#12 Exeter University


19th October

23rd October

The University 

Exeter University is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Recent breakthroughs to come about as a result of research at Exeter include the identification of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world’s most transparent, flexible conductor of electricity. 

Exeter is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top universities in the Higher Education league tables and has 22,085 students from more than 130 different countries. The University offers a wide variety of degrees covering more than 30 academic disciplines. 

Exeter’s high satisfaction ratings are the result of a close relationship between the University Management and the Student’s Guild which is heavily involved in the running of the institution. This spirit of cooperation has best been exemplified in the £50 million Forum. This building is dedicated to student services and is the hub of the Streatham Campus. It contains a 400-seat lecture theatre, a bank, shops and cafes. 

Exeter is known for its sporting success, placing 5th in the 2018/19 BUCS competition. Over the last year the University has invested £20 million to provide students with world class facilities. These facilities include the state-of-the-art Athlete Development Centre, the Nicholas Bull Boathouse, the Cricket Centre, the Tennis Centre and the Russel Seal Fitness Centre. 

The Boat Club

Exeter University Boat Club is one of the university’s largest mixed societies. It is a well-established club with its own boat house a short bike ride from campus. The Nicholas Bull Boat House was built in 2012 as a result of an amazing donation from alumnus Nicholas Bull. As a result, EUBC has become a competitive force in British University Rowing and has developed a strong racing squad of over 60 athletes who are part of a wider club of over 200 people. 

As well as the boathouse members have access to the state-of-the-art Athlete Development Centre where squad strength and conditioning sessions are run three times a week for our senior athletes. There is also a dedicated ‘rowing gym’ which is solely for the use of our members. Here all the erg tests and cardio sessions take place. There are also weights which can be used to supplement the ADC sessions.


The current program is lead by ex-GB coach Richard Tinkler. However, he will be leaving us at the beginning of November 2019 and his replacement is still under consideration. The club has some dedicated and passionate student coaches who help the senior squad and who run our novice program designed to introduce complete beginners to the sport. This program has shown recent success with two members of last years Temple Eight moving from the novice to the senior squad within a year.

  • 2018 U23 World Championships Bronze Medal WLwt  2x
  • Alumna Suzie Duncan 2019 U23 World Championships Gold Medal WLwt 1x
  • 32nd at HORR 2019, best EUBC result in four decades
  • Henley 2019, PA 4+ Raced Through to Friday
  • 7 BUCS Medals 2018-19 and 2 Women’s Eights in the BUCS Regatta Int8+ A Final
  • Nicholas Bull Boathouse, a purpose built facility built as a result of donations from Alumnus Nicholas Bull
  • Access Exeter’s state of the art Athlete Development Centre
  • Extensive 4.5km stretch
  • The Rowing Gym, where erg tests and cardio take place, is solely for EUBC members

‘‘I can’t underestimate the impact my time at EUBC has had on my life. Above all, I’ve been given a great network of close friends and connections, with an incredible level of support existing throughout the club. Moreover, the confidence I’ve gained from my role as men’s captain has come vital in my work life. The discipline and grit I’ve developed is something that can only be fostered in a special club like this. The club has gone from strength to strength in recent years, the ever-improving results are testament to the EUBC fighting spirit. #BleedGreen’’

Matt Bladen (Senior Men’s Captain 2018/19)

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