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Women scientists bring their subject to life on Exeter streets

Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.

Exeter subjects secure top 10 positions in latest Guardian rankings

A wide range of subjects at the University of Exeter have secured top 10 positions in this year’s Guardian rankings.

New £1M facility to reveal the secrets of marine microbial communities one member at a time

University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have unveiled a state of the art facility for the study of environmental microbes.

University placed 35th globally in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.

Exeter launches Extreme Medicine Masters programme

Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.

Forthcoming EU referendum events at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is hosting several events in the build up to the all-important European Union referendum on June 23.

£3 million PhD scholarship funding scheme launched

The University has today launched the Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarships Match Fund.

£2m centre linking maths and medicine will transform healthcare

A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.

Top marks for young people in Cornwall whose excellence is celebrated in awards ceremony

The University of Exeter Penryn Campus Excellence Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of young people in Cornwall.

New laboratories to preserve precious artefacts for the future

University of Exeter experts will be able to examine and preserve important historical objects thanks to a new £1.2m Digital Humanities research space.

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the University of Exeter

Students questioned Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the University of Exeter to launch a new campaign to encourage young people to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.

Lord Myners of Truro takes up role as University Chancellor

A former Government Minister who has led some of the UK’s best known businesses is to take up post as Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

UK Government recognises world-leading strengths of GW4-led consortium

A GW4-led consortium of businesses and organisations from across South West England and South East Wales has been selected to take part in the first wave of the Department for Business.

All welcome for family-friendly University fun day

Join the University of Exeter for a free family fun day as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations, and try your hand at a range of activities ranging from tennis tasters to hands-on experiments.

New European University rankings strengthen Exeter’s reputation

A prestigious new European ranking has placed the University of Exeter at number 38, further cementing the institution’s global reputation for excellence.

New link between the University of Exeter and local community

Academics from the University of Exeter and lifelong learners from the local community are celebrating a new agreement which will help them work more closely together.

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Tributes have been paid to the former Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Professor Paul Webley, CBE, who has passed away aged 62.

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of protecting oceans to Hong Kong

The latest research on the importance of marine biodiversity to global issues will be shared by leading experts from the University of Exeter at a special event in Hong Kong.

University of Exeter hosts extreme weather festival

BBC presenter Dr Helen Czerski and Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo will be among the world-leading climate change experts speaking at a family-friendly festival at the University of Exeter this weekend.  

£1.5 million to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor highlights vital role of European Union for universities

Professor Sir Steve Smith has joined more than 100 university leaders in highlighting the positive impact the UK’s membership in the European Union has on universities.

University of Exeter selected for first on-campus Pret A Manger

Pioneering British food and coffee brand, Pret A Manger, has selected the University of Exeter’s Streatham site as the location for its first outlet embedded in a University campus

Exploring the political landscape of the Middle East: Exeter’s ‘Global Conversation’ comes to Sharjah

The crucial issue of the political landscape of the Middle East will be explored by a leading University of Exeter expert at a special event in Sharjah.

President of the UK Supreme Court visits the University of Exeter

The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, has visited the University of Exeter to meet staff and students.

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of climate change to London

The latest research on the impact of climate change on global issues including security, flooding, migration and risk of conflict will be shared by leading Exeter experts at a special event in London.

Exeter expert named in top 25 leaders in worldwide water industry

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been named among the top 25 industry leaders worldwide.

University of Exeter celebrates winter graduation

Olympic Gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be among a number of inspiring figures to be honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation this year.

Vice-Chancellor joins new Social Mobility Advisory Group

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, will play a key role in new high profile advisory group aimed at improving social mobility within the higher education sector.

The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation donates £1 million for cutting-edge medical research

The University of Exeter Medical School has received a £1 million donation from The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.

Exeter retains top-200 position for best employers for LGBT staff

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top-200 best employers in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

Rewilding, wellbeing and return of lynx in spotlight at Exeter

Rewilding the United Kingdom – from restored forests to the return of predators such as the lynx – were in the spotlight at a topical lecture. 

Exeter ranked amongst top 100 most international universities

The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the most international universities in the world.

Cornwall Campus pioneer awarded MBE

A key figure in establishing and building the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campuses has been awarded an MBE for services to the community.

Exeter receives royal tribute for 60 years of success

The University of Exeter has received a royal message of congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of 60 years of heritage and success.

Clinical Psychology at University of Exeter celebrates 40th anniversary

Exeter’s internationally-renowned Clinical Psychology training programme celebrated its 40th anniversary, with a gathering of 100 leading psychologists, alumni and staff.

