News archive 2016
Gardeners turning to the internet for advice about Japanese knotweed are likely to find a wide range of potentially misleading advice.
The first University of Exeter Cornwall Campuses Employer Forum has been held to showcase the ways in which the university can work with local businesses.
A group of Exeter Medical Students delivered top medical care at Glastonbury Festival.
Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried out at the University of Exeter in Cornwall has discovered.
The University of Exeter’s new Chancellor, Lord Myners of Truro, will come home to Cornwall to preside over graduation ceremonies in the county for the first time today.
A scientist from the University of Exeter has helped to identify a male-killing microbe in a tropical butterfly called the African Queen.
A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories of how they coped during the most severe water shortage in living memory.
The University of Exeter will host global research leaders in the field of behavioural ecology on July 28 to August 3.
Children will ponder global scientific questions alongside some of the best researchers in the country at a free, interactive event in Cornwall.
The social lives of crickets are similar generation to generation, even though the insects can’t learn directly from their mum and dad.
The University of Exeter is highest ranked amongst the 24 members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions in the National Student Survey based on Overall Satisfaction.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
Six University of Exeter students have spent two weeks studying on an Indian University campus as part of a British Council scheme to foster collaboration.
One of England’s first mathematics free schools is sending record rates of students to the world’s best universities, just two years after opening.
A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing.
Invasions from alien species threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations.
Penryn’s position as the ‘historical home of Cornish learning’ will be reinforced this weekend at a special family fun event, hosted by experts from the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter hosted a special event to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of students from the Exeter Mathematics School.
Academics and other University of Exeter staff helped to celebrate the Penryn 800 Town Fair at the August bank holiday weekend
Fishers in Central Africa often cover hundreds of miles in very basic boats without engines searching for food to feed their families and make a living, a new study shows.
Magma build-up at active Japanese volcano poses threat to "Naples of the Eastern World", research shows
Pioneering new study could help provide early-warning system for volcanic eruptions worldwide.
Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, has been appointed to the high-level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
Foraging seabirds use oceanic fronts as an efficient means to forage for food, according to an international study that could help safeguard the future of protected species.
The University of Exeter has cemented its position as being amongst the top universities worldwide, in a respected global league table (released today).
Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
The humble hedgehog is to be given a helping hand in its fight for survival, thanks to a recent graduate from the University of Exeter.
New research finds that fish with consistent and predictable personalities are more successful in social groups and help to build tighter and more coordinated shoals.
Coastal dwelling marine wildlife, including crabs, lobsters and shellfish, which play a crucial role in the food chain, are more vulnerable to harmful plastic pollution than previously expected.
Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.
The elusive basking shark takes centre stage in the latest fascinating instalment of NatureWatch, released today.
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant and the majestic lion, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion.
A student at the world-famous Camborne School of Mines has been awarded a valuable scholarship, as she embarks on her first steps towards forging a successful mining career.
The University of Exeter’s Mathematics and Computer Science departments’ commitment to gender equality have been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
A unique event designed to celebrate Penryn’s rich cultural history is being supported by the University of Exeter.
A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
Shedding a few pounds might be a good strategy in the human dating game, but for crickets the opposite is true.
Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell OBE has officially opened a £4 million new sports facility at the Penryn Campus.
The Vice Chancellor met with Professor Darren Croft and Dr Deborah Giles at the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Islands USA to talk about the work they have been doing.
A new fleet of high-tech buses has been launched at Penryn Campus
The University of Exeter was a main sponsor of this year’s Cornwall Sports Awards.
The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be boosted by reducing a crop’s demand for pollinators, new research has shown.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating becoming global champions at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
Large Autumn bulb planting effort launches Spring Festival 2017.
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Pioneering new insights into why high concentrations of some of the most rare and desirable natural elements - vital for the production of vital environmental, digital and security technologies – have been revealed.
Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
New project aims to strengthen creative and cultural economy in South West England and South East Wales
A new project to broker partnerships between the arts and humanities sector and universities in South West England and South East Wales to generate economic growth has received funding.
Bird feeders visited more often in suburban gardens than terraced streets.
Top scientists will put their minds to Christmas conundrums at a family friendly science event in Falmouth on Wednesday 14 December.
One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology.
The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted.
A ground-breaking technique which allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests.
Two aspiring filmmakers are raising money for an ambitious wildlife documentary project in Nigeria.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have studied the findings from beach litter surveys carried out over a ten year period.
An English beaver and her young steal the spotlight in the latest captivating episode of NatureWatch, released today.
The University of Exeter’s position as being amongst the most innovative global institutions has been strengthened after winning a prestigious award at a high-profile ceremony, known as the ‘Oscars’ of higher education.
The University of Exeter is part of a South-West consortium of universities and colleges that has won £5.5 million in funding to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education.
Businesses routinely use internet data to learn about customers and increase profits – and similar techniques could be used to boost conservation.
Professor Janice Kay has been appointed to the key role of Deputy Chair of the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel, it has been announced.
The University Challenge Team has been selected from over 400 applicants across our four campuses.
The University of Exeter is to sponsor the Cornwall School Games for the next three years to enable more young people to be inspired by PE and school sport.
As Britain voted for Brexit amid furious debate over migration, trillions of migrants were coming and going, unseen by all but the sharpest eyes.
A student society has recently been presented with two prestigious national awards in recognition of successful fundraising efforts.
Ash trees which can resist the killer dieback fungus may be more vulnerable to attacks by insects, according to new research.
A professor who was one of the first in the country to investigate the links between the environment and human health has been awarded a CBE for his work.