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Starting this January Exeter City Futures is working with Exeter College, analysing data with students based at the Maths and Science Centre in order to improve their college experience. The 15-week data analytics pilot programme is aimed at AS level Maths, Computer Science and BTEC Enterprise students. It is one of two education challenges we are currently running.

Energy Independent and Congestion-free College

Students will be using data to address problems that affect two key areas of their college environment and will solve real-world problems for students within the Exeter region.

Improving the college and the students’ experience is just beginning. Exeter City Futures wants to upskill and enable students to analyse data, so they can identify problems and create change for all.

Creating Change

To be energy independent and congestion free is a massive goal. There will be significant change to be made in the way we all behave and do things.

To get there will require input from everyone: city leaderships, businesses, community groups, educational institutions and individuals. Right now Exeter City Futures is putting in place the building blocks that will be needed for us to all succeed. The education programme is one of these building blocks.

Our aim is for students to learn how to engage with real problems and build their analytical skills. In doing this they will show businesses and the local council that young people are capable of creating change in the Exeter Region.


The 15-week course at the Maths and Science Centre is the first in a series of education programmes that Exeter City Futures is delivering throughout 2017.