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Alumnus treats Exeter Medicine students to £30 food delivery, to boost wellbeing during pandemic

Thanks to a generous donation from Exeter alumnus Mr David Higgins (Law 1990), all 913 Medicine (BMBS programme) students at the University of Exeter have been offered a £30 voucher to spend at one of three food retailers.

David is a longstanding supporter of the University, and wanted to recognise some of the unprecedented challenges students have faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. David noted that: “When my daughter began her Medical studies at Exeter last year, I saw first-hand how these difficult times have affected students. While the University has done a fantastic job of finding new ways to deliver the complex Medicine programme, it does mean that students spend a lot of their time at home, learning on their own and studying in a different way than many had imagined. I hope the students will use these vouchers to treat themselves and enjoy some tasty recipes and food, perhaps while socialising with their household or bubble.”

Professor Ian Fussell, Associate Dean of Education of the College of Medicine and Health, said: “We know this past year has proved difficult for so many reasons, and we are so proud of everything our students have overcome and how hard they have worked. Alongside our highly committed staff they are part of a community working hard to ensure that all students get the most out of their studies, and especially in these difficult times additional support is greatly appreciated. We hope this gift provides a much needed ‘pick-me-up’, and we are very grateful to David for his generous support.”

All Medicine students have been sent an email about the offer so that they may claim their voucher for Deliveroo, Just Eat and Mindful Chef by 29 March.

Date: 22 March 2021

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