Exeter part of £10 million investment for new maths centres to tackle life-threatening diseases

Exeter will pioneer new methods for managing and treating chronic health conditions at a ground-breaking new maths-based research centre.

Climate change course run by the University of Exeter inspires new artworks

A free online course run by the University of Exeter which explains the science behind climate change has inspired an artist to produce paintings which depict the risks posed by the changing environment.

UK universities lead in international student satisfaction

The University of Exeter welcomes a new report which highlights the UK as a global leader in high quality undergraduate education for international students.

Vice-Chancellor joins Minister’s delegation to India

Professor Sir Steve Smith has joined a high-profile delegation visiting India this week to promote UK Higher Education.

Free online course: how genomics are transforming diabetes care

A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.

£4.6M boost for future biomedical research leaders

GW4 Alliance receives £4.6 million funding for new doctoral training partnership.

Young people celebrated at University’s Excellence in Exeter awards

Environmental journalist and author Leo Hickman praised students from local schools on their positivity and creativity at the tenth annual Excellence in Exeter awards hosted by the University of Exeter on Thursday 19 November.

Exeter’s Christmas Craft Market Returns

University of Exeter students are hosting the Christmas Craft Market on December 4th.

Exeter professor swaps lab bench for backbench

Professor Tamara Galloway from the University of Exeter swapped her lab coat for legislation last week when she visited Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

Exeter wins Business of the Year award for support to apprentices

The University of Exeter has been awarded Large Business of the Year 2015 at an event to recognise the contribution of employers in support of apprenticeships across the South West.

Medical School awards student excellence

The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its most outstanding students for their commitment and academic excellence at its annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.

Innovative course receives commendation from Royal Historical Society

An online course run by leading historians at the University of Exeter has received a commendation from the Royal Historical Society (RHS) for excellence in the field of public history.

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in the world

University business incubator SETsquared, a partnership involving the University of Exeter, has been ranked as the best in the world by UBI Global.

University hosts regional festival of physics

The University of Exeter will host a South West physics festival this weekend as experts and academics come together to discuss planets, astronomy, wind, rain and light.

Exeter and the Jewish Leadership Council to co-host a debate on the representation of Israel in UK academic discourse

The University of Exeter and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) will co-host a special event to debate how Israel is represented in academic discussions across the UK.

Exeter to host budding entrepreneurs in start-up weekend

Entrepreneurs get ready as Start-up Weekend returns to the University of Exeter this month as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Exeter Provost joins high-level taskforce to tackle harassment on university campuses

Professor Janice Kay, Provost of the University of Exeter, has accepted an invitation to join a high level taskforce designed to address all forms of harassment on University campuses.

Diwali celebrations to light up Exeter campus

Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Light, is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday 15 November.

Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser visits University of Exeter

The UK’s Chief Scientist, Sir Mark Walport FRS, has made a special visit to the University of Exeter to meet with key representatives.

Engineering and Technology at Exeter ranked in global 100

Engineering and Technology at the University of Exeter has been ranked as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest league tables.

A new countryside legacy from Roman Britain

New research from the University of Exeter has found that the Roman influence on our landscape extends beyond the legacy of our urban infrastructure to also shape the countryside and our rural surroundings.

Exeter launches Doctoral College

New world-class Doctoral College aims to enhance the student experience for doctoral research students and early career researchers.

‘Global Conversation’ focuses on addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK

World-leading education experts will gather to discuss how to address the crucial issue of addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK, at a special event in Toronto.

Exeter enters global 100 for Social Sciences

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position as being among the very best universities in the world for Social Sciences.

University alumni who died in war remembered

A new memorial to University of Exeter alumni who died in war since 1945 was dedicated in the University’s Chapel at Streatham Campus on Remembrance Sunday.

Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives

Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.

World-leading researcher appointed first Director of University of Exeter Living Systems Institute

One of the world’s most pioneering and influential developmental geneticists has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute.

Exeter climbs up global 100 for Life Sciences

The University of Exeter has cemented its position among the very best universities in the world for Life Sciences.

Fellow appointments recognise Social Science excellence

Two leading academics from diverse fields at the University of Exeter have been appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

SETsquared named as best university incubator in Europe for third time

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe for the third year running.

Exeter professor joins international experts on Global Council on Brain Health

Professor Linda Clare, Leader of the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) in Psychology at the University of Exeter, has been appointed to the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). 

Exeter scientists receive the latest NERC funding for strategic research

University of Exeter researchers are pleased to be among the recipients of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) highlight topics grants – one of the new ways in which NERC is funding strategic research.

Innovative science and engineering research facility launched at Penryn Campus

A pioneering new research facility that brings together business, science, and engineering has been officially launched at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, Cornwall.

