In recognition of the role that communications will play in helping Exeter College to achieve its goals as set out in its Strategic Plan, the College’s Governing Body has decided to create a department of communications. The department will further the aims of the College through collaboration with Fellows and staff across College and will help ensure that Exeter’s communications with internal and external audiences are as effective as possible.

The department will be led by Head of Communications Matt Baldwin (formerly Communications Officer in the Development and Alumni Relations team), who will be supported by a Communications Assistant (a position for which we are advertising currently). Matt has worked in Exeter’s Development and Alumni Relations team for almost ten years. During that time he helped to promote the College’s 700th anniversary celebrations and the construction and opening of Cohen Quad, developed two new versions of the College’s website and launched the College’s social media profiles.

Rector Professor Sir Rick Trainor says: ‘The creation of a communications department further demonstrates Exeter College’s commitment to reaching the broadest audience possible and elevating its standing around the world. Of particular note, the department will help the College’s access and outreach work to ensure we attract the very best candidates, irrespective of their background.’

Matt says: ‘I’m looking forward to collaborating with Fellows, staff, students and alumni – including the newly formed Communications Working Group – to expand and enhance the College’s communications. A priority for me will be maintaining the high standard of alumni communications, such as Exon magazine and e-news, while raising the College’s profile through other media and with wider audiences, especially prospective students.

‘Collaboration will be absolutely key: sharing stories from our students, Fellows and alumni, sharing research and sharing achievements. Together we can raise Exeter’s profile, attract students with the greatest potential, irrespective of background, and celebrate this remarkable college.’

If you would like to contribute to Exeter’s communications – be it by sharing your own news, writing for a College publication, or in some other capacity – please email Matt at

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