The University of Exeter and IBM
  • Jamie Cole wins Alumni Award

    Jamie Cole, partnership executive at IBM and alumnus from the University of Exeter’s Mathematics, 1987, has won the Nicholas Bull Award for the Exceptional Support of the Alumni Community, in recognition of his outstanding volunteering achievements.

    Jamie Cole has volunteered his time to supervise MBA projects, provide guest lectures on modules, help steer the IBM/Exeter relationship and chair the MBA Corporate Advisory Board as well as being a critical friend to IIB in the development of new data opportunities. 

    David Watson, Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement, said: “In his volunteering Jamie has gone above and beyond in his support of the Business School, alumni and students, and the impact of his time has truly enhanced their learning experiences. The University of Exeter’s corporate partnerships are of significant benefit to students in their studies and the involvement of our alumni in leveraging these is extremely important for the future of the University. Your support has been amazing and we are very grateful for it and all you do year on year.”

    Jamie said: “I am delighted and humbled to receive the Nicholas Bull Volunteer award for the contribution I make to the University. It is such a pleasure as the partnership executive at IBM for Exeter University to help maintain the breadth of relationship between IBM and the University of Exeter.  I can help bring together our research teams, see new employees & interns come into IBM from Exeter.

    We have worked on joint projects and brought IBM’s technical, business, and commercial capabilities to support teaching at Exeter. Personally, it gives me immense pleasure to give something back to an organisation that gave me so much as a young undergraduate.”

    Jamie was one of two winners in the University’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year Awards, as selected by a judging panel of staff, students and fellow alumni. Find out more about the awards here.