LEP appoints three new Board members

Professor Mark Goodwin has been appointed as a non-executive director for The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

University of Exeter retains top 10 status in THE "Table of Tables"

The University of Exeter has retained its top 10 position in the Times Higher Education “Table of Tables”, announced today (October 15).

University of Exeter announces key senior management appointments

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce today a number of key appointments to its Senior Management team.

Faerie Land exhibition to transform University of Exeter Forum

A groundbreaking exhibition inspired by the prominent English Renaissance poet Michael Drayton will open to the public in the Forum on 7 October 2015

University of Exeter achieves global top 100 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the most influential global league table, released today. 

Exeter UK’s top university for sport and best in the South West

The University of Exeter has retained its top ten place in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and has been named Sports University of the Year 2015-2016.

Penryn Campus Humanities lecturer wins international short story prize

English and Creative Writing lecturer Rob Magnuson Smith has been awarded the 2015 Australian Book Review (ABR) Jolley Prize for his short story “The Elector of Nossnearly.”

Student Employability and Academic Success staff win national innovation award

Two Penryn Campus staff have received a national innovation award, and are now in the running to receive an international prize, based on their work with the Green Consultants programme.

University launches a year of Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The University of Exeter is marking its Diamond Jubilee with a series of events to celebrate 60 years of the Royal Charter, awarded on 21 December 1955.

Jewish Leadership Council and University of Exeter announce new approach to debating issues pertaining to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), Board of Deputies, Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and The University of Exeter announce a new approach to the debating of issues on campus pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, whilst upholding the principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech.

University of Exeter retains influential world ranking position

The University of Exeter has retained its strong position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, in the latest influential international league table.

Two University partnership schools open this week

Two new University partnership schools are opening in Devon this week. 

Exeter Provost joins prestigious international panel

Professor Janice Kay, Provost of the University of Exeter, has accepted an invitation to join Pearson’s Expert Panel for its new WCQ (World Class Qualifications) group. 

University of Exeter celebrates summer graduation

A Lord, a Nobel Prize winner, a BAFTA winning playwright and a European athletics gold medallist will be amongst those honoured at the University of Exeter’s summer graduation this year.

Topping-out milestone in £52.5 million research development

A topping-out ceremony has marked a major milestone in the construction of a new £52.5 million facility at The University of Exeter.

Letters from famous writers to 'Tarka the Otter' author given to University

A fascinating collection of personal letters from a host of British literature luminaries to Henry Williamson, the author of Tarka the Otter have been donated to the University of Exeter.

Research through the arts initiative breaks new ground in Exeter

An Arts Council England funded project called Exeter Enquires aims to engage a wider public in the innovative work and practise of academic-artistic collaboration.

Exhibition on campus showcases creativity of students, staff and alumni

A showcase of shortlisted entries to the Paddon Award, a cross- arts competition for University of Exeter students, staff and alumni is on display in the University Reception area on the Streatham Campus.

Sir Michael Barber argues for new approach to government with lecture at University of Exeter

Sir Michael Barber, a leading authority on education systems and education reform, turns his attention to the business of government in a lecture on the 5 May at the University of Exeter.

The University of Law and the University of Exeter launch groundbreaking collaboration

Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

Exeter has strengthened its position as being ranked amongst the world’s best universities, according to an influential international league table.

Top 10 UK and best in the South West - University of Exeter subjects on the rise in Complete University Guide 2016

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the leading universities in the country, according to an influential league table.

University adds to its Athena SWAN awards in 2015

The University added an additional award to its Athena SWAN tally this year with a Bronze for the Biosciences department at Exeter.

Sculpture is shimmering vision on Streatham Campus

A kaleidoscopic sculpture providing optical illusions is now located outside The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum on University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Spanish Ambassador attends Hispanic conference in Exeter

The University hosted a prestigious visit from the Spanish Ambassador, as part of the 60th anniversary events surrounding the formation of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Student entrepreneur hopes website will encourage more of us to vote

University of Exeter History student and entrepreneur, Matthew Morley believes that his platform can help to make politics easy and relevant to voters ahead of the General election.

Chinese New Year celebrations 2015

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and 2015 will be the Year of the Goat. In China, it is known as the "Spring Festival" and marks the end of the winter season.

Making the hidden history of Cornish migration count

Stories of emigration from Cornwall in 1851 overseas and to other parts of the UK are the first topic in the new series of research seminars led by the Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS), at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 14 February at 2pm in the Chapel Lecture Theatre.

Devon’s political history exhibition showcases electoral campaigns

The history of politics in Devon is the theme of a new touring exhibition, starting at the University of Exeter. 

