This is a list of University of Exeter people, including office holders, current and former academics, and alumni of the University of Exeter. In post-nominals, the University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon. (from the Latin Exoniensis), and is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university.
The modern university is generally regarded as a formal institution that has its origin in the Medieval Christian tradition.. European higher education took place for hundreds of years in cathedral schools or monastic schools (scholae monasticae), in which monks and nuns taught classes; evidence of these immediate forerunners of the later university at many places dates back to the 6th century.
Einer der größten Arbeitgeber der Stadt ist die University of Exeter. Zu den bekanntesten Alumni zählt Joanne K. Rowling, die Autorin der Harry-Potter-Romane, die hier Französisch studierte. Die University of Plymouth hat hier einen Außenstandort. In Exeter befinden sich auch mehrere namhafte Sprachschulen.