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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.