A voyage of transformation for Mariners Way sculpture

A new sculpture, ‘Mariners Way II’ made of contemporary materials in the form of a knotted rope sphere is now on display at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Look up to the trees to see a new sculpture on Campus

A fascinating and unusual new artwork has been added to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, in the form of a sculpture wound around the branch of a tree and suspended in mid-air.

Diwali celebrations to light up the sky

Diwali or Deepavali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, which is also known at the Festival of Light and is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday 26 October.

 

University of Exeter recognised for advancing gender equality in the arts

Five universities and 17 individual departments have today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social science careers in higher education. 

University of Exeter tops Russell Group for student satisfaction in latest NSS

Students at Exeter are the most satisfied of any of the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.

First World War postcards from 2014 to 1914

Hundreds of postcards have been written to those affected by the outbreak of the First World War from people today, as a form of memorial and recognition.

The fantasy world of Ray Harryhausen comes to Devon

Ray Harryhausen is a legendary figure in the history of animation through the models that he created for films such as Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

All change for Stocker Road entrance to Streatham Campus

The Stocker Road entrance to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus will undergo remodelling works from 21 July to 19 September 2014. 

Baronesses team up – University honours Baroness Lawrence

Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University’s Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin. 

Honorary degrees for South West stalwarts

The University is bestowing key figures from the South West region with Honorary Degrees this week, among 14 Honorary Graduates. 

University of Exeter announces new Director of Campus Services

Following 14 years as University of Exeter Director of Sport, Phil Attwell has been promoted to the position of Director of Campus Services. 

National award for university and students' union partnership

The University of Exeter, University of Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have been awarded the 2014 Students’ Union and Institution Partnership Award by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students.

UK business incubator named number one in Europe

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. 

Exeter students become "Global Citizens" in Grand Challenges

Students participate in unique Exeter programme

Building world-leading research communities

The first GW4 Alliance projects to receive funding to build research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s grand challenges, have been unveiled.

Graduate becomes first World Dementia Envoy

The Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed alumnus Dr Dennis Gillings CBE as the first World Dementia Envoy, whose role will be to bring international experts together to tackle the disease.

University welcomes Wol Kolade to Winter Graduation

The University’s Winter Graduation ceremony will take place on 18 January 2014 and we are delighted to welcome Exeter alumnus Wol Kolade as our Honorary Graduate.

South West research alliance awarded NERC funding

The GW4+ alliance, a consortium of excellence in innovative research training led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for doctoral training.

Vice-Chancellor recognised amongst Exeter's Power 50

On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.

Forum wins at World Architecture Festival

The Forum has recently been announced as the winner of the Higher Education and Research Category at the World Architecture Festival.

University of Exeter breaks into THE top 150 globally for first time

The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 150 for the first time, in 148th position.

Exeter rises to 8th in Times and Sunday Times league table

Exeter rose two places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times University league table to reach 8th place.

Local community invited to consultation for new Exeter Maths School

The first consultation for the new Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) will be held on the 28 August at the University of Exeter.

Largest ever International Summer School begins

154 students from 29 countries have joined the University of Exeter’s International Summer School (ISS) this year.

UK universities partnership the best in Europe at fostering start-ups

SETsquared, a partnership of UK universities including Exeter, is joint first in Europe at successfully incubating businesses, an independent survey has revealed.

Vice-Chancellor accompanies PM on high profile business mission to Kazakhstan

Professor Sir Steve Smith left the UK yesterday, accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan.

University celebrates triple win in West Country Property Awards

The University celebrated a triple win in the Michelmores and Western Morning News Property Awards, the region's premier property competition, which showcases the very best in West Country property projects, buildings and people.

OBE for former Chair of governors

The University’s former Chair of governors Russell Seal has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

University and Devon Wildlife Trust team up to celebrate the Festival of Ecology

In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, the University of Exeter is hosting two events as part of the British Ecological Society’s centenary celebrations, the Festival of Ecology.

South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network designation announced

The University of Exeter is a core member of the South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network.

Exeter Science Park secures further links with the University of Exeter

The Exeter Science Park Company has strengthened its links with the University of Exeter through an agreement which will see the University’s innovation arm manage the new Science Park Centre.

Delve into the controversies of the British Empire with new free online course

The opportunity to explore the British Empire through stories of the individuals who contributed to its rise and fall and the themes of money, violence, race, religion, sex, propaganda and power is now available through a free online course.

Seeking sanctuary:Refugee Week events

Encouraging people to take a positive look at asylum and celebrating the contributions of refugees in the UK forms the basis of Refugee Week.